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Gallery Oldtimers

Oldtimers Magazine pres. Automotive Photography vol. 9

I’m Jevgeniy, but You can call me Jev. Been in landscape photography for a while, but recently combined the two passions of mine and I started shooting cars. Having a personal opinion on modern cars, I’ve sort of stuck with oldtimers with E30 topping my list. Just like it, because of it agressive looks. I could go on and on about myself, but I think it’s better to let my photography proceed with our conversation.

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Today I present to You classic Ford.

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Photos by Jevgeniy Vyazovoy

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Oldtimers

This 356 Is Fully Capable Of Hunting Modern Porsches

Whenever we speak with Rod Emory, it’s with equal parts admiration and disbelief. “So you’re saying that car spent a lot of its life as a race car?” I asked, flipping back and forth between photos of this 1960 Porsche 356 Roadster. One showed the pristine, concept car-like finished product you see here, the other, a barely-there race car with a roll bar protruding over its aerodynamic headrest.

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What began as a skeleton of a car when it arrived in 2002, the car was turned into a vintage race car that competed until 2010, before the transformation into its current form started in 2014. Being a former race car meant this car was deserving of a little more oomph—to the tune of a Fat Performance Porsche 914-based 2.6-liter flat-4 engine. “We take a 2-liter 914 and we bump it up to 265-cc0. Then bigger cam, 911 fan shroud, and 44 IDF carburetors,” Emory says. “Then that gives us an engine that has just over 185 horsepower and about 205 lbs-ft of torque. That’s a lot of power.”

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“The car weighs eighteen hundred and fifty pounds…it is so fast. You figure its power to weight ratio starts getting closer to a GT3 or a new twin turbo [911]” he added.

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Naturally, the rest of the car is also fully upgraded to handle the power—and its bodywork is subtly different from any other 356 you’ll see—but is all just standard-looking enough to deflect your gaze from noticing the 901 5-speed transmission, CNC brakes, independent rear suspension, sway bars, disc brakes, and custom 16-inch wheels. Given its singular purpose, it’s no surprise the car has little concession for day-to-day practicality.

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“This car is built without any functional top. What we did was decided to reconfigure the car, we put a speedster windshield on it. It has an aluminum hood on it with the gas filler coming through the hood, no bumpers, and then we put the oil cooler grill down at the bottom. Opened up the vents at the bottom next to that grill; put stainless steel mesh in those,” Emory said.

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Earlier “beehive” turn signals help keep the car looking streamlined, as does its special, hand-made aluminum tonneau cover and headrest, items made for the car. “In the Petrolicious video that the guys did on me, I think they came into the workshop and I was building this headrest and tonneau cover,” he added, and sure enough, the raw metal makes an appearance at about five minutes in.

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As that film—and one of his latest cars—show, it’s all about making Porsches as good as they can be, subtly. “I try to do it as if Porsche would of done it if they had the parts or the technology would of been there at that point. It’s kind of evolving the 356 but keeping everything looking as if Porsche built it originally,” he says.

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Photography by Drew Philips / Emory Motorsports

Origin: Petrolicious

Advices Oldtimers

INCARDesign presents KingOldtimers: How it’s made. Mercedes-Benz SL W107 from 1979

We come back with KingOldtimers serie in our Magazine. Last time we presented to you Mercedes-Benz W109 from 1972. This week we want to show you next work from incardesign.eu workshop. We are presenting Mercedes-Benz SL W107 from 1979. What works have been done?

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All elements of the interior has been rebuit from scratch.

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Front Seats:
-replacement springs in seats
-welding all damaged frames
-sandblasting and paiting whole frames
-profiling seats and backs
-sewing new upholstery
a) KingOldtimers used original Skai of Mercedes from 70s
b) Seats’ interior are now with perforated Skai

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Dashbord and tunnel:
-filled voids and cracks
-top board made with using the leather Nappa Bentley Nero
-down board and tunnel made with using original Skai Mercedes from 70s

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The sides of the door:
-KingOldtimers made brand new sides of disc impregnated without moisture
-They used original Skai of Mercedes from 70s
-All accessories have also perforated Skai

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Thank you for your attention! And keep looking for next article from How it’s made series. 

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Oldtimers

This Is What A Brand New E-Type Lightweight Looks Like On The Road

It’s cause for celebration when an automaker celebrates its heritage—let alone continues it more than 50 years in the future. In the ’60s, Jaguar planned a limited run of 18 ‘Lightweight’ E-Type sports cars, but only completed 12. You guessed it: this is one of the “new” ones.

