1960 Austin Lancer Series II

Although Austin models were first assembled and partly manufactured in Australia before WWI, the 1958 Lancer was probably the first to have a significant local design input. The Lancer was one of ‘twins’ produced by BMC in Australia, the other being the Morris Major. Powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine, More


1935 Voisin V12

Gabriel Voisin gained his engineering experience in the infant aviation industry and was actually running an aeroplane factory in Paris before the Wright brothers’ planes were in production, producing a number of aircraft during World War I. He later switched to car manufacture and one of his best products was More



The Rover 200 is an interesting example of `badge-engineering’. The car started out as the Honda Ballade and evolved during the period when there was a strong relationship between Austin-Rover and Honda. The Triumph Acclaim was another `badge-engineered’ car from this relationship. In the early 1980s the British company did More