Thursday 13th December 2018,
Inopian

Browsing the "roadster" Tag

Healey-Alvis G type 1951-1953 by Andrew Bone front left corner white

Healey-Alvis G Type 1951-1953: Only 25 Classic Cars Made

About Specs The exact chronology of Healey production is difficult to follow, most models over-lapped other models most of the time. This led to some rare anomalies, like the classic Healey-Alvis G type for example. It began production in 1951, [...]

November 2, 2015 Cars, Healey-Alvis G type
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
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
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
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
Tiumph TR3A TR3B 1957-1962 by Gwenael Piaser

Triumph TR3A and TR3B 1957 – 1962

About Specs The Triumph TR3A was and still is, a conundrum. Some people will tell you that it was a facelift on TR3 and as a model never existed. They cite the fact that the bonnet badge still said `TR3` [...]

January 8, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR3A & TR3B, Triumph Cars, 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
Jaguar XK150 1957-1961 by pyntofmyld

Jaguar XK150 and XK150S 1957 – 1961

About Specs In 1957 Jaguar introduced the last XK sports car. Certainly the most beautiful sports car so far, it was let down a little by it`s initial performance. At launch it was available in DHC or FHC format. The [...]

December 18, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom, XK 150
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
Jaguar D-type 1954-1957 by Jaguar MENA

Jaguar D-Type 3.4 1954 – 1957

About Specs For the 1954 season Jaguar rolled out the eye-catching and revolutionary D-type. Apart from the power-train, disc brakes and running gear it was a totally new concept. Many of the design team had spent the war years designing [...]

December 4, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, D-Type, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom