Monday Money: The Porsche 914

Photo from RM Sotheby's.

Never before had a manufacturer dared to make a car’s front and rear ends looked so similar, until in 1969 Porsche and Volkswagen teamed up to produce the delightfully symmetrical Porsche 914. However, by the looks of things, both companies seemed to think they were designing the front. Or back? Hard to tell, but that’s…

Perfectly Ridiculous: The Lagonda

Retrofuturism is defined as ‘the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era’. The wedge-shaped Lagonda, festooned with touch-sensitive buttons and CRT screens instead of speedometers, perfectly fits this description. The two tonne, 5.2-metre long behemoth was, in many ways, ridiculous when it was released in 1976, but in others, it…

From Beautiful to Badass: the Story of BMW’s E9 Coupés

BMW’s E9 generation of coupés are probably the finest examples of automotive design ever to leave Munich’s doors. They represent a clear high water mark in the history of not just German automobiles, but cars in general; not to mention human accomplishment and the success of evolution as a whole. What’s even more commendable is…

Monday Money – The mini Vette’

Strong trio: Opel’s Vice President Sales & Aftersales Peter Küsper, actor Benjamin Sadler and racing driver Joachim Winkelhock will take the road in three legendary Opel GTs at the Bodensee-Klassik 2016.

This is a car I really love! For its simplicity, superb look which resembles a small Corvette C3 and its compact size. Unfortunately, performance wise, it would have needed a bit more punch… But even with the original engine, I am sure it would be an absolute joy to drive. It never came out as…