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In Pictures: Favourite rides from Britain's glory days

Peter Cheney looks back fondly at the days when English car companies were revered. For the full story, please click on the link below.

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1962 Jaguar XKE

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1962 Jaguar XKE

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1962 Jaguar XKE

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Austin Healey. A beautiful English sports car that defines the 1950s-1960s era for countless enthusiasts. Also a rust-prone money pit wih bad electrics and suspension. But beautiful.

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British actor Roger Moore stands beside an Aston Martin in 2008. Moore played James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985.

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Norton Commando - manufactured from 1967 until 1977, the Commando became a road going icon thanks to a design that captured the spirit of the era (and a macho name that resonated particularly well with male buyers.)

Peter Cheney

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The original Aston Martin DB5, driven by actor Sean Connery in the James Bond films "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball", is seen parked in front of a hotel in London July 21, 2010.

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