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1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

Fioravanti on the ultra-rare convertible. Few cars are as sexy as a Ferrari Daytona, even more so in Spider form. Massimo Delbò finds out why designer Leonardo Fioravanti was so surprised to see it go topless.

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Honda F20C engined 1972 Ford Escort 1300XL Mk1

Barking with a cacophony of VTEC-inspired revs and with a bite to match, Chris McNair’s stunning Mk1 is a martial artform.

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3.0-litre Duratec V6 engined supercharged 1972 Ford Cortina Mk3

With muscle car styling and a whacking great blower perched atop an unexpected engine, this Cortina is guaranteed to raise eyebrows — and pulses.

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Powered by a 210bhp 2.7-litre flat-six 1972 Porsche 911 S Restomod

They don’t come much more spick and span than Uwe Kraenzmer’s prized Porsche. Then again, we shouldn’t expect anything less from a marque enthusiast running a business stripping muck off vehicle chassis. His intriguingly named 911 got the full treatment…

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1972 Porsche 911S 2.4 with RS 2.7 firepower

Subjected to comprehensive restoration using a wealth of rare unused Porsche parts, this early 911 S 2.4 benefits from exceptional attention to detail and additional poke provided by a flat-six built to Carrera RS 2.7 specification

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1972 Lotus Elan +2

Mike James always fancied the Lotus Elan +2 over a two seater so we put him in one for the day to find out why.

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1972 Plymouth Barracuda

Richard Brezinski’s Plymouth ’Cuda is just the latest in a long line of magnificent Mopars that have graced his garage. Jon Cass caught up with him to get the lowdown on his latest Pentastar lovely…

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1971 Alpine A310 vs. 1972 Lotus Europa Special

Developed on opposite sides of the English Channel, the Alpine A310 and Lotus Europa offered supercar technology in miniature.

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1972 Fiat 124 Special T 1000 miles now and nothing has fallen off!

The 124 has covered over 1000 miles now and nothing has fallen off! Testament to the guys at Middle Barton Garage for bolting it all together properly and to Barkaways Ferrari for building me a superb engine – Guy Croft would be pleased.

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CSL-spec rally-service 1972 BMW E9 Kombi

Despite its suburban lines, this BMW E3 Kombi is the lone survivor of three built by BMW Motorsport, designed to keep up with speeding rally cars

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1972 BMW 3.0 CSL E9 pre-production prototype

This is where modern motor sport-bred BMWs began – on the road in the 3.0CSL in its earliest, purest form.

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1972 BMW 3.0 CSL E9/R1

This racing 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL E/R1 was the very first car to emerge from the new BMW Motorsport workshop. Now restored, we drive it on track

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1972 BMW 3.0CSL E9 vs. 2003 M3 CSL E46

The 3.0 CSL and its contemporary, the 2002 Turbo, laid the foundations for BMW’s ‘ultimate driving machine’ adventure. Along with their less powerful but still charming siblings, they pointed the way to BMW’s modern car-making template: mixing the excitement and drama of the better Italian sports saloons and coupes with the reliability and quality of a German car. It’s been paying dividends ever since.

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