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1955 Aston Martin DB3S Coupe

This extremely rare and special Aston Martin belonged to Aston boss David Brown. And as Stephen Archer finds, you can remove a car from its past, but you can’t remove the past from a car.

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‘I've been immersed in the Aston world from birth, and the DB3S really taught me about beauty and design. No other sports car of its period comes close to its delicate beauty, which is matched by its driving prowess. To share the story of David Brown's personal DB3S is especially rewarding
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1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet RHD

First seen mixing it with drab English metal during the Automobile Association’s celebratory Cavalcade of Motoring in 1955, this recently restored right-hand drive 356 Pre-A Cabriolet was one of the first Porsches sold in the United Kingdom...

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1955 Buick Century Riviera two-door pillarless Coupe

New to the American car scene and really loving it, Jerramy and Anna Topping embrace an altogether different take on classic motors after a traditional English diet of Jags and Jensens.

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Fully restored 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster

One of only ten 356 Pre-A Speedsters supplied new to France in 1955, this comprehensively restored Porsche is set to amaze classic car enthusiasts at many historic motoring events in mainland Europe following resurrection in the southwest of England…

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1955 Škoda 1200

Fancy owning classic Škoda built in the days when the Iron Curtain hung heavily over Eastern Europe? Then look no further as this rare 1200 is looking for a new home.

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1955 Jaguar D-type - life story of XKD518

Steve Natale recounts the life and times of a distinctive D-type, with connections to Formula 1 and Led Zeppelin, finally finding a home in the USA…

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL W121

Recently selling at auction for a record-breaking sum, this fully restored 190SL confirms that many still hold dear the Pagoda’s predecessor.

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1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Townsman

This 1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Station Wagon is a wonderfully original example. But as owner Russell Schacter discovered, even the simplest cars sometimes need a little bit of mechanical fettling…

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1955 Jaguar HWM-1

Two cars have been 'HWM 1 The second was the last racer the company built… and it’s still competing. Sam Hancock tries it

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John Barnard's 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

Half a century after he last saw it, we reunite legendary Formula 1 designer John Barnard with the Aston he bought as a teenager.

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225bhp 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Outlaw

My first encounter with the Lancia B20 GT Outlaw came out of nowhere. It was the Tuesday morning of Monterey Car Week, just before my favourite event takes place: the Carmel Concours on the Avenue. I was driving a bit of an outlaw myself, a GTO Engineering Ferrari 250 SWB Revival car.

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