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Berliner Oldtimer-Tage

Berliner Oldtimer-Tage
Berliner Oldtimer-Tage at the "Classic-Remise"
      

Author: Heinz-Peter Schmitz Saturday, 14 January 2017

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Berliner Oldtimer-Tage

Berliner Oldtimer-Tage
Berliner Oldtimer-Tage at the "Classic-Remise"
        

Author: Heinz-Peter Schmitz Saturday, 14 January 2017

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PEUGEOT 203 CABRIOLET 1952

PEUGEOT 203 CABRIOLET 1952
COLORI: VERT METALLISE NUANCE RESERVE AU CABRIOLET
ROUES: ALUMINIUM MODELE ASPIR DES FONDERIES ROUX 
  

Author: RUDENT Thursday, 05 January 2017

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Merry Christmas by Olympian Cars

Olympian cars
Olympian cars_logo

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Season's greetings from Historics at Brooklands

MPH

Many thanks for your support to Historics at Brooklands throughout 2016.

It is greatly appreciated


Historics at Brooklands

www.historics.co.uk

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Merry Christmas by Classic Events

Kerstkaart 2016

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Christmas greeting from Zandvoort

Historic Grand_Prix_Zandvoort

De organisatie van de Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort wenst u prettige feestdagen en een spectaculair 2017!

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Merry Christmas by Houtkamp Collection

Houtkamp

Dear customers, colleagues, friends and enthusiasts...

It has been a great honor to meet in 2016 many new customers and friends.

It has been a year in which we have been able to buy and sell many rare and unique cars.

The entire team of the Houtkamp Collection would like to thank you for this fantastic year.

We would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017!

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Merry Christmas by Thiesen

Thiesen

Dear friends,

Christmas – a time to pause, and a time of quiet and reflection.

We look back on a year in which the world has grown ever closer, yet also a year in which we've been exposed to religious, political and economic tensions, along with their resulting social effects. Yet as our interdependence grows, this should actually be accompanied by a greater understanding of our differences. Only with mutual respect and tolerance for our cultural and particularly for our religious traditions, can our economically interdependent world actually become a successful global community.

The passion for classic cars knows no bounds of race or nationality. A common regard for tradition and a deep appreciation of cultural heritage are qualities that unite people on all continents. Through it, friendships develop, along with the willingness to truly get to know each other - and to share the joys of life. This feeling of respect and mutual appreciation is what we need to be able to live as a true community; also in the wider global sense.

In this way, our classic cars form an important counterbalance to the centrifugal forces of religious extremism and nationalism that threaten to pull us apart.

We wish you and your family a peaceful and blessed Christmas celebration. And for the year 2017, we wish you good health, good luck and every success in the face of the challenges that lie ahead.

Your Thiesen Team


Liebe Freunde unseres Hauses,

Weihnachten – Zeit des Innehaltens, Zeit der Ruhe und Besinnlichkeit.

Wir blicken zurück auf ein Jahr, in dem die Welt noch mehr zusammengewachsen ist und zusehends empfindlicher wird für übergreifende religiöse, politische und ökonomische und daraus resultierend auch soziale Spannungen. Mit diesem Zusammenrücken muss gleichzeitig auch ein größeres Verständnis für Andersartigkeit einhergehen. Nur durch mehr Toleranz und Respekt in kultureller, aber besonders in religiöser Hinsicht kann das ökonomische Zusammenwachsen unserer Weltgemeinschaft auch ethnisch gelingen.

Unsere Leidenschaft für Oldtimer ist völkerübergreifend und eint viele Menschen auf allen Kontinenten durch das Bewusstsein von gemeinsamer Tradition und erhaltungswürdigem Kulturgut. Es entstehen Freundschaften und die Bereitschaft aufeinander zuzugehen und sich miteinander zu freuen. Dieses Gefühl der gegenseitigen Wertschätzung brauchen wir für unser Zusammenleben; auch im Großen.

Unsere Oldtimerwelt stellt ein wichtiges Gegengewicht dar zu den zentrifugalen Kräften, die das Religiöse und Nationalstaatliche propagieren.

Ihnen und Ihren Familien wünschen wir ein friedvolles und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest. Für das Jahr 2017 wünschen wir Ihnen Gesundheit, Glück und Erfolg bei allen kommenden Herausforderungen.

Ihr Thiesen Team

Author: Laurens Thursday, 22 December 2016

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Modern R type Continental

Modern R type Continental
Modern replica of the R type on todays 'front page' (November 30th)
 

Author: Peter Spalding Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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Taken at Thornfalcon show, Taunton UK. Sept 2016

Taken at Thornfalcon show, Taunton UK. Sept 2016
Saw your home page photo (Monday 17th October) and thought I'd share this one with you.
 

Author: Peter Spalding Monday, 17 October 2016

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Beautiful Jaguars Mk V & Mk IV together in Dublin

Beautiful Jaguars Mk V & Mk IV together in Dublin
     

spotted by Mike Ryan

Author: Mike Ryan Sunday, 04 September 2016

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Very Rare German-Made (!) MGTD

Very Rare German Made MGTD

This is MGTD8873 CH/Only. This rare 1951 TD is one of the twenty-four chassis only TD’s the Morris Garage sent to JA Woodhouse's Zeppelin Garage in Stuttgart, Germany in 1951 in order to help meet the demand of post war American GI's. Once at the Zeppelin Garage, the bodies and interiors were hand fabricated. This TD is one of the four known survivors from the original twenty-four.

