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1991 Mazda MX-5 – Project Profile

There are few things in the motoring world as pure as going for a blast in a light, agile, well-balanced sports car. The Japanese knew this, which is why the MX-5 of the late ‘80s was so heavily influenced by cars like the classic Lotus Elan. Both cars are no frills, basic engineering, but basic […]

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1989 Ford Escort XR3i – Project Profile

We’ll be the first to admit that in the case of this old Ford Escort, the pictures aren’t brilliant. Furthermore, the car is most definitely a bit of a forgotten relic. But this is what hunting for a project car is all about. You can’t expect every car, especially cars that people need to get […]

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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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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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Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars

The landscape of car television has become something of a parody of itself of late. There’s too much fake drama, too much of a willingness to skip over the details and far too much in the way of ego. Plus, the whole ‘if we don’t sell this car, we’ll lose the shop’ narrative is awful […]

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From Purchase to Passing – The Lifecycle of a Capri

When it comes to classic car ownership some people own many different makes and models over the course of their lives, continually changing things up and moving on, while others stick to just one special car, loving and cherishing it forever. I used to belong very much to the first group, having owned several classics […]

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1988 MG Maestro – Project Profile

The Maestro is one of those cars that people like to mock, but look beyond the typical derogatory banter and what you’re presented with is a car that was actually rather good. Released in 1983, the Austin Maestro took over duties from the Allegro, which meant it didn’t exactly have to work hard in order […]

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1966 Land Rover – Project Profile

A classic car doesn’t have to be a car that lives for no other reason than to be pampered. It’s entirely possible to have a classic that is rugged, and that can take a beating. Of course, we’re not suggesting you fit chunky tyres to your E Type. Instead, we would like to recommend a […]

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Car & Classic: The Rescues – W124

Our Editor can’t resist a cheap car, so when he was presented with the opportunity to buy this slightly dilapidated W124 230E Mercedes-Benz for £100, he simply couldn’t say no. Though for once, there was a reason behind his manic car buying, and that reason was our blossoming YouTube channel, through which we’ve launched our […]

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1948 Volvo PV61 Hearse – Project Profile

Is it a bit morbid to select a hearse for this week’s Project Profile? Possibly, yes, but an old hearse has just as much right to be called a classic as any other old car, so why should we ignore such a vehicle? While its role in life may have been on the darker end […]