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Photographer Nigel Harniman recently had the opportunity to photograph one of what Jaguar itself calls “The Missing Six”, and the results are nothing short of breathtaking. UK dealer Stratstone are the stewards of this car, the third to be completed, and bought the car in order to share this chapter in motoring history whenever possible—its website even boldly states: “…this is not a car that is destined to sit static like a museum exhibit, lying beneath a dust-sheet, only to be admired on rare occasions. Both the original Lightweight E-Types, and the modern ‘missing six’ are cars that were designed to be raced, and we’ll be living up to that heritage”.

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Of course, we agree wholeheartedly and look forward to seeing what adventures Lightweight #15 gets up to in the future.

Photography by Nigel Harniman

Origin: Petrolicious

Oldtimers

Here’s Your Chance To Own What Ian Fleming’s ‘007’ Drove

Declared the most famous car in the world, it’s not secret the Aston Martin DB5 was made internationally famous by the devilishly cool James Bond played by Sean Connery in Goldfinger—still one of the best 007 flicks, FYI. Yet, despite what Hollywood Bond drove, Ian Fleming’s original novels had the license-to-kill hero drive a DB Mark III—much like this 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III.

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Sean Connery’s character was issued a DB5 because, at the time of film production, it was Aston’s newest model and the DB III had long been out of production. In Fleming’s Goldfinger paperback, 007 wheeled a DB Mark III, which is more commonly referred to in text simply as a DB III—not to be confused with the DB3/S race car.

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So, if you want to be a James Bond hipster, you could buy this final year DB III and remind everyone this is the “real” 007 Aston, but that’s a bit pedantic. No need to discredit or take away from the DB5. This face lifted specimen is finished in “Snow Shadow,” an off-white refined primer tone more vintage racer than gadget-y espionage.

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You could rock a Savile Row conduit cut in this, but you’d probably look more natural behind the wheel wearing a race suit and helmet—especially if you ditched the bumpers and slapped some digits on the flanks. Goodwood, anyone? Either route works, it’s just refreshing to see such a unique color over the typical metallic colors—did you notice the blue spokes? Marvelous.

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This car is powered by the long-produced Bentley 3.0-liter straight-six but remastered by Tadek Marek to the tune of 178 ponies with the factory optioned twin-pipe exhaust. Over the earlier iterations, this redesigned engine features a stronger block, a more robust crank, and a revised head with larger valves, all conducted through a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive.

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In addition to its sporting looks, the fastback design lends additional space for the two-plus-two black leather stitched cabin. Occupants ride on front independent and live rear axle suspension that was criticized for its harsh ride upon initial review, but can be chalked up to “old car problems” today. Front disc and rear drum Alfin drum brakes help keep the lid-side-upright, which will come in handy with a 120 mph top speed.

Chassis 1789 was first delivered to Brooklands Motors and sold shortly after to the Arnhem Timber Co. Ltd. Based in Moorgate, London. Later, a Mr. Chris Drake sold the car to a Belgian enthusiast who hired Aston Martin specialist, JMB Services, to carry out a complete restoration in 2008. In 2013, the current owner added this ghostly GT to his collection. The Aston has since been maintained and most recently had its steering box rebuilt.

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Included in the sale are comprehensive restoration invoices and a copy of the factory build sheet. Although it’s not exactly Sean Connery spec, when you’re inevitably asked, “Is this James Bond’s car,” you technically could say, “Yes.”

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History
– Final year model for the DB Mark III
– Restored by JMB Services in 2008

Specifications

~178 horsepower, 3.0-liter straight-six cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear straight axle suspension, front Girling disc brakes and rear Alfin drum brakes. Wheelbase: 99 in.

Vehicle information

Chassis no.: AM/300/1789

Valuation

Auction house: Bonhams
Estimate: £150,000-£200,000 ($220,000-$290,000 Usd.)
Price realized: Auction on May 21

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Photography Courtesy of Bonhams

Taken from: Petrolicious

Gallery Oldtimers

Oldtimers Magazine pres. Automotive Photography vol. 8

I’m Jevgeniy, but You can call me Jev. Been in landscape photography for a while, but recently combined the two passions of mine and I started shooting cars. Having a personal opinion on modern cars, I’ve sort of stuck with oldtimers with E30 topping my list. Just like it, because of it agressive looks. I could go on and on about myself, but I think it’s better to let my photography proceed with our conversation.

