Tuesday 21st May 2019,
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Browsing the "Inline 4" Tag

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
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
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
Irish Clan 1982-1986 by imps4ever

Clan 1982 – 1986: The Irish Clan

About Specs The original Clan Crusader was a British sports-car that because of it`s rarity soon became a true classic car. However, the unfortunate VAT imposition in 1973 took it’s toll and the Clan factory closed. [...]

March 13, 2015 'Irish' Clan, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Clan, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, 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
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
Gilbern GT MKI 1959-1967 by Adam Singer

Gilbern GT MKI 1959 – 1967

About Specs Gilbern`s first car, based on Bernhard Freise`s prototype was christened Gilbern GT MK1. There was obviously an intention to continue with MK II in the future though that did not happen. Subsequent cars would carry names, not mark [...]

February 24, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Gilbern, Gilbern GT MKI, United Kingdom
Triumph TR4 1961-1965 by Draco2008

Triumph TR4 1961 – 1965

About Specs In 1959 Triumph had opened a new `super-factory` in Speke, Liverpool. This factory had the capacity to produce 100,000 now classic cars per year although, in reality, it never produced more the 30,000. This was the beginning of [...]

February 10, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR4, Triumph Cars, 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
Mini MK II 1967-1969 by ducatimad

Mini MK II 1967 – 1969

About Specs In 1967 the MK II was introduced. This was a facelift, amounting to a new radiator grille, larger rear window and a 6 gallon (27.24 litres) fuel tank. There was also the option of a new engine, the [...]

February 3, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Mini, Mini MKII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom