1955 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans

Dealers were using the Le Mans kit to tart up cars and help move them off the showroom floor

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This is a rare Austin-Healey with factory Le Mans options, finished in beautiful Reno Red and black. Notice the vented hood with leather strap, fold down windshield, and original dual carbs with original 100M Le Mans tag intact.
Equipped with all options including overdrive, its credentials include scoring 96.1 points Read More

1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster

According to an interview with Sir William in the 1970s, the design was
created, start-to-finish, in less than three weeks

The first post-war auto salon held in London, the Earls Court British Motor Show, opened its doors on October 27, 1948. No one was prepared for the shock caused by the unveiling of the bronze-colored Jaguar roadster, the XK 120. William Lyons raised the bar for sports cars with this model, Read More

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

I can tell you firsthand that there were a number of bidders ready and
willing to drop two and a half million bucks on this car

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That ultimately became the single most important Gran Turismo in the entire history of Aston Martin was first seen at the 1960 London Motor Show. The DB4GT Zagato was designed by 23-year-old Ercole Spada under the watchful eye of Gianni Zagato. It retained Read More

1958 Bentley S1 Continental

Continentals were lightened versions of the standard steel-bodied cars, built for high-speed cruising

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The post-war heyday of Bentley was with the Continental models, from their introduction in 1952. The combination of sporting performance and a beautifully clothed chassis made for the ultimate in long distance luxury touring. The name itself became synonymous with elegance.
With the arrival of the 4.9-liter S1, the final edition of Crewe’s historic straight-six, there Read More

1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Saloon

The Mk III is the most desirable of the Astons assembled at the Lagonda works, with increased power, better gearing, and improved brakes

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Two years after the introduction of the DB2/4 Mk II came the DB Mk III-the suffix “2/4” now dropped. The Mk III retained the one-piece grille with the raised center portion introduced on the DB2/4s, but gave the car the more graceful curves that have distinguished the Read More

1973 Jaguar XKE SIII Coupe

While the SIII roadster, with its longer wheelbase and flared wheel wells, could be considered an attractive design by most admirers, the 2+2 coupe is another matter altogether

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Testing the new E-type Series III back in 1972, Road & Track reckoned the new V12 power unit, “a sheer delight, by itself almost worth the price of admission.”
This automatic transmission-equipped E-type V12 coupe was dispatched to supplying dealer Henleys of Read More

1962 Daimler SP250 Dart Roadster

No less an authority on grace than Sir William Lyons was rumored to have tossed his scones on his first sight of a Dart

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Daimler of England startled the automotive world in 1959 with the Dart roadster, a swoopy sports car powered by an advanced 2.6-liter, hemi-head V8. With a chassis inspired by Triumph’s TR3A and a fiberglass body, it weighed barely over 2,000 pounds, giving Daimler’s new roadster obvious Read More

1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster

Some early TR2s were immediately re-sprayed by their owners, changing effeminate colors like Olive Yellow and Geranium to more traditional ones like British Racing Green

The post-war Standard-Triumph company, like most manufacturers of the period, found strong demand for its products. Exports were critical to the survival of the English auto industry and Triumph knew that returning American GIs had developed a taste for British sports cars, so plans were made for Read More

1962 Jaguar XKE SI 3.8 Convertible

Raise the bonnet and you are treated to one of the most beautiful
engine layouts in sports car motoring. As Sir William Lyons was
rumored to have said, “It costs no more to make it pretty”

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The E-type is one of those rare gifts to the automotive world, the result of a passionate team with a clear focus. William Lyons, founder and president of Jaguar, had a keen Read More

1968 Riley Elf Mk III

The Elf was designed to appeal to older “Buick and Oldsmobile” customers, with a miniature vertical grille, leather interior and a strange projecting trunk that pretty much ruined the Mini’s perfectly cute lines

A luxury Mini blessed with marginally greater trunk space and an improved interior, the Riley Elf (along with its Wolseley Hornet stablemate) debuted in 1961, the duo being differentiated by contrasting chromed grilles in each marque’s traditional style and Read More

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