Sports Car Classics,
Volumes 1 & 2

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In Sportscar Classics, Volumes 1 & 2  Eric Dymock selects contemporary features, road tests and motoring columns along with quotations from his half a century's writing about cars. This anthology features material from the classic era of sports cars from a writer who drove the best from vintage to modern. Here are sports cars with straight-cut gears and sports cars with automatic transmissions; sports cars with one carburettor choke per cylinder and sports cars with fuel injection and turbochargers. 

Most of the entries in the Sports Car Classics series are easy self-contained reads, histories and features reproduced as they were published between 1960 and 2010.  Since they were written for different publications, the entries in Sports Car Classics vary in tone. Road tests compiled for The Motor have an engineering bent; Sunday Times readers did not expect anything like that. The test reports read as unvarnished personal views gained from test driving virtually every make of sports car of the second half of the 20th century, as well as a good many from the first.


TOPICS & Models Covered in Volume 1:

Sports Car Classics, Volume 1 contains road test results, columns and articles on the following topics: and topics:

  • AC Cobra
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Alfa Romeo GT
  • Alfasud;
  • Allard
  • Audi Quattro
  • Audi R8
  • Alpine
  • Aston Martin MG Proposal
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Aston Martin DB3S
  • Aston Martin DB7
  • Aston Martin DB7 Convertible
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Austin-Healey 3000 rally car
  • Austin-Healey Sprite
  • MG Midget Heritage bodyshell
  • Bentley racing
  • Derby Bentleys
  • Bentley Continental R 1952-1955
  • Bentley Continental R 1993
  • Bentley GTC 2009
  • Bizzarini and ISO
  • BMW; BMW 328
  • BMW 328 Mille Miglia
  • BMW 328 and AFN
  • BMW 507
  • BMW M1
  • BMW 850i
  • BMW 840i
  • BMW Z3
  • BMW Z4
  • BMW Z1
  • BMW Z3v Porsche Boxster
  • BMW 3-series Touring Z3 and M Coupe
  • BMW M Coupe
  • BMW Z4M Coupe
  • BMW Z8
  • Bristol 401
  • Bugatti Schlumpf
  • Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
  • Cisitalia
  • Citroën SM
  • Cooper
  • Cunningham
  • Daimler SP250
  • Datsun Z
  • D-B and René Bonnet
  • Delahaye and Delage
  • Delorean
  • De Tomaso
  • Facel Vega
  • Ferrari 166
  • Ferrari Testarossa
  • Ferrari 512TR
  • Ferrari 456GT
  • Ferrari 348 and Mondiale
  • Fiat 8V
  • Fiat X1/9
  • Fiat-Abarth
  • Ford GT40
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gordon-Keeble
  • Honda S800
  • Honda CRX
  • Honda S2000
  • Honda NSX

MODELS AND TOPICS COVERED IN VOLUME 2:

Sports Car Classics, Volume 2 contains road test results, columns and articles on the following topics:

  • Jaguar SS100;
  • Jaguar XK engine 1948
  • Jaguar XK120 aluminium prototype
  • Jaguar XK120 production
  • Jaguar XK120 F H Coupe
  • Jaguar XK120SE
  • Jaguar XKSS
  •  Jaguar XK140 open 2-seater
  •  Jaguar XK140 FHC
  • Jaguar XK140 DHC
  •  Jaguar XK140 SE
  • Jaguar XK150 3.4 FHC
  • Jaguar XK150 3.4 DHC
  • Jaguar XK150S 3.4 Roadster
  • Jaguar XK150S 3.8
  •  Jaguar E-type
  • Jaguar 1971 Series III V12 E-type roadster
  • Jaguar Series III V12 2+2
  • Jaguar Series III V12 two seat roadster US-spec
  • Jaguar XJ220
  • Jaguar XJR-S
  • JaguarSport
  • Jaguar XK
  • Jensen-Healey
  • Jowett Jupiter
  • Lamborghini Diablo 
  • Lancia Montecarlo
  • Lotus Elite
  • Lotus Esprit
  • Lotus Esprit S4
  • Maserati 222E
  • Maserati Merak
  • Mazda RX-7
  • Mazda RX-7 Turbo Cabriolet
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mazda MX-5 Turbo
  • MX-5 on Bodmin Moor
  • McLaren F1
  • Mercedes-Benz 600SEC
  • Mercedes-Benz SL
  • Mercedes-Benz 500SL
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK
  • MG TC Midget
  • MG TD Midget
  • MG TD Mk II
  • MG TF Midget 1250
  • MG TF 1500
  • MG EX 182 Le Mans
  • MG MGA
  • MG MGA Coupe
  • MGA Twin Cam
  • MGB Twin Cam
  • MGF
  • MG RV8
  • Morgan Plus 8
  • Morgan Oselli
  • MVS Venturi
  • Nissan 300ZX
  • Porsche 1600SC
  • Porsche 912
  • Porsche 944
  • Porsche 944S2
  • Porsche 928S
  • Porsche 959
  • Porsche Carrera 2 Tiptronic
  • Porsche 944 Turbo Cabriolet
  • Porsche 968 Convertible
  • Porsche 968 Club Sport
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 911 Carrera
  • Porsche 356
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Sunbeam Tiger
  • Studebaker Avanti
  • Talbot Lago
  • Toyota MR-2
  • Triumph Spitfire
  • Triumph Lynx
  • TVR S3
  • TVR Chimaera
  • Volvo P1800
  • Yamaha 0X99-11