Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Rare

Sunbeam Talbot Darracq
The Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) combine collapsed in 1935. The French Talbot company was acquired and reorganised by Venetian-born engineer Antonio Lago and after that, the “Talbot-Lago” name was used internationally. On the home market the cars still bore the Talbot badge they had carried since 1922, which was when, in France, the “Talbot-Darracq” name had given way to “Talbot”. At the same time, the British interests of Talbot were taken over by the Rootes Group and the parallel use of the Talbot brand in France and Britain ended. Talbot-Lago cars sold in Britain were now to be badged as Darracqs.
1925 Dodge
1925 Dodge Four Tourer
1935 Vintage Morgan
1935 morgan 1000cc From 1910-1952 the Morgan Motor Company sold a huge variety of different three-wheeler models. They all had in common the independent front-wheel-suspension, the arrangement of the engine in front plainly visible and rear-wheel-drive. Seating was for two or four persons.
Baughan Cyclecar
106 Baughan Cyclecar 1920 Engine 1039cc Baughan was a British cyclecar and motorcycle manufacturer in business from 1920 until 1936.
Iris Tourer 1912
Iris was a British car brand that was manufactured from 1906-1925 by Legros & Knowles Ltd in Willesden, London and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Iris cars were luxury vehicles with large, water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engines. A striking feature of all models was the diamond shaped radiator grill. Colour version available
Jaguar E-Type 4.2
The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years 1955-1957
1926 GN Parker
The GN was a British cyclecar made in Hendon, North London, from 1910. The name derives from its founders, H.R. Godfrey (1887-1968) and Archibald Frazer Nash (1889-1965). Production ceased in 1923 but the company kept trading until 1925, which is odd as this is a 1926 model.
1930 Delage D8
1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet 4060cc Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953. The Delage D8 was an eight-cylinder luxury car produced by the manufacturer between 1929 and 1940.
1924 Bentley
1924 Bentley 4398cc
The Napier Bentley
The Napier Bentley is a vintage racing car; a one off special built in 1968 by David Llewellyn. It was built on a Sunbeam chassis, but after a serious accident was re-built on the chassis of a 1929 8 Litre Bentley. It has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion W12 boat engine based on the Napier Lion aeroplane engine which develops approximately 550 bhp. It is seen at historic racing events mostly in the United Kingdom.
Jaguar XK140
1955 Jaguar XK140 3500cc The Jaguar XK140 sports car manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957
Classic Cars
Classic 1928 Aston Martin 4 Door Tourer and a Alvis 12/50 1929 1465cc
Vintage MG
Classic Britsh convertible MG. The MG Car Company Limited was a British sports car manufacturer began in the 1920s
Riley Special 1929
Rear of a classic 923/1929 Amilcar/Riley Special vintage car
Vauxhall Griffin Motif
Vauxhall Badge The company that was the genesis of Vauxhall Motors began as Alex Wilson (Steam Engineers) in Vauxhall, London in 1857. In 1894 they changed the company name to Vauxhall Iron Works the company being based on the site of the home of a former medieval knight Fulk le Breant, and it was his coat of arms that the Vauxhall motif the Griffin was adapted. The first Vauxhall car appeared in 1903
The Amilcar Emblem
The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1940
Spitfire Mk. IX, serial no. EN398, JE-J Personal aircraft of W/Cdr Johnnie Johnson, commanding officer of the Kenley Wing Summer 1943 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. Introduced in 1938


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41 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

  1. Beautifully clear pictures of all these rare cars. I especially love the flying horse on the Amilcar coming from the brilliant blue to the green background.

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