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Bugatti – Baby Driver

The Bugatti Type 35 is arguably the most successful competition car to be built, and that’s a fact that you’d want to celebrate. Certainly the car’s creator, Ettore Bugatti did, which is why, way back in 1926, he built 500 more. However, the 500 he built weren’t full-blooded race cars. No, instead they were rinky, […]

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AC Cars – What Could Have Been

The AC Cobra. When you hear the name AC, the Cobra is where your mind goes. It’s an automotive icon, the poster-child for more than one generation, the definitive muscle car for many, in fact. But AC Cars was more than the Cobra, it was a relative powerhouse in its day, making cars for the […]

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MG XPower SV – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

History of MG and Rover is, to say the very least, complicated. And it’s made no less complicated when you wedge the frankly nuts MG Xpower SV into the chronology. It’s a car that, had MG been helmed by people with even a modicum of business nous, would never have made it beyond a sketch. […]

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1971 Mini Cooper S Recreation – Project Profile

We’re taught at a young age that puzzles are good, and we should relish an opportunity to test our cognitive function to the maximum. Lego, Meccano, Airfix kits, the humble jigsaw. Our young minds are bombarded by the need to solve puzzles of increasing complexity. But then we grow up and there is no more […]

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It’s All In The Detail…

I can’t profess to being one who knows a great deal about looking after the paintwork of a car. To my mind, paint keeps the weather off. A train of thought that becomes evident when you see my cars. But that’s no way to be, is it? There is nothing better than a car with […]

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1964 Humber Hawk – Classified of the Week

Every week we take a moment to sit down and go through the listings on Car & Classic to find a candidate for the next instalment of Classified of the Week. You might think it’s a case of looking for the rare, the exotic or the kind of car that for many of us, is […]

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Autostorico – Experience in a New Guise

Happily, the classic car world is one that seems to be flourishing, and as it does, new dealers come to the fold and bring with them some exquisite machinery. And that’s the key: good, clean, interesting stock that is always willing to tell a story. One place that is laden with cars of that ilk […]

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The Mk3 Volkswagen Golf GTi – The Time is Now

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi was something of a legend, given that it kick-started the whole hot hatch revolution. The Mk2 Golf GTi was a little fatter, but it still held onto the essence that made the Mk1 so special, and as such, it was still a true GTi. Then the Mk3 happened, and despite […]

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Mitsubishi Lancer – From Humble Beginnings

We’re not looking to start any fights here, we’re just being honest. In the 1970s, British cars were a bit rubbish. Look, they were. Yes, many of us look back on them now with a certain fondness, and that’s absolutely fine. For many of us, the terrible British cars of the 1970s are woven into […]

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Ford Heritage – A Tin Shed of Wonder

Over the last ten to fifteen years, almost every big manufacturer has realised that it’s good business to hold onto a few older cars. The classic car world, and the media that surrounds it, is vast and always in need of such cars. But more than that, by having examples of their past works nothing […]