 

Some notable differences from the British made cars:

·         Curvature of the front fenders

·         Front and rear fenders were fabricated from several pieces of heavy sheet metal welded together

·         Rear fenders were flat and had no center ridge

·         Outer edges of all fenders were rolled for greater rigidity 

·         Vents on bonnet were equally spaced

·         Bonnets were steel with aluminum side panels

·         Borono style door latches

·         Steel versus brass door hinges

·         3 piece firewall

·         Gas tanks had screw on caps

·         Body is 2” wider at rear compartment

Since acquiring this car, I have installed a complete new brake system, exhaust system (non oem), head gasket, water pump, new Nexen tires in addition to many other pieces and parts to maintain the original barn find appearance. I have had an absolute blast taking this TD to regional British car shows and telling the Made in Germany story. I have not registered the car, but do drive it around the neighborhood and at car shows. It always starts right up and runs great for having sat idle for twenty five years.

This car has just been listed in the MG For Sale section.

    

Author: Kevin Thursday, 11 August 2016

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My 1969 Gaz 69

Selling gaz69. 1965. 5000 $
Gaz69. 1965   Pavel
      

Author: Pavel Monday, 21 March 2016

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Happy new Year !

Happy new Year !

Happy Holidays from Bruno Costers, Belgium

Author: Bruno_Costers Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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My 1967 Splitty splitscreen

1967 Splitty splitscreen

Classic Westfalia interior with rock & roll bed.  Many original Westfalia features. Substantial bodywork undertaken last year including two new sills and new jacking points.  Very sound underneath. With classic Westfalia stainless steel wood slat roof rack.

Roby

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Author: roby Sunday, 15 November 2015

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Humber pullman mk3 1952

Humber pullman mk3 1952

Just finished 3 year restoration including rebuilt original engine! This limousine glides along!
 

Author: harry Thursday, 22 October 2015

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My 1950 Salmson S4-61

Salmson S4-61

Salmson Baujahr 1950, Cotal Getriebe
Mr. S. Petzold

Author: S. Petzold Monday, 13 April 2015

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Salmson S4 61

Magazine: Salmson S4 61

car shown by Mocci Demartis: The finding of this car has been casual. In fact, when in the past I did not know PRE WAR CAR yet, I was finding the spare pieces for the cars of my collection on EBAY. But looking about curiously among the whole cars, I found and bought in seven years 10 cars. The Salmson has been the seventh . Bought the car on July, I pried the seller to be patient for the delivery until the Autumn, since it was difficult find space on the ships connecting the Continent to Sardinia (where I live), owing the summer's tourism. Then on October, during my presence at the "Autoretrò" of Lyon, I approached the seller near Clermont Ferrand, to see the car. It was sound of body, as the motor too. This has not been disassembled, since it turns very well. Only the interior cover, that was worn out, has been stitched again except the ceiling, intact but faded only. At last the body has been all painted again by the coach-maker. At beginning I was afraid of driving that car, for the small electrical-magnetic gear, near the wheel, but now I amuse the driving with the "box Cotal" too. 
 
 

Author: Mocci Demartis Monday, 23 March 2015

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Pooppdepoop-pooppedepoop and still going strong.

Still going strong.

After 6 years of enjoyment and some 12000 km the car is still with me.
DKW Auto Union Type F91 Karmann convertible of spring 1954. Very rare car with maybe 10-15 convertibles still existing. If you mix half a liter of twostroke oil with twenty liters of fuel in careful way this car will pay you with reliable travel at 60 mph all day long! In the past I changed cars twice a year but this one is a keeper....okay it's not a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Merc but who cares? It's the fun that counts, right?
Joop Terpstra 

Author: Joop Monday, 09 February 2015

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My Zastava 750 SC

Zastava 750 SC
Zastava 750 SC was produced in ex Yugoslavia from 1957-1985. It is very rare car because you cant find it in production.It has 22kw and 767ccm.

proud owner Aleksandar
 
    

Author: Aleksandar Monday, 02 February 2015

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My 1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2,

Austin Healey  100/4  (BN2,  1956)
This car developped his history in U.S.A. Reimported in Italy in 1998, has been restored  completely in Sardinia (Italy). Now it takes part to all meetings of Austin  Healey Italian  Club, and other  competitions.

Mocci Demartis 
       

Author: Mocci Demartis Sunday, 01 February 2015

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My 1965 Sunbeam Alpine

Sunbeam alpine  (1965)
 Sunbeam alpine (1965) second series, modified by Touring Superleggera. It gained the third prize (as spider) in an Elegance concours (Padova 2012).  

proud owner Mocci Demartis
 
         

Author: Mocci Demartis Sunday, 01 February 2015

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My Morgan 4+4

Morgan 4+4
Jan Slager form Hollanmd writes: Morgan  4+4  met een gegalvaniseerd en zwart gecoat cassis en op nieuw gespoten in de kleur  Rolls  Roys  velvet green en veel nieuwe delen  remmen koplingsplaten enz enz 
   

Author: Jan Slager Friday, 26 December 2014

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Frogeye Corsica Trip

Frogeye Corsica Trip
My Austin Healey Frogeye during a trip around Corsica and on the way back to Germoney on the top of the grand St. Bernardo with first snow in the background.
 

