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London Motor Museum

The London Motor Museum is near Heathrow airport and houses over 200 cars, ranging from classics to customs.

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Lancia

You've got to hand it to the Italians, they know how to make a beautiful car. Even in brown, this Fulvia stuns.

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Fulvia on the inside

Simple and stylish. Love the round pedals.

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356

The car that put Porsche on the map is still beautiful now, though the 1.5 L engine and 59 horsepower are certainly of a different era.

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ETV

The first of many custom vehicles at the museum is the ETV or Extra Terrestrial Vehicle. Built in 2008 by Mike Vetter.

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Rear window

Not much rear visibility. The ETV is powered by a 2.2L GM EcoTech.

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Tractors

That's a Porsche tractor on the left, and a Lambo tractor next to it. Probably slower than their car cousins.

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Those doors

Speaking of Lambo. If you're of a certain age, you had a poster of this car, probably in this color, somewhere on your wall.

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Ferrari

The last of the Testarossas, the F512 M.

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F1

This is the Lotus E21 driven by Esteban Gutiérrez at the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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F1 (the other kind)

A lightly modified McLaren F1.

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Shark

The AG Shark Concept by AG Excalibur, based on a 2006 BMW 645i.

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Unique customs

Though not as flashy as some of the cars you'll see later, this group has some pretty cool mods.

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Bosozoku

The Japanese bosozoku style of mods: slightly oversize parts on tony cars.

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Cannonball

Maserati Biturbos used in the 2014 Cannonball GT Rally.

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Datsun

A lightly modified 280Z. I saw some originals at the Toyota Automobile Museum.

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Mod Ferrari

The engine peeking through the roof is actually the least of this 412's mods.

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Pickup?

Bet you never thought you'd see a Ferrari pickup truck.

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Slushbox

And it's an automatic! Blasphemy.

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Movie cars

A myriad of movie cars. Lightning McQueen in the middle there started life as a 1994 Mitsubishi FTO.

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Mr Bean

Mr. Bean's Mini, complete with roof-armchair.

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The love bug

Herbie! He didn't seem too happy, tucked away in a corner.

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Potter's ride

A 1967 Ford Anglia 105E that Arthur Weasley did not give the gift of flight.

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KITT

Even though underneath is just a horrible Trans Am, I'd still totally drive one. Cylon light bar required, of course.

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No sign of Michel Knight

I couldn't reach the Turbo Boost button

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Starsky

Starsky's Striped Tomato, a 1974 Gran Torino.

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Angles

One of my favorite cars of all time, the Lotus Esprit. Fun fact: All Lotus Esprits can turn into submarines.

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Miami

Though most people remember the Testarossa, the early seasons of "Miami Vice" had Sonny driving one of these, a 1974 Ferrari Daytona.

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GT500

An immaculate Shelby GT500, better known as Eleanor from the "Gone in 60 Seconds" remake.

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NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Batman! The description on the wall is amusingly fictional. It claims the Batmobile from the 1989 movie could do 330 mph.

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Best Batmobile

Sure, the Tumbler from Batman Begins is amazing, but as far as Batmobiles go, my vote is for this one.

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Not McCormick's car

I got all excited because I thought this was a Coyote X. Turns out it's an actual McLaren M6 GT. That's cool too I guess.

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GT40

The legendary lines of Ford's GT40.

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Lincoln

Flat sides and immense size, the 1965 Continental still looks incredible.

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A... Pinto?

This is just to prove that people will do crazy things to just about any car, including a Pinto.

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"Tron"-inspired

A concept built off a 1998 Peterbilt inspired by Transformers and "Tron."

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Evo V

I got a chance to ride in one of these last summer, a rare treat for an American. They're bonkers fast.

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SV-1

I'd never seen one of these in person, a pristine Bricklin SV-1.

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Fiberglass

Fiberglass, gull-wing doors, and V8 engine all were sports-car-esque.

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Almost original

The interior is in great shape. I think it's original, or at least it looks refurbished. The steering wheel, however, is not.

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Mustang and more

Lots of Mustangs in this museum, which is odd since they weren't officially sold here until recently.

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Genesis

A fairly simple BMW wagon, but one owned by Phil Collins himself.

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Almera

Maybe the hood-scoop is a bit much, but overall I think this Almera has been quite improved with its body kit.

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Studebakers

Dropped, Chopped, and Raised Studebakers.

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Jeep Low Rider

Pretty sure this took an off-road performance penalty during its transformation.

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Cruise

It's easy to forget how truly massive the big cars from the '70s were.

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Shiny

The immaculate engine bay that only show cars have.

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Caddies

Even more Land Yachts in many colors, juxtaposed against tiny Fiats.

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Fiats

The 500 could easily fit inside the passenger cabin of some of the big cars here.

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Jag

One of the classic British cars, though I'm not sure the wheel choice fits here.

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Americana

Classic 1950s and '60s Detroit Steel...and a Cobra.

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So many classics

Corvette, Cobra, and Thunderbird, all in a row. That's some solid placement.

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Finish line

So ends our tour. For the full story, read about everything I saw at the London Motor Museum.

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