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1953 Bentley R Type – Project Profile

Looking for a project car brings with it the chance to obtain something that, in perfect condition, would be out of our reach. A project is a car we can acquire for minimal outlay, and that we can then improve and perfect over time by spending a bit here and a bit there, as and […]

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1967 Ford Cortina 1600 – Project Profile

Back in the 1960s, Vauxhall and British Leyland were doing their best to woo us in the showrooms. However, there was only one brand for many, and that brand was Ford. Their cars were exciting, they were fast (by the standard of the day) they were good looking and they were affordable. Ford also offered […]

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1957 Jaguar XK140 – Project Profile

When it comes to building an open-top two-seater sports car, few were ever better at it than the British in the 1960s. And that’s not a gratuitous use of patriotism, we’re not being biased here. Britain just made some belting roadsters. We had the MGs, Triumphs, the Healeys and of course, the Jaguars. The most […]

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1988 Alfa Romeo 75 – Project Profile

There is little that stirs the soul as much as the rorty noise of an Italian V6 engine, especially when that engine comes from the Alfa Romeo stable. When it comes to the V6 engine, there are many out there that are, arguably, better. But there are few as soulful or as – and this […]

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1979 Toyota Celica 1600ST – Project Profile

The Japanese sports car invasion of the 1970s was an excellent thing. Prior to this, all we had was a collection of cars that were as much tweed as they were metal. Then the land of the rising sun rocked up and brought with it a whole host of exciting machines. They were handsome, they […]

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1991 Mazda MX-5 – Project Profile

There are few things in the motoring world as pure as going for a blast in a light, agile, well-balanced sports car. The Japanese knew this, which is why the MX-5 of the late ‘80s was so heavily influenced by cars like the classic Lotus Elan. Both cars are no frills, basic engineering, but basic […]

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1989 Ford Escort XR3i – Project Profile

We’ll be the first to admit that in the case of this old Ford Escort, the pictures aren’t brilliant. Furthermore, the car is most definitely a bit of a forgotten relic. But this is what hunting for a project car is all about. You can’t expect every car, especially cars that people need to get […]

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1972 Datsun 100A – Project Profile

Back in the 1960s, we were happy driving around in whatever Austin or Morris threw at us. There weren’t many other options available. Or at least, that was the case up until the late ’60s and early ’70s, when all of a sudden we were presented with a range of cars from the Land of […]

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1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 – Project Profile

If you want pure, unabashed luxury there is really only one car maker you can go to, and that’s Rolls Royce. Today, you can specify elements of your Rolls that would make a six-star hotel blush. Do you want diamonds crushed up in the paint to make it sparkle? Consider it done. How about some […]

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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 […]