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Waimak Classic Cars

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Waimak Classic Cars

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The final – and some would say ultimate – Capri arrived in 1978. Designated Project Carla, the re-invigorated coupe looked mean and moody, and proved that the Ford stylists had not lost their magic touch. Once again, the Capri became the pushy young exec’s weapon of choice, and the ‘S’ versions did all ...

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Stylish and capable, the Mk2 is, without doubt, one of Jaguar’s finest models. This well-sorted and cherished Mk2 is an enjoyable car to drive and the very essence of a British sporting saloon. From the luxurious interior to the taut and confidence-inspiring handling, you are unlikely to be disappointed behind the ...

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If ever a car has earned its stripes, its the Mini because never before has so much been put into so little for so few. In a world where is increasingly difficult to tell one small car from another and call it your own, the Mini now looks more special than ever. Its still the greatest joy to drive on four wheels. ABOUT ...

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An Iconic Mercedes sportster, that’s better suited to cultured cruising than hair raising. Classics, don’t come more timelessly elegant than the Pagoda Mercedes, in any setting, and these cars are perfectly capable of crossing continents without breaking into a sweat. Now, much more valuable than the R107 SL that ...

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CAR INFORMATION More Power, More Fun – I have always loved the raw, unrefined sports car look of the TR6. The car's performance – both acceleration and braking are more than adequate. The connection between car, driver and road are exceptional. The handling is excellent for a 70's vintage roadster. It all adds ...

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CAR DESCRIPTION Sometime on or about September 1967 the 3.4 Litre Mark 2 cars were re badged as the 340. The 340 was an interim model intended to fill the gap until the introduction of the XJ6 in September 1968. The automatic transmission was upgraded to a Borg-Warner 35 dual drive range. Power steering by Marles ...

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When introduced in 1979, the Jaguar XJ6 Series III was not immediately to everyone's liking. Despite an expensive redesign with its Pininfarina styled roof, and refreshed cabin, some Big Cat enthusiasts felt that it was taking liberties with the classic looks of one of their favourites. In fact, the Series III set out ...

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Presented in 1975, the XJ-S replaced the legendary E-type in Jaguar’s range. As well as being great to drive, it introduced new standards of passenger safety, with impact-absorbing bumpers on special struts, side-impact barriers built into the doors and a fuel tank mounted directly behind the rear seats to protect it ...

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It's unusual to find a facelifted car that's better looking than the car it was designed to replace but Jaguar managed this unusual feat, with the Mark 1 replacement. Not many other cars can claim to have built a reputation in as many ways as the Mark 2 Jag has. From stints as a star car of television, a race car driven ...

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Sales of the S-Types were disappointing and with the new ‘single’ model still a year or so away, Lyons decided that an interim model was vital. Hence the 420 Sovereign was introduced in 1967. In appearance it was an S Type with the Mark X frontal treatment. Like the S-Type, it benefited from the independent rear ...

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Nostalgia is popular these days and the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is one of the best muscle cars of the smoking-tire era. By the time the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am hit the market, Trans Am’s had found their niche. Despite ever-higher prices, output rose again as Pontiac sold one Trans Am for every three Firebirds ...

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If it’s a classic British roadster you’re after, you cannot afford to ignore the TR2. Said to be the cheapest British car to top 100mph, the TR2 received plenty of plaudits from road testers of the time and "fun to drive" was a regular comment. And they were right, the TR2 is just that. Its 90bhp may not sound ...

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The Ferrari 308 was a classic car from the moment it was launched in 1975 and nearly 40 years later, the 308 has managed to hang on to some magic, even if you didn’t grow up watching Magnum P.I. Whether you recognize it from posters on a bedroom wall or as the chariot of Tom Selleck’s mustache, many people know ...

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Beautiful styling, excellent road manners, and in real terms, for a car with such iconic status, values are still realistic. Although automotive styling is subjective, the one vehicle that seems to top more opinion polls naming the most beautiful car in the world, the Jaguar E-type. Styled mainly by aerodynamicist Malcolm ...

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The Austin-Healey 3000 was BMC's sporting flagship for almost a decade, and many detail changes were made along the way. The 3000 name was first used in 1959 when the C-Series engine from the 100/6 was upgraded to 2.9-litres (and a nominal for marketing 3-litres), for use in the uprated Farina bodied Westminster. The ...