Author: Christoph Röhrs Sunday, 26 October 2014

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My 1985 RR Corniche is for sale

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Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible 1985 Tudor Red with Tan interior piped in Red, Tan top. This outstanding example has resided in California and Texas with 59,000 miles. Excellent running order. Inspection welcome.

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Author: Joris Bergsma Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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My Mercedes 280 SEC is for sale

post war cars for sale
Mercedes 280 SEC Fixed Head Coupe, US delivery car with factory A/C + Power windows. Rust free in original colours, metallic beige with black roof. Completely new interior in leather, new carpets + headlining, wood re finished. Runs perfectly. 
 

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Author: Joris Bergsma Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Rover P6 2000TC 1967

Rover P6 2000TC 1967

My Rover P6 2000TC we use for the German Historic Rallye Cup , Johan
 
       

Author: Johan Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Jaguar 1963 E-Type FHC

Jaguar 1963 E-Type FHC

Jaguar 1963 E-Type FHC
 

Author: Tommy Kestelle Sunday, 12 October 2014

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My 1959 Porsche 356

356 Porsche 1959
Passo Gavia , Italy, July 2014
 

Author: Andreas Fink Monday, 15 September 2014

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1958 ZB Magnette

1958 ZB Magnette

I've owned this vehicle since 1972.  I live in Upper N. California.
 
    

Author: MICHAEL Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Vakantietijd met VW kever ovaal 1956 = Eriba Puck 1963

Vakantietijd met VW kever ovaal 1956 = Eriba Puck 1963

Rondje Koblenz-Cochem-Bernkastel/Kues-Spa. Met de VW Kever Ovaal 1956  en Eriba Puck 1963.
 

Author: pieter veenje Friday, 08 August 2014

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Daimler Majestic Major Limousine ( DR450 )

Daimler Majestic Major Limousine ( DR450 )

This is the last surviving DR450 from the Daimler Hire Fleet base in London is the early '60. With a body, upholstery and engine restauration , this Majestic Major Limousine is most probably the best with its 4.5 lit V8 Turner engine and Automatic Transmission. It is remarkably fast , solid and comfortable. It now resides in Dublin. 
 
      

Author: Mike Ryan Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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My SVZ & Pontiac Silver Streak

SVZ & Pontiac Silver Streak
 

Author: Rajesh Malhotra Monday, 02 June 2014

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My Renault Goulette 1952

Renault Goulette 1952

Renault Goulette 4 + 4 wheeldrive. In original driving condition with Dutch registration. C.J. Petiet

 

      

Author: c.j.petiet Sunday, 16 March 2014

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My 1947 Rover 12 tourer

My 1947 Rover 12 tourer
   

Author: GERRY CAPON Thursday, 13 March 2014

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Our Peugeot 304 S 1974

Our Peugeot 304 S 1974

I have had this Peugeot 304 convertibel for over 28 years and 20 years ago I completely restored the car, I renewed everything. This year we went for a holiday to France and drove more than 3750 kilometers without any major problems. I am very fond of my car, and it is not for sale.

Best regards

Hans Tillema CCBTransport the Netherlands

 

Author: Hans Tillema Sunday, 05 January 2014

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1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn

1952 Rolls Royce Silver DawnI have had this car sitting in my garage for 3 years and it had been locked up in a building in downtown Los Angeles in 1976 and had not moved ,the car was being built by the gentlenan who was the American distributer  for Mallalieu Engieering as a gift for his wife, It was the last of 40 cars built  by the company and the only one ever built on a Rolls Royce silver dawn LHD chassis ,all others were RHD Bentleys. It was 95 % completed when this wife passed,the car was pushed into a corner and there it sat for 37 years when I was contacted by the owner and offered the car.
I completeley restored the car,
renewing everything that it needed and replaced everything that had been lost over the years,
head lights,hubcaps.flying lady and a load of other items,it now has a total of under 170 original miles on a completly rebuilt RR chassis (done in the mid 1970s ) and my re-restoration of it 3 years ago. it has air conditioning, center floor shift LHD ,6 way electric driver seat,hydrolic clutch and runs like a stripped ass cheeta.
I was wondering if Jay would like to also test drive this car ,I can bring it at the same time I bring the fire truck for the shoot.
photos enclosed
Regards

             

Author: Gary Wales Monday, 22 July 2013

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World Records at Quail

Bonhams 16th annual Carmel automotive auction – the longest running sale during the Monterey Peninsula Car Week – was a resounding success with a nearly 90% sale-through rate and nearly $33-million realized. 

The Bonhams pavilion, situated on the spacious western lawns of Quail Lodge in sunny Carmel Valley, hosted an incredibly busy viewing in a lovely garden party atmosphere.  Buyers from around the world came to view some of the rarest and most important cars ever offered, which resulted in a packed salesroom on auction day. “It was the most attended preview and auction in memory,” said Bonhams Group Director of Motoring James Knight. 

