Tag: car restoration

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Don’t be a Spanner – Five Spanner Sets

You can buy specialist tools for all manner of jobs. Clever, well-engineered little devices that make those tricky jobs a doddle. One of the perks of the age in which we live is the ability to engineer and create such tools. However, clever, new and cutting-edge kit isn’t the final word in car repair. The […]

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So Fresh and So Clean – Car Interior Cleaning Kit

You might think that the mechanical bits, the engine and the brakes and the suspension for example, are the most hardworking parts of your classic. And work hard they do, but they’re not the only parts that have to graft to earn their keep. The interior is not something you think of as hardworking, but […]

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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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Five Car Cleaning Must-Haves

We all, unless we drive a Land Rover, enjoy a clean car. There is nothing better than shiny metal and chrome, than an interior free of dust and dirt, and than an engine bay that doesn’t look like it’s been living under the sea. It’s just pleasing to have a clean classic. However, the act […]

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Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars

The landscape of car television has become something of a parody of itself of late. There’s too much fake drama, too much of a willingness to skip over the details and far too much in the way of ego. Plus, the whole ‘if we don’t sell this car, we’ll lose the shop’ narrative is awful […]

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It’s All In The Detail…

I can’t profess to being one who knows a great deal about looking after the paintwork of a car. To my mind, paint keeps the weather off. A train of thought that becomes evident when you see my cars. But that’s no way to be, is it? There is nothing better than a car with […]

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Project Profile – 1975 Datsun 280Z

For some, classic car ownership is as much about the build as it is the drive. The tinkering, restoring, the refreshing and renewing, for a great many of us, that’s what it’s all about. As such, there is nothing better than looking through the listings here on Car & Classic to find that next project.