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Living With Failure

Yesterday, I was on the road, racking up the miles in the Mercedes-Benz W124 as I drove to and from Milton Keynes to photograph a car for Car & Classic. I love that old Mercedes. It’s not the most frugal of cars, given that it weighs as much as a small frigate and has only […]

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Millbrook Turns 50 – The Ultimate Proving Ground

Millbrook Proving Ground is a place that you perhaps won’t know by name. However, you do know it, because you have almost certainly seen it. You might have seen it while watching James Bond. You might have seen it while watching a music video. It might have been there while you were looking at car […]

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Scalextric – Slots of Fun

Scalextric has been around since the ‘50s, and as such, it has become a household name synonymous with small scale vehicular fun. As a giddy child, you may well have launched a ‘Might Metro’ off the track and into the skirting board, much to the chagrin of the family cat or your father’s passing ankles! […]

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DB5 Continuation – Bond is Back

Aston Martin loves a ‘Continuation’ model, as we documented last year when the British icon announced it would be building a number of ‘new’ DB4 Zagato models. That’s not the only old car they’re refreshing though. There is another, and it’s perhaps the most famous of them all.  Yes, we are of course talking about […]

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1987 Volvo 240 – Project Profile

This week’s project of choice comes from a place close to the heart of Car & Classic. Keen readers will remember that last year, our Editor and Rich Scott took a Volvo 240 from here in the UK, over to Gothenburg in Sweden, and then back again in five days. The old Volvo racked up […]

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Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune – French Fancy

At first glance, Savigny-lès-Beaune looks like any other pretty French village; picturesque central square, tasty brasserie, a spot of boule on the go. In fact, the only sign that something slightly unusual might be going on is a rogue tail fin protruding above a hedgerow. Head to the tail fin (just off the aforementioned square) […]

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1950 Morgan F Super – Classified of the Week

In 2012, Morgan gave us the mighty Three Wheeler. It was and still is an odd contraption. There’s an S&S V-Twin engine up front, which in turn is mounted to a Mazda MX-5 five-speed manual transmission which drives the rear wheel via a belt system. It seats two, it can carry but a garnish of […]

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Forty Years of quattro – Audi Do that?

The Audi quattro Coupe of the 1980s is a car that has, quite rightly, earned a massive following. As a road car it was handsome, but thanks to those box arches, also menacing. It was fast thanks to the five-cylinder turbocharged engine with near 200bhp, and of course, it handled like nothing else. And that’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz 500E – E’s Are Good

It’s no secret that we like a Mercedes-Benz W124. We have one ourselves. It may have come to us as a forgotten £100 wreck that, were it not for our interjection, would have been sent to the crusher. But now it’s been brought back from the brink and is a rather lovely place to be. […]

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Bay Beauty – Must-Have Engine Bay Cleaning Kit

Your engine is the heart of your car, without it you’d just have a really expensive storage shed. The engine gives your car soul and sound, it is the part that distinguishes it from other cars. And yet despite its importance, it is forced (in most cases) to live its life hidden away under a […]