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1976 Mercedes-Benz 280SE – Classified of the Week

The ‘70s have a lot to answer for. Avocado bathroom suites. Flares. Prawns being served in wine glasses. Yes, there was a lot wrong with the ‘70s. But we can forgive its transgressions because in amongst all the horror, there were some brilliant things. Alien (yes, it was 1979, sorry), The Good Life and this, […]

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1979 Lotus Esprit S2 – Classified of the Week

When Lotus unveiled the Esprit at the 1975 Paris Motor Show, the automotive world was left agog. This car, this brilliant collection of long, hard lines, that was impossibly low and that looked like it would make a chef’s favourite knife look blunt was like nothing else. The Esprit, as Lotus had named it, was […]

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1985 Alpina B9 – Classified of the Week

For every manufacturer of cars, there is another company that exists to improve upon their work. Mercedes-Benz has Brabus, Ford has Mountune, Audi has ABT, Porsche has RUF, the list goes on. BMW isn’t without one of these companies, of course. It has Alpina, and Alpina takes the brilliant work of BMW and makes it […]

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1980 Austin Maxi – Classified of the Week

Restored cars are wonderful. The energy and passion that is put into bringing a car back to life is something to be in awe of. Not only that, the act of restoring a car can be relaxing and enjoyable, and in today’s chaotic world, that’s no bad thing.  The only problem with restoration and classic […]

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1968 Jaguar S Type – Classified of the Week

Few cars are as iconic in the classic car world as those from the Jaguar stable. The ‘go to’ choices are of course the E Type and the Mk2, but what about something else? There was no shortage of cars rolling out of the Jaguar factory back in the day, after all.  A case in […]

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1985 Ford Sierra XR8 – Classified of the Week

When you think of a fast Ford it’s only natural for your mind to wander into the halls of Cosworth. Yes, we had the XR models, but it was the mighty RS Cosworth Sierras with their sixteen valves and their turbochargers that took the crown. They were the stuff of legend, and have since earned […]

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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe – Classified of the Week

When the Z3 came out in 1995 the world rejoiced. It was a muscular, stocky little roadster that, if you bought it with an engine above 2.0 in capacity, was an absolute riot to drive. BMW had clearly spent a great deal of time perfecting the driving dynamics, and when the press got hold of […]

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1964 Humber Hawk – Classified of the Week

Every week we take a moment to sit down and go through the listings on Car & Classic to find a candidate for the next instalment of Classified of the Week. You might think it’s a case of looking for the rare, the exotic or the kind of car that for many of us, is […]

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1969 Citroen ID 20F – Classified of the Week

When you think of a classic Citröen it’s a given that you’re going to jump right to the DS. However, the DS was a hugely expensive car, especially when compared to its predecessor, the Traction Avant. As such, Citröen had to do something to bridge the gap so as to avoid scaring customers off. Rather […]

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1904 Cadillac Model B – Classified of the Week

This week we’re going to take things back to a time when the world was simpler, and when the car was in its infancy. We’re winding the clock all the way back to the turn of the 20th century, 1904 to be exact, to show you this frankly stunning 1904 Cadillac Model B, a car […]