The most popular car of the auction in terms of consistent crowds of admirers and cameras, as well sales price, was the utterly distinct 1931 Bentley 4.5-Liter Supercharged Le Mans racer from the Charles R.J. Noble Collection. Spirited bidding in the salesroom and on the telephones elicited excitement among the crowd as the car realized $4,647,500 from a private European buyer, resulting in a new record for a production blower Bentley. 

Another crowd-creating and news-making car, the stunning one-off 1954 New York Auto Show, 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé by Vignale, made the audience erupt in cheers as it achieved an astonishing result and sold for $2,805,000. The incredibly original Car and Driver test car 1962 Shelby AC Cobra from the Stan Hallinan Collection also achieved a new record for the model as it brought $2,068,000 to the delight of all in attendance. The 1952 Earls Court Motor Show and 1953 Sebring 12 Hours, 1952 Frazer-Nash Le Mans MkII sold for $1-million, setting a new world record for the marque.

Overall, 10 cars sold for more than $1-million with several new world records achieved. Additional records achieved for marque models include: Austin-Healey 3000, Lamborghini Countach, Lancia B24S Spider America, Lotus 22, and a Mercedes-Benz Bus. Furthermore, more than $1.6-million was realized for the automobilia section, always a popular attraction at Bonhams’ sales, with a Ferrari 625 LM 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine selling for $326,500 and a rare 1925 Lalique Comete glass mascot making $120,100.

“We achieved outstanding results for exceptional motorcars and demonstrated once again the strength of the highest end of the market,” said Bonhams Group CEO Malcolm Barber. “Our international team was on site servicing a clientele that spans the globe, and whether it’s making records this month in California or last month in England, the Bonhams motoring group, as market leaders, is one of the finest anywhere." 

A complete list of sales results is available at bonham.com/quail.

Author: Irene Wierenga Monday, 19 August 2013

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my classics awaiting restoration

my classics awaiting restoration
Falcons and a Gilbern; I like early plastic, I have had many over the last 40years, currently restoring a Rochdale phase 1, and 2 x John Arthur Griffiths (JAG) specials racers of the 50s. 
     

Author: John Jarrett Wednesday, 17 July 2013

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Daimler Hire Fleet in the early 60s.

Daimler Hire Fleet in the early 60s.

Author: Mike Ryan Sunday, 12 May 2013

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Daimler Majestic Major Limousine

Daimler Majestic Major Limousine
Magnificent Daimler Majestic Major Limousine now residing in Dublin. This is the last surviving limousine from the Daimler Hire Fleet in the early 60s.

Author: Mike Ryan Sunday, 12 May 2013

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My Mercedes ready for the spring

My Mercedes ready for the spring
These are the photos of my 1967 250 SE Cabriolet (W111), being prepared for it´s first ride after the winter.

Kind regards,

Edouard Oria 
   

Author: Edouard Oria Thursday, 18 April 2013

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1974 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible

1974 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible
This is my 1974 Karmann Ghia Convertible. Runs and drives beautifully. Essentially an original car, with one repaint. 
       

Author: Robert Gallagher Sunday, 07 April 2013

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Ferrari 250 gt swb

Ferrari 250 gt swb
The inspiration for this particular watercolour came when I suffered a flat tyre myself last week, however, in my case not that much help was forth coming!
Giovanni Casander www.MilleMigliaArt.com

Author: Giovanni Casander Monday, 18 March 2013

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Happy Birthday Salmson!

Happy Birthday Salmson!
A 1950's receipt from the Bristish Salmson Aero Engines Ltd.

Author: Ms. Spencer Friday, 08 February 2013

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Lightburn Zeta cars I know about

Lightburn Zeta cars I know about
It is great to see some Zeta cars becoming available through the Bruce Weiner auction, as I see here in this edition of Classic cars.

I have owned the prototype Zeta Sports for over 35 years and this car is currently under restoration here in Cairns Australia.

Gordon Bedson who designed and made the prototype Zeta sports brought the car from Frisky in England as far as I can work out back in 1959/60 as part of the world land and water speed record attempts for Donald Campbell in 1963 and 1964.

I now own one of the 4 works rally cars from the 1964 Ampol trial here in Australia and this car is completly original and has done over 60,000 miles from new and I am only the third owner of this unique car.

I hope this Auction finds the cars in good hands and driving again as there is nothing quite like a Zeta for a driving thrill and an interesting discussion.

My cars are to be found on youtube at robin heath if you would like to see more and I am happy to share my brochures, films and history with anyone who is serious about preserving these unusual Australian made microcars.

Have a happy new year and god bless Robin Heath

Author: robin Heath Monday, 14 January 2013

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MG TC Summer trip out of SW of France

MG TC  Summer trip out of SW of FranceHappy new year 2013 to all .. and keep in mind safety fast to go further with your MG
 

Author: VUILLERMOZ Tuesday, 01 January 2013

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year from the Netherlands

Happy New Year.Jeroen  Boij

Author: Jeroen Booij Wednesday, 26 December 2012

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About today's editor special MGA Coupe

Todays editor special
Today's editor special reminds me of a similar MG I owned around 1976. When bought for 400 guilders it was a non runner and the roof was chopped of. Luckily the roof was still there so I attached it back on using strips of aluminium and pop rivets. It was brought back to life and sold on. According the MG-A Register its whereabouts are no longer known.
Just wonder if it is still hiding somewhere ? 
 

