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BMW E9 3.0 CSi – Because there’s more to life than a CSL

BMW first dipped its oily toe into the waters of big coupes with the Bertone-bodied 3200CS of 1962. It was an elegant, yet powerful machine thanks to the inclusion of a V8 engine. However, it wasn’t the car that BMW would use to carry the big coupe theme forward. Instead, BMW went back to the […]

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Mk1 Golf – Who Needs a GTi?

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf is a deeply important car. We have a perception of Volkswagen today, we see it as being a premium brand, one to aspire to. We see the cars as cool, crisp and cutting-edge. The reality, however, is that if it wasn’t for the humble Golf of 1974, none of what we […]

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1964 Ford Falcon – Classified of the Week

As the 1950s came to a close, the American carmakers were quickly coming to realise that the market was rapidly turning off the idea of big, wayward machines. In the ‘50s it was all about the chrome, the fins, the rocket age and the excess that came with it. More metal was better. However, by […]

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The Gordon-Keeble – Have You Ever Heard Of?

Imaginatively monikered after John Gordon of Peerless fame and Jim Keeble – the two chaps who formulated the concept after coming up with the idea of shoehorning a big American V8 into one of John’s Peerless chassis, the Gordon-Keeble is an often forgotten sixties British dream machine that features timeless Italian styling on the outside, […]

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Citroën DS – Surprisingly Practical

The relentless march of the SUV means that every other car you see on the road is essentially an oversized toaster on wheels; anonymous cuboids, anaesthetising out any sense of driver engagement. Naturally, there’s not a lot of ‘sport’ involved in a sport utility vehicle – so if you’re resigned to the idea of getting […]

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Renault Avantime – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

In 2001, we were still getting over the global non-event that was the Millennium Bug. Shaggy was telling anyone who’d listen that it wasn’t him. Vin Diesel was living his life a quarter of a mile at a time in The Fast and the Furious. It was a simpler, pre-smartphone, less cutting-edge time.  When Renault […]

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Bentley EXP 100 GT – Rubbish Name, Incredible Concept

Bentley, the master of luxury motoring, has just turned 100. But rather than incoherently shout at a table before falling asleep in front of Bargain Hunt at 2pm on a Tuesday, Bentley has released upon the world a new concept car, and man alive, it is a looker. And look at it you will, for […]

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SE – There can be only one

There are few things in life as beautiful as a classic Mercedes-Benz. The lines of a of an old Merc are always captivating, and with it, timeless. These cars are effortless classics that can be appreciated not only by people who like cars, but also by those who simply appreciate good design. And that’s what […]

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Ford Focus ST170 – The Time is Now

Hot hatches are always and will always be popular. That said, the ongoing popularity of hot hatches as a whole isn’t a linear affair. Some are instant hits, others take a few years to find their feet and with it, find a following. A case in point would be the car we’re looking at here, […]

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2002 Citroen Saxo VTR – Classified of the Week

We’ve seen it happen. We have sat here and, in recent history, watched cars of old go for astronomical amounts of money. And we’re not talking about the rare or the exotic here, oh no. We’re talking about cars we used to see in dealerships, the cars we used to see everywhere, the cars that […]