Tag: restoration

Article's featured image

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 […]

Article's featured image

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 […]

Article's featured image

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 […]

Article's featured image

1979 Opel Rekord – Project Profile

Opel is an interesting brand. It was founded in 1862 when it was, of all things, a sewing machine manufacturer. It then moved into the world of bicycles, and the company owner’s two sons popularised them by entering bicycle races! It wasn’t until 1898 that the company started designing cars, with the first models rolled […]

Article's featured image

Keeping Trim – Interior Removal Kit

Car interiors are important, given that’s where we spend most of our time. As such, you want everything to be in place, to be free from rattles and to not have any broken elements. However, over the course of restoration, those clips and fixings can and will break. You’ll scratch interior panels as you try […]

Article's featured image

It’s got an engine, so use it…

Everything has a use. Everything we have, and everything that is around us is there for a purpose, for a reason. Well, apart from wasps. Everything we have designed and engineered is built to do… something. It can be passive – a conservatory on the back of your house just needs to be a room. […]

Article's featured image

Metal Magic – Must-Have Metalworking Kit

Previously, we have covered the welding kit you should have in your garage. However, welding is only one part of the dance that is metalwork. The other part is making the metal that you want to weld to your car. For popular classic models, replacement panels are often available, which is good. However, for many […]

Article's featured image

Wheeler Dealers is Back – Classics Restored

Wheeler Dealers, TV’s favourite motoring show with a questionable business model (seriously, does Ant work for biscuits?) is returning to UK screens on Monday, March 2nd. With the new series, there’s a whole host of vehicular goodness to get excited about, as the boys buy, restore and celebrate some of motoring’s greats.  For us, Wheeler […]

Article's featured image

1937 Morris 10/4 – Project Profile

There’s a charm that comes with cars of the 1930s. It was a time when the UK was bustling with car companies, each one trying to be better than the next. New technologies were being investigated and applied, new design ideas were being put into place and as such, new cars seemed to be everywhere, […]

Article's featured image

1957 Jaguar XK140 – Project Profile

When it comes to building an open-top two-seater sports car, few were ever better at it than the British in the 1960s. And that’s not a gratuitous use of patriotism, we’re not being biased here. Britain just made some belting roadsters. We had the MGs, Triumphs, the Healeys and of course, the Jaguars. The most […]