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February 6, 1954 – Mercedes 300SL goes on sale

February 6, 1954 – Mercedes 300SL goes on sale

In 1952 Mercedes-Benz built a brand new car for the sports car racing season, dubbed the W194. Designed by Friedrich Geiger, the 3 liter straight-6 powered coupe was vicious on the track, placing first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Bern-Bremgarten, Carrera Panamericana and other high profile races. Though only ten W194s made it to the track, Daimler-Benz’s official US importer Max Hoffman saw the potential of a road going version. He made the case to Mercedes that a production version would be successful and they listened. The resulting Mercedes-Benz 300SL went on sale on this day in 1954. The...

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Morgan Plus Four LM62- The 1962 LeMans Winning Tribute

Morgan Plus Four LM62- The 1962 LeMans Winning Tribute

Introducing the Morgan Plus Four LM62. That name won’t need any explaining, but some of the car’s features might, because this isn’t any Plus Four. Available in Morgan Jet Green or Morgan Tertre Rouge, and fitted with a Heritage White hardtop, the colour palette pays tribute to the Le Mans-winning car. Unique details include a bespoke graphics pack – which comprises roundels with TOK 258’s number ‘29’ – an LM62 rear badge, silver-painted wire wheels, Le Mans-style fuel filler cap, domed rear panel and active sports exhaust with black tailpipes, along with options including two-eared wheel spinners and a Moto-Lita...

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January 18, 1919 – Bentley is founded

January 18, 1919 – Bentley is founded

While touring the French DFP automobile factory, Walter Owens Bentley noticed an aluminum paperweight and had the idea of using the same material to produce lighter cylinders. W.O., as he was known, took the idea home to his factory in North London and began producing that product for the Sopwith Camel airplane during the Great War. His success in manufacturing led to the founding of Bentley Motors Limited on this day in 1919.  The first of his vehicles would be delivered in September of 1921 and featured an innovative 4-valve per cylinder engine designed by Clive Gallop. Bentleys were soon...

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Aston Martin Custom DB6 Jaguar Kit MG Starter TF Wire Wheel

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Aston Martin launched the DB6 56 years ago.

Aston Martin DB6

Aston Martin launched the DB6 56 years ago.

56 years ago today

Aston Martin launched the 150 mph DB6.

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