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1973 Gilbern Invader MkIV prototype

By 1973, Gilbern had graduated from kit cars and was eying promising new markets with a big new coupé. Fate had other ideas – but today we drive the sole Invader MkIV prototype.

1973, the Belgian Gendarmerie became Porsche’s third police customer

Between the late 1950s and the end of aircooling, the German and Dutch police forces ran Porsche fleets of several hundred cars. In 1973, the Belgian Gendarmerie became Porsche’s third police customer. The Gendarmerie operated as a civilian police force under a military command structure. Among its responsibilities was road policing. By 1970, Belgium had a motorway network that not only facilitated traffic flow, but criminal activity as well.

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL with Racing Kit E9

The Original… and best? The E9CSL is undoubtedly one of BMW’s finest creations and a direct result of the company’s desire to win on track.

1973 BMW 3.0CS Automatic E9

When Jack Reason fell in love with the BMW E9 he put himself on course to undertake a colossal restoration project. As you can see, it was well worth it...

1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

Earls Court, 1973: a supercar with Italian panache, American throb and Argentinian parentage is foisted upon an unsuspecting British public. Today we drive the British Motor Show De Tomaso Pantera GTS.

1973 Citroën DS23 Pallas Semi-Automatic

The Citroën DS seemed like a spaceship when it was launched nearly seven decades ago – how does it stack up today?

Modified classic 1973 BMW 2002 E10

When contributor, Rob Richardson, set out to build a period correct 2002 “cafe racer” we had to come along for the ride. Now ‘our’ project reaches a milestone – its full feature in BMW Car!

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

By the Seventies the sports saloon had really come of age. Ford showed that, because of motor sport success, it could sell ship-loads of Escorts. Other makers wanted a slice of the action – Triumph chief among them, with the Dolomite deemed an ideal base for something fruity. Led by Rover’s Spen King, the Triumph Dolomite Sprint engineers won a Design Council award for the new model’s innovative single-cam, 16-valve cylinder head – and British Leyland advertising literature of the time incorporated one of the best puns of the era, ‘The award has gone to our head’.

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7’s ducktail may have become a style icon

The Carrera RS 2.7’s ducktail may have become a style icon, but it was the start of Porsche’s focus on aerodynamics for both its race and road cars. Fifty years on, it’s also a feature of the manufacturer’s very latest products...

Gorgeous air-ride 1973 BMW 520 E12

It may glister like gold, but this E12 is, in fact, Amazonite green. And that’s not the only secret it’s hiding…

1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 vs. 1971 Jaguar XJ6 2.8 Automatic Series 1

If you were an executive in the late Sixties and early Seventies, there was only two choices of car – the Spartan Mercedes-Benz W114 or the prestigious Jaguar XJ6. With both cars worth similar values today, how do the 2.8-litre versions of both compare now?

1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000 105 Series

In the Seventies, South Africa was one of Alfa Romeo’s most important markets outside of Italy. The Berlina 2000 was both successful in sales and on the racetrack

1973 Ferrari 365GT4 BB

In the BB’s earliest form there is a simplicity and purity to the shape that later derivatives were never quite able to match’

1973 Austin Allegro 1300 Deluxe

The Allegro is the ultimate anti-style statement – which pleases Colin Corke greatly

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