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Bring Back Repair Culture…

Where, exactly, did it all go wrong? Was it the advent of the smartphone? Was it the slow, societal shift into believing everything is disposable? Has it just been an increase in laziness? I don’t know what ground zero was, but the fact remains that these days we just don’t fix things. At the first […]

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Be Safe – Five Must-Have Security Devices

Most of us like to live an honest life, in which we work hard for the things we own, like our classic cars. However, there are some people that try to take these things from us. Although these people might decide to steal something, if you bring to their attention that there is something observing […]

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Jaguar XJS V12 – Breaking Curfew…

It’s got a brace of dials mounted on top of the dash, but none of them work. It has side-pipes mounted to either sill, but neither are actually connected to the exhaust system. There’s a chrome python head gear knob complete with flashing LED lights in the eyes and the bonnet is garnished with four […]

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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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Taking The Volvo 240 Home…

Friend of Car & Classic, Rich Scott, is not a man to do things normally. So, when our Editor saw him posting on Twitter about a bonkers scheme to drive to Sweden in a thirty year-old Volvo, we had to invite ourselves along. What an adventure it would be.  The rationale behind it, if you […]

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2004 MG ZT 260 – Classified of the Week

You could argue that Rover was instrumental in popularising the V8 engine. When it got hold of the blueprints for Buick’s 3.5 litre V8 it went to town, with the first big Rover V8 hit being the mighty Rover P5B (the B stood for Buick). It was the perfect engine for the big, luxurious Rover. […]

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Vauxhall Chevette HS – Car & Classic Drives

The key thing to remember about Vauxhall’s Chevette HS is that it’s not a Firenza HP. It might sound like a silly thing to say, but the parallels are many and varied. All of the familiar ingredients which make the droop-snoot coupé so special are also present and correct in this limited-run Shove-it: the 2,279cc […]

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The Volkswagen Beetle – Five Things You Need to Know

Not only is the Volkswagen Beetle one of the most recognisable and iconic cars of all time but the design itself transcends mere vehicular boundaries and has become ingrained in the collective consciousness, along with other indelible works such as the Zippo lighter, Coca-Cola bottle and Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, to name a few. Timeless, […]

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Five Must-Have Storage Solutions

The problem with having an old car is that you invariably end up collecting lots of parts, lots of tools and lots of other classic car associated paraphernalia, but we seldom acquire more space in which to house all these things. That’s why you need to play things smart and capitalise on the space you […]

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Daimler SP250 – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

The Daimler SP250 is one of those cars that you either absolutely adore, or you’re left confused by it. There is after all, no escaping the fact that it’s a bit of an odd looking little thing. That killer front overbite, the tall rear fins, the flared arches. It’s all very, erm, unique. But Daimler […]