This car was the swan song of Carrozzeria Touring, indeed, perhaps it was the cause of its financial meltdown. Let’s start from the beginning: The car was the result of the collaboration between the Rootes group and the Touring body shop, which already assembled the Sunbeam Alpine and the Hillman Super Minx in its Milan… Read More The last song: 1965 Sunbeam Venezia by Touring
It wasn’t difficult, among cars built in the 1950s, to find cars that had “parents” of different nationalities: here is a representative specimen. The reason for this multiple paternity (or maternity) was the different specialization of the different countries: Nobody did bodywork as well as the Italians and therefore, for a luxury car, it was… Read More Niche stuff: 1954 Nash Healey Coupé by Pininfarina
The color is black and now opaque while the interior is red: a very nice combo color even if, unfortunately, not original. In fact, the seller says that, according to the certificate of origin, the original color is Lavender Gray, a color that does not contrast the red as much as black and yet it… Read More Faded black: 1953 jaguar XK120 O.T.S.
The seller hasn’t written much about this Tiger, but what he has written is actually what really matters. Indeed the car is said to still have its original 260 V8 engine and 4 speed gearbox and that it has 67K documented miles: it is extremely rare for a car over 50 to have such a… Read More Roootes: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A
We have seen many Morris Minors for sale in the past, but never a “panel van” version: fortunately (in this case) there is always a first time. What is equally rare about this car – besides its bodywork – is that it is a rare left-hand drive version, so we deduce that it was produced… Read More Brit delivery: 1957 Morris Minor van
Should we talk about the E-Type Roadster in general? No, there is no need as we are talking more about an icon than a classic car in the strict sense. But even the icons have their exceptions: the most appreciated series is certainly the first, that is the one characterized by covered headlights, while the… Read More Headache: 1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 O.T.S.
An icon needs no introduction and the Jaguar E-Type, particularly if a first series, is no exception. Many have been produced and many have survived, especially if we compare them to other sports cars of the same era, yet the quantity of examples still existing has not inflated their charm: the value of this model… Read More Pasadena recluse: 1965 Jaguar E-Type O.T.S.
You have certainly seen many times of classic cars that got stuck in the middle of a restoration for a variety of reasons (generally missing money and / or time), and this situation is even more common for kit cars. In fact we have often seen body kits that have never even been installed and… Read More Stuck kit: 1963 Austin-Healey Jamaican
The 70s, for the automotive world, were a very “experimental” period in which the foundations were laid for the future of the car: even Jaguar tried to do its best. Let’s not forget that the Jaguar E-Type has been in production for more than ten years and the MK sedan was now too obsolete to… Read More 2 for 1: 1977 Jaguar XJC-12 plus XJ-12
We may not be the only ones who have never seen a four-seater Jaguar XK150, yet here it is in all its strangeness. It is apparently a creation of Jaguar enthusiast Geoffrey Stevens in the 1975 to 1977 period. He was a Jaguar enthusiast and worked as an industrial chemist near Swindon, he and his… Read More Four seater cat: 1960 Jaguar XK150 Shooting Brake ‘Foxbat’