It bears no resemblance to a standard steel Mark VI, and may be the most valuable Bentley in existence
This elegant 1947 Bentley Mk VI Franay Drophead Coupe, with its outrageous coachwork and curlicue trim, really belongs with Figoni et Falaschi and Saoutchik offerings at Sunday afternoon shows in the Bois de Boulogne before WWII.
Considering its underpinnings stem from the mundane Bentley Mk VI, this car’s appearance in 1947 is doubly Read More
The needle of the rev counter can be wound to the red zone, and each gear takes the car into a new dimension
Designed and built with the sole intention of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the renowned Jaguar C-type was a development of the already successful XK 120.
Though the race car was initially designated XK 120C, in truth little was shared between the two models apart from Read More
They were cited by motoring journalists as an example of the thrills to be found in driving slow cars quickly
The Triumph Spitfire 1500, according to the original brochure, is a true sports car whose classic lines express “the harmony of power and grace which is the car’s hallmark.” The brochure boasted that the 1,493-cc engine is strict on fuel but generous on power. Developing 71 bhp at 5,500 rpm, Read More
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, which roared into the public consciousness in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger,” has a fair claim on being “The Most Famous Car in the World,” as Dave Worrall’s 1993 book asserts.
That Silver Birch DB5 embodied the virtues of the character first launched in Ian Fleming’s spy novels in 1953: stunning elegance, international intrigue, and visceral power.
But in 1963, Aston Martin was one of the world’s smallest and most obscure automakers, hand-making about 200 cars Read More
Looking at the clumsy double tops I wonder: What were they thinking?
When electrical engineer F. H. Royce joined forces with well-known motoring sportsman the Hon. C. S. Rolls to form Rolls-Royce Motors in 1905, it took them two years to hit their stride with the 40/50 HP model, now commonly called the “Silver Ghost.”
Rolls promoted the marque in trials and road races, while Royce, a mechanical genius, developed the Read More
In the end, who cares about their pug-like looks. They work and they
can’t be killed
Land Rover is one of the most charismatic names in the motoring world, with a rich history around the globe. Its beginnings were humble-it was designed as a utility vehicle and mobile power source for ranchers and farmers. There was a provision for front center and rear power take offs (PTOs) and an Read More
An Esprit makes sense based on performance and price, but it falls short on craftsmanship and materials
Although the wedge-shaped Lotus Esprit has been around long enough to be something of a 1970s retro car, it has gone through significant changes since it first appeared in 1976. To most people the Esprit conjures up exciting scenes from the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” where Roger Moore Read More
This magnificent-looking and supremely well-specified Jaguar XJ 220 coupe is offered here in pristine condition and at a level offering a considerable savings over the list price at launch. The words “supercar” and “sensational” are often to be found in conjunction, and no more justifiably so than in the case of Jaguar’s fabulous XJ 220.
Worthy successor to the XK 120 and E-type, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines-just as its illustrious forebears had done in previous decades-when it burst Read More
Like many old sports cars, they were frequently run into the ground, with body and mechanical repairs made via cannibalising other cars
Produced from 1969 to 1976, the Triumph TR6 marked the end of the line for the traditional sports car. As such, they have become much sought after by collectors and sports car enthusiasts.
The TR6 offered here is a good-looking car in very presentable overall condition. The Read More
During the Second World War, William Lyons and his colleagues conceived a new car design that featured the world’s first high volume twin-cam engine, called the XK series. A short wheelbase chassis and a two-seat sports roadster body were married to this new engine and the result was nothing less than sensational-sleek, beautiful, and strikingly modern.
The XK 120 made its first appearance for public view at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1948. What an introduction it was, Read More