Author: bas de voogd Monday, 24 December 2012

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1964 Pontiac Bonneville re-surfaces after 40 years ina waterey grave

1964 Pontiac Bonneville re-surfaces after 40 years ina waterey grave
Unearthed by winter storms in Morro Bay, California a few years ago, this Pontiac station wagon is now a beach sculpture.


Author: Dean Thursday, 20 December 2012

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Noël un peu spécial.

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Je ne suis pas en retard pour vous faire profiter de ce père Noël un peu spécial.

Joyeuses fêtes

Jean-Marie Guivarch
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Author: Jeanmarie Guivarch Monday, 17 December 2012

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’48 Plymouth Special Deluxe satisfies “classic car itch”

Lima Man Lands Antique Plymouth Convertible


LIMA, Ohio, USA – Darren Chafin was searching for a reasonably priced antique convertible that he and his family would enjoy.  The Lima, OH, native makes his living working on cars, and he had developed an “itch”  for a classic car they could take on country drives and to local auto shows.

Chafin’s search led him to the Antique Automobile Club of America, through which he met Matt Harwood.  Harwood is a co-owner of Vintage Motor Cars, a leading buyer and seller of antique cars based outside Cleveland, Ohio. 

After gaining an understanding of Chafin’s search criteria, Harwood introduced him to a 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible represented by Vintage Motor Cars.  The vehicle was in good shape, featured stylish lines, key upgrades and a roomy backseat, and was priced well within Chafin’s range.

“I had some initial doubts because Plymouths generally aren’t sought-after cars, but I liked the way it looked, and it was very solid and straight, with no rust underneath,” said Chafin.  “I asked Matt to let me take it for a test drive, and once I got behind the wheel and drove it, I really liked the way it performed.”

Chafin decided he wanted the car, so he worked with Harwood to iron out a few titling and financing issues.

“Matt bent over backwards to get the vehicle titled in Ohio so my bank could provide the financing,” said Chafin.  “He answered every question I had and made the entire purchasing experience as smooth as it could possibly be.”

“I really enjoyed working with Darren because he’s a car guy like me,” said Harwood.  “Even though he was new to the antique experience, he asked great questions and he wound up with a terrific deal on a very nice vintage automobile.”

Built for the road, the convertible features a classic black paint job and tan leather interior. With upgrades including a 12-voltelectrical system and a reliable flathead six under the hood, it's a dependable, comfortable cruiser that can be driven anywhere with confidence.

“It’s an attention-grabbing car that has been incredibly dependable, especially for being 60 years old,” said Chafin.

 by Ladd Biro of  Vintage Motor Cars

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Author: Ladd Biro Tuesday, 04 December 2012

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The Editor's Rover P6 in long forgotten trouble.

oog om oog
The editor of these pages really likes classic cars, so much is clear. He even likes cars of his friends when they have some minor problems. Lets see if he likes his own car to be published ;-)   Bart Kleyn

thnx for sending this pic Bart, we were nearly forgotten this issue as we had no photo of it!

Author: Bart Kleyn Monday, 03 December 2012

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Our example of the Argentina Mercedes Mystery

The Argentina Mercedes Mystery
No mystery, thousands of these Mercedes Benz 170D’s were imported to Argentina, the picture shows a brand new chassis as it arrived from Germany, ready to be bodied locally, the two front suicide doors were strapped to the chassis, the split bumpers would be replaced by stronger one piece ones made in Argentina. The four door sedans were imported completely assembled. Two door station wagons were the most popular locally made bodies, next were pick ups and in less quantity vans which the Post Office had hundreds of. Far more 170D’s were imported than 180D’s.

In the early 60’s our family car was one of these station wagons, I learnt how to drive sitting on my mother’s lap only steering and shifting gears because I could not reach the pedals. As soon as I could drive alone I would spend hours and hours driving back and forth in our garden, parking between trees and bushes.

The attached photo was taken in the early 60’s as we were returning from a summer holiday at the beach, my father is changing a tyre and I’m the one standing at the right. The other pictures are of the most popular body style, you can still find many of these Mercedes Benz on sale in Argentina, check this site: http://www.arcar.org/autosantiguos.aspx?qma=mercedes%20benz

  

Author: Robbie Marenzi Monday, 12 November 2012

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My recently restored BMW Series 1 507 Roadster

Recently restored in Germany Munich series 1 507 Roadster
 Recently restored in Germany Munich series 1 507 Roadster

I have lots of delicious onseen photos of this design landmark by Count Albrecht von Goertz

John P. Byrne

Author: John P. Byrne Tuesday, 06 November 2012

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My MG Magnette

MG Magnette
Here is my car it is an MG Magnette MK IV 1966
The car  was sold new here in Holland.  Reg.nr is  80-93-EN.

Author: Karel Vermeer Wednesday, 31 October 2012

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my Alvis TA 14 Saloon 1948

Alvis TA  14  Saloon  1948

Author: Ton Rossewij Sunday, 28 October 2012

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MG V8 near Schoonloo

MG SchoonlooDuring a horseriding weekend I spotted this MG at Manege Knollegruun, in Drenthe, Netherlands. Apperently the owner appreciates both kinds of horsepower ;)
  

Author: Joyce Monday, 15 October 2012

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Art & Fashion Weekend,1-2 September, The Hague, the Netherlands

Art & Fashion Weekend,1-2 September, The Hague, the Netherlands
This weekend was Art & Fashion weekend in the Hague in the Netherlands. Even the od American car was present.
  

