the BN1 and BN2 are far prettier than any of the six-cylinder Healeys. side curtains and a folding windscreen (for speed!).
eventually, i'll get around to finishing (well, starting) the restoration on the '56 BN2 downstairs. need to finish the Jaguar, first.
My favorite Jag is the XK 120. The Cord 812 was a remarkable car for a number of reasons:
Front wheel Drive
Electrical shifting transmission.
There used to be a company in Pasadena I think that made replicas of Cords and Auburns. The Cord was not really very good but the Auburn was terrific. It was priced at about $40,000 n 1980. Someone should complete the set with a Deusenberg Phaeton.
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.
46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
Beauty is clearly in the eyes of the beholder.
This looks so good, it hurts.
The problem with reproductions of classic cars is generally the tire size. I recall seeing Auburn Speedster replicas based on a Ford chassis. The original tire was a 6.5 x 16, the Ford used a 235 x 15. The proportions were thrown off. Whole car looked just a bit off.