Category: Project Profile

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1966 Peugeot 204 – Project Profile

The classic car world is full of wonderful oddities, and that’s just when you’re looking at cars that were available here in the UK at some point in their lives. Throw your net into the waters of automotive offerings from other countries, and you will find no end of weird, wonderful and exciting cars. And […]

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1987 Volvo 240 – Project Profile

This week’s project of choice comes from a place close to the heart of Car & Classic. Keen readers will remember that last year, our Editor and Rich Scott took a Volvo 240 from here in the UK, over to Gothenburg in Sweden, and then back again in five days. The old Volvo racked up […]

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1974 Ford Gran Torino – Project Profile

TV cars. They hold a special place in our hearts, don’t they? Everyone has a favourite, be it K.I.T.T, the A Team van, the General Lee or of course, the ‘Striped Tomato’ from ‘70s cop series, Starsky and Hutch. These TV cars were, for many of us, the fuel that would ignite a passion for […]

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1966 Autobianchi Bianchina – Project Profile

In the late 1950s, there was a surge in the small car market across Europe. The Americans were all about the fins, the chrome and bonnets so big you could play a game of five-a-side on them. Over here in Europe though, we were experimenting with how we could be frugal, cost effective and with […]

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1980 TVR Tasmin – Project Profile

The landscape of British car makers has changed a lot over the last fifty years. Many great names have fallen by the wayside, or have been acquired by other brands only to be swallowed up and never seen again (looking at you, Rover). In the case of some brands, it’s not hard to see why […]

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1979 Opel Rekord – Project Profile

Opel is an interesting brand. It was founded in 1862 when it was, of all things, a sewing machine manufacturer. It then moved into the world of bicycles, and the company owner’s two sons popularised them by entering bicycle races! It wasn’t until 1898 that the company started designing cars, with the first models rolled […]

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1982 Toyota Celica SunChaser – Project Profile

When it comes to classic cars, there are a lot of unfortunate stereotypes. Breakdowns, oily hands, tweed – that kind of stuff. These are the stereotypes we, as enthusiasts, like to try and brush off. There is more to classic car life than just fixing the things. However, one stereotype we’ll happily embrace is that […]

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1990 Audi Coupe – Project Profile

Like a fine wine, old Audis just get better with age. There is a purity and a ‘less is more’ simplicity of their style that means today, old Audis still have a presence on the road. But also because they’re Audis, and as such, engineered to the nth degree, they are classics that you truly […]

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1953 Land Rover – Project Profile

There’s a common misconception that classic cars are delicate, glass-like things that will explode if they’re asked to do too much. This is, of course, a silly outlook. Classic cars are just as hardy, if not hardier than their modern counterparts. For starters, they’ve survived for decades, and new cars can’t boast that. Because, you […]

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1989 Volkswagen Golf Rallye – Project Profile

The Mk2 Volkswagen Golf has cemented itself as a proper classic car. It might not be as pure or as nimble as the first Volkswagen Golf, but there is no denying that it carries with it a charm and appeal that models after the Mk2 failed to capture. In GTi guise, the Mk2 Golf was […]