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Healey Silverstone 1949-1950 red front view mud guards red title picture

Healey Silverstone 1949 – 1950: History And Buyers Guide

About Specs Inopian is a hyperbole-free area. We do not indulge in exaggeration or hysteria. We heap praise generously on the deserving but lambast the horrible. In short we tell the truth as we see it. Having said that, now [...]

April 3, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Healey, Silverstone, United Kingdom
Bristol 401 1948-1953 by Paul Wilson

Bristol 401 & 402 1948 – 1953

About Specs The next car out of the Filton factory was the wonderful Bristol 401. George White had established a philosophy at Bristol Cars that gave quality the priority over cost and production numbers. True to his word he built [...]

February 19, 2015 401/402, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Bristol 400 1947-1950 by Tony Hisgett

Bristol 400 1946 – 1950

About Specs Quote; “What`s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” (William Shakespeare). The Bristol 400 was just that, a BMW by another name. Bristol`s Archie Frazer-Nash obtained the plans [...]

January 7, 2015 400, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
AC 2 Litre 1948-1958 by Thomas T

AC 2 Litre 1948 – 1958: The Economy Advantage Over Big Engines

About Specs By 1947 `streamlining` had come into fashion. Before WW II British cars had been very `upright`, with vertical radiators and spare-wheels on the running boards. During the war there were many American cars (mostly military) running around British [...]

December 11, 2014 2 Litre, AC Cars, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Healey Elliott 1946-1950

Healey Elliott Saloon 1946 – 1950

About Specs Launched at more or less the same time as the Westland Roadster, the Elliott was a remarkable saloon car. It was the first car we are aware of that was aerodynamically refined using an aircraft wind-tunnel. It`s performance [...]

November 18, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Elliott Saloon, Europe, Healey, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Jaguar XK120 1948-1954

Jaguar XK120 Sports 1948 – 1954

About Specs The motor industry was still struggling to revive after the war when Bill Lyons unveiled the revolutionary Jaguar XK 120 in 1948. Lyons, Bill Heynes, Claude Bailey and Wally Hassan had worked, almost by candlelight, throughout the war [...]

October 28, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom, XK 120
Healey Westland 1946-1950

Healey Westland Roadster 1946 – 1950

About Specs As far as we can ascertain this was Donald Healey`s first production project. The Westland Roadster was a sleek sports coupe, a little reminiscent of the Jaguar XK 120 but with more architecture! The Westland was a two-door [...]

October 21, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Healey, United Kingdom, Westland Roadster
Jaguar MKV 1948-1951

Jaguar MKV 1948 – 1951: “Grace, pace and space”

About Specs The MK V was a natural development of the MK IV but had some important improvements. Jaguar was constantly improving it`s models with new ideas and technology. More streamlined than the MKIV, though similar in style, the MK [...]

October 20, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, MK V, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Jaguar MKIV 1945-1948

Jaguar MKIV Sports Saloon 1945 – 1948

About Specs Properly named Jaguar 1 ½, 2 ½ and 3 ½ litre the car became known as the Jaguar MK IV, first produced in 1946. To get the company going after five years of war production, Lyons used SS [...]

October 13, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, MK IV, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom