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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
Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963-1966 by Gillian Bonfils

Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963 – 1966

About Specs To tie the 1960`s Lotus story together I must inflict a little history on you, the reader. As the decade began Colin Chapman was planning the new Elan sports-car. The Elan was an entirely new concept owing very [...]

February 4, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Cortina MKI, Europe, Lotus, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Jaguar E type 1961-1967 FHC by kev haworth photography

Jaguar E Type XKE Series I 1961 – 1968: Most Beautiful Car Ever Made

About Specs When the Jaguar E-type was unveiled in 1961 Enzo Ferrari famously called it `the most beautiful car ever made`. In truth it probably was. Ferrari could easily have made it but could never have kept the retail price [...]

January 30, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, E-type XKE, Europe, Jaguar, 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
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