MG B

MG B (1962-1980)

1962 MG B Roadster

1962 MG B Engine and Dashboard

The rubber bumper (‘bra’) models are less popular than those with chrome ones.

Lotus Elan


Lotus Elan (1962-1973)

Lotus
Lotus Elan 1500

Lotus Elan 1500: Backbone chassis
Lotus Elan 1500

Lotus Elan 1500: Backbone chassis
Lotus Elan 1500: Backbone chassis

Lancia A112

Autobianchi / Lancia A112 (1969-1986)


From 1983 onwards the Autobianchi A112 continued in many countries under a Lancia badge.

Lancia A112
1986 Lancia A112

Lancia Fulvia

Lancia Fulvia (1963-1972)


The Lancia Fulvia was available with saloon or coupé bodywork.

Lancia Fulvia
1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina

Lancia Fulvia
Lancia Fulvia Coupé


Lancia Fulvia
Lancia Fulvia Coupé HF

Lancia Fulvia
1965 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato


Lancia Flaminia

Lancia Flaminia (1957-1970)


The Lancia Flaminia was offered as a saloon (berlina), Coupé, GT and Sport.

Lancia Flaminia
1958 Lancia Flaminia
Lancia Flaminia
1958 Lancia Flaminia
Lancia Flaminia
1959: Other body styles offered by Lancia were
designed by various famous coachbuilding firms.

Lancia Beta

Lancia Beta (1972-1984)

Lancia Beta
1973 The unveiling of the Lancia Beta



The Lancia Beta was introduced in 1972. Production lasted for 12 years.

Lancia Beta
1973 Lancia Beta

Lancia Beta
1977 Advertisement for the Lancia Beta


Regrettably, the cars were prone to rusting rather rapidly. Sought-after today by collectors.

Lamborghini Jarama

Lamborghini Jarama (1970-1976)


LAMBORGHINI JARAMA GT 2+2, the ultimate combination of true sporting and luxury motoring

1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400GT 2+2


“Lamborghini Jarama 4.00GT 2+2

For the driver wanting an ultra-high performance sports car with occasional seating for four people, the LAMBORGHINI JARAMA GT 2+2 gives a maximum speed in excess of l60 mph with handling to match. The ultimate combination of true sporting and luxury motoring is offered by this BERTONE-styled 2+2 with electrically-operated tinted windows, heated rear window, sumptuous leather upholstery and laminated windscreen, coupled with a 4-camshaft V12 3929 cc engine developing 350 bhp at 7500 rpm.

The body is of all-steel monocoque construction with independent suspension on all four wheels consisting of double transverse wishbones with coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar front and rear.

The self-ventilated Girling disc braking system is hydraulically-operated by two vacuum servo units with separate circuits for front and rear.

The magnesium wheels are fitted with Michelin low profile 215-70 VR 15 X tyres.

Dimensions: Wheelbase 93.6 ins., track 58.6 ins., length 176.5 ins., width 71.6 ins., height 46.8 ins., dry weight 3400 Ibs.

UK list price: GBP 8,577 inc. Purchase Tax.”

1971 (UK) Press Release

Lamborghini Urraco

Lamborghini Urraco (1973–1979)



The Lamborghini Urraco P250 was styled and designed by BERTONE.

photo of Lamborghini
1971 Lamborghini Urraco P250


“THE LAMBORGHINI URRACO P250

Following in the path of some of the world’s greatest sports cars, the ESPADA, MIURA and JARAMA, Automobili Ferruccio LAMBORGHINI introduces to Great Britain the new URRACO P250. The smallest car of the LAMBORGHINI range, the URRACO is of 2+2 configuration with a 2.5 litre V8 engine mounted in the rear.

In common with the rest of the LAMBORGHINI stable, the P250 has been styled and designed by BERTONE. Particular care and attention has been paid to both comfort and safety for the occupants and close collaboration with the BERTONE design team has kept under-bonnet space to a minimum by the use of a compact transverse engine. For the first time, McPherson strut suspension has been used fore and aft in a high-performance car, thereby saving space and permitting a more ‘profiled’ body line. Air conditioning can be fitted at the factory as an optional extra.

