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1988 Porsche 959 Coupe

{vsig}1996-6_1688{/vsig} The 959 is already regarded as one of the ultimate “Supercars” ever produced and made available to the public. With only about 250 having been built, they are assured of their place in motoring history. First created in 1983 for the now abandoned Group B racing series, then entered […]

1959 Messerschmitt KR 200 Kabinenroller

After World War II, with stringent restrictions imposed by the Allies, the former aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt turned its attention to car production and put the eccentric Kabinenroller model into limited production. Messerschmitt became one of the best known “bubble car” manufacturers and produced the Kabinenroller until the early 1960s. The […]

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.5-Liter Evolution II

This extraordinary Mercedes was acquired by The Patrick Collection from the Mercedes-Benz press office fleet, and has covered just over 16,000 carefully-maintained miles. It is one of just six examples exported to Britain of the Mercedes-Benz Evolution II out of a total production run of only 502. Launched at the […]

1955 Porsche Speedster

Although Ferdinand Porsche did not commence building cars until 1948, his engineering pedigree was well established, with designs ranging from the awesome Auto Union V16 Grand Prix car to the Tiger tank. After World War II, however, and fresh from serving a two year prison sentence as a result, Porsche […]

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Coupe

When Porsche introduced their first competition designed sports GT – the 904 – in 1964, it was the beginning of a planned policy to extol the virtues of their production cars by building similar engined competition versions that could be sold to customers {vsig}1995-12_1716{/vsig} When Porsche introduced their first competition […]

1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

The huge aftermarket in performance equipment shows just how restless many enthusiasts are about production cars. Most of us have made changes ranging from replacing engine and suspension parts to installing complete drivetrains. The results are usually a mixed bag but we never quit trying. Major manufacturers do little better, […]

1904 Mercedes-Simplex

The Mercedes, with its pressed steel frame, honeycomb radiator, mechanically operated inlet valves, gate-change gearbox and other advanced features was truly the fore-runner of the modern motorcar, and in its day was widely copied by manufacturers both in The Mercedes, with its pressed steel frame, honeycomb radiator, mechanically operated inlet […]

1976 Porsche 934

The Porsche 934 was developed in 1976 in order to compete in the Group 4 GT category of national and international events. It dominated the 1976 European GT and Trans-Am championships and went on to take countless other successes in the hands of Porsche’s many private GT racers. In 1979 […]

1934 Mercedes-Benz 200 B

For fairly obvious reasons, few Mercedes-Benz cars reached Britain or America in the late 1930s, which was our loss because, then as now, the company made superb, technically advanced motorcars. Introduced in 1932, the 200 series was unusual for the time in that it had all independent suspension, by transverse […]

1939 BMW 327/28

Until 1928 BMW’s main line of business was aero engines and it did not make cars until it bought the Dixi company which made Austin Sevens under license. Although BMW was late on the scene, it established a towering reputation in a very few years. A six cylinder engine was […]