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Cherry and cream: 1953 Daimler Special Sports by Barker

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This is a car which, honestly, we didn’t know the existence of. Ok we’re not so skilled about british cars (and that’s not a good thing), but we’re quite surprised to have ignored such beautiful car so far. It has … Continue reading

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Bent window: 1953 Porsche 356

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March 10 Here it is again, this time on eBay, with current bidding at $60,000 and reserve price not met. Thanks to reader Brian for this tip. January 30, 1015 In 1953 the 356 was still made using a bent … Continue reading

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Fischhaber’s special: 1953 Lancia Aprilia “Eigenbau”

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February 28, 2016 Here it is again on eBay with a huge price drop to $105,000 September 18, 2105 Mr. Rapley never betrays expectations and indeed now has another very special car for sale. That’s a special coachbuilt car made … Continue reading

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Steel, vinyl & wood: 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town and Country

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To the eye of many this could seem on of the many big american station wagon of the fifties, but in fact this is maybe the rarest of them all. It’s called New Yorker Town and Country and the first thing … Continue reading

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Optional trunk: 1953 Panhard Dyna X87 Junior Roadster

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Ok, we’ve just said it but every time we stare at this car we see a lot of the Speedster DNA, and somehow there’s a reason for it. Actually this is a proper roadster built using a fiberglass body; it … Continue reading

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6,700 miles from new: 1953 MG TD

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This car, if what the seller says is true, is one of the top barn find ever. Not much for the marque and model, but because this car is said to have just 6,700 miles from new. Indeed the seller … Continue reading

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Past present: 1953 One-off “barchetta”

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The seller of this curious car says that this barchetta has been found just out of Mosport Raceway, Canada, and looks like someone wanted to build his own dream racer. Of course during the fifties a lot of petrolheads built … Continue reading

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Unfulfilled dream: 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20

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Update, September 23: As the reader Shel says, this car (chassis B20-2254) should be one of the six semi – official Lancia’s, painted in blue/ivory, which joined the Mille Miglia in 1953. If so, the original italian plate of this … Continue reading

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Grey rust: 1954 Porsche 356 Coupé

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Nowadays is usual to call the pre-56 Porsche’s “Pre-A” but, indeed, they are just “356”. This particular car is grey above and rusty underneath. It’s usual for a car like this, being leaved years under the elements to have a … Continue reading

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Patina is not dust: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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Nowadays we use to see a lot of abandoned cars covered by a one finger-tall layer of dirt and dust, and that is defined as “patina”. This early 356 (chassis #51465) is not dusty but indeed it has the real patina. … Continue reading

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