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Custom built: 1956 Porsche 356 “Sportolet”

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We remember very well this car when it was for sale in the USA, a few years ago, just because it is a very nice and very well done special. Of course it will make many purists cringe but they … Continue reading

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Recommissioned: 1967 Datsun Sports 1600 Roadster

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The Datsun Sports 1600 (also known as “Fairlady”) has enjoyed some success in the USA and, given its characteristics, would have been successful in Europe too if it had been officially imported. This model was designed by Albrecht Graf von … Continue reading

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Funny car: 1961 Porsche 356 T5 Hardtop “Sprint”

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This 356 T5 was born as a Karmann Hardtop, so that means that it was basically a Cabriolet with a metal hardtop welded on the body: the actual owner removed it but he didn’t stop here. Indeed he tried to … Continue reading

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Haifa car: 1963 Autocars Sabra Sport Roadster

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The only car producer of Israel was Autocars Co. Ltd. founded in Haifa and, among other models, they’ve built the Sabra Sport both in Coupé and Roadster version. This particular car, of course a Roadster, is said to heve been … Continue reading

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American aluminium: 1951 Nash Healey LeMans

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Before the Chevrolet Corvette there was no american sports car but the Nash Healey Le Mans, built thanks to a joint venture between the refigrator maker Kelvinator, and the british automaker Donald Healey. The joint venture with a british company … Continue reading

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Welded louvers: 1961 Jaguar E-Type O.T.S.

This barn find E-Type is a bit different from many others being sold on the market in the same conditions: other than being one of the “flat floor” series cars, this is a very early car with the bonnet louvers … Continue reading

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Smells like Reliant: 1965 Sabra Sports Roadster

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208 were the Sabra Sports built with the soft top, so that’s a rare car, other than being the only – more or less – known car built in Israel. These cars, built for three years from 1962 to 1964, … Continue reading

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Once was stone: 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 Roadster

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Stone grey was the original color of this 356B T5 Roadster (chassis #87324) that has seen, during its story, many paint layers that overlapped: the last one is the white one. Other than many paint layers, there is also the … Continue reading

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Downsizing: 1950 Jaguar XK120 O.T.S. “Alloy”

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This car is the 110th XK120 which came out of the Coventry factory and, as an early car, is one of the very few dressed with an alloy body, making it a special one. The astonishing thing is that the … Continue reading

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More air: 1962 Porsche 356 B T6 Roadster “Twin Grille”

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There is a small series of these 356 Roadster, build both on the T5 and T6 version, which had two grilles on the engine lid instead of one only. This was made in order to provide more cooling to the … Continue reading

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