Category: Car & Classic Fleet

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It’s Coming Together – Project ‘65

In our last update, which was somewhat shockingly, six months ago, we were shouting with glee about the Cortina having paint on it. As well all know, painting a car is a huge step, as from that point on it’s simply a case of building the car back up. All the horrible, dirty, messy jobs […]

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Project ‘65 – Paint’s On!

One of the biggest highlights of any project or restoration is when the paint goes on. It’s all positive from there. There is no more welding, no more filling, no more prep. It’s a wondrous milestone to reach. So as you can imagine, we’re somewhat over the moon that our mighty 1965 Ford Cortina GT […]

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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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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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Car & Classic: The Rescues – W124

Our Editor can’t resist a cheap car, so when he was presented with the opportunity to buy this slightly dilapidated W124 230E Mercedes-Benz for £100, he simply couldn’t say no. Though for once, there was a reason behind his manic car buying, and that reason was our blossoming YouTube channel, through which we’ve launched our […]

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Marcos – What Could Have Been

Jem Marsh had his feet firmly planted upon the bedrock of the motor industry. He started off in the 1950s as a sales rep for Firestone tyres, a job that afforded him the opportunity to race an Austin Seven special, which he’d screwed together himself in the pursuit of speed. Soon though, he changed jobs, […]

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New Metal and Engine Work – Project ‘65

In the last, and first update on our 1965 Ford Cortina GT, we were giddy with the thrill of having just bought a car. But not just any car, a car with a roll cage. And as we all know, roll cages make cars cooler. Yes, our Cortina GT was everything we were looking for. […]

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Project W124 – Car & Classic Buys a Benz

Old Mercedes-Benz models are deeply important to the classic car world. They all follow a trend. They’re new and expensive, then they fall from financial grace, then they blossom as classics. The W124 is still languishing around the middle stage, ours more so than most. Because, well, look at it.  The story starts six months […]

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Project ’65 – Car & Classic’s Racy Ford Cortina

We’ve gone and bought ourselves another project car, and already things are looking a bit rusty. But don’t worry, we have a plan!
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C&C Fleet – Project Z Car

Rust, lichen, strange musty smells. Our 1965 Ford Zephyr has it all. But for all its faults, it is a 40,000 mile one-owner car, so for that alone, we have to at least try to save it, right?