Tag: luxury car

Article's featured image

1936 Riley 15/6 Kestrel – Classified of the Week

Of all the now long passed names of the UK automotive landscape, there is one that still stirs the soul. A company known for flamboyant and exciting design, and a company that took luxury very seriously. We are of course talking about Riley. And while its bicycle-based beginnings might not be the most obvious link […]

Article's featured image

1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow – Classified of the Week

The Rolls Royce brand is one that transcends the automotive world. Instead, a Rolls Royce is a byword for wealth, for luxury, for having made it. And of course, it’s quintessentially British, because if there’s one thing we do well, it’s luxury. Modern Rolls Royces are perhaps a bit brash and a bit, dare we […]

Article's featured image

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental – Classified of the Week

Classic cars can be, and often are, utterly beautiful. Styled by human beings, not wind tunnels, classics are the embodiment of a designer’s vision in the purest sense. These wheeled beauties are drawings brought to life without compromise. They are rolling works of art. While driving them is of course a huge part of the […]

Article's featured image

1953 Bentley R Type – Project Profile

Looking for a project car brings with it the chance to obtain something that, in perfect condition, would be out of our reach. A project is a car we can acquire for minimal outlay, and that we can then improve and perfect over time by spending a bit here and a bit there, as and […]

Article's featured image

Ticking All The Boxes – Frazer Tickford

If we suggested to you that out there, in the vast and varied world of the automobile, there was a pint-sized Aston Martin, you’d immediately jump to the Cygnet of 2011. This curious Toyota IQ-based machine was in essence nothing more than a way to get around emissions standards. By offering this incredibly frugal car, […]

Article's featured image

Toyota – Centuries Ahead

When it comes to buying a luxury car, something dripping with technology, comfort, power, space and chrome, there are some ‘go to’ destinations. The big one, of course, is Germany. You have cars like the BMW 7 Series, which has been the ‘executive express’ of many since the ‘70s. So too has the Mercedes-Benz S […]

Article's featured image

Sweet 16 – 1932 Cadillac Fleetwood V16

Back in the golden age of motoring, bigger was better. Today, we are the grateful recipients of many, many years of technological innovation. The kind of innovation that means we can screw 500bhp out of a 2.0 four-cylinder engine, for example. Back when everything was black and white and the Charleston was the dance of […]

Article's featured image

Five Classics For Focus Money

The current Ford Focus is, frankly, an exceptional car. It comes from a long line of the Focus hitting it out of the park, so it’s not surprising that the current model follows that trend. It’s handsome, it’s incredibly safe, it’s brilliant to drive and it’s practical. It is, in many respects, the perfect car.  […]

Article's featured image

Lexus LS400 – Engineered Like No Other

When Lexus burst onto the automotive scene in 1989, it brought with it two cars. There was the ES, which was a re-badged and slightly more luxurious Toyota Camry. And then there was the LS, or more specifically, the LS400. It was a car so advanced, so intelligent in design and in engineering that it […]

Article's featured image

1931 Bentley 8 Litre – Classified of the Week

The 1930s were a magical time for motoring. With coachbuilding in full swing, manufacturers had to build faith in their name with only their chassis and engine offerings. There was no manufacturer body to fall in love with. We had to bond with the engine. And this is why Bentley did rather well. This Bentley […]