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For the 1960s, the TR sports car line's styling got more confident, with Michelotti providing a much cleaner, more modern look. Its radically restyled body on a widened TR3A chassis was generally well-accepted, and pretty much everyone liked the sharply defined modern lines. Other improvements and upgrades included ...

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The MkVI was effectively an all-new car, and had plenty of new technology to boast about. It was the first Bentley with a steel body as standard, although many buyers still took the coachbuilding route - and rightly so, as so many of the convertibles, tourers and shooting brakes were so attractive looking. Its chassis ...

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I can honestly say that the Mini is the best car in this world!! When you see it on the car park it just makes you smile from cheek to cheek! Minis have a massive infectious character and you just can't help, but warm to them. This is a brilliant car. It has perfect all-round visibility, brilliant precise steering, ...

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To understand the Rover P5, it is necessary to understand British society in the sixties. Its appeal lay in its respectability and quality, but without the whiff of flashiness that surrounded Jaguar. Contrary to popular perception, the upper classes would more often than not steer away from the likes of Bentley and ...

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The C36 was the result of the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and its performance partner AMG, which had built a strong reputation for its tuned versions of regular Mercedes-Benz sedans. AMG began tuning Mercedes-Benz cars back in the 1960s, but today is part of Daimler and its work is now done in-house. It started ...

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f you have ever sat in the back of a Daimler, you may have wondered why these cars are such a hit with government ministers. The Double Six is far cheaper than the cheapest Rolls-Royce or Bentley, but oozes much the same opulence and is virtually as well made. Polished walnut and soft leather abound. The Double Six ...

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Some say you should never meet your heroes, especially when it comes to classic cars. The Mini’s road-holding and lively handling…few could have predicted the sensation set off by a tiny, quirky, front-wheel-drive hatchback with an engine mounted sideways and a suspension that literally relied on big, cone-shape ...

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V8 power, four seats and Michelotti styling – the noble Stag has it all. Unlike its Spitfire baby brother, the Stag is more GT cruiser than back road barnstormer, something that’s reflected in the multi-adjustable driving position; even the steering column can be tweaked for rake and reach. Triumph 2000 owners ...

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he P6 was a radical new product for its maker - and proof it was trying to move away from the 'Auntie' image that it had been landed with over the last couple of decades. It had styling that was influenced by the Citroen DS, and possessed a skeleton structure and modern styling that really were a million miles away ...

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CAR DESCRIPTION A Classic British sports car with an international history! MG’s new MGA first saw the light of day in 1955 and was a huge breath of fresh air for the Abingdon marque. With the MGA, BMC brought their every man’s sports car ahead by two decades in one swoop. PROVENANCE This car’s first ...

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Why is the MGB such a favorite with classic car hobbyists? The answer is simple: It is good-looking, fun to drive and easy to maintain. These are the same reasons the MGB, with a few changes, was successful in the new-car market for nearly two decades. Today, good examples are not impossible to find but getting harder. ...

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Early Jaguar XJs are enjoying a surge in popularity, but if you want the best then it has to be a Series 1. Straight from the 1968 launch of Sir William Lyons’s final masterpiece, it was recognised as the best car in the world. Forty years on and arguably the XJ6 was the last true world-beating saloon to roll out ...

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In its day, this was GMC breakthrough engineering in action. The V6 truck engine was built to shrug off abuse of extra heavy farm loads. huskier pistons, thicker crankshaft, bigger bearings…they all meant more miles of work…less dollars for repairs. This is a truck that at 50+ years old, it still hasn’t got tired. ABOUT ...

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Briefly, this thoroughly satisfying car of the highest quality does everything with a silky quietness and also in about the highest degree of riding comfort and with a precision and lightness of control which makes a driver feel on top of his form and which renders every mile a delight whether in town or out on the open ...

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As automakers continue their relentless pursuit of refinement, there’s precious little magic to be had behind the wheel of a new car. Sit down, and you instantly know where everything is and how to operate it. Start it up and drive and few sensations are overly vivid. In short, most new cars are about as surprising as ...

