Category Archives: 1990s Classic Cars

Ford Mustang

This is an introductory article about the Ford Mustang where Ford created a new type of sports coupĂ© – the pony car with the “long hood, short deck”.

The Mustang has been in continued production since 1964 although, unlike the Porsche 911, it has gone through some big design changes.

American cars have made little impact on the UK and Europe in the 1960s and 70s. The Mustang and Corvette were at least recognised and treated with interest while the larger cars were dismissed. Continue reading Ford Mustang

Mercedes CLK GTR

The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a racing car built by Mercedes AMG from 1997 that required road cars to be built to meet the homologation rules.

As a racing car, it was so good, that no other competitor was prepared to compete in the 1999 GT1 class. Overall the car competed in 22 races and won 17 of them. The car won the constructors and driver’s championships in 1997 and 1998.

The Mercedes CLK GTR Road Car

mercedes clk gtr
Mercedes Benz CLK GTR, photo details

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Dodge Viper Ist Generation – The RT/10 Roadster

The Dodge Viper is a long running American sports car made by the Chrysler group.

  • First generation – the RT/10 (92-95)
  • Second generation (96-02)
  • Third generation (03-06)
  • Fourth generation (08-10)
  • Fifth generation (13 to date)

In this article we will focus on the first generation Dodge Viper.

First generation Dodge Viper RT/10
First generation Dodge Viper RT/10, photo by Myke Waddy

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Dauer Porsche 962

Between 1993 and 1997 Dauer Racing took the Le Mans winning Porsche 962 and turned it into a road legal GT1 car (the Dauer 962) by changing the body slightly to add a second seat and some luggage space.

It was then turned back into a racing car (the Dauer Porsche 962) that won the 1994 Le Mans 24 hour race using a loophole that didn’t specify any minimum numbers for production cars. Continue reading Dauer Porsche 962

Jaguar XK8 and XKR Coupe and Convertible

To replace the long-lasting Jaguar XJS, the company introduced the Jaguar XK8 grand touring coupé and convertible in 1996. The project code was the X100.

It’s a good looking car with a strong link to the Aston Martin DB7 as both marques were owned by Ford and shared the same platform.

Jaguar XK8
Jaguar XK8, photo by Rudolf Stricker

It has a 4.0 litre V8 engine.

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