By Quentin Willson
Note: formerly released as nice Car
A finished and compact consultant to the world's top vehicles, Cool Cars gains greater than 100 vintage vehicles, from the Bentley R-Type Continental and the Buick Roadmaster to the Datsun 240Z and the Lamborghini Countach.
Stunning multi-angle images finds the real craftsmanship and wonder of those vintage vehicles, whereas the textual content can pay tribute to every automobile and explains why it's destined to be a vintage. Cool Cars is a must have reward for motor fans far and wide.
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The only features that would have been standard equipment are the center speedo, heater, and switches. 48 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 A USTIN -H EALEY Sprite Mk1 SOME AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMICS believe all the best car designs have a recognizable face. If that is the case, few cars have a cuter one than this little fellow, with that ear-to-ear grinning grille and those wide-open, slightly astonished eyes. Of course, it is those trademark bulging peepers that prompted the nickname “Frogeye,” by which everyone now recognizes this engaging little character.
Its lines may be Italian, but it has none of the dainty delicacy of some contemporary Ferraris and Maseratis—the Aston’s spirit is somehow true Brit. 34 Aston Martin DB4 TRUNK PANEL Complex curves meant the trunk lid was one of the most difficultto-produce panels in the entire car. Their hand-built nature means no two Astons are alike. LIGHTS Rear lights and front indicators were straight off the utilitarian Land Rover. CLASSIC STYLING Clothed in an Italian body by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the DB4 possessed a graceful yet powerful elegance.
Triple SU carburetors show this to be a Vantage engine with larger valves and an extra 20 bhp. SUSPENSION Front suspension was double wishbones with coil springs and telescopic shocks. 3-liter engine, the DBS V8 was meant to be Aston’s money-earner for the 1970s. Based on the six-cylinder DBS of 1967, the V8 did not appear until April 1970. With a thundering 160 mph (257 km/h) top speed and incredible sub seven-second 0–60 time, Aston’s new bulldog instantly earned a place on every millionaire’s shopping list.