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1959 Simca Aronde P60
1959 Simca Aronde P60

The Simca Aronde or ‘swallow’ as it translates to in Old French is a car manufactured by French manufacturer Simca, between 1951 and 1964, and spanning three generations. It was produced in a variety of body styles including two-door coupe and convertible, two-door pickup, two-door van, ...

1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo
1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo

In the early seventies, the PR Manager of Lotus Cars parked a pre-production Esprit sans any badging outside Pinewood Studios to persuade them to use the car in an upcoming film. The stunt worked, the studio liked the car and long story short, that’s how it came to be in 1977’s ‘Th ...

1938 BMW R71
1938 BMW R71

In 1938, it’s year of manufacture, this R71 outfit (the term for a motorcycle-and-sidecar combination) from Bayerische Motoren Werke AG was recognized as exceptional.  After a number of decades in retirement this 82-year-old has gone through a nuts and bolts restoration. Interestingly, th ...

Jaguar XJS Series 1
Jaguar XJS Series 1

Few cars are quite as iconic for the right – and wrong - reasons as the Jaguar XJS. This luxury tourer was produced by Jaguar in a run spanning 21 years and three model cycles, each model cycle had a V12 option as the top-end power-plant and generous servings of leather and wood on the interio ...

1951 Renault 4CV
1951 Renault 4CV

World War II was a tough time for passenger vehicle innovation in France. Ordered to focus only on military and commercial vehicles, Renault founder Louis Renault knew that come the end of the war, his company would need to produce cars for the masses. Thus, he allowed his engineers to secretly deve ...