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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
Aston Martin Rear by Adam Winstone maroon burgundy detail shot wallpaper

10 Best Car Desktop Wallpapers by Adam Winstone – Interview

Dear readers and Inopians, we have just kicked off our new section with Desktop Wallpapers for you to download. We have picked the ten best pictures taken by 25 year old photographer Adam Winstone from Torquay. Hence his pseudonym on [...]

May 4, 2015 Magazine, Wallpapers
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
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
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
Lotus Elite 1958-1963

Lotus Elite SE: Type 14 1958 – 1963

About Specs `Revolutionary` is an often over-used word but the Lotus Elite certainly broke a lot of new ground. The chosen material for the body shell was not new, several Ford `Specials` had used fibreglass shells earlier. What was unusual [...]

November 5, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Colin Chapman CBE

Colin Chapman C.B.E. (1928 – 1982)

There were several giants of the post-war British motor industry but few were as talented as Colin Chapman. He was an inspired designer, design engineer, inventor, racing driver and founder of Lotus Cars. Born in Richmond, Surrey and christened Anthony [...]

October 22, 2014 Magazine, People