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May 27th, 2009

At first glance you might think this is a Morgan Plus Four. The resemblance is such that you may be forgiven for doing so, but this is about as unMorgan a car as you could imagine. A look at the front reveals no familiar cowled radiator grille. A closer look reveals a differential lurking behind….
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May 18th, 2009

We’ve posted at the CarPort before about Packard’s postwar price point problem (yoiks, sorry for the aggravated alliteration). Indeed, the Clipper, which competed with the Buick Super, might have fared better if further differentiated from the big Packards, but the upper end of the range had identity problems of its own. In the “Pregnant Elephant”….
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May 8th, 2009

Donald Healey’s career was blessed with a number of fortuitous meetings. His shipboard encounter with George Mason we’ve covered before. That led to the Nash-Healey. We also devoted a CarPort to his collaboration with Colin Chapman on the Jensen-Healey. More successful than either of those meetings was his conversation with Austin’s chairman Leonard Lord at….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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