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DB5 Continuation – Bond is Back

Aston Martin loves a ‘Continuation’ model, as we documented last year when the British icon announced it would be building a number of ‘new’ DB4 Zagato models. That’s not the only old car they’re refreshing though. There is another, and it’s perhaps the most famous of them all.  Yes, we are of course talking about […]

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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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Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune – French Fancy

At first glance, Savigny-lès-Beaune looks like any other pretty French village; picturesque central square, tasty brasserie, a spot of boule on the go. In fact, the only sign that something slightly unusual might be going on is a rogue tail fin protruding above a hedgerow. Head to the tail fin (just off the aforementioned square) […]

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1950 Morgan F Super – Classified of the Week

In 2012, Morgan gave us the mighty Three Wheeler. It was and still is an odd contraption. There’s an S&S V-Twin engine up front, which in turn is mounted to a Mazda MX-5 five-speed manual transmission which drives the rear wheel via a belt system. It seats two, it can carry but a garnish of […]

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Forty Years of quattro – Audi Do that?

The Audi quattro Coupe of the 1980s is a car that has, quite rightly, earned a massive following. As a road car it was handsome, but thanks to those box arches, also menacing. It was fast thanks to the five-cylinder turbocharged engine with near 200bhp, and of course, it handled like nothing else. And that’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz 500E – E’s Are Good

It’s no secret that we like a Mercedes-Benz W124. We have one ourselves. It may have come to us as a forgotten £100 wreck that, were it not for our interjection, would have been sent to the crusher. But now it’s been brought back from the brink and is a rather lovely place to be. […]

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Bay Beauty – Must-Have Engine Bay Cleaning Kit

Your engine is the heart of your car, without it you’d just have a really expensive storage shed. The engine gives your car soul and sound, it is the part that distinguishes it from other cars. And yet despite its importance, it is forced (in most cases) to live its life hidden away under a […]

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Jaguar XJS – The Car’s The Star

When the Jaguar XJS burst onto the scene in 1975, the Doug Thorpe-designed GT car had the world’s press talking. It was long, it was low and it was wide. It was offered with a V12, which in turn could be paired with a manual or an automatic transmission. It was a proper, well-specified follow […]

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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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Pony Up – Five Momentous Mustang Moments

Lee Iacocca’s brainchild, the Ford Mustang, is considered by many to be the car that secured Ford’s future. It was a bold, brave departure from its previous offerings, and Iacocca himself had to fight tooth and nail to get it built. It was worth the fight though. Ford speculated that first year sales of 100,000 […]