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The Most Rotten Jaguar… In The World!

This latest episode of Car & Classic: The Rescues featuring a Jaguar is of a slightly different tone to the previous ones. In the past, we brought a little Austin back to life, and we have taken a £100 Mercedes-Benz and put it back on the road. Pistons have moved, oil has been swilled, petrol […]

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Holden is Dead – GM Kills Iconic Brand

The automotive landscape is a difficult one to navigate these days. Things are a’changing and only the fittest can survive. You’d think that, with heritage stretching back over 140 years, Australia’s Holden brand (Vauxhall, but upside down) would be safe in these difficult times. Sadly though, it’s not. Today, bosses of Holden‘s parent company, General […]

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RetroMobile 2020 – Five of the Best

It’s rare in this saturated world of supercars on every corner that something makes you stop, look and listen. Retromobile 2020 made that happen more times than we can count. There truly was something for everyone, covering all price points. The diversity of the show truly is something to behold. There is no ego attached […]

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2035 Isn’t Here Yet – Five Petrol Icons for Tesla Money

The UK Government has confirmed it wants to ban the sale of all new internal combustion engine cars by 2035. The original ban was 2040, but that ban made provisions for hybrid vehicles. This new 2035 ban doesn’t, so it’s the end of internal combustion as a means of propulsion. At least here in the […]

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Ticking All The Boxes – Frazer Tickford

If we suggested to you that out there, in the vast and varied world of the automobile, there was a pint-sized Aston Martin, you’d immediately jump to the Cygnet of 2011. This curious Toyota IQ-based machine was in essence nothing more than a way to get around emissions standards. By offering this incredibly frugal car, […]

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Sell it First Time – Five Ways to Make Your Car Stand Out

When it comes to selling something big, say your house, there is no room for laziness. Before the estate agent comes around, you tidy up, you make sure the hoovering has been done, you do the washing up and you ensure the clothes horse with your washed pants has been put away. Why? Because you […]

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Toyota – Centuries Ahead

When it comes to buying a luxury car, something dripping with technology, comfort, power, space and chrome, there are some ‘go to’ destinations. The big one, of course, is Germany. You have cars like the BMW 7 Series, which has been the ‘executive express’ of many since the ‘70s. So too has the Mercedes-Benz S […]

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Sweet 16 – 1932 Cadillac Fleetwood V16

Back in the golden age of motoring, bigger was better. Today, we are the grateful recipients of many, many years of technological innovation. The kind of innovation that means we can screw 500bhp out of a 2.0 four-cylinder engine, for example. Back when everything was black and white and the Charleston was the dance of […]

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Five Classics For Focus Money

The current Ford Focus is, frankly, an exceptional car. It comes from a long line of the Focus hitting it out of the park, so it’s not surprising that the current model follows that trend. It’s handsome, it’s incredibly safe, it’s brilliant to drive and it’s practical. It is, in many respects, the perfect car.  […]

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Citroën SM – The Italian Connection

Citroën has always been a bit, well, a bit mad. When every other car company has routinely been slotting a square peg into the square hole of car design, Citroën has been trying to wedge a glitter-covered passion fruit through it, while laughing maniacally. It does not conform to the norm. Even today, it’s a […]