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The 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster

This beauty is the car featured in Classic Calls the Shots. Nineteen thirty-five could be considered Auburn’s classic year with the addition of a supercharged straight-eight for the 851 series and the strikingly beautiful boattailed Speedster body refined by Gordon … Continue reading

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The 1935 Horch

In Classic Calls the Shots, although the Alburn is the star, three other cars have a role as ‘background extras’. The Horch was a prestigious German marque of the 1920s and 30s, one of the four brands that were incorporated … Continue reading

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The 1935 Bentley Silent Sports

In the 1920s, Bentleys enjoyed numerous racing and record-breaking successes, most notably five victories at Le Mans!  But the cost of all this was massive losses and the company was bailed out by millionaire adventurer and Bentley racing driver Woolf … Continue reading

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The 1935 Fiat Tipo 508S ‘Balilla’

In the early 30s, Fiat introduced an important new small car – the 508 Balilla. A sporty overhead-valve engine, four-speed synchro gearbox and hydraulic brakes made for a lively driving experience. As one might expect from an Italian design, it … Continue reading

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