Safety in strength was the philosophy of the body construction, using an electrically-welded platform chassis structure united with the body on a single monocoque shell. The whole structure is of immense strength, because apart from the transverse ribs for the seat mountings, the platform has two longitudinal side members and a slightly raised central tunnel containing the cooling system water pipes and the gear-shift linkage. At the rear, the engine compartment is formed by two steel bulkheads, with the engine subframe attached to the base by two girders. At the front of the chassis there is a third bulkhead carrying the instrument panel, thereby making a very robust car overall. The 2.5 litre engine incorporates several innovations. It was designed for either transverse rear or mid-engined rear wheel drive or front-engined front wheel drive configuration.

It is a 90 degree V8 with a single overhead camshaft driven by a toothed belt. With a compression ratio of 10.5:1 it develops 220 bhp at 7800 rpm., giving the Urraco a maximum speed in excess of 150 mph.

Carburation is by four twin-choke downdraught Weber 40 ISF 1 carburetters located inside the engine ‘Vee’ for case of servicing. High volumetric efficiency is assured by the angle of 45ÔøΩ between the carburettors and the intake valves. Engine lubrication is carried out by a sump-located lobe type oil pump, driven by a vertical shaft extending to the upper block casting beside the distributor. With warm oil (90 deg C) this pump circulates 6.6 gallons per minute, per 1000 rpm and 17.5 gallons per minute at 6500 rpm, the latter amount at a pressure of 85.3 psi.

The engine is water cooled. The centrifugal water pump is located in the engine ‘Vee’ and is driven from a toothed belt from the end of the camshaft.

The electrical system is 12 volt with a 77 watt alternator, toothed belt driven from the camshaft.

Transmission, clutch and differential are housed in alloy casings attached to the left of the engine block. The gearbox has five forward speeds and reverse, all syncromesh. The clutch is single disc diaphragm type, actuated hydraulically. Headlights are quartz iodine, retractable and of 6.7 ins.diameter. The radiator air outlets arc incorporated in the small frontal area. Spare wheel and appropriate tools arc located under the bonnet, as is the air conditioning evaporator.

The rear engine compartment has fins laid laterally, allowing good rear vision and engine ventilation. The rear boot has a capacity of 9 cubic feet.

The price in this country (UK), including Purchase Tax is expected to be under GBP 6,000.”

Source: September 1971 Press Release

Lamborghini Miura


Lamborghini Miura (1966-1972)

Lamborghini Miura photo
1966 Miura photographed in Riva (Italy) in 1968 [by Phil Seed]. Note the parking ticket!


The LAMBORGHINI MIURA is a rear-engined two-seater sports car with bodywork by BERTONE

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
1971 (UK) Press Release:

“Lamborghini Miura P 400 SV

Powerful as the fighting bull from which it takes its name, the LAMBORGHINI MIURA is a rear-engined two-seater sports car with bodywork by BERTONE. With a V12 3,929cc engine developing 385 bhp at 7,850 rpm, the MIURA has a maximum speed in excess of 170 mph.

The P 400 SV has several improvements on the previous Miura, including a newly-designed gearbox.

The all-steel body is of monocoque construction with independent suspension on all four wheels consisting of double transverse wishbones and coil springs with telescopic dampers and anti-roll bars fore and aft. Ventilated disc brakes by Girling have separate circuits for front and rear.

The luxurious cockpit has electrically-operated tinted windows and laminated windscreen. Air conditioning can be fitted at the factory as an optional extra.

Dimensions: Wheelbase 98.5 ins., track 55.5 ins., length 168.8 ins., width 70 ins., height 43.3 ins., dry weight 2,739 lbs.

Miura at home


Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini Espada (1968-1978)


1971 IT saloon
One of the fastest and most luxurious full four-seater cars in the world, the ESPADA 400GT, with coachwork by BERTONE, is the largest of the LAMBORGHINI range.

1971 Lamborghini Espada 400GT

LAMBORGHINI ESPADA 400GT

One of the fastest and most luxurious full four-seater cars in the world, the ESPADA 400GT, with coachwork by BERTONE, is the largest of the LAMBORGHINI range.

A 3929cc, overhead four camshaft V12 engine with 6 twin choke Weber carburetters produces 350 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a top speed of 155 mph.

The all-steel body is a monocoque construction with independent all-round suspension. Ventilated disc brakes by Girling on all four wheels have separate circuits for front and rear.

The sumptuous interior has leather upholstery, electrically-operated tinted windows, heated rear window and full air conditioning.

Dimensions:

Wheelbase 104.3 ins., track 58.6 ins., length 186.5 ins., width 73.4 ins., height 46.6 ins., dry weight 3,605 lbs.

UK list price GBP 9,775 inc. Purchase Tax.

September 1971 Press Release