British Sports Cars of All The Time


British Sports Cars of All The Time: Most automotive historians will agree these are among if not the best classic british sports cars. Further it is almost universally agreed British sports cars are largely responsible for spreading sports cars fever here in the United State. In this post we are going to talk about British Sports Cars of All The Time if you have interest in British sports cars just read this article and you will got useful information about British sports cars. Let’s take a quick look at british sports cars of all the time

British Sports Cars of All The Time

01. Austin Healey Sprite
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Introduce in 1958, the Bugeye Sprite, as it became known in the United States, picked up the moniker because of its prominent headlight treatment. (The car was affectionately referred to to as the “Frogeye” in England. The designer’s original intention was for the headlights to retract into the hood when they were switched off, in a fashion similar to that employed by Porsche for the 980 models. The Austin Healey Sprite was the first volume produced unit body sports car. At introduction, it was powered by a 43 hp inline four cylinder engine displacing 948cc. A high elemental car, the Austin Healey Sprite had no door handles and no trunklid.

02. Austin Healey 3000
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At the other end of the Austin Healey sports car spectrum was the Austin Healey 3000. Introduced in 1959, the Austin Healey 3000 took its nomenclature from the fact it was powered by a 2912 cc (rounds up to 3-liter) inline six cylinder engine. The car boasted a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It featured duel carburetors and front disk brakes as standard equipment. Originally intended to be produced by Healey’s company alone, the managing director of Austin was so impressed by the roadster he struck a deal with Healey and so it came to be known as an Austin Healey.

03. Jaguar E-Type
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For car lovers of a certain age, “British sports cars” will instantly trigger an image of the Jaguar E-Type in their heads. Quintessentially British, undeniably beautiful, and arguably the most desirable car of its time, the Jaguar E-Type was introduced in 1961. Exotic in appearance, but relatively affordable in price, the Jaguar E-Type enjoyed immense popularity. A total of 72,515 examples of the Jaguar were built during its 13 year production run from 1961 to 1974. Originally powered by a 3.8 liter inline six cylinder engine with three carburetors, the first Jaguar E-Type boasted 265 hp and 240 ft-lbs of torque. Considering they weighed less than 3,000 pounds, this meant exhilarating performance. Jaguar E Type is the also member of ‘british sports cars of all the time’.

04. Jaguar XK-120
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Introduced in 1948 as a concept car to showcase Jaguar’s new XK series inline six cylinder engine, the XK-120’s fluidly supine lines created such a stir the decision was made to put the model into production. It is said Sir William Lyons, Jaguar’s founder and lead designer at the time came up with the design overnight. The early cars were hand built of aluminum and used frames fashioned from ash wood. The engine produced 160 hp from 3.4 liters, and while top speed was quoted at 120 miles per hour, several owners saw speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour.

05. Triumph TR6
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Built between 1969 and 1976, Triumph produced in excess of 90,000 TR6s, and of that total, over 86,000 of them were exported. An evolution of the Triumph TR5, the TR6 used a 2.5 liter inline six cylinder engine. Detuned for the US market to improve reliability, the engine made 104 hp in the states, were it delivered 150 hp in its standard state of tune. A four speed ,manual transmission was fitted with an overdrive unit available as an option to enable the engine to run at more relaxed speed on highways.

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