June 2015 Issue

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In the June 2015 issue of The Automobile

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was never intended for production. After winning Le Mans in 1952, it just took off. Karl Ludvigsen, himself a former owner, explains in Flight of Fancy.

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For this month’s Auto-biography, Peter Stevens Matthew Bell visits the well known automotive designer and enthusiast to learn about the origins of his interest in motor cars and the way they look.

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Jonathan Rishton tries out an unrestored 1917 Stutz that was owned by A K Miller, legendary hoarder of cars from the Indianapolis manufacturer

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Following on from last month’s look at the prewar French car market, David Beare turns now to the chaotic rebirth of France’s motor industry after WW2

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The recent discovery of a pre-WW1 racing engine means the history books need to be rewritten. Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges and Henk Cloosterman present the results of their Franco-Dutch investigation in his article, 1908 Ariès: the first high-performance desmodromic engine.

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Open to the public for nearly 50 years, the Caister Castle Car Collection remains unknown to many enthusiasts. Michael Ware pays a visit and reveals its treasures.

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