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Alfa Romeo 156 GTA – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

There are a lot of things Alfa Romeo makes light work of getting wrong. As a brand, it’s flawed thanks to seemingly never-ending reports of things going wrong, falling off or breaking. And while some cars have an unfairly negative reputation, there is no escaping the fact that Alfas of old were almost reliably unreliable. […]

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The Rover BRM – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

As we’ve lamented in the past, people are keen to mock Rover, but that really shouldn’t be the case. Back in the 1990s, Rover was a powerhouse of production, with cars that were pleasing owners and the motoring press alike. The R8 200 and 400 series was seen as a car to better everything in […]

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The Renault Fuego – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

The Fuego was a very late answer to a question nobody was asking. That question was ‘what do the French have to rival the Capri and the Manta?’ nobody was asking because it didn’t matter. By 1980, when the Fuego (pronounced ‘Fwey-go’ in case you’re wondering) was released, the Capri was old hat along with […]

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Osbourne Rolls Royce – The Gentleman’s Choice

Back in the 1930s, one didn’t simply go out and buy a luxury car. Machines of that ilk weren’t ‘off the shelf’ items that could be bought en masse. No, a luxury car was something the buyer would labour over and have built to his exact specifications. That way, when he was out enjoying the […]

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The Alfa Romeo Arna – Cult Classic, not Best Seller

The coming together of two things can often be a good thing. Take the mobile phone and the camera, or smart TVs, or wearing a shirt with shorts. Taking two individual ideas and bonding them can create revolutionary, amazing things. But only if you mix the correct elements. For example, the Apple computer, that took […]

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This is what it’s like to drive Morgan’s AR Plus 4…

Photos by Bruce Holder When you think of a Morgan it’s perfectly acceptable for the mind’s eye to draw up the image of gentle drives in the countryside, gingham blankets and picnics in the sun. And for many older Morgans, that is most definitely the case. However, we really shouldn’t let ourselves think that. Morgan […]

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Cult Classic, Not Best Seller – The Ford Corsair

In the mid-1960s, Ford needed a new car. It had the Cortina to serve the needs of families, and it had the Zephyr and Zodiac to satisfy the appetite of the executive end of the market. However, what it had in the middle was somewhat lacking. That middle car was, of course, the Consul Classic. […]

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Cult Classic, Not Best Seller – The NSU Ro80

NSU started out as, of all things, a manufacturer of knitting machines way back in the 1870s. However, the company was forward-thinking and soon moved into making bicycles and by 1892, that’s all the company made. By 1901, the company had started bolting engines to its two-wheeled offerings, but it wasn’t going to stop there. […]