Author: Rick Nicolaas Sunday, 02 September 2012

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My 1947 Rover 12 tourer

1947 Rover 12 tourer
   

Author: GERRY CAPON Monday, 27 August 2012

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Meilenwerk Citroen DS Tissier

Citroen DS Tissier
At the Nürburgring Classic Races I spotted this Citroen ID camera platform in use as a camera platform. One of 35 ever built and one of 3 left.

Was this car not for sale op PostWarClasic recently ?

Now owned by the MeilenWerk. The MeilenWerk are (classic) car incubators in historic buildings, combining all kind of small businesses related to (classic) cars.

Seen by Bart Kleyn, Via Flaminia
  

Author: Bart Kleyn Wednesday, 15 August 2012

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Chevy Caprice police car registered in Germany.

Police like we like to see them
The oweners of this Police Chevrolet have taken care to do it properly. The car even has a proper shotgun with ammunition. And the radio is fully operational bringing out the crispy noise whhich we know so well from the American gangster movies.

Police the way we like to see it at the Nuurburg Classic Races, seen by Bart Kleyn, Via Flaminia

  

Author: Bart Kleyn Monday, 13 August 2012

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1949 DELAHAYE 135 M

DELAHAYE 135 M 
Delahaye 135 M

 

Hersteller: Delahaye
Typ: 135 M
Bauart: Coupé

 

Baujahr: 1949 - Erstzulassung 01.07.1949

 

Lackierung: Cremeweiß

 Innenfarbe: Grün

 Hubraum: 3533 ccm

 Leistung: 92 kW (125 PS)

 BriefNr: 0909 RG 27

 Fahrgestell-Nr: CI 2 P - I257927


           

Author: Fink Mario-Alexander Monday, 13 August 2012

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1952 Jowett Jupiter

1952 Jowett Jupiter
My 1952 Jowett Jupiter
 

Author: Gregory Jackson Wednesday, 08 August 2012

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2 original Porsche 356C

2 original Porsche 356C
   

Author: Jerry Schulte Sunday, 22 April 2012

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PAL Club meet on April 15, 2012

PAL Club meet on April 15, 2012
A total of twenty-four PAL members travel to Aprile’s European Restaurant in North Chelmsford, MA to meet Pat & Warren for a good time and some great food, while renewing friendships after a long winter of hibernation. Earlier that morning fifteen members met at the Black Forest Restaurant on Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire for coffee and some great pastries. Around 11:15 am this New Hampshire group started their drive through the country side to Aprile’s European Restaurant. Maps were provided by Warren and he advised drivers not to use their GPSs, as they would have spent their whole drive time recalculating.  It was a beautiful warm spring day, prompting many members to go topless (cars that is). Although still too early in the season for the trees to have leaves, all the flowering trees and bushes were in full bloom, making for very enjoyable drive while taking in all the beautiful scenery along the way. After our meal the group split up heading their separate ways back home. A few choose to follow Warren once again for more back roads and country scenery. During one stop, someone demanded Warren add an Ice Cream stop. With the PAL club, Ice Cream stops are a long standing tradition on all tours and so it came to pass that this group soon stopped for ice cream. A perfect way to end a perfect day!
      

Author: Warren Henderson Thursday, 19 April 2012

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One day all this will be your's.

TestHagen Kranz proudly posing with one of daddies cars. (Straelen, Germany)
 

Author: Hubert Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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My British made, US powered. 1952 Allard K2

British made, US powered. 1952 Allard K2
Hello from the States. Here's my 1952 Allard K2 Roadster with it's original dealer installed Cadillac V-8 engine. With just 119 produced, and it's British hand rolled all aluminum body; this car is just as fast as it looks. It's had just 2 owners in the past 60 years prior to my purchase, and has never left my little town of Verona, Wisconsin. Last month she got a little fresh paint and chrome as is good as new. It stills sports it's factory hubcap and bumpers, as well as the leather door panels with their enormous brass zippers. Underneath you'll still find the original wooden floors and rocker panels; and of course the leather straps that hold the suspension. This is 'driving' folks! Tom Griffith
  

Author: Tom Griffith Sunday, 12 February 2012

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My red 1959 Mercedes 220S

RED Mercedes 220S
1959 Mercedes 220S, 4 door sedan Pontoon. 4 speed on the column. Good driver. Has awards from shows and parades.
      

Author: James C. Harvey Friday, 03 February 2012

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My 1959 Mercedes 220S

1959 Mercedes 220S
6 cylinder, 4 speed on the column, Pontoon, check the classifieds as I am selling my car there.

Author: James Harvey Sunday, 09 October 2011

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My 1963 Rover 3 Lt Drophead

My 1963 Rover 3 Lt Drophead

This is my 1963 Rover Drophead living happily in the sunny climes of Sydney, Australia. Pictures show it beside the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House - icons known around the world.

The model of this car was made by Crossways Models in the UK from many pictures I supplied.

