A restored 1956 Austin-Healey 100 with its windscreen in a fold-down position

Let’s step back in time for a moment: It’s 1950 and looking for a new job in the British car industry. Along comes a role to design a brand new sports car, one to fill the void between Jaguar’s XK120 and the less expensive MG. But you’re not a car stylist, you’re an engineer…

This is how Gerald Charles Coker — a body engineer from Northamptonshire, England — became to be the man who penned one of the most beautiful sports cars of all time. “Gerry” will go on to work for Chrysler and Ford in the U.S. …


Graeme Raper’s 1932 Ford Model B Tudor.

“Hopped-up” in California during the early 1950’s; found and rescued from a barn in the mid 80’s. This Don Orosco restored 1932 Ford Tudor is now a resident of Melbourne, Australia.

It was at Motorclassica 2013 when I first stumbled across this exquisitely presented Tudor. Coming down the staircase from the upper level of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, I quite literally almost lost my footing as this early Ford sedan — sitting proudly on the ground level — stole my attention.

At first glance, it appears to be just a beautifully restored Tudor sedan, but missing were wire…

tony starr

I’m a photographer specialising in capturing classic cars. I also dabble in a little web design and social media.

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