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1968 Austin Vanden Plas – Project Profile

If, back in the day, your car had Vanden Plas written on the bootlid, you knew you were doing well for yourself. Vanden Plas started in the late-1800s by building axles and later, luxurious horse-drawn carriages. It wasn’t long, however, before vehicles started to receive the attention of the company’s founder, Guillaume van den Plas […]

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1988 MG Maestro – Project Profile

The Maestro is one of those cars that people like to mock, but look beyond the typical derogatory banter and what you’re presented with is a car that was actually rather good. Released in 1983, the Austin Maestro took over duties from the Allegro, which meant it didn’t exactly have to work hard in order […]

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1966 Land Rover – Project Profile

A classic car doesn’t have to be a car that lives for no other reason than to be pampered. It’s entirely possible to have a classic that is rugged, and that can take a beating. Of course, we’re not suggesting you fit chunky tyres to your E Type. Instead, we would like to recommend a […]

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1991 Peugeot 205 GTi – Project Profile

The hot hatch is the embodiment of driving fun. It offers minimal fuss with maximum fun. Light, agile, revvy and with a terrier-like willingness to make a dart for the horizon, a hot hatch is a car to put a smile on your face no matter what your destination. They’re wheeled proof that you don’t […]

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1948 Volvo PV61 Hearse – Project Profile

Is it a bit morbid to select a hearse for this week’s Project Profile? Possibly, yes, but an old hearse has just as much right to be called a classic as any other old car, so why should we ignore such a vehicle? While its role in life may have been on the darker end […]

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1972 Sunbeam Rapier – Project Profile

Sunbeam, a product of the Rootes Group based around the Arrow, which was a Hillman Hunter, was the name attached to the sporty and sexy Rapier to help differentiate it from the rest of the Rootes pack. The Sunbeam Rapier stood alone as a machine that symbolised speed, performance and eye-catching looks. In reality, it […]

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1979 Mercedes-Benz W116 – Project Profile

Some cars are built to stand the test of time. You look at them and know that if someone pushed the big red button, or if the zombies rise up, these cars would still be there. Working flawlessly. Wheeled granite, formidable forces of forward motion, these cars are the classics we lust after. A case […]

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1974 Chrysler Le Baron – Project Profile

American muscle cars are great and all. We love the thought of a screaming, highly-strung race-specification V8 being put through its paces. We love the bright colours of the GTO, the Boss and the Hemi. We love the wheel-spinning, drag-racing, American road movie aspect of them. Muscle cars are, in a nutshell, great. But they’re […]

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1937 Rover 12 P2 – Project Profile

Oh how fun it is to mock Rover. Head gaskets, Alan Partridge, Hyacinth Bucket (it’s pronounced BOUQUET), industrial strikes, the Cityrover. Yes, there is a lot to mock. But don’t be one of those who jump on the cliched laugh train. Instead, stand proud and shout the good word of Rover. Or, go a step […]

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1991 Ford Econoline – Project Profile

Okay, let’s get the elephant out of the room. This van is a bit of a weird choice. However, stay with us, as we reckon there is some seriously untapped potential here. And not just for kidnappers or bank robbers from ‘90s crime flicks starring Robert De Niro. This van can be used for a […]