Category Archives: The Colby Cars

Jack Colby now has two classics of his own, and lusts after a whole lot more. Each of his cases features a different classic which has become dear to his heart. Others appear during the course of the stories. Here they are:

The 1965 Gordon-Keeble

This car first makes its appearance in Classic in the Barn but Jack is going to make sure that it appears just as often as it can in the novels and short stories that follow. One hundred of these fabulous … Continue reading

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The Lagonda V-12 Drophead

This is the car that Jack glimpsed in a barn as he strolled along a Kentish bridleway, and its story is told in Classic in the Barn. The British Lagonda company won its attractive name from a creek near the … Continue reading

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The Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon

Not yet a classic but watch this space, as they say. This is Jack Colby’s daily driver, and living at Frogs Hill, way out in the Kentish countryside, he needs one. The 156 Sportwagon is a ‘lifestyle estate’, which means … Continue reading

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The Maserati Mexico

The Mexico, intended eventually as a replacement for the 5000GT, arose following the development of a customer car by Italian design studio Vignale which was built as a 2+2 with a 4.9 litre V8 and appeared at Turin in 1965.  … Continue reading

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The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo

This also makes a brief appearance in the same novel, and one of the leading characters in the forthcoming Classic in the Clouds is a Bentley enthusiast, being devoted to racing model Bentleys round a Brooklands race track laid down … Continue reading

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