This is the only Drophead version of this model made in the UK and has been maintained in pristine condition. The leather is the original and has been restored with leather oils to maintain its suppleness. A lovely vehicle to be the custodian of!
    

Author: Bruce Duncan Sunday, 04 September 2011

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Last call for the September Via Flaminia

Last call for the September Via Flaminia
In about three weeks the Via Flaminia will start at the Mario Righini collection in Italy. The start of seven days of great driving, great fun and heart warming Italian hospitality.

Have a look at www.via-flaminia.com

Author: Bart Kleyn Wednesday, 31 August 2011

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1967 Daimler Sovereign 420

1967 Daimler Sovereign 420
This is my concourse 1967 Daimler Sovereign 420, which forms part of my collection  here in New Zealand.
   

Author: Jesmond Micallef Thursday, 14 July 2011

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My Jaguar XK 150 Coupe 1958.......at Howth Castle

Jaguar XK 150 Coupe 1958.......at Howth Castle

Mike Ryan from Dublin showing off his XK 150 Coupe

Author: Mike Ryan (Dublin) Wednesday, 08 June 2011

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4 in a row............

4 in a row............

Author: Mike Ryan (Dublin) Wednesday, 08 June 2011

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BMW 501 ( 1956 ) V8 engine.

BMW 501 ( 1956 ) V8 engine.
Superb restoration and the only one in Ireland.

Author: Mike Ryan Thursday, 02 June 2011

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Ford Taunus 17m P2 de Luxe

Ford Taunus 17m P2 de LuxeThis is a late 50s, now very rare and special Ford Taunus 17m P2 (German Ford)

Taunus 17M P2 was manufactured in 1957 to 1960 in 239 978 copies, including 45 468 times produced as a "Kombi" station wagon.
I restored this car, for more than 3 years.
Look to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao2leXT2_Mc

   

Author: Bauer Monday, 25 April 2011

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Jaguar Mk V Saloon..............

Jaguar Mk V Saloon..............
Jaguar Mk V saloon 1950. Simply the best one around...........

Author: Mike Ryan Wednesday, 09 March 2011

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1954 Auto Union Typ F91 Karmann Kabriolett

1954 Auto Union Typ F91 Karmann Kabriolett
I found this very rare 1954 Auto Union Typ 91 Karmann Kabriolett through a article in a german classic car magazine, that was spring 2009. Soon I made contact with the owner, who turned out to be a portugese car-nut with 300 beautiful classics sitting in several building in and around Lissabon. This DKW was in good shape but engine and brakes had to be reconditioned, which I did after buying it on the spot. The car arrived a few weeks later on a truck and I started working on it. I bought a new engine in Germany and replaced all brake- and mastercylinders, that were still original but all seized. Early 2010 I finished replacing and restoring and after greasing-up the chassis me and my green friend were ready to hit the road again. After 25 years of standing around in basements, the car is now out and into the spring sunshine again. The only thing I added to the interior is a St. Christophel badge for good luck and a very cute BOSCH central placed antenna with a GRUNDIG radio. If you see me drive on some road in Europe, please wave :-)

Author: Joop Tuesday, 01 March 2011

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DKW F91 Karmann Kabriolett 1954

DKW F91 Karmann Kabriolett 1954

In this fourseater convertible type F91 very rare indeed. Produced in small numbers at Karmann factory in Osnabruck - Germany. Found in 2009 in Portugal in good condition. Was stored with 300 other classic cars in a building in the countryside one hour driving from Lissabon. The last owner welded the door shut in the late 80's to keep the thiefs out.
First owner of this particular DKW was a diplomat of German Embassy downtown Lissabon he kept the car more than 30 years. 98500 original kilometers in 55 years. Not restored only new paint, new leather and new canvas hood. Is rather quick with three cylinder watercooled twostroke engine of a 1000cc and 50hp. At this moment in Holland and after rebuilding the engine and brakes the car  can now travel everywhere. So if you see me on some road in Europe please wave :-)

Author: Joop Terpstra Thursday, 24 February 2011

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Jaguar Mk V saloon 1950 . The best around.....

Jaguar Mk V saloon 1950 . The best around.....

Author: Mike Ryan Sunday, 20 February 2011

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Best vacation ever!

Best vacation ever!
1st photo "love at first sight" I bought this 1948 Buick Super in Las Vegas, NV off the web without ever seeing it! 2nd crossing Hoover Dam July 5, 2003 in stop n go traffic with 115 degree temperature. 3rd the Owl Cafe, Albuquerque, NM, "Nothing could be finer than eating in a Diner". 4th leaving the "Land of Enchantment". 5th leaving Oklahoma on  my way to Wichita, Kansas. 6th stopping for gas at Hemming's Motor News in Bennington, VT. 7th home at last Walpole, NH 2770 smiles in five days, this was the best vacation ever.
      

Author: Warren Henderson Monday, 31 January 2011

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Jaguar Mk IV cabrio. 1948. Only one of its kind in Ireland.

Jaguar Mk IV cabrio. 1948. Only one of its kind in Ireland.

