Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Full Monte (Lancia Montecarlo)

The Lancia Montecarlo was a mid-engined, Italian sports car which was designed by Pininfarina and should have been marvellous! And it was, the baby-Ferrari looks and mid-engined layout gave the Lancia an appeal which is usually reserved for supercar exotica … Continue reading

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MG, See? (MG MGC)

A classic sixties sports car with a straight six engine and styling (in part) by Pininfarina may sound like a recipe for success but umbrella company woes and a bad reception by the press meant the MGC was doomed from the start.  Sibling to the ubiquitous MGB … Continue reading

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La Vie En Rose

Some cars are good, some are ok and some are awful. As they age people quickly forget about the awful ones since nobody buys them, the ok ones fade away in time as they are traded in and scrapped for … Continue reading

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Coup-eh? (Mercedes E-Class Coupe)

Extravagant, effortless, evocative, there are lots of E’s we can use to describe the new E-Class Coupe, it certainly is the more elegant than the CLK that preceded it and is pitched as a more luxurious car too. I like the way … Continue reading

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Seeing Red – the Ferrari Dilemma

Fast, expensive and usually red, a Ferrari is the definitive poster pin-up.  Little wonder then that a Ferrari is on many car fans’ wish lists and the extravagance of owning a Ferrari is a bold statement of wealth, signifying that you have ‘arrived’.  … Continue reading

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Nose Job (Porsche 911 Slantnose)

If you really want a Porsche 911 but also want to stand out from the crowd then there is an alternative, a Porsche 930 Flachbau which is more commonly known as a 911 Turbo ‘slantnose’ .  It’s essentially the same as … Continue reading

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Bora Bora (Maserati Bora)

A classic of seventies Giorgetto Giugiaro design the Maserati Bora is a fantastic looking mid-engined two seater.  This type of car (in terms of engine layout) is usually associated with hardcore drivers’ machines which are uncompromising and often unbearable to live … Continue reading

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DB-Yes (Aston Martin DBS)

The original Aston Martin DBS was first produced from 1967 to 1972 and sported a then ‘modern’ look which was a departure from the flowing lines of the DB6 that preceded it and was typical of the new wave of automotive designs … Continue reading

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The Elusive Exclusive

Picture the scene, you have a reasonable amount of money to spend on a shiny new sports car, you will no doubt want something that will mark you out amongst your peers perhaps?  Something which identifies you as person of good taste … Continue reading

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Lo-cost Lotus

Impractical, unreliable and in a revolting colour what is there not to love about this Lotus? Seriously though, this non-turbo Esprit has a lot going for it! This is the third revision of the Esprit also known as the S3 … Continue reading

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