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Classic 2 Seater Cars

The Ten Best Classic British Sports Cars: Lotus Elan Truth be told, a number of Lotus models qualify to be on this list. Most notably among them is the Lotus 7, one of the most beloved elemental sports cars ever made. However, we chose the Elan because it was the first Lotus road car to employ a steel backbone chassis design with a fiberglass body. This made the car both extremely rigid and remarkably lightweight—both of which are the hallmarks of Lotus founder’s Colin Chapman’s philosophy of automotive design. Chapman felt power wasn’t as important as agility when it came to the design of sports cars. Technologically, the Lotus Elan was extremely advanced when it was introduced in 1962. It used a double overhead cam engine, four-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and an all-independent suspension system. With a curb weight of a mere 1500 pounds, the Lotus Elan was one of the most spirited small sports cars of its time. A 2+2 version of the Elan was introduced in 1967, in an attempt to broaden the market for the car. Anyone who recalls the 1960’s British television series “The Avengers” will recall the Lotus Elan as the car the sexy “Emma Peel” (played by the stunningly attractive Diana Rigg), drove. The original two-seat Lotus Elan was in production until 1973, the Elan 2+2 remained in production until 1975. An interesting bit of trivia, when Mazda’s design team was working on the original MX-5 Miata, they reversed engineered the Lotus Elan as part of their research.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

The original MG marque was in continuous use, except for the duration of the Second World War, for 56 years following its inception in 1923. The production of predominantly two-seater sports cars was concentrated at a factory in Abingdon, some 10 miles (16 km) south of Oxford. The British Motor Corporation (BMC) competition department was also based at the Abingdon plant, producing many winning rally and race cars, until the Abingdon factory closed and MGB production ceased in the Autumn of 1980.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

One of the earliest purebred Italian sports cars was the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Zagato, a sporty two-seater suitable for the road or road course. Only 171 were built between 1928 and 1929 with Spider, Torpedo, or Berlinetta coachwork.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

Truth be told, a number of Lotus models qualify to be on this list. Most notably among them is the Lotus 7, one of the most beloved elemental sports cars ever made. However, we chose the Elan because it was the first Lotus road car to employ a steel backbone chassis design with a fiberglass body. This made the car both extremely rigid and remarkably lightweight—both of which are the hallmarks of Lotus founder’s Colin Chapman’s philosophy of automotive design. Chapman felt power wasn’t as important as agility when it came to the design of sports cars. Technologically, the Lotus Elan was extremely advanced when it was introduced in 1962. It used a double overhead cam engine, four-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and an all-independent suspension system. With a curb weight of a mere 1500 pounds, the Lotus Elan was one of the most spirited small sports cars of its time. A 2+2 version of the Elan was introduced in 1967, in an attempt to broaden the market for the car. Anyone who recalls the 1960’s British television series “The Avengers” will recall the Lotus Elan as the car the sexy “Emma Peel” (played by the stunningly attractive Diana Rigg), drove. The original two-seat Lotus Elan was in production until 1973, the Elan 2+2 remained in production until 1975. An interesting bit of trivia, when Mazda’s design team was working on the original MX-5 Miata, they reversed engineered the Lotus Elan as part of their research.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

There is one more Alfa that should belong in your stable of Italian bred sports cars, a reminder of just how old “modern” sports cars really are, the 1928-1929 6C 1500 Sport Zagato Spider. A mere 171 were built with Spider, Torpedo, or Berlinetta coachwork. These were ideal sports and race cars. Late models, such as the 1928 Zagato-bodied Spider shown, were equipped with the 1,487cc dohc, inline six-cylinder engine. Earlier examples in the 6C 1500 series had been fitted with sohc engines.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

It would be all but impossible to have a representative collection of Italian sports cars without at least one Ferrari. Most of the early twelve-cylinder road cars were little more than mildly detuned Competizione models built on the 212 and 166 chassis, and given to all of the same handling and ride characteristics of a race car. Beautiful, powerful cars, yes, but highly impractical. Then in the early 1960s Ferrari burst upon the motoring scene with one spectacular road car after another. Arriving in the wake of the 1962 Le Mans winning 250 GTO came the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, a model that would forever glorify the Italian sports car in America.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

