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2005 AC Cobra Replica – Classified of the Week

That word. Replica. There’s something about it, something that conjures up images of 17 year-olds gluing XR3i bits to a Popular Plus. Or, at the other end of the scale, there are those unfortunate Toyota MR2 models that have had seemingly endless money thrown at them in order to bear a passing resemblance to a […]

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1980 Austin Maxi – Classified of the Week

Restored cars are wonderful. The energy and passion that is put into bringing a car back to life is something to be in awe of. Not only that, the act of restoring a car can be relaxing and enjoyable, and in today’s chaotic world, that’s no bad thing.  The only problem with restoration and classic […]

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1985 BMW M635CSi – Classified of the Week

There are few pieces of automotive design that exude performance and luxury. Sure, almost everyone will associate Rolls Royce’s Silver Lady with the pinnacle of motoring, but if you’re thinking aggressive performance and comfortable cruising, you’ve probably let BMW’s ‘Shark Nose’ cross your mind. BMW launched the E24 6-Series model back in 1976 but it […]

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1968 Jaguar S Type – Classified of the Week

Few cars are as iconic in the classic car world as those from the Jaguar stable. The ‘go to’ choices are of course the E Type and the Mk2, but what about something else? There was no shortage of cars rolling out of the Jaguar factory back in the day, after all.  A case in […]

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1950 MGYA – Classified of the Week

As we type this, we’re still reeling from the suspension collapsing on our Rover 800. But we’re not, even in the throes of mechanical rage, going to blame the car’s failure on its Britishness. Britain might not be the automotive powerhouse it once was, instead adopting the policy of becoming a home to the likes […]

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1976 Ford Capri L – Classified of the Week

The Ford Capri is, make no mistake, a legendary machine. It was, as Ford put it, the car you always promised yourself. It was a hairy-chested, cigarette smoking, gold-chained symbol of ‘60s machismo. It was our Mustang, and it was our muscle car. It still stands as one of the greats, a car thrashed around […]

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1985 Opel Manta – Classified of the Week

There are a number of things that are maximum ‘80s. You could dance with a pipe wrench like Go West. There’s Gordon the Gopher. You could watch people being pranked by Jeremy Beadle. Or, you could drive an Opel Manta, a car that is so ‘80s it makes shoulder pads and big hair look normal.  […]

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1992 BMW 850i – Classified of the Week

The 1980s were a time of serious excess. Bigger was better, loud wasn’t loud enough, subtlety was not on the table. It was a decade for making a statement, for flashing one’s cash and for getting all up in the face of your fellow man want whatever you had, for example, your car. ‘But the […]

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2004 MG ZT 260 – Classified of the Week

You could argue that Rover was instrumental in popularising the V8 engine. When it got hold of the blueprints for Buick’s 3.5 litre V8 it went to town, with the first big Rover V8 hit being the mighty Rover P5B (the B stood for Buick). It was the perfect engine for the big, luxurious Rover. […]

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1992 Daimler Double Six V12 – Classified of the Week

Old Jags, and their even more luxurious Daimler cousins have a menacing, effortless kind of cool about them. You look at an old Daimler and you just nod knowingly. It’s the kind of car that commands respect. It’s also a car with menacing purpose. Take the Daimler we’re looking at here. The long, low and […]