1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 1
You'll find this example of the ultimate Eighties rally legend hard to resist Even if you knew nothing about this squat red hatchback, the power bulge on the bonnet and flared wheelarches would tell you that ...
1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage
With a five-speed manual gearbox, this well-documented DB6 is a nice drive This DB6 is an original right- hand drive car, which has been enhanced by a swap to a five-speed ZF gearbox in place of ...
Maserati Tipo 60/61 Birdcage – Motor sport icon
Equally brilliant to drive or ogle, this sublime racer was born of its maker's near-bankruptcy Beautifully made, with an exceptional performance for the period and stunning aesthetics, the Tipo 60/61 - universally known as the Birdcage ...
1962 Alvis TD21 Series II
It might not be a concours winner, but this very tidy Alvis is still a fine gentleman's carriage This Alvis was restored some time ago and has obviously been well looked after since. Pleasingly, it has ...
Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato – Unburstable bubble
Coachbuilder Zagato clothed just a handful of Alfa 1900 Super Sprints in this lithe bodywork complete with its signature double-bubble roof. We exploire the exciting story of the gentleman's racer Alfa Romeo's 1900 saloon of the ...
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