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The last Vauxhall?

The Eighties saw a decline in Vauxhall's independence within General Motors' portfolio, with its models becoming mildly-restyled Opels rather than standalone models.

Well, not quite. There was the Viceroy, a model with no Opel equivalent even if it was made out of bits of Monza and Senator, and then there was the Mk2 Cavalier, which was sold only as a hatchback and a...
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The last Vauxhall The Eighties saw a decline in Vauxhalls independence within
Mark Goldsmith
Davide Valenti
Alan Hill
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PORSCHES AREN'T ALL EXPENSIVE
It seemed as if Porsches would forever occupy the classic territory reserved for cars that combined exciting dynamics, exquisite engineering and affordable post-depreciation ownership. Until a younger breed of buyers schooled on the delights of 911s grew up to become a market force.

Suddenly, most of the air-cooled 911s were driven towards collectible status,...
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PORSCHES ARENT ALL EXPENSIVE It seemed as if Porsches would forever occupy
Shay Whelan
Lee Cobb
Rollout Covers
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
06/20/2017 at 23:01. Facebook
PORSCHES AREN'T ALL EXPENSIVE
It seemed as if Porsches would forever occupy the classic territory reserved for cars that combined exciting dynamics, exquisite engineering and affordable post-depreciation ownership. Until a younger breed of buyers schooled on the delights of 911s grew up to become a market force.

Suddenly, most of the air-cooled 911s were driven towards collectible status,...
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PORSCHES ARENT ALL EXPENSIVE It seemed as if Porsches would forever occupy
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
06/19/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Wonder why you don't see more...

There's no doubting the appeal of a classic Mini, be it as cool classic urban transport in early external-door-hinge form, a formidable race or rally weapon when tuned, a great starter classic in later form, or the basis for no end of specials and kits for the individualist.

However, there's one Mini that's clearly special, yet never seemed to catch on with...
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Wonder why you dont see more Theres no doubting the appeal of
Alexander Blake
Petros Vasiliou
Lee Hickinbotham
Classic Cars magazine
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06/18/2017 at 12:35. Facebook
TOUGH DECISIONS
You might wonder why the owner of this ex-works touring car collection has banished them to a nondescript industrial unit. Well, that's because the main display area for his fleet is chock-full with ex-works Group B rally cars – including four Lancia 037s, two MG Metro 6R4s, two Ford RS200 and the only Citroën BX 4TC rally car still in one piece. And that's not his only...
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TOUGH DECISIONS You might wonder why the owner of this exworks touring
Jay Ruditis
Frederic Colombier
Sandy Phyn
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
06/17/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Is this a classic?

Well of course it is - look at it, it's an Austin-Healey 100! Only it isn't. Looks can be deceptive when it comes to the Haldane 100.

It's actually a replica based on an MGB, which traditionally in the classic-car world can be a cause for consternation - it's a fake! - but it has its roots in an interesting time that has now passed.

The Haldane was one of many 'replicas'...
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Is this a classic Well of course it is look at it
Chris Myring
Martin Baldock
Richard Walker
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06/15/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
You'd have thought that with only 329 made by Michelotti over a five-year period, this hand-built Triumph Italia would have lived a cosseted life. But before its recent Epic Restoration – fully documented in the July issue of Classic Cars – it had been raced, crashed, rolled and subsequently 'bodged to Olympic standards.'

What's the worst classic car bodge you've come across?

JB
Youd have thought that with only 329 made by Michelotti over a
Rob Mclaren
Gino Cocozza
Lee Cobb
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
06/15/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
How you've changed!

This pair of contrasting Rover SD1s - photographed at the Coventry Motofest and the Tatton Park Classic Car Show respectively - show how something rather bizarre happened to the car over the years - Rover, pandering to their traditional buyers, decided to make it look older.

It started off as a strikingly stark exercise in modernist design back in the Seventies: bold...
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How youve changed This pair of contrasting Rover SD1s photographed at the
Jon Harper
Alastair Inglis
John Banks
JAGUAR HEAVEN
Had a poke round Jaguar Land Rover's new Classic facility today - workshop bays for more than 50 cars a collection storage for nearly 500. XKSS continuation cars coming along nicely. Lots of E-types, S1 Land Rovers and XJ220s in for restos or servicing.
Previous Le Mans winners in the lobby.
I think my E-type would be happy here. PB
JAGUAR HEAVEN Had a poke round Jaguar Land Rovers new Classic facility
Cliff Smith
Angel Valentin
Phil Jones
Colour sensitivity.

