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1956 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato

The Maserati A6G/54 is a thinly disguised racer with just enough civility for the road – beautifully wrapped in ultra-lightweight Zagato bodywork. Peter Tomalin is treated to a rare thrill.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visits Browns Lane, March 1956

As an ardent supporter of British industry, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II often visited car factories throughout her 70 year reign, including Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in March 1956. Following Sir William Lyons’ knighthood earlier the same year, the visit was in recognition of the company’s success in the UK’s postwar drive for exports.

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1956 Jaguar XK140DHC

This 1956 XK 140’s first owner kept the car for six decades and also restored it over a 19-year period resulting in the perfectly presented example seen here.

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1956 AC Aceca

Automotive explorer Chris Dady has raced, restored and toured his way through 70 cars. Will a day driving a 1956 AC Aceca sway his next classic purchase?

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1956 Bentley S1

Cars can leave a profound impression on our childhood, and as car enthusiasts we can probably all think of one we wish our parents had never sold. David Watt did better than that – he bought it and brought it home.

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1956 Jaguar Mk1 2.4

We enter a time warp and drive a 1956 low mileage 2.4 saloon

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Porsche’s 1956 550A Le Mans Coupes

Porsche’s first space framed Spyder, the 550A, competed at Le Mans in coupe form to win its class, marking the only time the model raced as a hard-top. One such car has survived an interim American body to be reborn through a sparkling restoration…

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1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Tipo 750 Series 1

You just can’t stop gawping at it. On looks alone, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint deserves its high placing in our ‘Greatest Ever’ shootout. Designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone, the Sprint was an exercise in the elegance of simplicity, perfect proportion and delicate understatement. This 1950s icon’s shape has withstood every changing fashion with easy grace

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El Maestro’s 1956 Maserati 300S driven by Juan Manuel Fangio

The Maserati 300S driven to sports car victories by Juan Manuel Fangio is a rush of racing history restored to its original, long-nose glory.

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Driving a Fifties F1 paddock fixture - Tony Vandervell’s 1956 Bentley S1 Continental

Patriotic Vanwall Formula 1 boss Tony Vandervell favoured Bentley road cars. We try his 1956 S1 Continental – an ultra-rare manual gearbox example, and the last Bentley he owned.

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1956 Wartburg 311

Two strokes, warts ’n’ all A soviet oddball with ties to one of the world’s biggest carmakers.

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26th Monte Carlo Rally 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4

This Aston Martin DB2/4's Monte Carlo Rally history was deliberately buried. Decades on it was revived by the original owner's son

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Meguiar’s 1956 Volvo Amazon Coupe B230FK 2.3-litre enined 320bhp

The build is now complete, so here’s the inside scoop on Meguiar’s Volvo Amazon. For the latest showcase of Meguiar’s detailing prowess, Tom Clarke wanted to build a low-slung cruiser. But, as we all know, it’s never that simple

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