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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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Driving the Unknown Aston Martin

Having Car & Classic at our disposal is a wonderful thing. It means we can scour the adverts and look for interesting cars on which we can craft what we hope will be interesting and engaging stories. It was during one of our recent searches, when we were looking for something to provide some Aston […]

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Five Gadgets Every Garage Should Have

As much as we would all love to have a fully specced workshop with a four point lift and a professional grade tool chest chock full of the best Snap-On gear money can buy most of us are unfortunately limited by space and/or budget when it comes to garage facilities and so the Edd China […]

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Scrappage Scene

Let’s face it, we’ve all wandered around a scrap yard, looking around in wonderment, collecting the odd interesting badge as we go. For many of us, the scrap yard is where our automotive passion began. They’re more than yards of junk, they’re a fascinating place of learning.  Happily, Darren Rungasamy didn’t just wander through scrap […]

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Ah ha! Coogan’s Aston DBS Heads to Auction

We might be more used to seeing Steve Coogan behind the wheel of a Rover Sterling, or perhaps a Lexus (it’s Japan’s Mercedes-Benz, don’t you know?) whilst playing the irritating, yet somewhat lovable character of Alan Partridge. An on-screen persona, however, is very different to that of who a person is in real life. In […]

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Singer – Bringing the noise to Goodwood

We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but 2009 was a full ten years ago. It was not, as we would like to believe, last week. But, as we all know, time flies. It certainly flies when, as the old adage goes, you’re having fun. And that’s what brings us to […]

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W126 280SE Mercedes – Classified of the Week

There are few things in life as pleasing as looking down the bonnet of your car only to be greeted by a three-pointed star at the end of it. You look at that and you get a swell of pride, a moment of unabashed joy – you’ve made it, you’ve got a Mercedes-Benz, and you […]