Classic Sports Cars

Alpine A110 Berlinette (1963-77)
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Alpine A110 Berlinette (1963-77)

The Alpine A110 Berlinette was unveiled at the 1962 Paris Motor Show. The car had been developed from the Alpine A108, but was more stylish and more dynamic, with an even lower engine cover, a larger glazed area and the rear lights from the Renault 8.

Mazda MX-5 1st gen. (1989-1998)
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Mazda MX-5 1st gen. (1989-1998)

Mazda MX-5 is known as Miata in United States and Eunos Roadster in Japan. The history of this compact sports car dates back to the early 1980s, when Mazda’s engineers started to build up a design for a new, lightweight, two-seater sports car. Many different ideas were submitted in the planning phase. Layout proposals included front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD) and even a mid-engine setup. In order to minimize development and production costs, the best approach would have been to replace the body of a compact FWD car with a new sports car body, or perhaps reposition the engine and drivetrain for a mid-engine layout. However, the agile handling and a linear driving feel would be almost impossible to achieve without a RWD layout. For Mazda, this meant an entirely new powertrain would have to be developed, which would require a sizeable investment. In the end, despite the added cost, the engineers agreed that they had no choice but to pursue the ideals of a lightweight sports car.

Porsche 911 2.0 (1964-1969)
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Porsche 911 2.0 (1964-1969)

By the mid 1950s, Ferry Porsche had decided that completely new model was needed to maintain the technological edge of the Porsche brand. The planning work of the new model started in 1957, after Ferry Porsche had defined the key specifications for successor of the Porsche 356.

Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S (1967-1972)
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Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S (1967-1972)

The Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S was the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine powered car. Its first prototype model was unveiled to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1963. The Mazda Cosmo Sport featured beautiful, futuristic proportions and exceptional driving performance. After the formal announcement of the Mazda Cosmo Sport, the engineers continued to work on quality and durability improvements to produce more refined performance before the production would begin in 1967.

Ferrari 288 GTO (1984-1986)
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Ferrari 288 GTO (1984-1986)

The Ferrari 288 GTO was introduced at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show. The official model designation was solely Ferrari GTO, although most people refer to it as the Ferrari 288 GTO to differentiate it from the legendary 250 GTO from the early sixties, which is often referred to as the GTO. The 288 appellation refers to the total cubic capacity of the engine and number of cylinders, 2.8 litres with 8 cylinders. The GTO captured the buyer’s imagination, although visually it was nothing startlingly different from the mainstream Ferrari eight cylinder models of the period, looking like a 308 that had been on a course of steroids, with more bulbous wheel arches, a lower stance and bigger spoilers. However, the revisions gave it a more aggressive appearance, and under the skin there was muscle enough to pack a powerful punch, complimenting the brawny exterior.