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1972 Bond Bug – Project Profile

Plastic, as they say, is fantastic. Or at least it was in the 1970s UK car market. Okay, not plastic per se, as we are of course talking about fibreglass. But whatever, we wanted to use that opening line. Anyway, we digress. Let’s get back to the car at hand, namely a 1972 Bond Bug. […]

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1977 Reliant Scimitar GTE – Project Profile

Over the years, there have been many weird and wonderful old cars, and pleasingly, a great many of them come from the UK. Back in Britain’s automotive heyday, we loved building cars that we wanted to build, just for the sake of building them. As such, the automotive landscape was once awash with cars of […]

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It’s Coming Together – Project ‘65

In our last update, which was somewhat shockingly, six months ago, we were shouting with glee about the Cortina having paint on it. As well all know, painting a car is a huge step, as from that point on it’s simply a case of building the car back up. All the horrible, dirty, messy jobs […]

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1967 Volkswagen Beetle – Project Profile

The Volkswagen Beetle is a car that resides fairly high on the ‘all time’ classic car list. It’s a car that has, impressively, even managed to transcend the automotive world. Even someone who knows absolutely zero about cars will be able to correctly identify the humble Volkswagen Beetle. This is in part down to the […]

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1969 Land Rover Series IIB Forward Control – Project Profile

There is something deeply appealing about a vehicle that can do anything and that can go anywhere. There is also something appealing about a vehicle that possesses heaps of potential. One vehicle that has always delivered both in spades is the Land Rover. It’s a rough, rugged, go anywhere kind of machine that is simple […]

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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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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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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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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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1974 Ford Gran Torino – Project Profile

TV cars. They hold a special place in our hearts, don’t they? Everyone has a favourite, be it K.I.T.T, the A Team van, the General Lee or of course, the ‘Striped Tomato’ from ‘70s cop series, Starsky and Hutch. These TV cars were, for many of us, the fuel that would ignite a passion for […]