1992 Mercedes 500E

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The Mercedes 500E.  Looks like a bog standard Mercedes, unless you know what you’re looking at.  This in reality is a Porsche wearing a Mercedes badge. Porsche engineering The 80s/90s transition period saw Germany in a recession, which of course meant that high performance car manufacturers like Porsche were not selling as many cars as […]

1990 Audi Ur Quattro

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1980 at the Geneva Motor show, Audi turned the automotive world on its head with the unveiling of the Audi Quattro.  Available originally in left hand drive only, the original (ur) Quattro had a 2144c turbocharged 5 cylinder engine punching out 200 bhp and using a simple electromagnetic system of differentials to drive all four […]

1990 Ferrari 328 GTS

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The Ferrari 328 (internally known as the F106) was the final evolution of the normally aspirated V8 powered 2 seat series from Ferrari and was announced in 1985 at Frankfurt alongside the Mondial 3.2.  In typical Ferrari fashion, the 328 referred to the engine size (3.2) and number of cylinders (8). Differences over the 308 […]

1989 BMW M3 E30

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July 1976 saw BMW begin to develop the second generation of the 3 series, internally codenamed the E30 and intended to replace the E21 series.  The final design was signed off in 1978 and the car was launched onto the market in November 1982.  Improvements over the E21, apart from the obvious external styling differences, […]

1989 GTD 40

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GTD are a small firm in Poole who first started out as agents for KVA GT40 Replicas.  Not long after getting started in the business, though, they started to upgrade components on the KVA model and before long, their very own GTD40 was born. In 1980, Ray Christopher had started his drawings around the new […]