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ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS

ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS

Cuore Sportivo– ‘sporting heart’ – has long been ALFA ROMEO’s motto, a tradition of style and performance established by such cars as this 1947 6C 2500 SS, which was fitted with a berlinetta body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. In its first year it won the Eccellenza trophy at the Parco Valentino Concorso d’Eleganza. In…

AUSTRO-DAIMLER BERGMEISTER

AUSTRO-DAIMLER BERGMEISTER

AUSTRO-DAIMLER was an Austrian automaker that began in 1899 as the Austrian Daimler Engine Society producing engines for many modes of transport. It began making cars in 1900 and soon became an established manufacturer of quality vehicles, receiving royal patronage from Prince Heinrich of Prussia. However, after World War One the company started to collapse…

BUGATTI TYPE 35B

BUGATTI TYPE 35B

BUGATTI is synonymous with motor sport and this Type 35B was built as a works competition car and won first time out at the 1928 Targa Florio. It then passed into private hands in Switzerland and the following year won six of the nine grand prix events including the first-ever Monaco GP. The car was…

BUGATTI TYPE 46

BUGATTI TYPE 46

One of the most romantic names in motoring history is BUGATTI, a company founded by Ettore Bugatti – Le Patron – who was born into a notably artistic Italian family but became a naturalised Frenchman. An engineering perfectionist, Ettore’s designs were always noted for their innovation and style. Introduced at the 1929 Paris Motor Show,…

CHEVROLET CAMARO RS 327

CHEVROLET CAMARO RS 327

After two years of watching the phenomenal success of the Ford Mustang, for the 1967 model year General Motors retaliated with the introduction of the CHEVROLET CAMARO, in doing so helping to set in motion the great Muscle Car Era. A number of engine and transmission options were available and the outstanding example you see…

CHEVRON B25/3

CHEVRON B25/3

The run of successful CHEVRON racing cars began in England in 1965 with a maiden victory for company founder Derek Bennett’s B1 Formula Junior single-seater. Cars designed for various other formulae followed including the B25, which was built in the late 1960s to international Formula Two specification. This car is fitted with Ford’s Cortina-based, Cosworth-developed…

FERRARI 250 SWB BERLINETTA

FERRARI 250 SWB BERLINETTA

Ask anyone to name a make of car that symbolises style, passion, exotic locations and Formula One, and FERRARI will be at the tip of most people’s lips. Blood red, noisy, racy – a Ferrari simply oozes sex appeal and the 250 short-wheelbase Berlinetta is a prime example of the brand Under the bonnet is…

FORD TYRELL 007/1

FORD TYRELL 007/1

The Tyrell racing team was founded by Ken Tyrrell in 1958 and began building its own cars in 1970, achieving quick success with Jackie Stewart winning the Drivers’ World Championship in 1971 and 1973. Stewart then retired and was replaced by South African Jody Scheckter who débuted the team’s new Derek Gardner-designed 007 chassis No.1…

JAGUAR D TYPE

JAGUAR D TYPE

The JAGUAR D-Type was one of the most charismatic and successful sports/racing cars ever made. Introduced in 1954, its aerodynamic shape included a distinctive tail fin to increase stability at high speed. Powering this D-Type is Jaguar’s legendary XK 3,4-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that developed 186 kilowatts. The car was capable of more than 270…

LDS-CLIMAX/REPCO FORMULA ONE

LDS-CLIMAX/REPCO FORMULA ONE

LDS was a South African-built Formula One car manufactured by local racing hero Louis Douglas Serrurier, whose initials make up the car’s name. This car was commissioned by Sam Tingle, and was essentially an authorised copy of the Brabham BT11 with a Cooper F1 suspension. Fitted with a 2,5-litre Coventry-Climax four-cylinder engine, it made its…

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