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Here is another of my all time favorites.

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Here is another of my all time favorites.

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Another cool car Jim. Great lines and another version of that sweet old British sports car sound! I went through 4 or 5 exhaust systems trying to get that sort of a sound from my Justa Cooper.

Here's another vid, not a rally spec. Sorry about the muzak© but you get to see the gorgeous car and between musical interludes you get to hear the sweet sound.


One more for good measure.

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There are some beautiful old sports cars in this one from the 2012 Monaco Historic.

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For Ferrari lovers, the iconic 250 GTO.

They were built to race in Europe and won most races they entered. Only 32 were built by Ferrari and when the FIA changed regulations to give other manufacturers a chance, most were bought up by enthusiasts and some became very rare street sports cars and occasional racers.

My guess is if you see one in the flesh the odds are it's a replica, like this one.


...or this hand-made museum specimen.


The GTOs in these videos, however, are originals. Warning, the vids are clips from a somewhat dry personal documentary by a guy who owned one in his youth, but the cars are great and there's good info among the reminiscing.


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Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. This one comes with an article.

Why the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is so damn special, as described by an owner (Autoblog.com)
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The phrase "instant classic" gets thrown around a lot these days, and applied to all sorts of mediocre stuff, from mass produced retro muscle cars to Italian exotics that are astonishing only by virtue of price. Truth be told, you can probably count the numbers of cars that have ever been deserving of such a label on one hand (and perhaps have a finger or two left over). Certainly the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the few.

First introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show and produced for only four years, the amazing "Gullwing" is as shocking a sight to behold today as it was some six decades ago. Seeing this icon on the street was rare even in period, as Mercedes sold fewer than 1,500. Today, with values in the $800,000 range, Gullwings are more often than not ogled from afar or treated with care more befitting a Faberge egg than a 160-mile-per-hour sports car.

That circumstance only makes this four-minute video all that much more wonderful, as it is likely the best modern footage of a 300SL extant. With plenty of artistic camerawork and excellent sound recording of the direct-injected 3-liter six at full throttle, we're betting you'll want to watch it twice. Hearing the car's unidentified owner talk about owning and driving it made us want to cheer a little, as he's our kind of car guy, someone who feels that cars were meant to be driven and enjoyed rather than locked away in a museum.

Scroll down to watch the full video, and here's to hoping that maybe director Josh Clason might cut together an extended version.

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I love this guy's attitude!

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When I got my driver's license all I wanted was a TR6. I didn't get near one of course, I think there was probably a grand total of one TR6 at the time in my home town. I rarely caught a glimpse of it but lusted after it.

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Even if you're not a big Ferrari fan you'll find something to drool over in this video. If you're a real Ferrari lover you might need a bib...or maybe a tarp.

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