English

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype

The most significant one-off Works Aston Martin A unique Works Design Project, developed to compete at Le Mans Driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans, 1963 Clocked at 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight Restored with the consultation of Ted Cutting, the original designer Fitted with its […]

What’s Going On With Late Landies?

Quite a few Land Rovers crossed the block at Bonhams’ July 13 Goodwood Festival of Speed auction, but three Landies in particular give us an interesting glimpse at the current market. All three of the recent Land Rovers sold way over their estimates, while the 1963 80-inch Series I was […]

1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Coupe by Michelotti

Chassis S814286 was built on May 25, 1955, as a left-hand-drive XK 140 SE coupe. The Jaguar was delivered new in France via the French distributor, Charles Delecroix, to its first owner, Mme. Jeanne Gaymard in Paris. It is the 286th left-hand-drive coupé built, with body number J4457. The original […]

1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer

This magnificent 8 Litre is one of only 100 such cars produced by W.O. Bentley, of which only some 80 or so survive. Originally bodied as a limousine by Thrupp & Maberly, it was sent directly to Singapore, where its Chinese owner used the Bentley for sporting adventures with his […]

1968 Morgan Plus 8

Searching for new engines in the 1960s, Morgan concluded a deal with Rover for supply of its all-aluminum 3.5-liter V8, thus creating a car — the Plus 8 — that combined vintage charm with Cobra-like grunt. Morgan’s Plus 4 chassis, strengthened and extended, formed the basis of the new car, […]

1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC Roadster

Launched in 1954, the Jaguar XK 140 was broadly similar to — although more refined than — its sensational XK 120 predecessor. The major engineering changes were confined to the repositioning of the engine three inches farther forward and the adoption of rack-and-pinion steering as used on the racing C-type. […]

1958 Triumph TR3A Works Rally Roadster

Standard-Triumph entered four Triumph TR3As for the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally. The cars carried near-sequential registration numbers: VRW 220 for Paddy Hopkirk/Jack Scott, VRW 221 for John Waddington/Mike Wood, VRW 223 for Maurice Gatsonides/Marcel Becquart and VRW 219 for Annie Soisbault/Tish Ozanne. Poor weather delayed Waddington in VRW 221 — […]

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Pillarless Saloon by Vesters et Neirinck

  Brussels coachbuilder Vesters et Neirinck produced some of the finest and most interesting designs to come out of Belgium during the Classic Era. They were particularly proud of their close relationship with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. One of their most stunning creations, this Rolls-Royce Phantom III, was ordered with such […]

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Chassis 1653R was completed at Newport Pagnell on July 3, 1964, and delivered on September 22, 1964, to Bryce, Hamer & Isherwood, Paul McCartney’s accountants at the time. McCartney ordered the car prior to his departure for the Beatles’ world tour in the summer of 1964. The DB5 was subsequently […]

1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe

1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe

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 multiple Le Mans-winning C-type and D-type Jaguars of the 1950s, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines just as its illustrious […]