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2005 AC Cobra Replica – Classified of the Week

That word. Replica. There’s something about it, something that conjures up images of 17 year-olds gluing XR3i bits to a Popular Plus. Or, at the other end of the scale, there are those unfortunate Toyota MR2 models that have had seemingly endless money thrown at them in order to bear a passing resemblance to a […]

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Bullitt Sells for $3,400,000!

January 10, 2020 Well, today is the day and we have been sat, glued to our monitor watching the live feed of the Mecum Collector Car Auction, happening in Kissimmee, Florida. Many stunning cars went over the block, but it was lot F150 we were waiting for, which was of course, the Bullitt 1968 Ford […]

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Stony Stratford New Year’s Day Meet

Stony Stratford is a picturesque town near Milton Keynes which holds a classic car show in June of every year, known as the ‘Classic Stony’. The organisers close off the main high street, car parks and market square to display hundreds of classic cars and bikes. As a bonus, this generous exercise is repeated every […]

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle – Classified of the Week

The nights are drawing in and it’s generally pretty miserable outside. Time to brighten things up with something a little more vibrant. This stunning and very yellow 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu is definitely that. Buy this and nobody is going to miss you. The Chevelle is a big car to begin with, but when you […]

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Ronart Lightning – A Flash of Brilliance

What do the Bristol Fighter, Marcos TSO and Ronart Lightning V8 have in common? They’re all British-built sports cars of the early 2000s, all hand-made and designed around American vee-engines, all built in single-digit production numbers… but whereas many car enthusiasts are well-versed in the history (or, at least, existence) of Bristol and Marcos, most […]

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Hot Rods – What Are They?

Hot rod. Today it means a lot of things, or should we say it’s been appropriated as a colloquialism to represent a lot of things. The term hot rod can, rightly or wrongly, be applied to any car that is anything other than standard. Generally it tends to be pushed on older modified cars rather […]

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Five Cars That Probably Won’t Become Classics

When you’re in this ‘writing about classic cars’ game, one question you get asked on the regular is ‘what’s going to be a classic?’ As such, the internet is awash with articles on which the glowing prose spills out for the usual contenders; the MX5, the 205, the… you get the idea. In reality, it’s […]

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Bullitt Mustang – Car & Classic Review

You don’t even need to be into cars to know the significance of Bullitt, or more specifically the car chase in Bullitt. The movie itself is largely forgettable, but the chase, oh the chase. A black ‘68 Dodge Charger 440 R/T squaring up against a ‘68 Ford Mustang fastback. The streets of San Francisco. The […]

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1979 Mercedes-Benz W116 – Project Profile

Some cars are built to stand the test of time. You look at them and know that if someone pushed the big red button, or if the zombies rise up, these cars would still be there. Working flawlessly. Wheeled granite, formidable forces of forward motion, these cars are the classics we lust after. A case […]

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1974 Chrysler Le Baron – Project Profile

American muscle cars are great and all. We love the thought of a screaming, highly-strung race-specification V8 being put through its paces. We love the bright colours of the GTO, the Boss and the Hemi. We love the wheel-spinning, drag-racing, American road movie aspect of them. Muscle cars are, in a nutshell, great. But they’re […]