What difference a change of colour can make. Take this pair of BMW 3.0 CSLs, for example. No different to each other in terms of the power and thrill delivered on the road of course, but what's really striking is how much difference a change of colour can make.

In creamy off-white it looks subtle, demure even. You hardly notice the deep chin spoiler and the contrasting...
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Colour sensitivity What difference a change of colour can make Take this
Joe McCarthy
Alan Palmer
Gordon Hill
Remembering two true greats.

Sadly, the rallying world lost the great Timo Mäkinen last month. The first of the 'Flying Finns', he developed a wild yet effective driving style, with such techniques as power-oversteer and left-foot braking, pointing towards the transition from traditional long-distance endurance rallying to the fast stage format we know today.

This Mini Cooper was the car he...
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Remembering two true greats Sadly the rallying world lost the great Timo
John Bell
Lee Hickinbotham
Hayley Langlands
BETTER FROM THE REAR?
Some cars looks better from the rear 3/4 view, like this 1953 Fiat 8V with Vignale bodywork. Have a look at the rest of the pictures here and see if you agree:

With their light weight and 1996cc V8 engines, the 114 cars built attracted sportsmen targeting the two-litre class and Italy's most creative coachbuilders – including Zagato and Ghia – to offer alternatives to...
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BETTER FROM THE REAR Some cars looks better from the rear 34
Gary James
Glynn Kershaw
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Can it cut it?

At this year's Coventry Motofest, Land Rover celebrated its heritage with the original Series 1 and the last-of-the-line 'HUE' Defender, painted and finished in tribute to its ancestor.

Which would you trust to get you out of a tight spot in the toughest of terrain - did the Defender go soft in its old age with its cabin full of electronics? And how should Land-Rover replace...
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Can it cut it At this years Coventry Motofest Land Rover celebrated
Ian Parsons
Rushikesh Galande
Stuart Twite
GREATEST CAR EVER?
Does the Ferrari 250 GTO really live up to the adulation that swirls around it? Absolutely. To get you thinking, we've plenty more pictures of Nick Mason's car here:

If that Scaglietti body alone isn't enough to convince you, then there's its commanding record of motor sport success, but most of all there's the way it drives. I've been lucky to drive a lot of amazing cars,...
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GREATEST CAR EVER Does the Ferrari 250 GTO really live up to
Terry Winchester
Bill Wiesenbach
Matthew Hewlett
Battle of the Nineties

After the Mazda MX-5 reminded mainstream car manufacturers they could build traditional convertible two-seater sports cars again, in the Nineties we enjoyed a new generation of cars thought dead since the Seventies from manufacturers who previously seemed too sensible to even consider building them.

However, this new enthusiasm also brought two specialist manufacturers...
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Battle of the Nineties After the Mazda MX5 reminded mainstream car manufacturers
Gary Harman
Peter Dykins
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CATCH IT IF YOU CAN
This 1964 E-type was one of several famous Jaguars that popped up at the recent Windsor Festival. It was the star of three Sixties album covers by the Dave Clark Five, including Catch Us If You Can.

It was owned by the band, then bought by lead singer Mike Smith, who kept it until 1970. In the late Seventies it came up for sale in the classifieds, at a time before...
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CATCH IT IF YOU CAN This 1964 Etype was one of several
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Brink Johnson
Adam Radford
LEGENDARY CAR, GREATEST ROAD
Would I like a story about taking the prototype Mercedes 300 SL Roadster back to the Stelvio Pass, where it was tested by an American journalist back in 1956? Only one answer to that.

Not only is this the prototype road car, but it started out as one of the 300 SLS racers that tackled the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours. You could understand any owner of such a precious...
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LEGENDARY CAR GREATEST ROAD Would I like a story about taking the
David Lavalle
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NINE LIVES, WELL, ALMOST
This 1953 Alfa 6C has had more costume changes than Kylie Minogue at a concert. It wore a Colli body when Juan Manuel Fangio drove it on the 1953 Mille Miglia, then a series of four experimental Superflow bodies by Pinin Farina between 1956 and 1960, with this being the last.

You can have a closer look here:
NINE LIVES WELL ALMOST This 1953 Alfa 6C has had more costume
Frédéric Van Damme
Gopi Menon
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