One of the Most Stylish and Exciting Classic Sports Cars You Can Imagine

1957 Speedster

 Speedster - View of car from the outside

With only about 1,000 cars extant, original Speedsters command six-digit prices. Uncannily correct ones such as ours offer all the style and driving experience of the original, with the reliability of a new car.  Thanks to Vintage Speedsters for creating such a beauty!

 Speedster Interior
1957  Speedster  - Front End  Shot - Classic Cars and Byways
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Our car’s tan leather LeMans seats and original “banjo” steering wheel wonderfully complement its brilliant black exterior.

The responsibility for the idea of the original Speedster goes to Max Hoffman, an American Porsche importer, who set out to create a lightweight minimalist roadster. Hoffman's concept caught on quickly and the Speedster was on its way to becoming one of the most memorable models in automotive history.The Speedster offered consumers lightweight bucket seats, an innovative dashboard and attractive Italian detailing. From the beginning the Speedster enjoyed tremendous popularity for its quickness and agile frame as well as innovative styling.






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1959 MGA

1959 MGA

Both in period reports at the time of its introduction in 1955, and from current experience, MGA handling is as good as any car produced in the ’50s. Others may have been quicker or faster, but the MGA is perfectly balanced and perfectly comfortable on back roads and in freeway traffic.  With its lovely lines, great handling, comfortable interior and good performance, the MGA continues to get the attention it has always deserved.



1971 E-type Jaguar

1971 E-type Jaguar

Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made".  Who are we to argue?

When it debuted in 1961 the E-type Jaguar was like nothing else available. Long, sleek, and fast, the car took the world by storm. Every celebrity had to get one. Jack Paar took delivery of his on the set of The Tonight Show. Rock stars and celebrities wheeled them around fashionable eateries and clubs, and they became a familiar prop in movies when a stunning entrance was required.

Technically advanced with a double-overhead cam six cylinder engine, fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, it was also very refined thanks to its leather interior and creature comforts, including a telescoping steering wheel.

40 years later, the E-type remains one of most desirable cars imaginable. It’s a true classic, a thoroughbred sports car and, as Classic Motorsports puts it, “drop-dead gorgeous.”


Austin-Healey 3000

1965 Austin-Healey 3000

Austin-Healey is the definitive British sports car.  The 3000 represents the heyday for Healeys, when they were being driven to impressive victories and class wins on the European road rally circuit and generally grabbing the attention and imagination of sports car enthusiasts worldwide.  Deservedly, Healers have enjoyed an astounding climb in value in the last five years.  Pity the poor owners of 30 years ago who didn’t hold on to their toy!


Alfa Romeo Spider

1969 Alfa Romeo Spider

The Alfa Romeo Spider is widely regarded as a design classic.  It remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The Italian firm of Pininfarina was responsible for the design of the body -- in fact, the Spider was the last project with which founder Battista "Pinin" Farina was personally associated.

With precise and light handling the Spider is a joy to drive. One of its best parts is its cockpit. The main Veglia instruments are found in two pointed binnacles and a full complement of secondary gauges is located on the console in beefy chromed metal bezels. Steering is via a great looking and feeling three-spoke, wood-rimmed wheel.



Triumph TR4A

1965 Triumph TR4A

The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961. The new model, designed by Michelotti, proved very successful and continued the rugged, hairy-chested image that the previous TRs had enjoyed. It became a celebrated rally car in Europe and the UK during the sixties. In America, the TR4 also saw a number of racing successes, even winning an SCCA class championship as late as 1991.

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