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Today I present to You BMW E30.

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Photos by Jevgeniy Vyazovoy

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This Hopped-Up Morris Minor Was Restored By Father And Daughter

When Greg Wold bought his Morris Minor at the ripe age of 16, it’s fair to say that he had no idea what life, let alone the car, had in store for him. It was 1972, and he was already turning out to be pretty ambitious when it came to cars having just sold a “bug-eye” Sprite he’d fixed up in order to fund a new project. His life was just beginning, as was his relationship with cars, but ironically enough this Morris Minor would sleep through most of it.

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Similar to the fate of many old cars, this 1967 Minor was disassembled after a few years of enjoyment and put in a garage with the intent of a restoration. When Wold’s career picked up and he had to move, the car always came with…only to be stored somewhere new. Finally, in 1984, it was resurrected enough to be given a paint job before being put back into travel from Minnesota to Iowa, Chicago, Georgia, and back, only to be put right back in storage once again. At this point it’s likely the poor little Morris had more miles logged in moving vans than on the odometer.

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Despite the neglected car, Wold’s ambition was, and is, ever present. In fact, he’s one of those guys that almost seems as if he has access to more than twenty-four hours in a day. He’s managed a successful career, he’s a runner, campaigns a very successful 1965 Mini Cooper S at tracks across the country, and he’s spending a portion of his retirement restoring a Lola for vintage racing…and vintage Minis for a select few.

Cars have come and gone through it all with stories to tell for each one, and standing in front of a wall of mostly black and white photos near the entryway to the workshop causes a lot of those stories to surface. Stories include races that have gone well, and those that haven’t, cars that he wishes he’d kept next to those he’s happy are gone, the days of Can-Am when the rules and safety restrictions were different, and so on.

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Perfectly mixed in, yet somehow also a little out of place is a picture of some kids standing in front of a quarter-midget racer. It’s a color photo, and it doesn’t actually look that old.

As it turns out, Wold is as much a family man as he is a car guy. He introduced his two daughters to the car world by buying a quarter-midget racecar and putting them on the track. As he tells it, they actually did quite well and learned great driving skills. The best part being that the cars can be bought fairly cheap and usually sold for enough to break even, making it a pretty economical introduction to racing. Next to the pictures are a collection of plaques and trophies, so it’s fair to say that they took to it pretty well. The days were coming when those kids would be teenagers, however, and it wouldn’t be long before they’d be trading the race track for the street.

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First cars should likely be slow, boxy, safe, and Scandinavian, right? Unfortunately, these choices are also extremely boring, especially if you’ve had the good fortune of racing on a track. Boring just wouldn’t do. And so it was, with a few years to spare, Wold decided to resurrect the Morris Minor in time for his oldest daughter Kate to drive when she turned 16. He knew it was an ambitious plan, but even though the car was in storage, he was constantly gathering parts and making plans. Though neglected at times, the car was always in the back of his mind and he now had the best reason of all to give it some effort.

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Another new paint job had to happen first, and then it was off to the parts bin to make a few improvements, with Kate pitching in the whole way. An Austin Healey Sprite provided a 1275-cc engine and front disc brakes. Modern seats with headrests were reupholstered to look more correct while also adding an element of safety, along with slightly wider steel wheels for better tire selection and improved handling. Apart from that, the car remains largely original. Enough was done to make it a better driver, but the original feel was retained to keep the driver engaged with the car. The choke would still have to be managed, first gear has no synchros, there’s no power steering. This car was built when the driving experience had to be managed mostly by the driver, which meant Kate would be interacting with the car. It’s actually a pretty brilliant thing to hand over to a teenager, right?

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Firing it up these days provides a wonderful sound that can only come from vintage British engines, especially those fitted with a header and otherwise free-flowing exhaust. It winds through the gears with a wonderful growl that makes you feel like you’re going much faster than you actually are, though it’s by no means slow. The paint still shines even though it’s 12 years old, and the body remains free of any dings or dents. That’s pretty remarkable when you remember that when Wold finished the car, its first job was to survive two years in a high school parking lot. That’s truly a sacrificial restoration if there ever was one, but as it turns out the car earned quite a bit of respect and managed the entire time without a scratch.

