The Golden Age of the Sports Car pt.2

Picking up where I left off in the Golden Age of  Sports Carsexhibit at Gilmore Car Museum, we start off with this 1962 Lotus Elite series 2.  With a 1.2L and about 85hp, these cars saw success in Touring Car racing in the 60's and 70's.

This 1959 MG MGA Twin-Cam Roadster was pretty cool. Not as popular as the later MGB, and known for oil consumption, they still are pretty little cars.

This little Triumph TR3, powered by a 95hp 1991cc mated to a 4-speed manual, was a great little Open roadster. One of the best classic British sports cars, before BL took over.

This 1958 Morgan plus4 shares an engine and transmission with the Triumph TR3. Unlike the Triumph, the Morgan's entire chassis was made of Ash wood.

This '56 Austin Healey 100-4 was pretty cool. I love the leather strap holding the hood shut, as well as the two-tone paint and wire wheels.

This Jaguar XK120 has recently been added to my list of favorite cars. And it's all thanks to a movie from 1953 called "The Fast and the Furious". Not a great movie, but the cars were nice.

This car, the 1961 E-type was gorgeous. According to Jeremy Clarkson, this is the most beautiful car ever made.

This car was, by a large margin, my favorite car in the Exhibit. A 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster

I first learned about this car when I played Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed. Sadly, I can't play the game anymore, as it won't run on Windows 10.

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-Phil