Spitfire MKIV Prints

While there is much to love about the early Spits, the MKIV and 1500s with their kam-tail design are among my favorites. With the optional hardtop included, the MKIVs may well be the perfect blend of fun-to-drive and practical or, as practical as a sports car can be. With its light weight, independent rear suspension and (reasonable0 power, the junior Triumph was, well, a triumph of size, handling, and styling and well suited to the American market.

100S Coupe Prints

Only 5 prints left! This may be the most iconic of the Austin Healey 100 models—Donald Healey’s personal 100S coupe. Recently sold at Bonham’s for a price equivalent to the GNP of a small country, this one of only two examples of a factory built coupe is currently on loan from its owner to the Austin Healey Museum in the Netherlands. Built on a late BN1 chassis, the coupe has a custom interior that includes a radio, heater, very unique door panels and a few other special touches. Under the bonnet is a mostly stock 100S motor (although painted red, presumably to match the exterior) with the addition of a heater bib and a few other tweaks.

Mini-Cooper Prints

The mighty Mini. While I owned a MKI in my youth, I never really appreciated this marvelous package of engineering until I began the illustration. From the hydrolastic suspension to the transverse mounted motor and gearbox, the Austin Mini-Cooper was quite a revolutionary little car and what would turn out to be, one of the British motorcar industry’s best selling and most iconic vehicles. Not to mention, fun to drive.

Swallow Doretti Prints

The Swallow Doretti was the brainchild of a coach-builder named Eric Sanders and California Tubing Company boss Arthur Andersen. Following a visit by Eric Sanders to California in July of 1952 both men felt that, as was to be demonstrated by the Austin Healey 100 and Triumph TR2, there was a market for sports cars in the USA and at home (at the right price).