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1931 Bentley – Not Your Average First Car

Photography supplied by Riikophoto First cars are usually a bit, you know, rubbish. Unless you have extremely generous parents or extended family, your first car is the result of scrimping and saving. And even after all that effort, the cost of insurance will quash any motoring aspirations down to the level of a battered Nissan […]

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1932 Lanchester 30bhp Straight-Eight – Classified of the Week

Back in the early days of the automobile, it was a bit of a free for all in terms of design and application. If someone could think it up, and then someone could engineer it, a manufacturer would do it. It wasn’t about focus groups and market research. No, it was about having something new, […]

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1938 Riley 16/4 – Racy Little Number

We’re spoiled today. Modern cars are simply too powerful, and that’s the norm now. It wasn’t so long ago that ‘performance cars’ earned that title because they boasted more than 150bhp. Today, most normal family hatchbacks have that. And then there are the modern classics that we pine over, cars like the mighty Sierra RS […]

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The Austin 7 – Car & Classic Heroes

The classic car world is rich, diverse and full of interesting stories. In the case of many, the story is perpetuated by an owner’s passion for a car. In others, it’s the car itself that provides the story. And that’s what we’re looking for here, the automotive heroes of the past, the cars that did […]

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1931 Bentley 8 Litre – Classified of the Week

The 1930s were a magical time for motoring. With coachbuilding in full swing, manufacturers had to build faith in their name with only their chassis and engine offerings. There was no manufacturer body to fall in love with. We had to bond with the engine. And this is why Bentley did rather well. This Bentley […]

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1937 Jaguar SS 100 – Still Racing

The rigours of racing make for, in most cases, a limited life expectancy. Admittedly, things are a little safer now, but back in, say, 1937 from when this Jaguar SS100 harks, motorsport was more dangerous. Many drivers almost proudly explained that if it all went wrong, they would be thrown from the vehicle. Yes, not […]

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1904 Cadillac Model B – Classified of the Week

This week we’re going to take things back to a time when the world was simpler, and when the car was in its infancy. We’re winding the clock all the way back to the turn of the 20th century, 1904 to be exact, to show you this frankly stunning 1904 Cadillac Model B, a car […]