Six Wheeler – The Panther 6 Story

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By Ben Selby What does Adolf Hitler, Formula One team founder Ken Tyrrell, Lady Penelope from “Thunderbirds” and Mike Wazowski from Pixar’s “Monsters Inc” all have in common? They all owned or drove in cars which featured six wheels. This trend of six wheeled motoring was some which had a great influence on British automotive designer Robert Jankel. Jankel was …

Investment Vette: Chevrolet Corvette C4 LT1 Review

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By Ben Selby The chorus in the TV advert went something like this. “You’ve never seen, anything, like this before!” The General Motors marketing department went all out to showcase their latest and most technologically advanced production sports car ever. They even went as far to say it was the most advanced production car on the planet. It was also …

One of the Biggest Ever Classic Car Barn Finds is Up For Auction

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If you love a good classic car barnfind story, then get comfortable, for this is a good one. The subject of this story is the Palmen collection and it is probably one of, if not, the most significant barn finds of all time. The story surrounds an Ad Palmen, a Dutch gentleman who began collecting cars which started with a …

The Alfa Romeo Arna: Alfa’s Underachiever

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By Ben Selby There have been many occasions when two car manufacturers, sometimes from different parts of the world, will come together to create something truly special. You only need look at the Ford GT40, De Tomaso Pantera, McLaren F1 and Pagani Zonda to get the drift. However, one car in particular sadly didn’t make that list. The idea of …

Rowan Atkinson’s Lancia Has “Bean” Put Up For Auction

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By Ben Selby Legendary Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson is known throughout the world as snobbish historical peer, Edmund Blackadder, bumbling super spy, Johnny English, and that comical visitor from another planet, Mr Bean. However, he is also known as a massive car buff. Cars like the Aston Martin V8, a Jaguar MK7 which he races at Goodwood, and that …

Bold Ambition: The BRM Type 15 V16 Story

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By Ben Selby In the years following World War 2, Italy dominated Grand Prix motor racing. Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari, achieved a winning formula which made these Italian giants the teams who everyone made their goal to vanquish. One of the earliest challenges to Italy in Formula One Grand Prix came from Britain. The team in question? British Racing …

Rare Ex Paul Walker BMW M1 AHG Studie Up For Auction

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By Ben Selby The late Paul Walker was a bonafide petrol head of epic proportions. Best known for showcasing Japan’s fastest toys in the Fast and Furious franchise, his real-life taste in fast cars was incredibly diverse. Walker was also a big fan of BMW M cars. One of the most unique to grace his collection will be going under …

Cool Britannia: Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Review

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The DB7 was to Aston Martin what the RAF was to England during 1940. One defeated the Luftwaffe and helped save Britain from the Nazi jackboot, and the other helped to save one of the coolest car brands in existence from financial ruin. Prior to the DB7’s launch at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin were in the financial …