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ccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a ‘grand tourer’, or GT, can be defined as “a car designed for comfortable long-distanced touring”. The term, derived from the Italian , originated in the mid-century with cars made by marques such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-Benz. The recipe was straightforward: they were typically front-engined, and speed, comfort and luxury took equal priority. It was a combination that produced some of the finest cars of the 20th century. The Ferrari 250 GT, Mercedes 300SL

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