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The Jaguar MK2 is a sedan model that was produced by the British car manufacturer Jaguar between 1959 and 1967. It was the successor to the popular Jaguar Mark 1 and quickly gained a reputation for its elegant design, powerful engine, and superb driving dynamics.

The MK2 was known for its striking and refined appearance. It featured a sleek and aerodynamic body shape, with rounded edges and graceful lines. The classic Jaguar grille, along with the signature leaping Jaguar hood ornament, added a touch of elegance to the car’s overall design.

One of the highlights of the Jaguar MK2 was its engine options. It was available with a range of powertrains, including 2.4-liter, 3.4-liter, and 3.8-liter inline-six engines. These engines were known for their smoothness, power, and reliability. With the larger 3.8-liter engine, the MK2 was capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just a little over eight seconds, an impressive feat for [...]

The 1975 Chevrolet C10 custom is a truly iconic American truck that holds a special place in automotive history. This particular model represents the end of an era, as it was the last year of production for the second generation of the C10 lineup.

The exterior design of the 1975 C10 custom is simple and classic. It features a sleek and boxy body design that was popular during the 1970s. The truck is adorned with chrome accents on various parts, such as the front grille, bumpers, and side mirrors, giving it a touch of elegance and style. The custom trim adds unique touches, making it stand out from other trucks of its time. Under the hood, the C10 typically came equipped with a 350 cubic inch V8 engine. This engine delivers ample power and torque, making it suitable for heavy-duty tasks while remaining efficient for daily driving. The V8 engine is paired with a three-speed [...]

The split window VW T1 panel bus, also known as the Volkswagen Type 2, is an iconic vehicle that holds a special place in automotive history. Manufactured by Volkswagen from 1950 to 1967, this classic panel bus has become a symbol of freedom, adventure, and the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

One of the defining features of the VW T1 panel bus is its unique split windshield, which gave it its nickname “split window.” This design feature was present in the early models, up until 1964 when it was replaced with a larger, single-piece windshield. The split window not only adds to the bus’s charm and vintage appeal but also provides a panoramic view of the road ahead, making it perfect for road trips and adventures.

The VW bus has a distinct boxy shape, characterized by its vertical front end and flat roofline. The interior of the VW bus is relatively simplistic, yet functional, giving [...]

The Jaguar XJS, especially in its convertible form, is a true testament to timeless elegance and sophistication. Introduced in 1988, this luxurious grand tourer embodies the perfect blend of comfort, power, and style. However, it is the V12 engine that truly sets the XJS apart from its competitors, making it a coveted choice among automotive enthusiasts.

 

Underneath the long, sleek hood of the XJS convertible lies a 5.3-liter V12 engine, with this powerplant unleashing an impressive amount of power and refinement. Producing a maximum of 295 horsepower and an equally impressive 320 lb-ft of torque, coupled with a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, this engine delivers an incredibly smooth and refined driving experience with the engine’s distinctive exhaust note singing its melodious hum. The XJS offers an exhilarating open-air experience, allowing drivers and passengers to bask in the sun and enjoy the wind through their hair.

 

The example we have on offer has covered some [...]

Designed by Executive and Ford stylists John Najjar and Philip T. Clark, the Ford Mustang has seen production from 1964 until this day and is the longest standing name within the Ford Brand. The name “Mustang” was derived from the famed American P-51 Mustang fighter plan from WW2 which is certainly noted with its long hood moving towards the cockpit and shortening off to a beautiful rear. Stylish in its simplicity and aggressive with its throaty V8, The Mustang is a staggering success with early models revered and sought after to this day.

The first-generation Mustang was produced from 1964 to 1971 and came in the coupe, fastback and convertible guises. The Mustang coupe was Initially launched with the 260cu 200 hp V8 but in a short time was upgraded to the preferred 289cu (4.7L) 225 hp small block V8, with an option of manual or automatic.

The absolutely magnificent example we have on offer [...]

The 1981 Mazda RX7 is a classic sports car that holds a special place in automotive history. This model, released during the early years of the RX7’s production, showcases the innovative design philosophy and driving dynamics that Mazda has become known for.

One of the standout features of the RX7 is its sleek and aerodynamic body. The exterior design is characterized by its pop-up headlights, a signature feature of the RX7 that adds a touch of nostalgia and uniqueness to the car, with the low-slung profile and clean lines accentuating the car’s sporty nature, making it a head-turner even today.

Under the hood, this RX7 Series 1 MK2 we have on offer is powered by a 1.1-liter rotary engine, commonly known as the 12A motor. This engine, with its unique rotary design, offers impressive power and smooth revving characteristics. With only 100hp and 142Nm of torque, the car is still no slouch being a lightweight [...]

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Replacing the famed 300SL and 190Sl, the Mercedes Benz W113 had tough shoes to fill. The W113 “Pagoda” did this with aplomb as it was introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show and saw production from 1963 through to 1971 with staggering sales. The lead designers were Paul Bracq and Bela Barenyi  who also designed the concave roof, giving the W113 its nickname “Pagoda”.

The Pagoda was produced with various engine guises but all received the inline-six cylinder motor with multi port fuel injection. Along with the many aluminium body aspects, the short and wide chassis coupled with excellent suspension, break & steering gave the Pagoda great handling, especially for a car of that time. Even now, the Pagoda, when put through its paces, is an absolute joy to drive.

The top of the range 280SL Pagoda saw introduction in December 1967 and was continued until the end of the Pagoda life cycle in February [...]

Designed by famed Pininfarina’s designer, Leonardo Fiorovanti, the Ferrari 308 GTB was Ferrari’s mid mounted V8 2 door sports car that was produced between the years 1975 and 1985. The more versatile GTS, with its easy to use and tuck away Targa top, was unveiled at the 1977 Frankfurt motor show. The design, in its simplicity, made the 308 a hit from the beginning and saw a long life of production.

Initially launched with the 4-carb setup which pushed out a tasty 252 bhp at 6600rpm, in 1980 the 308 received the Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection which unfortunately saw a drop in power to 211 bhp. The loss of power was finally rectified with the launch of the 308 Quattrovalvole at the Paris Motor show in 1982.

The QV now had 4 valves per cylinder and power output was increased to 240 bhp, which along with the improved technology, made the QV the most [...]

The ‘T’ Series of MG has been around for many years and the TC was the first of the MG built post World War II of the 10 000 TCs built, most of them being exported to the USA. The TC was an upgrade in the TB with the same engine size but just putting out a little more power due to its higher compression ratio and the tunability of the engine.

This little singer of MG TC for its age is in a very spritely condition, the British Green paintwork reflects the surroundings. Then the chrome grill surround and headlights reflect at you like a mirror with the contrast of the British Racing Green grill tying into the plush green leather bench seat.

Now that you are seated, you look down to what seems to be a long bonnet hiding the little engine that could put out 40kw in its day and its drive time. [...]

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