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1994 Mazda Eunos – Project Profile

Whether we want to admit it or not, the summer of 2020 is coming to a close. And it’s been a summer that, thanks to a global pandemic, we’ve not really been able to capitalise on. There has been little in the way of classic car events, at one point we weren’t even allowed to […]

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1954 Jaguar XK120 – Classified of the Week

William Lyons needed something new, something dramatic and something exciting. Jaguar was on the brink of collapse post-war. Plans to develop a new engine were slow, and the pressure put on manufacturers to build cars for export was hurting Jaguar, as its older, more traditional offerings simply weren’t floating the American car buyer’s boat. With […]

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The Golden Age of Convertibles – London Concours

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will gather a collection of the most beautiful and innovative soft-tops ever, paying special attention to the 1960s. Showcasing the likes of the Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 330 GTS, Alfa Romeo Junior Spider and Aston Martin DB2, it’s no wonder this class is known as Convertibles: The Golden Era. […]

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BMW Z3 – The Time Is Now

As we sit down to write this, we do so in the knowledge that this week, there will be a heatwave. And as such, this has led us down the path of convertibles, or more specifically, two-seat roadsters. After all, there is little better in life than going for a blast in a car that’s […]

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Audi TT – The Time Is Now

Some cars are just cars. By that, we mean they fulfill the dictionary definition of the word ‘car’ and that’s it. Some cars, on the other hand, are icons. Be that of power, handling or in the case of the Audi TT, design. These machines rise higher than the rest of the automotive landscape, earning […]

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Three isn’t a Crowd – Mercedes-Benz 190SL

The following article was written and submitted by Car & Classic reader, Suzie Pilkington (you may remember her from the Ferrari Parts article). If you have a car, an interesting story and some pictures to go with it, and you’d like to see them all on our magazine, please do get in touch with our […]

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R129 Mercedes-Benz SL – The Time is Now

There is nothing finer than jumping behind the wheel, dropping the roof and hitting the open road. Yes, many of us live in wet, old Britain, but even so, there are occasional sunny days during which we can enjoy the wind in our hair. It’s an elevated style of driving, a new way of getting […]

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Summer Fun – Five Timeless Convertible Classics

Wind in the hair motoring is something that goes hand in hand with classic cars. Yes, there are classic cars of all shapes and sizes, but even so, it’s the convertibles that we romanticise. The thought of blasting through the countryside in an open-top Jaguar E Type is far more exciting than doing the same […]

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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 […]

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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 […]