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These days the little Morris Minor has returned to its days of sitting more than driving. Life took Kate out of state, so Wold himself drives it on occasion to keep it in tune, even doing a mild engine refresh over the winter—it’s far from neglected. It also gets to live in a nice, clean shop surrounded by other lovely classics—until Kate visits next.

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Photography by Erik Olson

Taken from: Petrolicious

Lifestyle Oldtimers

Which Classic Car Is Best For A Date?

“Any classic car” is the correct answer, naturally, but it’s all a matter of personal preference. Friday night is naturally lends itself to being a great time to get to know someone new. Are any vehicles especially fit for this purpose?

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At the start of a weekend, Friday holds a special place in many of our memories, for one reason or another. Knowing there’s a (hopefully) open schedule the next day means it’s the perfect time to plan something special—and if you’re taking a classic car on an extended drive, the extra time is handy in case something goes awry.

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Most Fridays, my dates and friends had to endure the majesty of my Volvo 740 Turbo, which they disliked until it was time to be driven home in spacious, early-’90s luxury. It may not have made me (or my passengers) look as desirable as, say, a Risky Business-silver Porsche 928 would have, but at least we were safe.

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With decades of motoring history to draw from, I’m a bit ashamed to have realized we’ve never asked this simple question on Petrolicious, namely: which classic is best for a date?

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Taken from: Petrolicious

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There’s Room For One More, If That One Is A Maserati

Tim Gallagher is a life-long car nut. While stationed in Germany in 1973 he bought a 1964 Ferrari 330. Since ’73, Tim has put 95,000 miles on that Ferrari, with new miles being added regularly. That pretty much sums up the guy who owns this sweet little Maserati.

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Tim first spied this car the same way many of us did: it popped up on Bring A Trailer in late 2011. Tim wasn’t looking for another car but it caught his fancy and he followed up with the Columbus, Ohio dealer who was selling it. After due diligence, a couple of visits, and a bit of haggling, Tim added a Maserati to his small collection.

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The prior owner purchased this 1961 Maserati 3500GT during college and sold it in retirement, having owned it for some 30 years. The years 1996 through 2002 saw this car undergo a thorough restoration. Tim had very little to do once he took possession, other than change the fluids and mount fresh tires. He added a battery cut-off switch and a radiator overflow tank as well.

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Most Maserati 3500GT coupes, including Tim’s, were bodied by Carrozzeria Touring using the Superleggera construction technique. Superleggera translates to “Super Light”, and is a framework of small tubes carrying thin alloy body panels. The result is great weight savings. Tim’s Maserati is a carbureted car, with front discs and rear drums. Later versions have four wheel disk brakes and Lucas fuel injection.

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Tim’s 3500GT was photographed in Montana prior to and during the Going To The Sun Rally. The truck driver was a week early, so the car was stored in photographer Will Brewster’s machine shed, next to some Porsches. Will is a renowned photographer, and took advantage of the early morning light to take a few of these pictures outside of Bozeman. Other photos were taken throughout the rally week.

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Story by Patrick Bryson and Photography by Will Brewster

Taken from: Petrolicious

Advices Oldtimers

INCARDesign presents KingOldtimers: How it’s made. Mercedes-Benz W109 from 1972

We come back with KingOldtimers serie in our Magazine. Last time we presented to you Mercedes-Benz SL W129 from 1992. This week we want to show you next work from incardesign.eu workshop. We are presenting Mercedes-Benz W109 from 1972. What works have been done?

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Front and back seats:
– repaired metal elements, painting
– contoured seats from scratch
– sewing a new leather upholstery in accordance with the original version
a) KingOldtimers used Nappa Bentley 2592
b) leather seats are also perforated

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Dashbord and tunnel:
– filled voids and cracks
– KingOldtimers used Nappa Bentley 2592 also here

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The sides of the door:
– KingOldtimers made brand new sides of disc impregnated without moisture
– They used Nappa Bentley 2592

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As you can see in the pictures – in a few months, you can restore your old car and give him a second life for next decades. Restored car is not only a satisfaction of owning something unique, but it is also a good capital / investment, which will pay off in the future. If you have a car, which needs restoration, contact with the specialists from the company KingOldtimers. We recommend it!

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Thank you for your attention! And keep looking for next article from How it’s made series. Next project: Mercedes-Benz SL W107 from 1979!

P.S. If you want to get discount for INCARDesign or KingOldtimers services, just write to us! Our mail: office@oldtimersmagazine.com 

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