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Shelby 427 Competition Cobra up for Auction

Shelby 427 Competition Cobra up for Auction
While Dick Lang’s Cobra-taunting Z06 is headed to auction in January, it turns out you’ll be able to grab one of those rare early 60’s Shelby Cobras from the same racing era at the very same auction.
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McRae Family Ford Escort up for Auction

McRae Family Ford Escort up for Auction
The late, great rally car driver Colin McRae was responsible for testing this classic MkII Ford Escort, that was later raced by his father and brother in a number of rally wins. It was raced to victory by Colin’s father, Jimmy McRae in the 2006 Roger Albert Clark Rally, and the 2007 British Historic Championship; then, in 2008, Colin’s brother Alistair raced it in the memorial Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, took home the prize there as well.
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D-Day: The Jaguar D-Type

D-Day: The Jaguar D-Type
As Jaguar’s E-Type seemingly gets the majority of attention from classic car enthusiasts, it’s easy to neglect the incredible car that pre-dates it – the open air, single-seater D-Type – built from 1954 to 1957. In this short film by Kidston, actor Chris Barrie gets to sit behind the seat of this rare specimen of British car history, with the help of famed Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis, who raced the aircraft-inspired D-Type back in its heyday.
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Fiat Dino Spider

Fiat Dino Spider
Petrolicious invites us to explore this neat little car which got its start at Ferrari, but was actually produced by Fiat. Apparently, in order for Ferrari to meet its homologation requirements to race in Formula 2 races, they had to create a high production vehicle, and Fiat was up to the task.
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First Production Range Rover to Get Full Restoration

First Production Range Rover to Get Full Restoration
We often take the stalwart Range Rover for granted, as if it’s been around forever. But the very first production Range Rover was actually made just over 43 years ago, in 1970. Now, the very first Range Rover to roll off the assembly line to be driven by the press is getting some much-deserved TLC.
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Lister Bell STR Lancia Stratos Kit Car

Lister Bell STR Lancia Stratos Kit Car
While Bertone’s original Lancia Stratos is truly one of the most spectacular cars of all time, most of us mere mortals could never afford to buy one, at least not in drivable condition. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to recreate the design of the Stratos with kit cars.
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Dick Lang’s 1963 Corvette Z06 Heads to Auction

Dick Lang’s 1963 Corvette Z06 Heads to Auction
The late Dick Lang raced cars from the 1950s to the 1970s, and one of the most iconic vehicles he drove was the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray #85 shown in the photos here. The car, found in fair condition, was meticulously restored at a cost of over $240,000 back in 2011, and is now going up for auction.
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Definitive Z: The Limit and Legacy of the Datsun 240Z

Definitive Z: The Limit and Legacy of the Datsun 240Z
The 1969 to 1973 Datsun 240Z is one of those classic Japanese sports cars that always brings a smile to our faces when we still see one driving around. Electric Federal created this short documentary film about what made the “Fairlady” Z so special then, and why it’s still such a fun car to drive.
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1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
This extraordinary specimen of this classic 1970 muscle car recently went up for sale at RK Motors Charlotte. It’s an incredibly restored build of the Road Runner Superbird, complete with the original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 engine, and A727 Torqueflite transmission.
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Jay Leno: 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano

Jay Leno: 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano
The 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano is a rare bird. Only 21 of the cars were ever built, and the specimen shown in this Jay Leno’s Garage video took the best in class award at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2011.
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BMW Rebuilds Classic 1959 MINI

BMW Rebuilds Classic 1959 MINI
MINI has announced it will again be producing MINIs in the Netherlands, where the last MINI rolled off the assembly line way back in in 1966. To commemorate its return to the country, the BMW Classic Group has found and restored MINI number 983, a 1959 Austin Seven built in Amersfoort, the Netherlands; one of only 30 built there in that year.
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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing: Salt Fever

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing: Salt Fever
Most people who have the privilege to get their hands on a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL use it for occasional Sunday touring or leave it in a garage or car museum. After all, this classic is worth more than a million bucks.
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1955 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport

1955 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport
Only 19 of the French-made T26 Grand Sports were built using the same chassis designs as Grand Prix and LeMans racecars, and this is one of them. This gorgeous candy apple red specimen is powered by a 4.5 liter V6, which pushes out 210hp.
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