British Sports Cars have always had a reputation for speed and fun, if not for reliability. I have already looked at Aston Martin and Lotus. Here are some more British Sports Cars:
Left to Right: TVR Tuscan S (Matchbox), Sunbeam Alpine (TicToc), Triumph TR6 (Hot Wheels), DeLorean DMC 12 (Hot Wheels) and Morgan (Majorette).
My schoolmate Paul had a Sunbeam Alpine back in the 1980s, it was a real head turner. This blue model is a copy of the car in the James Bond film “Dr No“. The DeLorean was also made famous by a film, “Back to the Future“.
This Jensen 541R by Oxford is in a very small 1:76 scale, possibly intended for a railway layout. The actual car was produced from 1957 to 1960, and was very fast for a four seater at the time. Indeed, with a top speed of over 125 mph (200km/h) it was the fastest four-seater the magazine Autocar had ever tested at the time.
Another fast car from the past was the AC Shelby Cobra, combining a British sports car with an American engine and the tuning genius of the American Carroll Shelby.
Here a weathered 1:64 model by Jada.