BMW 328 – 1936

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First buy the BMW company, then you may get to drive a 328 Mille Miglia – if you ask very nicely. This stupendous vehicle now lives in the company museum and was the culmination of the Bavarian Motor Works’ effort to produce the finest sports car of the 1930s.

Bentley 8L – 1930

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It was the last of the line – arid the most impressive. The 8 liter Bentley made its debut at the Olympia Motor Show in 1930 and caused a sensation. It was the largest car hitherto made in Britain and a serious competitor for the Rolls-Royce Phantom II.

Alvis Speed 25 – 1936

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One car every dashing man about town coveted in the 1930s was the gorgeous Alvis Speed 25 – a sleek machine that would never fail to look super-stylish arriving outside a stately home ahead of that discreetly decadent country-house weekend.

Alfa Romeo RL – 1922

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ALFA was founded in 1910 and began operations by producing the open-topped 24 HP, designed by Giuseppe Merosi. This was made in various configurations and raced in the 1911 Targa Florio, Sicily’s famous long-distance endurance test – a shrewd move that brought recognition and commercial success. But World War 1 ended car production as ALFA … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 – 1931

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The 8C (for eight-cylinder) engine was designed by Vittorio Jano and introduced by Alfa Romeo in 1931. In various forms this brilliant power plant with its finned aluminum casing was destined to propel the company’s sought-after cars throughout the 1930s and become synonymous with triumph on the racetrack and prestige on the street.