Triumph TR4 (1963)
Hello, I’m a red Triumph, in the woods, with my top down. Any argument you may or may not throw is automatically invalid.
When new (when new!), these could easily reach 110mph, which was respectable for a light convertible.
Prince Skyline 1500 Deluxe (1963)
One of the most interesting generation timelines is the Skyline’s.
This was the generation that deeply defined what a Skyline looked like for more than 30 years, although performance was pretty standard: the 1500cc engine was good enough for around 70bhp.
Steve McQueen, and two beautiful possessions of his: the Jaguar XKSS and the Lotus Eleven.
Peugeot 404 Coupé (1963)
There’s no need to go further; the Pug 404 Coupé was designed by Pininfarina which much love.
Up until then, the 404 gained a solid reputation for being the regular “taxi car”, which Peugeot managed to break in serious style with the introduction of the Coupé and Convertible versions. Performance was modest as well, and every year the french company gave it a fine revision so it could continue to be appealing for new buyers.
What’s not to like?
Jochen Rindt / Cooper-Climax T77 (1965)
I always forget that Rindt wasn’t always a Lotus man.
Rindt started with Brabham, for a year in 1964, and then again for another year in 1968. In between he drove his share of Coopers, both the V8 Climax and Maserati V12s
Chevrolet Corvair Testudo (1963)
One of the greatest Bertone design experiments. Be sure to look and think about its doors.
The gorgeous Porsche 906 Carrera, Le Mans legend.
This is the model that completely dominated the 1966 Hockeheim 500, not to mention winning its class that year in the Monza 1000, Targa Florio, Spa 1000, Austrian 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Le Mans, 1966.
A couple of Porsches 906 (the very last street legal racing car from Porsche, by the way) take the lead on the P category.
Le Mans, 1966.
The very start of the race. The dominance of the Ford GTs is a tad obvious right from the beggining, and it’s no wonder they took the entire podium to themselves.
Jack Brabham / Dutch Grand Prix, 1966.
Taking the lead on his Brabham-Repco BT19.
Photo by The Cahier Archive.