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Driven – 1968 Triumph TR250

Despite the success of the Triumph TR4 and TR4A in sales and competition, as the end of the 60s approached it was clear that the company had to improve its performance with the introduction of a new engine that could offer not only greater horsepower, but also smoother operation than the relatively rough and noisy…

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Driven – 1965 Jaguar E-Type OTS

The 1950s were halcyon days for Jaguar. With postwar demand for sports cars reaching record levels, Jaguar’s iconic XK120 two-seater quickly became a must-have amongst the American and European “sporty” car set. Alongside success in the showrooms, the decade also marked a period of near total domination by Jaguar in endurance racing, including 24 Hours…

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Driven – 1961 Morris Minor

Before the Mini left its mark as one of the most iconic cars to ever come from Britain, Sir Alec Issigonis had already established a reputation for brilliance with the Morris Minor. The first car built in the United Kingdom to sell more than one million units, the landmark Minor has been hailed as a…

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Driven – 1951 Morgan Plus Four DHC

Morgans do not just evoke the past, they are the past – come to life to remind us of what once was – and for a price and patience – what can be again. Against all odds, Morgan has outlasted its larger rivals throughout the years from BMC, Standard-Triumph, Rootes and eventually British Leyland; and…

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Driven – 1974 Jensen Interceptor

Allan and Richard Jensen started business manufacturing auto bodies under contract for Austin. The firm also made bodies for the Volvo P1800, Sunbeam Tiger and Austin-Healey in addition to the first Interceptor built from 1950 to 1957 with various engines under an attractive glass fiber body. The second iteration of the Jensen Interceptor was hand-built…

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Driven – 1958 Austin-Healey 100-Six BN6

When BMC discontinued A90 engine in favor of a larger Morris designed engine for its larger Austin, Morris and Wolseley sedans, Donald Healey was forced to abandon plans to adopt the 100S competition engine for production use and find a way to install the corporate C-series six-cylinder engine into its small roadster. Despite seeming to…

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Driven – 1967 Mini Cooper S

The Perfect Package The Mini deserves a place in the automotive pantheon alongside such legends as the Volkswagen Beetle and the Ford Model T. The diminutive vehicle was intended to spark a revolution in how small cars were conceived, manufactured and marketed and there is no doubt that the Mini was the result of a…

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