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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 ...

Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite
Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite

With its friendly, bug-eyed face there’s no denying that seeing an Austin-Healey Sprite is sure to make you smile. Some say it looks like Kermit the Frog, with those bug eyes and that grille appearing to frame a grin, exposing the radiator and air intake behind it. A handful of these friendly ...

1962 Fiat 1800B
1962 Fiat 1800B

Fiat in the 1950s and 1960s was well-known for making small cars such as the 500, the 600 and the Fiat 1100, all models of which we have a few in Sri Lanka, lovingly in the hands of collectors and car nuts. But did you know that Fiat also went after the executive car market, producing the Fiat 1800 ...