Cars of Interest


Porsche 911 G-model (1973-1989)

History For the 1974 model revision, the Porsche 911 received a major overhaul that distinguish the new G-model from the earlier models. New bumpers were required by US law, the vents below the headlights disappeared (with the turn signals being moved into the bumper), and the whole body was slightly […]


BMW 3 series (E36)

History The third-generation 3 series, introduced in 1991, was a radical step forward from the E30. The design was completely new, with much improved aerodynamics. Gone was the open grille that still adorned the contemporary E34 5-series. The six-cylinder engines (M50) were all new, employing four valves per cylinder. Top […]


BMW 3 series (E30)

History The second generation of BMW’s 3 series was introduced in late 1982. Where the predecessor E21 had only been available as two-door sedan (not counting the partial convertibles by Baur), the E30 was sold in a total of four body styles. The four-door sedan, convertible, and station wagon (Touring […]


Jaguar Mk 2

History The Jaguar Mk 2 was introduced in late 1959 as successor to the Mk 1. It was the medium-sized saloon/sedan in Jaguar’s lineup, positioned below the larger Mk IX and Mk X. It was powered by various versions of the XK engine, being available with the 2.4l, 3.4l, and […]


VW Golf II

History The Golf II followed up the groundbreaking Golf I in 1983. A bit bigger, heavier and more rounded, it sold very well. I bought a 1990 model as my first car in 1999, and two of my friends had one, too – at the time, they could still be […]


BMW 3 series (E9x)

History The fifth-generation 3-series was introduced in 2005, as successor to the successful E46. Each model now received its own code: E90 sedan, E91 touring, E92 coupé, E93 convertible. After the controversial E65 7-series and E60 5-series, BMW decided to play it safe with the E90’s styling, resulting in a […]


VW Golf I GTI

History The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in 1974 as the successor to the Beetle. It was a radical departure from the previous Volkswagen approach of air-cooled rear engines. While the Golf surely wasn’t the first front-wheel drive car (the Mini used the concept much earlier) or car with rear […]


BMW 3 series (E46)

History The E46 3 series was introduced in 1998 as successor to the E36 model. It can be considered an evolutionary upgrade of the E36, as the initial engines are revised versions of the engines offered in the E36 (M43, M52), and the interior (instrument cluster, front seats, steering wheel, […]