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Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. I

Designed by Alex Issigonis in 1959, a new concept in car design was born. With a monocoque shell, transversely mounted engine and front wheel drive, the new 'Mini', as it was commonly known,soon became popular across a broad spectrum of the population. Introduced in February 1964, the 1275 Mini

Zagato Zele 1000

The Zagato Zele was a small electric car built by the famed Italian design house Zagato of Milan who were better known for designing some of the most exotic and beautiful cars available for marques such as Aston Martin, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. The Zele was conceived at the time

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT

Launched in 1963 the Giulia Sprint GT was designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT was the first Giulia sport model introduced, and was manufactured from 1963 to 1965. It was revealed at a press event held at the then newly opened Arese plant on 9 September 1963, and displayed

1900s – Rolls-Royce 40/50 ‘Silver Ghost’

Rolls-Royce 40/50 ‘Silver Ghost’ – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Despite often being referred to as the Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce’s sixth production car was never officially named the Silver Ghost, but instead the 40/50, denoting the cars horsepower. Silver Ghost signifies a specific 40/50, clothed in Barker coachwork originally

1910s – Brooke 25/30HP Swan

Brooke 25/30HP Swan – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century As far as eccentric cars go, the Brooke 25/30HP Swan is one of the quirkiest. The brainchild of Scotsman, Robert Mathewson, the one-off Swan’s amazingly detailed, beautiful wooden bodywork was hand sculpted and placed upon a Brooke chassis. Upholstered in gorgeous

1920s – Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’

Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’ – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century When Ettore Bugatti announced he was going to build the most luxurious car the world had ever seen, the world’s wealthy paid attention. Commonly referred to as the ‘Royale’ due to its intended customer base, the Type 41 is said

1930s – Bugatti Aérolithe

Bugatti Aérolithe – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Very few cars are shrouded in as much mystery as the Bugatti Aerolithe. First presented at the 1935 Paris Motor Show, the Aérolithe was the precursor to the famed Type 57 Atlantic, devised by Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean Bugatti. After the cars

1940s – Mercedes-Benz Type 770 W150

Mercedes-Benz Type 770 W150 - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century The Mercedes-Benz Type 770 is likely the most imposing, menacing and sinister car the world will ever know. Originally built in 1930, the original W07 was revised and replaced with the W150, or Series II in late 1938, the

1950s – Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

Rolls-Royce Phantom IV - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Built specifically to order, the Rolls Royce Phantom IV, like to the Bugatti Royale, was designed and built exclusively for the royalty, fitting Rolls Royce’s “Royalty and Heads of State only” policy. The Phantom IV was originally planned as a one-off,

1960s – Mercedes-Benz 600

Mercedes-Benz 600 - Luxury Cars of the 20th Century Upon its release in 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 600 instantly became the car of choice for the rich and famous, finding ownership with John Lennon, Coco Chanel, Jack Nicholson, Hugh Hefner and Elvis Presley. The 600, often referred to as the Grosser, is