1952 MG “KT” Vintage Racing Special

The final turn onto the Start/Finish straight, Laguna Seca 2014

This MG "KT" Vintage Racing Special is being offered due to the owner's health problems. The seller explains it here: "This beautiful car was built on a TF chassis in 1977 from mostly TD parts by renowned MG expert, Lawrie Alexander. Registered as a 1952 MG TD, the “KT” nickname came about because the aluminum bodywork was styled to resemble a K3. It was used for vintage racing from 1978 through the mid-80’s, competing very successfully at … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1966 Lotus Elan S3 Fixed Head Coupe

1966 Lotus Elan FHC Sold

With our newly arrived Lotus Eleven and Elise Sport 190, we need to thin out our Lotus stable a bit, which unfortunately means saying goodbye to our 1966 Lotus Elan S3 Fixed Head Coupe, a proud member of the Sports Car Digest team since 2011. From arch enthusiast Jay Leno to Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, the accolades bestowed upon the gritty Elan typically call it "the greatest handling car of all time" or something equally … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1967 Jaguar E-Type OTS Series 1

1966 Jaguar E-Type Sold

Update, September 4, 2014: The Series 1 E-Type is headed across the pond to England. We hope you enjoy it! Webster’s Dictionary describes the word 'Beautiful’ as “the quality of being physically attractive” and it’s a word that is frankly overused when describing inanimate objects. There are plenty of items that are striking, or even exude dramatic qualities, but aren’t necessarily beautiful. The automobile world is full these types of … [Read more...]

British Muscle – 1976 Aston Martin V8

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Aston Martin’s rather simply named model, the V8, was around nearly unchanged for almost twenty years and was the company's only real offering for part of that time. The 1970s and 1980s were not exactly the best of times for Aston Martin. This partly explains why the V8 was on offer for so long, but at least it was a great looking machine with plenty of performance. Powered by the Tadek Marek-designed V-8 that was first found in the original … [Read more...]

Jim Russell Junior – 1961 Lotus 20/22

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Designed to replace the 18, the Lotus 20 was lower, sleeker, shorter, wider and more aerodynamic than its predecessor. It dominated Formula Junior in 1961 with both factory drivers and privateers finding success, and in 1962 it was further improved with the 22, which had a stiffer chassis and Girling disc brakes up front. 1962 saw even more victories with Peter Arundell taking 18 victories in 25 starts. … [Read more...]

Retired Racer – 1964 MGB Project

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MG built over 510,000 examples of the MGB Roadster and GT, making it the top selling British sports car ever. It was cheap, fun and easy on the eyes. It was the Miata of the '60s. The B was a popular choice for the track, too, and it remains popular to this day. Thanks to the high number of cars to choose from and the relatively high availability of parts, it's a perfect starter car for people just venturing into classic car ownership as well as … [Read more...]

Formula B Weapon – 1971 Brabham BT35

1971 Brabham BT35 - On The Move

The Brabham BT35 and BT36 were the last tube frame formula cars designed by Ron Tauranac and constructed by Motor Racing Developments in 1971 before they progressed to a stressed skin monocoque design. 1971 was also a formative time in formula car racing, as all the major manufacturers were adapting wings and big slick tires to both new and existing chassis, making cornering speeds rise drastically. But like the BT21, BT29 and BT30 before it, the … [Read more...]

Mini’s Big Brother – 1965 MG 1100 Coupe

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BMC's Alec Issigonis-designed AD016 platform was sold over a twelve year period as an Austin, an MG, a Morris, an Innocenti, a Riley, a Vanden Plas and a Wolseley with either 1.2 or 1.3-liter versions of the venerable A-Series motor. Over 3 million of these badge engineered little cars were eventually sold, making it one of the most popular British cars in history. In the domestic market, it was only available at first as a four-door saloon, but … [Read more...]

Ex-Peter Revson – 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am

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The orange cars from McLaren were the ones to beat in the glory days of Can-Am, as the M8 and its derivatives steamrolled the competition and as its two star drivers, McLaren and Hulme, put on the "Bruce and Denny Show". That kind of dominance in racing never lasts forever, of course,  and in McLaren's case it was Porsche, a late comer to the Can-Am party, that posed the biggest threat yet seen in the series. McLaren stood up to the … [Read more...]

TD in a Fancy Suit – 1956 Arnolt MG Convertible

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As imported cars became more popular in the United States during the 1950s, some American entrepreneurs became licensed distributors for individual European manufacturers. One such man was Chicago industrialist Stanley H. "Wacky" Arnolt, the distributor for MG, Riley, and Morris in the Midwest. Arnolt was therefore well-connected in the automobile industry, so when in 1952 at the Turin Motor show he saw a stunning pair of cars bodied by Italian … [Read more...]