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Bond’s First Wheels, the 1929 Birkin Blower Bentley

Bond’s First Wheels, the 1929 Birkin Blower Bentley
Long before James Bond jumped behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, his ride of choice was a supercharged Birkin Blower Bentley, in such early Bond novels as Casino Royale, by Sir Ian Fleming. Or so the description of this YouTube video suggests, and internet research confirms, because the Bond connection is never actually mentioned in this nonetheless fascinating video from Goodwood Road & Racing and Richard Charlesworth, Bentley brand ambassador.
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Costin Nathan Racecar Found After 45 Years in Hiding

Costin Nathan Racecar Found After 45 Years in Hiding
UK auction house H&H Classics has announced that it will be selling an interesting, odd, and unique little racing car from the ’60s. The car is called the Costin Nathan and it was found in a garage where it had been stored for 45 years.
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Leno Unveils a Gorgeous Revamped Lamborghini Espada

Leno Unveils a Gorgeous Revamped Lamborghini Espada
Back in 1986, Jay Leno had a “tough” choice to make: he could buy a Lamborghini Espada or a Ferrari 330 GTC. Leno went with the Espada, a four-seater GT with a 3.9-liter V12. Although the Ferrari now would go for $1 million-plus, Leno doesn’t seem too bummed with his choice.
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Go Commando with This Jeepster Off-Road Classic

Go Commando with This Jeepster Off-Road Classic
Some people are drawn to the unorthodox. And the word certainly applies to the Jeepster Commando, which was more or less assembled with parts laying around on shelves at AMC. “The first time I saw the truck, I remember thinking, what is this thing?”,
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Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R Escapes from Gran Turismo

Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R Escapes from Gran Turismo
One of only 44 ever built, and the sole model in the UK, this Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R is automotive, and video game, royalty. Carfection’s Drew Stearne wins the lotto with the chance to drive this legend.
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Racing Legend Derek Bell Tours Sicily in a Classic Porsche

Racing Legend Derek Bell Tours Sicily in a Classic Porsche
“I’ve never been a fan of a track with just a few corners. I’ve always loved tracks with many, many corners. This is the ultimate track, with 800 corners.” So states legendary British racing driver Derek Bell, as he prepares to jump into a Porsche 718 and drive the historic Targa Florio course in Italy.
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Ferrari 365 GT4 BB: The First Mid-Engined Ferrari

Ferrari 365 GT4 BB: The First Mid-Engined Ferrari
Evo’s Henry Catchpole got handed the keys to a rare 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB for a spin before the car goes up for auction. The first mid-engine Ferrari car made its debut in 1971 at the Turin Motor show, sharing the spotlight with another legendary car debuting that year, the Lamborghini Countach. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina, the 365 GT4 BB drew its shape from the 1968 Ferrari P6 concept car.
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Some of the Most Badass Fords Ever Made up for Auction

Some of the Most Badass Fords Ever Made up for Auction
I’m not familiar with Jim Click, but the man has the most epic collection of high-end and rare Ford racing cars ever made. Now his amazing collection is going up for sale. The cars will be up for sale at RM Sotheby’s California auction this August. The highlight of the collection is a Cobra CSX2473, one of the most successful competition Cobras of all time. 
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Concourse Quality McLaren F1 for Sale

Concourse Quality McLaren F1 for Sale
These days, McLaren has some very cool street-legal supercars including the amazing P1. The thing is that the modern McLaren cars aren’t necessarily thought of as the coolest that the company ever made; the McLaren F1 is still considered the best of the McLarens in many minds. The F1 has been out of production for many years, and examples sell for much more than they cost when new.
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Porsche to Restore 924 GTP Racing Car to Original Glory

Porsche to Restore 924 GTP Racing Car to Original Glory
Back in 1980, Porsche fielded three new racing cars in the Le Mans race with teams from Germany, US, and Great Britain behind the wheel of each ride. The car you see here is the British 924 GTP, which has been sitting dormant in a Porsche warehouse since it last raced.
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A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback is a Vacation on Wheels

A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback is a Vacation on Wheels
“It’s almost like taking a vacation after going for a drive in a car like this,” says lucky 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback owner Addison Lee. Heck, just watching this Petrolicious report on Lee’s classic American muscle is a brief, relaxing escape from the daily grind.
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Stirling Moss’ Aston Martin DB3S Heading to Auction

Stirling Moss’ Aston Martin DB3S Heading to Auction
One of the most famous names in all of motorsports is Stirling Moss. Moss drove many cars over his career with many of them winning events and setting records. One of the cars that Moss drove was this Aston Martin DB3S.
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Le Mans Winning 1972 Porsche 911 Flawlessly Restored

Le Mans Winning 1972 Porsche 911 Flawlessly Restored
Porsche is showing off a complete restoration that it did on a very special 911 2.5 S/T. This 911 has an important motorsports history behind it, as it was its class winner at the Le Mans race in 1972. The car was in very poor shape before the restoration happened with parts missing, extensive damage, and was far from drivable. Porsche spent over two years restoring the car. 
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Land Rover Series 1 Perfectly Restored by Land Rover Classic

Land Rover Series 1 Perfectly Restored by Land Rover Classic
To help preserve its heritage, Land Rover went out and purchased 25 Series 1 vehicles that were desperately in need of restoration. The automaker is setting about restoring each of them to pristine condition and you can buy them directly from Land Rover.
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Epic 1985 Porsche 911 Rally Car: The Want is STRONG

Epic 1985 Porsche 911 Rally Car: The Want is STRONG
The ’80s were a dark time for many carmakers. It was an era that offered up numerous sports cars that had little in the way of performance. There were, however, a handful great cars from that era, and this sweet 1985 Porsche 911 is one of them.
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