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From Purchase to Passing – The Lifecycle of a Capri

When it comes to classic car ownership some people own many different makes and models over the course of their lives, continually changing things up and moving on, while others stick to just one special car, loving and cherishing it forever. I used to belong very much to the first group, having owned several classics […]

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1988 MG Maestro – Project Profile

The Maestro is one of those cars that people like to mock, but look beyond the typical derogatory banter and what you’re presented with is a car that was actually rather good. Released in 1983, the Austin Maestro took over duties from the Allegro, which meant it didn’t exactly have to work hard in order […]

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The One That Got Away…

I don’t know what my parents must have been thinking as they watched my elated 15 year-old self help push £525 worth of rusty Classic Mini onto their suburban London driveway. I’d probably de-valued the property significantly with the arrival of my first project car and over the subsequent years, quite a few have graced […]

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1931 Bentley 8 Litre – Classified of the Week

The 1930s were a magical time for motoring. With coachbuilding in full swing, manufacturers had to build faith in their name with only their chassis and engine offerings. There was no manufacturer body to fall in love with. We had to bond with the engine. And this is why Bentley did rather well. This Bentley […]

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Mountney Classic – Car & Classic Visits

Back when I was growing up, desperately waiting for my 17th birthday to roll around so I could start my driving lessons, I was already building the ideal car in my head. It was a Mini, that was for certain. My best mate had one, and so did his two brothers. I wanted to be […]

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The Volvo 240 – Five Things You Need to Know

Practical, safe and affordable, the Volvo 240 is a tempting choice when it comes to classic car ownership. Generally thought of as a little boring, the 240 is beginning to eschew that somewhat unfair stigma as we plough headlong into 2020 and people are starting to revere this (dare we say it) iconic motor – […]

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Electrifying – Must-Have Battery Tech

The engine is a vital part, but it is nothing without a healthy dose of electricity to get it started. The battery is then a vital part too. But batteries can and do fail without warning. And then what? Call the breakdown people and wait for hours? Abandon the car to get help? Sit there […]

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The Ford Mustang II – The Forgotten Hero

When we first started researching the Mustang II, we were doing so with a view to it being a feature in our ‘Cult Classic’ series. However, as we dug around the internet for information about this odd little car, it became apparent that it was a best-seller. In fact, Ford shifted over a million units […]

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1966 Land Rover – Project Profile

A classic car doesn’t have to be a car that lives for no other reason than to be pampered. It’s entirely possible to have a classic that is rugged, and that can take a beating. Of course, we’re not suggesting you fit chunky tyres to your E Type. Instead, we would like to recommend a […]

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The Badge Doesn’t Matter

See that picture just up there, the Proton? Yeah, that’s my old Proton. I found it earlier this year. It was a forgotten car, left on a driveway for a few years before it was brought to my attention by a Facebook post. At £200, I thought it had to be worth a punt. With […]