The Ten Best Classic British Sports Cars: Austin Healey 3000 At the other end of the Austin-Healey sports car spectrum was the Austin-Healey 3000. Introduced in 1959, the Austin-Healey 3000 took its nomenclature from the fact it was powered by a 2912 cc (rounds up to 3-liter) inline six-cylinder engine. The car boasted a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It featured dual carburetors and front disc brakes as standard equipment. An evolution of the Austin-Healey 100 introduced in 1953, the model was one of the cars eventually known as “The Big Healeys” to differentiate them from the Austin-Healey Sprite. One of the company’s namesakes, Donald Healey was responsible for the design of the car. Originally intended to be produced by Healey’s company alone, the managing director of Austin was so impressed by the roadster he struck a deal with Healey and so it came to be known as an Austin-Healey. This also cemented the relationship that would eventually lead to the Sprite. The evolution of the Austin-Healey 100, the Austin Healey 3000 became the most popular variant of the model. The 3000 was produced from 1959 to 1967.
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Classic 2 Seater Cars

The Ten Best Classic British Sports Cars: Jaguar XK-120 Introduced in 1948 as a concept car to showcase Jaguar’s new XK series inline six-cylinder engine, the XK120’s fluidly supine lines created such a stir the decision was made to put the model into production. It is said Sir William Lyons, Jaguar’s founder and lead designer at the time came up with the design overnight. The XK designation refers to the engine fitted to the car, while the 120 designation reflects the model’s top speed potential. The Jaguar’s 120 mph top speed made it the fastest car in the world in 1948. The early cars were hand-built of aluminum and used frames fashioned from ash wood. When the popularity of the model took off, Jaguar switched to steel bodies in order to keep up with demand. However, aluminum was still employed for the doors, hood and trunklid. The engine produced 160 horsepower from 3.4-liters, and while top speed was quoted at 120 miles per hour, several owners saw speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour. Offered in both two-seat coupe and two-seat convertible forms, some 12,055 copies of the XK120 were built over its six-year production run from 1948 to 1954. And oh, by the way, the XK engine architecture the car was produced to showcase actually survived well into the 1980s.
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The Ten Best Classic British Sports Cars: Morris Garages (MG) MGA While the design of the MGA goes back to 1951, the car didn’t go into production until 1955. Ushering in a new era of design, the look of the MGA was radically different from the T-series MG sports car models it replaced. Built primarily to slake overseas demand, of the 101,081 MGAs built, only 5,869 cars were sold in England. In its advertising for the MGA, MG called the car “the first of a new line”, and in fact it was. Lower, wider and more advanced, many consider the MGA the archetype of the modern sports car. The body on frame design employed a 68-horsepower, 1.5-liter engine to move a curb weight of 1,988 pounds. Ultimately offered in both two-seat convertible and two-seat coupe body styles, the MGA used a wishbone type independent front suspension, and a rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic springs. Hydraulic drum brakes, a four-speed manual transmission and rack and pinion steering was employed. The car was also offered with a choice of wire spoke wheels, or steel wheels. The MGA remained in production until 1962. Fun to drive for its time, though not terribly fast, the car was clocked from zero to 60 in 16 seconds and its top speed was quoted at just under 98 miles per hour. The MGA remained in production until 1962, when it was replaced by the MGB
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The Ten Best Classic British Sports Cars: Morris Garages (MG) MGB ollowing in the tire tracks of its MGA predecessor, the vast majority of MGB models built were exported to the United States also. The replacement for the groundbreaking MGA was initially offered as a two-seat convertible. A coupe with 2+2 accommodations emerged three years after its 1962 launch. Eschewing the MGA’s body on frame architecture for unit body construction, the MGB was one of the first cars with crumple zones designed into its body to provide crash protection for its occupants. While the body was thoroughly modern, the mechanicals were largely inherited from the MGA. Thus the engine, brakes and suspension bits are largely similar to the earlier model. By the way, the MGB’s engine actually could trace its origins all the way back to 1947. Even though it used its older relative’s hard bits, the MGB’s performance was considerably stronger than that of its predecessor. The MGB would accelerate from zero to 60 in 11 seconds, which is blindingly fast when compared to the MGA’s 16 second zero to 60 time. The model’s production run lasted from 1962 to 1980. In 1973, a V8 powered version of the coupe, called the MGB GT V8, was offered. Its 3.5-liter Rover-sourced (which actually could be traced back to a Buick design) powerplant produced 180 horsepower and gave the MG coupe a zero to 60 of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 125 miles per hour.

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