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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
Panther De Ville 1974-1985 mascot grille detail

Panther de Ville 1974-1985: The Car From 101 Dalmatians Movie

About Specs Two years after the sublime Panther J72 impressed the motoring world the Panther de Ville burst onto the world stage. Panther Cars had gone overboard this time! Clearly designed to appeal to celebrities, eccentrics and Al Capone impersonators, [...]

March 27, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, de Ville, Europe, Panther Cars, Sedan/Saloon, 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
Jensen GT 1975-1976 by Matt

Jensen GT 1975 – 1976

About Specs In 1975, with Jensen Motors staring closure in the face, they launched what would be the final model. The Jensen GT Estate car. Although it was obviously a Jensen-Healey variant Donald Healey`s name was not on it. The [...]

March 4, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Estate/Combi, Europe, Jensen GT, Jensen Motors, United Kingdom
Panther J72 1972-1981 by Count Rushmore

Panther J72 1972 – 1981

About Specs 1972 saw the launch of the first Panther, the J72. It was a revolution in automotive thinking. Morgan produced traditional style cars but they always had. To begin production in 1972 with a 1936 shape was most unusual. [...]

January 15, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, J72, Panther Cars, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan +2 FHC 1967-1956 by Matt

Lotus Elan Plus 2 1967 – 1976

About Specs The problem; a car maker is producing a very successful two-seater sports car but needs to make an equally popular four-seater version. Why not just make a small sports saloon? In the 1960`s sports cars were very popular [...]

January 9, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan +2, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Jensen-Healey 1972-1976 by Matt

Jensen-Healey 1972 – 1976

About Specs In 1966 Austin-Healey`s US distributor, Kjell Qvale became Jensen`s majority shareholder. He was very enthusiastic when the possibility of recruiting Donald Healey arose. In 1970 Donald Healey did indeed arrive and did not come empty-handed. [...]

January 6, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jensen-Healey, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan S4 1968-1971 by Bryan Janes

Lotus Elan S4 1968 – 1971

About Specs In the beginning there was the Lotus Elite with a stressed glass-fibre body, decades before carbon-fibre was invented. The glorious and elegant Elite was beset with niggling problems, usually cleared-up in the `after-market`. The glass-fibre shell was just [...]

December 8, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Lotus Elite Type 75 1974-1980 by QBit71

Lotus Elite Type 75 1974 – 1980

About Specs Times they were a `changin` at Lotus. Notwithstanding Lotus`s racing successes Colin Chapman still had to sell cars to keep the Hethel factory open. Chapman, as ever, was keeping a weather-eye on the horizon and correctly predicted a [...]

November 27, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom