Greatest Cars, Daimler Double 6

Some of the greatest cars ever produced will be published in this section. You can find more of our greatest cars here Although there are more recent Double 6 Daimlers, this feature is a little more special and takes us back to the very early years of Daimler. We shall cover the Daimler/Jaguar Double 6…

Greatest Cars, Barracuda

The Plymouth Barracuda is a two-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 to 1974. The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback A-body coupé based on the Plymouth Valiant, had distinctive wraparound rear window and was available from 1964 to 1966. The second-generation 1967 to 1969 Barracuda, though still Valiant-based,…

Greatest Cars, Ford Escort MK I

The Ford Escort, a small family saloon was manufactured by Ford in various models from 1968 to 2000, only to become an iconic race and rally car with huge following The Mark I Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967, making its show debut at Brussels Motor Show in…

Greatest Cars, Ford Escort RS 2000

In 1970, Ford introduced its first-ever RS-badged car, the Escort RS1600. The RS (Rally Sport) identity has been an important part of Ford’s sporting image ever since. Over the years the Rally Sport name has been applied to 19 spectacular road car models, which often proved their point by winning in races, rallies, in rallycross…

Greatest Cars, Lombard AL3

Lombards were made in a short production run from 1927 to 1929 and it is thought that less than a dozen now remain. The brainchild of French racing driver André Lombard, the Bugatti lookalikes were built for the popular French pastime of club level voiturette racing, although a Lombard is recorded as qualifying at Le…

Greatest Cars, Delage 15S8 Grand Prix

Louis Delage founded the Delage company in 1905. Like many of the early car makers, Delage participated in motor racing to gain recognition for his cars. After having early success with two-cylinder Delage cars, the factory began producing four cylinder cars in 1909. Having some racing success, Delage moved up to Grand Prix racing in…

Greatest Cars, Ferrari 458 Speciale

We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are speciale. Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and appreciate. But spend a meaningful amount of time in the industrial burg of Maranello, and you’ll…

Greatest Cars, Alfa Romeo Giulietta

When Alfa Romeo introduced the 1900 range in 1951, it was the company’s first monocoque design, and would be built in large enough numbers to put the company in the black. The 1900-cc inline-four engine produced as much power as the supercharged 1750-cc racing motors of the 1930s, and it was this impressive power-plant that…

Greatest Cars, Nardi Gianinni ND750 Bisiluro

They say that the earliest design language for the primitive is that of repetition and symmetry. Regarding the design of “things that move”, history gives us quite a catalogue of proposals to improve the breed by echoing a form across some sort of bridging element. With names like “twinpod”, “twin-boom”, “twin-fuselage”, “doublehull”, or “catamaran”, the…

Greatest Cars, Toyota Celica

Celica was designed to tap into the ’70s zeitgeist, when people were enjoying a new-found sense of freedom and leisure activities were on the increase. Within the motoring industry this lifestyle was being expressed through ‘pony car’ vehicles such as the Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird and Dodge Challenger – indulgent purchases perhaps but also ones…

Greatest Cars, Invicta

In an era when most cars stood tall, Invicta’s 4½-litre S-Type, with its dramatically under-slung chassis, caused a sensation: few sports cars before or since have so looked the part. The origins of the company known as Invicta Cars go back to 1925 when Noel Macklin and Oliver Lyle, both of whom already had motor…