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Aston-Martin DB4 1958-1963 by Otis Blank

Aston-Martin DB4 1958-1963: The First Aston Superleggera

About Specs The Aston-Martin DB4 is a British luxury Grand Touring car described by Aston-Martin as a saloon. The car was, in fact, a very nice 2+2 fixed head coupe (FHC), beautifully hand-built at the new Newport Pagnell plant. [...]

August 18, 2015 Aston-Martin, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, DB4, Europe, United Kingdom
Berkeley T60 1959-1960 red profile view on the road top down outside hinges

Berkeley T60 & T60/4 1959-1960: Another 3-Wheeler Sports Car

About Specs Surprisingly, Berkeley`s management did not immediately see the potential for a 3-wheeler version of their little sports-car such as the T60 and the T60/4 was. For the benefit of any reader not already acquainted with British eccentricity in [...]

June 29, 2015 Berkeley Cars, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, T60 & T60/4, United Kingdom
Triumph TR4A 1965-1967 black and white front left corner top down

Triumph TR4A 1965-1967: The Car With a Choice of Rear Axles

About Specs 1965 saw the arrival of the Triumph TR4A. The most important change from TR4 was IRS which was badged on the boot-lid. The IRS system (independent rear suspension) was not fitted to improve the handling but the ride. [...]

June 1, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR4A, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
AC Aceca 1954-1963 black racing circuit

AC Aceca 1954-1963: Car That Should Have Been The AC Cobra

About Specs AC Cars were very busy, producing variations on a theme, or more accurately, three cars with the same basic design. The AC Ace preceded this chapter and the AC Greyhound will follow it. The AC Aceca was launched [...]

April 28, 2015 AC Cars, Aceca, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Mini MKIII 1969-1976 mustard front shot profile picture

Mini MK III 1969-1976: Spartan Finish Giving Way To Comfort

About Specs British Leyland (BL) took over British Motor Holdings (BMH) in 1968, the following year the Mini MK III was introduced. No longer badged as Austin/Morris, the `Mini` brand was born. The Mini MK III saloon differed from the [...]

April 15, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Mini, Mini MKIII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Jaguar XJ 1968-1973 front headlight seires I

Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12 Series I 1968-1973: Fastest Saloon of 1972

About Specs Our subject car is the Jaguar XJ6, the first model of a car that is still thriving today. The XJ is the only Jaguar model that is still being produced, albeit in a much updated form, that bears [...]

April 11, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom, XJ
Triumph TR5 1967-1969 title picture

Triumph TR5 and TR250 1967 – 1969

About Specs The wonderful, but elderly Vanguard 2.1 litre motor had been laid to rest. Now Triumph launched the TR5 sports-car with the powerful inline 6-cylinder 2.5 Pi engine with appreciably better performance. It was an instant classic. [...]

March 17, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR5 & TR250, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
AC Ace 1953-1963 by Rex Gray

AC Ace 1953 – 1963

About Specs 1952 AC started work on an all-new sports-car, the Ace. It did not, however, start as `all-new`. AC wanted a chassis that was light and strong, they turned to John Tojeiro to design it. `Toj`, as he was [...]

March 12, 2015 AC Cars, Ace, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Jaguar 420G 1967-1970 by Rex Gray

Jaguar 420G 1967 – 1970

About Specs With the advent of British Leyland ownership came many model changes. The Jaguar MK X was still successful but for some strange reason the new management in their wisdom, decided to give this most beautiful of cars a [...]

March 6, 2015 420G, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Alpine A106 1957-1960 by Andy Stevens

Alpine A106 1957-1960

About Specs Having experimented with alloy bodies in his quest for weight-saving in his competition cars Jean Redele finally settled on glass-fibre as the way forward. He was committed to motorsport and therefore sold comparatively few cars before 1957. Working [...]

March 3, 2015 Alpine Automobiles, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, France