HOMECOMING: A MOTORTREND ICON JOINS THE FAMILY

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The story of the 1949 Kurtis Sport Car, MT’s first-ever cover car

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I climb in, twist the key, and press the starter. The Ford flathead V-8 fires up instantly and quickly settles down to a growling idle. I pull the shifter across to the left and back, engaging first gear in the three-speed transmission. Ease out the clutch, and the low, broad-shouldered convertible oozes forward, vintage whitewall tires squirming on the concrete.

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