Category: Classified of the Week

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1971 Triumph GT6 – Classified of the Week

The Triumph GT6 was a great car, but by the end of its life it simply couldn’t compete with the MGB, which was a shame, because as the MkIII GT6 here shows, it was a car that had evolved wonderfully. The MkIII was sleeker, it was more aerodynamic and as such, it was faster than […]

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1964 Volvo PV 544 – Classified of the Week

Old Volvos don’t die, they just get tougher. We demonstrated this last year by driving a 1990 240GL to Sweden and back in the name of louvres. Nearly 3,000 miles covered, not a single beat missed. And then you have cars like this 1964 PV544, which isn’t used for going to classic car shows set […]

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 230E – Classified of the Week

This week’s classified of choice comes to you from a place close to our hearts here at Car & Classic, because we also have a W124 230 of a similar vintage to the car featured here. Ours, a once decrepit, fit for the scrapper, £100 wreck has been brought back to life. We’re using it […]

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1973 Austin Custom Van – Classified of the Week

For as long as we have had cars, we have felt the need to modify and customise them. And within that need, there are many different schools of thought. Some are still prevalent, like race or rally conversions. Today’s modified metal will also still favour more power and improvements to the handling. However, within the […]

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1993 E34 BMW M5 – Classified of the Week

When it comes to performance saloons, there are few that do it better than BMW. And at the top of the pile from BMW’s offerings has to be the M5. It was introduced in 1984 as part of the E28 5 Series lineup. It was a bold, brash car built to get four people where […]

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1932 Lanchester 30bhp Straight-Eight – Classified of the Week

Back in the early days of the automobile, it was a bit of a free for all in terms of design and application. If someone could think it up, and then someone could engineer it, a manufacturer would do it. It wasn’t about focus groups and market research. No, it was about having something new, […]

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1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow – Classified of the Week

The Rolls Royce brand is one that transcends the automotive world. Instead, a Rolls Royce is a byword for wealth, for luxury, for having made it. And of course, it’s quintessentially British, because if there’s one thing we do well, it’s luxury. Modern Rolls Royces are perhaps a bit brash and a bit, dare we […]

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1979 Lotus Esprit S2 – Classified of the Week

When Lotus unveiled the Esprit at the 1975 Paris Motor Show, the automotive world was left agog. This car, this brilliant collection of long, hard lines, that was impossibly low and that looked like it would make a chef’s favourite knife look blunt was like nothing else. The Esprit, as Lotus had named it, was […]

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2000 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale – Classified of the Week

If it looks like a Challenge Stradale, goes like a Challenge Stradale and sounds like a Challenge Stradale, it probably is one? Not in this case. This Ferrari 360 has been turned into something you could never order from Maranello, a 6-Speed Manual equipped Challenge Stradale. The Challenge Stradale was sold as the highest performance […]

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1994 Alfa Romeo 155 – Classified of the Week

Let’s not mess about. When it comes to cars from the 1990s, few are more striking or more handsome than the Alfa Romeo 155. Launched in 1993, the 155 was billed as the replacement for the 75. It was bigger, it was more aggressively styled and it was offered with more power, which brings us […]