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1966 Porsche 906-134

With only sixty-five units built, the 906 was Porsche’s last street-legal factory race car. We go Dutch to track the provenance of chassis 134…

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1966 Aston Martin DB5 V8

To aid development of the Tadek Marek-designed V8, Aston Martin produced a one-off DB5/DB6 hybrid in early 1966 that was powered by the new unit. Despite being a well-used prototype, the car survived and we’ve driven it.

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1966 Jeep Gladiator by Vigilante

Reinventing classic American vehicles for the modern world is big business in the bespoke American automotive market today. We get up close and personal with a stunning example of one such crafty creation: the Vigilante 1966 Jeep Gladiator…

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1966 Ford Thunderbird 390 Convertible

The convertible is a perfect expression of one version of the American dream and, for a lucky few, dreams do come true.

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1966 AMC ‘Project IV’ - Cavalier & Vixen

AMC debuted a trio of interesting ‘idea’ cars in 1966 and while none of them saw full-scale production, they inspired certain ideas on future models that went into production in the following years…

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Modern re-creation of a 1957 Aston Martin DBR2 racing car

By being based on a 1966 DB6 but converted in the Nineties, this modern interpretation of a DBR2 is as close to the real thing as a re-creation can get. We look at the car’s background before experiencing the formidable machine for ourselves.

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1966 Aston Martin DB5 V8

This unique DB5 was created by Aston Martin’s Experimental department as a test-bed for its new V8 engine. Peter Tomalin takes the wheel.

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Road test 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Found abandoned in Venezuela, this Ferrari 330 GTC has now been restored in the UK to concours-winning condition. We tell its story and get behind the wh

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Restored 1966 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB

The coming together of technicians from Porsche Cars GB’s network of Classic Partner Centres saw this early 911 wow fans of historic motorsport before the car underwent further transformation in readiness for a return to racing.

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1966 Ferrari 330GTC

Take a rookie concours entrant, an obsessively restored Ferrari, a curious Octane editor and set them loose at Salon Prive. James Elliott reveals all.

Editor's comment
I'm more used to chasing rally cars through the wilder parts of the world, so jumped at the chance to photograph exotica on the Salon Prive Tour, keeping the Ferrari 330GTC in my viewfinder as it made its way through the Cotswolds with Octane editor James Elliott at the wheel.' Ferrari 330GTC at Salon Prive
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1966 Pontiac GTO

The ‘goat’ brought real muscle that defined an era

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1966 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

This beautifully preserved ’66 Coupe De Ville lived in Babylon, New York, all its life until John Lond got bored one Christmas and turned on his computer…

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1966 Porsche 912

A car that’s always been in the shadow of its 911 relation, the Porsche 912’s attributes and significance have for too long been overlooked and seriously underestimated.

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Porsche 911 S 127 corners of the 1966 Freiburg to Schauinsland hill climb

A 911, clearly being driven with commitment, tackles one of the 127 corners of the Freiburg to Schauinsland hill climb. But this isn’t just any one of the many 911s that contested the Schauinsland climb until competitive events stopped after 1972. The driver is the Swabian, Eberhard Mahle, and in this 1966 photograph he’s well on the way to winning the European GT Hill Climb Championship and also the 911’s first international triumph. The irony is that if Huschke von Hanstein had prevailed, Eberhard wouldn’t have had a 911 to compete in.

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1966 Dodge Coronet 500

Clothing Vince Donald’s 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 now sports upgraded suspension and a big-block race Hemi, yet on the outside it still looks just like it did the day he bought it…

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