The Story Behind John Lennon’s Psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Only 517 Rolls-Royce Phantom Vs were manufactured. It was an ultra-exclusive car, weighing 2.5 tonnes with a 3.6-metre wheelbase and the same 6.2L V8 engine as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. The British Crown owned two of them, ridden by Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother. However, even they are outshone by the car’s most famous owner: John Lennon of the Beatles. John Lennon bought a 1964...

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‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

No, well then check out this bunch of ads for Porsche. You know we love our advertising here, there’s no artwork that sums up a time more than advertising. It is very representative, because it’s trying to appeal to the masses of that time, and tries to tap into what the general vibe is… i.e if it’s the summer of love, then expect some flowery shit… The artwork of advertising is simply...

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11 Unused E34 BMW 5-Series Have Been Unearthed In Bulgaria

A whole bunch of E34s were found in this southern Bulgarian warehouse, and they’re apparently all unused and unregistered. We hear about barn finds all the time, but this is one that’s gotten us more excited than most. In a warehouse in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 11 E34 BMW 5-series were found, and apparently, they haven’t ever been used or registered. The fleet of 11 5ers is made up of 10...

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Stunning Photos From The Seventies London Motor Shows

Today, I have reversed back in time, have a look around of the seventies and parked up to stroll with you around the London car Shows that were staged at Earls Court. More: Flickr h/t:

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Photos Of The Magnificent 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe From The Ralph Lauren Collection

Designer Ralph Lauren is the proud owner of one of the world’s most handsome, interesting and fine specimens – the 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe. This gem is one of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world, designed by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. This beauty is estimated to be worth around $40 million US, why? Besides the fact it’s a visual work-of-art which has been on display...

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Belarusian Designer Transforms Old Soviet Budget “Zaporozhets” Car Into Porsche Boxter

Couple day ago we had this, but we had only three pics. Now we got some other photos And description of the car – how some man has built a sport car from a low budget Soviet car. This was called a Zaporozhets – very budget Soviet car. During some Soviet times there was an urban myth that those cars were made by Porsche – like design was ordered there by the Soviet factory. More: Shif Custom h/t:

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Russian Museum Has Created Christmas Tree From The Dissected LADA

One museum in the Russia has a LADA of first model that is been dissected to display its every part. Now on holiday approaching they decided decorate it and have made a Christmas tree. The idea is pretty awesome! And this is how it looks on normal day when it is not a tree. The VAZ-2101 “Zhiguli” , commonly nicknamed “Kopeyka” (for the smallest coin, 1/100 of the Ruble)...

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1955 Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop: This Bubble-Roofed Custom Ford Is Strange And Wonderful!

The builder of this amazing car was Gary “Chopit” Fioto, a New York custom car builder with a clearly eclectic moodboard. Fioto’s nickname, “Chopit,” craftily describes his central customizing philosophy. After he impressed custom-car traditionalists with his new interpretation on an old theme, a chopped ’50 Merc transformed into the sleek hardtop called “Tuf Enuff,” Gary Fioto performed his...

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Russian Oligarch Exclusive Car For Sale

A unique car is for sale on one of the Russian classifieds websites. As the story goes the car was custom made for a famous rich person who died three months before the car was delivered to him. The car was named “Amulet”. According to the owner it had to have magic power to protect him. However it didn’t happen. In fact this was a Toyota Crown, but it is so heavily modified you can’t recognize it...

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As The Standard Of The World Turns: Lovely Photos Of 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Cadillac was “Standard of the World” in motoring pleasure and owner loyalty. “So new, so right, so obviously Cadillac!” This editorial is dedicated to those who regard their motorcars as prized possessions. Once one has been in the driver’s seat of a new Cadillac… it is difficult to become content with any other car. Here is another classic DeVille encore performance… in the continuing saga of “As...

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