Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

It's hard to imagine that the Chevrolet Corvette is a car that almost never was; a car that was almost aborted before it had the opportunity to show the world what American style means. It is also a strange tale to tell that the Corvette was in part saved by GM's rival Ford, and by ...

Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

The move from the increasingly obsolescent Austin four cylinder engine to the Austin C Series six cylinder engine was not an easy transition for the Big Healey to make, and it was only made necessary because Austin were phasing the four cylinder out of production meaning there was no option other than to migrate the ...

Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Hot Rod

The Chevrolet Corvair Monza was to prove to be the best selling version of the Corvair and when it first appeared as the Mr. and Mrs. Monza show cars at the 1960 Chicago Auto Show and when it morphed into the Monza Spyder it garnered much interest later to be called "The poor man's Porsche" ...

Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster by Drauz

The Porsche 356 was very much a father and son design effort with Dr. Ferdinand Porsche senior initially creating the Type 64 around 1938 with the intention of building three cars to compete in the planned 1939 Berlin-Rome road race, and the three competition cars were indeed built however the situation Europe forced the cancellation ...

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VI was the last Rolls-Royce make with a chassis and was in production from 1968-1990. Over that extensive period just 374 were made and these cars were the preserve of royalty and the extremely rich. A Rolls-Royce Phantom VI was the official car for Queen Elizabeth II of England up until 2002. ...

Sunbeam Tiger

The creation of the Sunbeam Tiger is a story that deviates somewhat from the image we may have of the British being stuffy and conservative; getting that V8 engine into the diminutive engine bay of the petite Sunbeam required the use of a sledgehammer to "re-model" the bulkhead so the 260 cu. in. Ford V8 ...

Studebaker 4E11D Truck

The Studebaker E Series trucks began production in 1955 and were given numeric designations for their year of production; the 4E Series being manufactured in 1959. These trucks were factory made as standard 2WD vehicles but Studebaker recognized that there might just be a market for 4WD trucks; a great many buyers of Studebaker trucks ...

Rolls-Royce 25/30 Saloon by Lancefield

The Rolls-Royce 25/30 was the successor of Rolls-Royce's smaller model the 20/25, which was introduced in 1929 and made until it was superseded by the 25/30 in 1936. The timing of the introduction of the smaller 20/25 was fortuitous for Rolls-Royce as it provided a smaller and less expensive model to sell in the financially ...

Jaguar E-Type Series III V12

Introduced ten years after the original Series I Jaguar E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Salon the Jaguar E-Type Series III was a development of the original classic car but with changes that were in part desirable, such as the new all alloy V12 engine, and in part imposed by government regulation. Jaguar ...

Triumph TR3A Roadster

The Triumph TR series of sports cars did not get off to a good start back in October 1952. Triumph wanted to build a sports car to compete with the brilliant Austin-Healey but they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. The result was the 20TS which was later unofficially called the TR1. Triumph ...