Leno hops behind the wheel of Adam Carolla’s 1968 Lamborghini Islero

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Adam Carolla's last visit to Jay Leno's Garage didn't really go well when his 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 ran out of gas. However, he has returned to take Leno's constant teasing and show off his recently restored 1968 Lamborghini Islero.

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Leno hops behind the wheel of Adam Carolla’s 1968 Lamborghini Islero

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Adam Carolla's last visit to Jay Leno's Garage didn't really go well when his 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 ran out of gas. However, he has returned to take Leno's constant teasing and show off his recently restored 1968 Lamborghini Islero.

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Jay Leno says bonjour to his 1971 Citroën DS

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Jay Leno's Garage is at its best when Leno gets to be geeky about his love for vintage vehicles and present all kinds of facts, demonstrations and vintage videos to viewers. This week is a perfect example as Jay makes his argument why the Citroen DS is such a great - and important - vehicle.

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Leno takes a ride on a 90-year-old Brough Superior SS100

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Jay Leno might have a massive collection of treasured vehicles, but there are some favorites in there. This week on Jay Leno's Garage, he takes a ride on one of them - a 1925 Brough Superior SS100. These bikes were among the premiere motorcycles of their day and were certified to hit 100 miles per hour. Leno even put a drop of his own blood into the cycle's tank to strengthen their bond.

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Time to catch up with Jay Leno’s Garage, including his Lamborghini Espada restoration

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Jay Leno takes viewers on a tour of over a dozen projects currently happening in his garage in this video. The work spans the breadth of the automotive hobby, including a restoration of a 1969 Lamborghini Espada, a Ford Bronco waiting for a Coyote V8, several Panhards in various states of repair and a freshly completed Brough Superior motorcycle waiting for a ride.

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Jay Leno goes hot rodding in a 1952 MG TD

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The latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage is all about hot rods, but this isn't the usual '57 Chevrolet or '32 Ford. Instead, Jay has a pan-Atlantic speedster with a 1952 MG TD body mated with a stroked, fuel-injected V8. As he describes it, this droptop makes in the neighborhood of 48 horsepower when stock, but the new mill takes that to around 340 horsepower at the rear wheels, according to the dyno sheets - that's a healthy upgrade by any measure. Also, the looks could almost pass for stock until someone notices the massive rear tires sticking out past the fenders.

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Jay Leno goes hot rodding in a 1952 MG TD originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jay Leno drives his mostly original and unrestored 1950 Nash Ambassador

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Jay Leno's Garage 1950 Nash Ambassador

After going off-road and looking at the next generation of motorcycles, Jay Leno's Garage is going 60 years into the past to a simpler time with a mostly original 1950 Nash Ambassador Custom. It might not boast as much power as the modern bikes, but Jay refers to this ride as the "good old girl" for its ability to comfortably eat up the miles. Or a place to sleep, as Leno demonstrates.

While the two-tone combination of dark green and black doesn't grab much attention, this Nash is a design-lovers dream with partially hidden wheels on the outside and a fastback that gives the sedan a really attractive look from the rear. The single integrated instrument dial inside is a nice touch, too. With a claimed 115 horsepower from its inline-six engine and automatic transmission, the Ambassador isn't going to win any races, but Jay clearly loves the car. He gives viewers a full walkaround of the old gal, including a trip up the lift to check out its largely original mechanical bits. If you're hankering for a look at a much earlier era of motoring, this video isn't one to miss.

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Jay Leno takes a Surfin’ Safari in a 1937 Ford Woodie Restomod

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1937 Ford Woodie Restomod

Woodie wagons were a major part of surfing culture in the 1960s, offering coastal style and a ton of room, and they even earned a mention in the Beach Boys' classic song Surfin' Safari. This week, Jay Leno's Garage takes a look at two modern, restomodded examples of these style icons.

Unlike a lot of restomods, builder Scott Bonowski keeps these wagons looking almost completely stock on the outside, and all of the upgrades are hidden underneath the timber. You can't tell by looking at it, but the '37 Woodie (pictured above) has independent front and rear suspension, disc brakes and a Ford 5.0-liter V8 under the hood.

Beyond the mechanical aspect, the craftsmanship into the wood is astounding. Bonowski claims there are between 30 and 50 coats of varnish on this wagon. It makes these woodies as much of a piece of fine furniture as a vehicle to drive.

Leno might be taking his garage to television sometime soon, but until then, we still get to enjoy Jay heaping some love on fantastic cars once a week. Take a tour of two of these intriguing classics in his latest video.

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Jay Leno’s new CNBC series will indeed be Garage-based [w/video]

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Last we heard, Jay Leno was almost ready to sign a deal with CNBC to get back on television regularly for the first time since he left The Tonight Show. Well, it's official, and with the ink on the contract barely dry, we're getting some new details about Leno's upcoming car show.

Tentatively titled Jay Leno's Garage, just like the fantastic web series, it premieres sometime in 2015 with spotlights on restoration projects and road tests of supercars and classics. Being on CNBC, the show is also taking a financial angle to "focus on the car collector's market, including best investments and valuations in the space," according to the network.

Leno said in the statement published by CNBC: "The show will be about anything that rolls, explodes and makes noise. We hope to highlight the passion and the stories behind the men and women who made the automobile the greatest invention of the 20th century."

Based on that description, it sounds like we're getting the Jay Leno's Garage series directly transplanted to television with touch of financial info too. As long as the quality remains high, that doesn't sound so bad.

Scroll down to see a video announcing the show from CNBC, though it mostly focuses on Leno himself and his opinions on Elon Musk. Jay must be taking the deal seriously because he's not wearing the usual head-to-toe denim in the clip.

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Leno drives Volvo P1800 from Roger Moore’s The Saint

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Volvo P1800 from The Saint

Outside of a few notable exceptions, Volvo usually isn't associated with making beautifully curvaceous vehicles. But in the 1960s and early '70s the company proved with the P1800 that its cars didn't only have to be safe but staid family transportation. Underneath that shapely styling were a lot of components from the brand's parts bin, but that didn't bother Roger Moore when he drove one of these in the TV series The Saint. Actually, the future James Bond actor didn't just get behind of one of these; he owned this exact 1967 P1800 S. It's this week's highlight on Jay Leno's Garage.

Moore was the car's original owner, but it also appeared in studio scenes of The Saint. Despite its famous provenance, when owner Bill Krzastek bought the P1800 in England, it was in pretty rough shape. The Volvo underwent a nine-month restoration to get it back into shape, which included some new body panels and wheels. Krzastek claims that much of the interior is original, though.

Krzastek comes off has a little bit nerdy, but you have to give him credit. He absolutely loves his Volvo and knows something about practically every detail of his car's history. Krzastek even refinanced his house to fund the purchase and restoration of the P1800. Although, with the right maintenance these old Swedes have been known to go millions of miles. Enjoy this look at one that was a star of the screen in the '60s.

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