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Ole Blue: ’71 Land Rover Series IIA 88″

Land Rover Series IIA

There is no secret that we love a good 4X4. Our tastes run the full range from British to Japanese and even American. We had the good fortune of finding a home for another Series II just last month and perhaps we can work the same magic again with this one. Today’s Landie is a completely rebuilt truck with all of the tough-guy bits. When you go through the parts list, you too might notice that the manufacturer of said part has a really tough sounding name. Read More


Major Patina: ’64 MGB

64 MGB

British sports cars like the MGB or Triumph TR-4 were very popular, well priced cars enthusiasts flocked to in droves. They were inexpensive, fairly reliable and plentiful. Boneyards are littered with the remains of formerly cherished objects of one’s affection. Read More


SOLD Watch out Superman: ’06 Lotus Elise HRM Edition

06 Lotus Elise HRM

We are told there is a good word that sums up the Elise, and that word is ‘connected’. In a world where cars are more and more divorced from both driver and road, the lightweight Elise is a sportscar that still delivers the best seat-of-the-pants feel this side of a Caterham. It’s a hoot. For pure sports-car thrills, it’s in the top five most-entertaining cars available. Read More


Fifty shades of grey: ’55 Jaguar XK140 FHC

55 Jaguar XK140

The XK140 replaced the spectacular XK120 in 1954. Thankfully, the new car followed the previous model with just enough modifications to be worth the effort yet maintain the voluptuous lines that has made this car such a classic. Exterior changes that distinguished it from the XK120 included more substantial front and rear bumpers with overriders, and flashing turn signals located above the front bumper. The interior was made more comfortable for taller drivers by moving the engine, firewall and dash forward to give 3 inches more leg room. Read More


Prim & proper: ’70 MGB GT


In ’65 the MGB received a more robust five-main-bearing version of the B-Series engine and was joined by the stylish MGB GT coupe designed by Pininfarina. Never a top seller, the GT filled a niche for those of us who like roofs over our head and require a bit more carrying capacity. Mechanically, the MGB was little changed in 1970, the model year of this submission, retaining its 1,798cc pushrod engine, four-speed all-synchro transmission and all the familiar running gear. Read More


Good Deal: ’62 MGA MK II


The final iteration of the MGA was the 1600 Mk II, with a 90 horsepower 1,622cc engine, and minor styling changes. These sports cars are affordable, simple to work on, rugged and attractive. We’ve had a number of these on Mint but this one seems to check all of the boxes. It has had only 2 long-term owners and the accumulated mileage is still only 24,000 miles! This is another Old English white car with tan interior and it works just as well here as it does on the Jaguar MK II we featured today too. Read More


2-Tone Drop Top: 1951 Daimler DB18 Sports Special Convertible

Daimler Special Sports Convertible

Britain’s oldest automobile company, Daimler, was founded in 1896, as an offshoot of the German company that survives today as Daimler-Benz. Following the end of W.W.II Daimler Cars resumed production of its pre-war
DB18 model. The DB18 had typical pre-war styling with all of the traditional Daimler hallmarks including the famous radiator grille. The Daimler DB18 was produced from 1948 through 1953 with a total of 608 examples being created. Although most DB18’s had standard four door saloon bodies a number of drophead coupes were produced by both Tickford and (Daimler owned) Barker.  Read More


Jeep Roots: ’30 American Austin

American Austin

Herbert Austin was one of the pioneers of the British Motorcar industry. He ran Wolseley and left after a dispute with his partners. In 1905 he founded his own company using his own name. Around the same time, William Morris (not the agent), got into the business. He was pretty successful despite the Depression. By 1930, the Austin was the most produced car in Great Britain. In 1929 The American Austin Company was founded. They were going to build the Austin Seven under license from the Austin Motor Company. They had a short run, filing for bankruptcy in 1934. Read More


Mint Sold It! In a pinch: 1969 Land Rover Series II

Land Rover Series IIWe are suckers for well-built off-roaders. We’ll look twice at a great Land Cruiser or Land Rover. And yes, occasionally a great Jeep will make us stop in our tracks. Arthur B. sent this in from Seattle and it is one nicely refurbished Series II. Read More


Name it Tony: ’66 Sunbeam Tiger MK 1A


Sunbeam Tiger MK1APeople who love their cars tend to attribute a name to them. We wonder how many Sunbeam Tigers (real registered cars) are named Tony? Just thinking. We found a Tiger a few weeks ago and the interest was off the charts. There are legions of loyal followers of this car that has always been in the shadow of its fellow half-breed, the AC Cobra. Read More