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The Capri Mk III was a little more than a substantial update of the Capri MK II. The first cars were available in March 1978 and for the 1982 model year, the Essex 3.0 V6 powerplant which had been the range topper since September 1969 was dropped, while a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, called ...

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A Jaguar reflects your success like no other car. Its reputation for effortless performance, superb road holding and supreme ride comfort is greatly deserved. No other car offers such a unique combination of design and engineering sophistication. No other car conjures up such contrasting images of sheer luxury and race ...

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For those who are not familiar with this model, the Bantam Singer Nine is a car which was produced by Singer from 1936 to 1939. It was the first model from Singer to have a pressed steel body. It was offered as a new economy model at the 1935 Motor Show in London, replacing the earlier Singer Nine series. Singer specialised ...

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The Stag was launched in June 1970 and immediately created a favourable impression with buyers, who were quite literally enamoured by its simple beauty and its gorgeous engine note with accompanying exhaust ‘woofle’. Performance was good – its 2997cc Triumph engine certainly did everything asked of it. Sales ...

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It was mid-year 1955, when the pilot-house cab with wrap around windshield was introduced by Dodge. The C Series pickups will be known forever, as the first V8 powered Dodge truck, the thoroughly modern, light weight and compact 241cid Power Dome V8 engine featured overhead valves, 145hp and 215 ft/lbs of torque at ...

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CAR DESCRIPTION Morgan have been hand building the 4/4 for 80 years. Still hand built in England at the famous Pickersleigh Road factory, the Morgan 4/4 is the longest running production car in the world. Morgan’s first proper road car was the 4-4 as released in 1936. It initially used a Coventry Climax 4-cylinder ...

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The XK140 was offered in three forms - coupe, roadster and drophead coupe. The Drophead Coupé is the most interesting variation, with an additional pair of rear seats that added practicality. The 140 is desirable property. It is also a lot more comfortable than the 120. The engine was moved forward, and the cockpit ...

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Six-figure glamour and power at a five-figure price. The XKR’s mission, as of all Jaguars, is to make you feel elegant and this car has awesome power, sweet handling, and true luxury in a supermodel body. Its a bit like Elizabeth Hurley-wearing Versace-at-the-Oscars sexy: provocative, confident, not at all trashy, ...

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The Jaguar Coupe is amongst the world's most beautiful cars. It is also Jaguar's rarest production car with 6487 examples built between 1975 and 1978. When Sir William Lyons began styling exercises for the new XJ models in the mid 1960’s, it was clear that he had the notion of a two door coupe in mind for eventual ...

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A great & affordable enthusiast's sports car. The MGB GT coupe is a car that I've always been attracted to, it's classy, chic and a great deal of fun to drive around town. Easy & straightforward to work on and inexpensive to maintain. The B was an epochal car for MG. During its 18-year production run, it became the ...

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The Austin Light Twelve-Four was a car produced by the Austin Motor Company from 1933 until 1939. It was replaced in 1939 by a completely new car also called the Austin 12, which kept the same engine. The Austin Twelve Saloon, with its new body at the time, continued to exemplify the ideal family car, combining safety, ...

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Forever synonymous with the TR range of sportscars, the Triumph marque was in a state of flux when the first of that famous line was introduced in 1953. From that point, it has never looked back and yet had it not been for the TR series – and most notably, the TR2 that started it all off – Triumph as a marque could ...

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The P6 was a radical new product for its maker. It had styling that was influenced by the Citroen DS, and possessed a skeleton structure and modern styling that really were a million miles away from the P4, which was still in production when the P6 was launched. The company gambled that it would appeal to traditionally ...

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There’s something wonderfully ‘right’ about a good P4. There’s a crisp, ‘engineered’ feel that works well with all the wood and leather, while clambering aboard is an experience, with those suicide rear doors adding excitement for passengers. The six-cylinder models get all of the glory. While no racing ...

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The Daimler Conquest is a series of automobiles produced by The Daimler Company Limited in the United Kingdom from 1953 to 1958. Based on the Lanchester Fourteen, the Conquest replaced the Daimler Consort. Any model from the old established Daimler Company constitutes an event of considerable note. Although it is ...

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