Author: Mike Ryan Sunday, 23 January 2011

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my cars


my cars
 

Author: henk vogelzang Monday, 03 January 2011

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Aston

Aston
my Aston (in front of the barn, where he sleeps with a 25/30 Wraith, a 1939 W24 Wanderer drophead and a 501 BMW) 

Author: Gerd LIPKOW Friday, 24 December 2010

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Camen Fiordelisi 1100 Sport 1949

Camen Fiordelisi 1100 Sport , 1949, two seats, one one built, aluminium body, tubular light frame, all original with interesting sport history from 1949 to years "60. Ready to drive with all papers. Registered in Italy.

Author: Angelo Monday, 08 November 2010

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1960 Chrysler 300F Special Gran Turismo


Chrysler briefly promoted, then retracted the offering of this limited production sports special version of the 300F Letter Car in 1960.  The package included a 400HP short ram engine with headers and special cam, and the Pont-a-Mousson full synchro 4 speed manual transmission.  The cars were capable of 145 mph on Daytona's sand and 160 mph on Chrysler's high banked test track.  It is believed eight hardtops and one convertible were constructed.  I have owned this example since 1992.

Author: Joris Bergsma Monday, 08 November 2010

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My 1959 Singer Gazelle

Author: GERRY CAPON Wednesday, 03 November 2010

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1944 Willys MB

2 of these willys mb were bodied in germany in 1945. one was destroyed, ended in hamburg probably beeing rebodied to an original jeep, so when i got that survivor i did not do the same mistake and put it on the road again. now it is one of a kind with all the original chassis, drivetrain, axles etc. even with the original data plate date of delivery nov.11, 1944

Author: Bussinger kfz Wednesday, 13 October 2010

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59 Impala Custom

This is an example of what was going on in the late 50's and early 60's.   You take a stock car off the floor and make it into your liking.

Author: Bill Larson Wednesday, 04 August 2010

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Invicta 1946

INVICTA3
Invicta 1946. 2 door coupe. Restored in Norway. Currently in Arvika Fordonsmuseum. Runs great.

Author: Arne Holme Saturday, 24 July 2010

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Got it for free

a free traction
I was given this 1954 Light 15 in 2005 after having resurrected the owner's 1948 Light 15 but there was a slight catch. It was in a barn in Quebec, up on the second floor since 1976 after having been imported from Botswana. The ramp had rotted away leaving the car isolated. She said, "If you can get the car out of the barn, it's yours." Mice made it home, the paint was falling off, but there was no rust at all. I had a bridge built, the car hauled out and five years later, this is what it looks like. Recent paint, new chrome, new leather, all mechanicals rebuilt. What's not to like?

Author: anon Friday, 04 June 2010

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Lancia is sponsoring the Via Flaminia

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For five consecutive years Fiat Auto Nederland did provide a Lancia to the Via Flaminia Rally in Italy. This year it is the turn to Turino to provide one Lancia Delta to each edition of the Via Flaminia. A fine and distinguished car indeed.

 

editor JB:  dear Bart, fine new Delta, but where's the classic? Now don't come up with the cliché story that any Lancia is a classic in the brochure... So next time an old car again please. And that aside we also hope to hear what is the exact type. Do we have a Diesel here?

 

Author: Joris Bergsma Tuesday, 11 May 2010

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Bentley MK VI Park Ward Drophead Coupé 1952



Beige/Weinroter Bentley Coupé aus Nachlass; seit langem nicht gefahren, sucht neuen Eigentümer

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Author: München Thursday, 06 May 2010

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Bentley MK VI Park Ward Drophead Coupé 1952


Spring comes and who drives me? Bentley MK VI Park Ward Drophead Coupé 1952 from an estate waits for a new owner.

Author: München Wednesday, 05 May 2010

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FERRARI 250 GT Pinin Farina 2 places

Ferrari 250 PF

Editor:  project which will come to the market soon.

Author: Benitorossitto Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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1965 Jaguar S type

my second Jaguar,  a 1965 S type,  3.8 liter, 9:1 compression. Numbers -matching car, unrestored, totally intact.  It actually spits flames through the muffler tips!  I bought it in San Francisco California, drove it 2,900 miles to my home in Nashville Tennessee without any problem except a flat tire in Texas.  I love this car, as much or better than my 1984 Jaguar XJ-6.  The S type is a lot more fun to drive, the XK engine is more aggressive than the 4.2 liter engine of the XJ.  I live in Florida now.

Author: Zurdo Thursday, 15 April 2010

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Hold up by two Zonda's

Pagani_rear As always, racing to find the nice little streets for the Via Flaminia Rally. As always behind the schedule which I have set myself.

Finally on the high planes of the Gran Sasso Mountains range the roads are straight and I can get all the power from my rental car. What is that on the horizon I want to get by?

Fresh snow has fallen, the vegetation at this altitude is meagre but something is blocking the road, no, not cows or wild horses, two Pagani Zonda’s.

Mr Pagani is having a photo shoot taken in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.

I have the chance to experience what the V12 from Mercedes does to some 1100 kg. Almost as astonishing as the braking.

Some times you are not in a hurry.

Author: Bart Kleyn Sunday, 04 April 2010

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my 38,000 km Riley

My 38,000 km Riley Pathfinder

This is my Riley Pathfinder, all original and matching numbers. With, when I bought her, only 28000 km(about 17450 miles) on the clock, which I believe is genuine. 2 years have past and she sports 38000 km on the clock: a great car te drive!

Author: joseph e horton Thursday, 01 April 2010

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