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Scale Models – The Joy of the Build

Just the other day, we were suggesting some model cars for you to buy and build. But why? Why should you bother with what is, at it’s core, a toy? Because building a model car is brilliant, that’s why. The build is detailed, the satisfaction that comes from adding in intricate features is immense and […]

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Five Bargain Design Icons

Good design is a joyous thing to behold. Something poorly designed makes the task it was (poorly) designed for seem mammoth. Bad design ruins experiences. It ruins ideas. It ruins what may have, once upon a time, been a good idea. Good design makes life easier, it makes tasks a breeze and it makes us […]

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1966 Peugeot 204 – Project Profile

The classic car world is full of wonderful oddities, and that’s just when you’re looking at cars that were available here in the UK at some point in their lives. Throw your net into the waters of automotive offerings from other countries, and you will find no end of weird, wonderful and exciting cars. And […]

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Volvo 480 – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

The image of Volvo today is one of bold design, exceptional luxury and incredible levels of safety. Modern day Volvos are also, dare we say it, cool. The brand has successfully managed to shake the staid image of being boxy and bland. However, back in the 1980s, this image was still very present. As yes, […]

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1971 Triumph GT6 – Classified of the Week

The Triumph GT6 was a great car, but by the end of its life it simply couldn’t compete with the MGB, which was a shame, because as the MkIII GT6 here shows, it was a car that had evolved wonderfully. The MkIII was sleeker, it was more aerodynamic and as such, it was faster than […]

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Living With Failure

Yesterday, I was on the road, racking up the miles in the Mercedes-Benz W124 as I drove to and from Milton Keynes to photograph a car for Car & Classic. I love that old Mercedes. It’s not the most frugal of cars, given that it weighs as much as a small frigate and has only […]

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Millbrook Turns 50 – The Ultimate Proving Ground

Millbrook Proving Ground is a place that you perhaps won’t know by name. However, you do know it, because you have almost certainly seen it. You might have seen it while watching James Bond. You might have seen it while watching a music video. It might have been there while you were looking at car […]

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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) […]