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Ghostly presence

This 1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was one of the highlights of a concours class at Goodwood honouring the model, but unlike all the others, it was pretty-much untampered-with since new.

Exported to John St. Lyn in Texas when new and bodied in the US by Brewster, it was put in storage after just ten years and 10,000 miles of use, where it remained in a state of suspended... View more »
Ghostly presence This 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was one of the

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David Lavalle
Dellma Gould
Angel Valentin
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/18/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Which classic car are you?
Find out whether you’re an E-Type or more of a Ford Mustang… take the Classic Cars For Sale quiz with Lancaster Insurance Services today and you’ll get the chance to win tickets to NEC Classic Motor Show, 10-12 November 17!
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Which classic car are you Find out whether you’re an E Type

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David Lavalle
Stephen Cushing
Ken Baudoux
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/17/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Pragmatist or purist?

The British are a practical bunch when it comes to cars. International manufacturers struggle to sell saloons over here if there's a hatchback available, and thanks to our love of dogs, furniture and impulse-buying things at car boot sales, no UK-bound range will cut it without an estate in it.

To this end, there's something curiously British about a 2+2 sports car too.... View more »
Pragmatist or purist The British are a practical bunch when it comes

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Guy Wadge
Tim Timmihendrix Dann
John Armand Tuteur
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/15/2017 at 11:49. Facebook
Anniversary run
E-types and other Jaguars on the Brecon run celebrating 60 years of E-type prototype E1A.
A little damp but fun. PB
Anniversary run E types and other Jaguars on the Brecon run celebrating

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Mark Carrington
Jim Waldron
Angel Valentin
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/15/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Would you drive it?

This incredible Dodge was spotted in the corner of the paddock at the Double 12 as Brooklands unveiled its Start/Finish straight, now restored, for the first time since the Thirties.

I've no doubt it's a runner, and someone drove it there, but it's the unusual condition it's in that keeps you staring. Patina is a well-known concept, desirable so far as most classic owners... View more »
Would you drive it This incredible Dodge was spotted in the corner

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Evan Farrall
Rhiannon Carvell-Crook
Sebastian Petterzon
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/14/2017 at 11:09. Facebook
EXQUISITE DETAILS ON THIS ALFA
In its light grey coachwork this 1947 Alfa 6C 2500 is an exercise in restraint from coachbuilder Ghia, but there are some eye-catching flourishes in the details, particularly those covered headlamps. It's one of four bodied in this style, of which just two survive.

We have some detail pictures here: [ Classiccarsmagazine.co.uk Link ]
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EXQUISITE DETAILS ON THIS ALFA In its light grey coachwork this 1947

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Fabien Wetten
Fabien Wetten
Virginie Vidal
Classic Cars magazine
Classic Cars magazine
07/13/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Pointing the way to the Esprit?

The Europa may be iconic as the first roadgoing mid-engined Lotus, transposing the firm's experience engineering Formula One cars to the road and giving Britain a glamorous foil to the Dino 206 GT, but it dated quickly. Styling of the early models followed 'breadvan' racing practice at the time, which resulted in a bulky rear end and restricted rear visibility.... View more »
Pointing the way to the Esprit The Europa may be iconic as

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Jeff Murphy
Matt Stellmacher
Colin Napton
RESTORE OR PRESERVE THIS ASTON MARTIN?
Old question, but with a twist. We were delighted by all of the original, unrestored detail on the DB MkIII that we test drove for the current issue and hope that it will be preserved.

This was the MkIII prototype and it led an active life that included development testing and lots of competitive action, a highlight being the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally in... View more »
RESTORE OR PRESERVE THIS ASTON MARTIN Old question but with a twist

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Pieter van der Veer
Alan Palmer
John Armand Tuteur
Throwing down the gauntlet

There's open argument as to who invented the hot hatch (VW Golf GTI? Or do you forego the back-door requirement and consider the likes of the Mini Cooper or MG 1300?), but it's fair to say that the French took the concept to their hearts and perfected it - just look at the various GTi Peugeots and RS Renaults that followed. Indeed, the Simca 1204 TI beat the Golf to... View more »
Throwing down the gauntlet There's open argument as to who invented the

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Red Simon
Gavin Clark
Jake Blight
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE OF THESE?
It's one of seven Squires built, and this 1936 example is one of just two long-chassis versions.

It was a bold attempt by a clever young engineer called Adrian Squire to produce the most advanced small-capacity sports car of its time, but despite its sophisticated specification including a twin-cam engine, Roots supercharger and pre-selector gearbox it looked... View more »
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE OF THESE It's one of seven Squires

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Lawrence Southward
Scott Fisher
Red Simon
The showdown

When I was a kid, I wanted an Aston Martin V8 rather badly. Admittedly Timothy Dalton drove one in The Living Daylights, which helped, but my desire for an Aston V8 didn't actually stem from Bond films, but rather a book my grandparents gave me when I was about eight.

It was my first 'proper' car book, and featured a whole chapter on handbuilt cars and how special they were. It... View more »
The showdown When I was a kid I wanted an Aston Martin

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Lee Fulford
Adriana Mascheroni Garzon
Nigel Parslow
WHY THE ASTON MARTIN DB4 BEATS THE DB5
The fantasy is all about the DB5, right? Starring roles in Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball transfixed us as kids and have driven many a grown man to be compelled to buy a DB5, perhaps in the hope that a chunk its international glamour will rub off.

But despite falling under the DB5 spell, and having enjoyed driving many over the years, it's the DB4... View more »
WHY THE ASTON MARTIN DB4 BEATS THE DB5 The fantasy is all

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Daniel Walford
Tim Piper
Gavin Clark
Mine's better than yours

Ford have usually led the way when it comes to marketing cars. Consider the Capri, a finely-calculated way of tapping into the dreams of a generation who idolised big GT cars but in reality needed a practical four-seater hatchback. Or all those race- and rally-inspired missiles of the Eighties that promised to turn mere mortals into Andy Rouse. Or the Ghia tie-ups... View more »
Mine's better than yours Ford have usually led the way when it

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Shaun Brown
Mike Woenig
Adriana Mascheroni Garzon
The joy of patina

Shiny, polished classics are all well and good, but it's always great to see a well-used, scruffy car with an obvious story to tell.

Just look at this Triumph TR3. Sun-bleached paint, faded brightwork, and dull, creased, worn leather telling of endless adventure - indeed, its owner has driven it all over Europe and never felt the need to restore it, just fastidiously... View more »
The joy of patina Shiny polished classics are all well and good

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Simon Powell
Chris Machin
Custom versus standard?

This pair of Forties American cars - a Chevrolet and Pontiac of the same era, neatly juxtaposed - sums up an interesting classic conundrum. Would you rather have one in original condition, or customised?

On the surface of it, it's easy to say 'original, that's what classic cars are about after all!' However, were it not for customisers, would these cars have been... View more »
Custom versus standard This pair of Forties American cars a Chevrolet and

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Paulo Ribeiro
Jörgen Caceres
Brink Johnson
The last of the real pony cars?

So far as classic American pony cars (as opposed to muscle cars) are concerned, the 1982-92 Chevrolet Camaro is a not uncommon sight at UK classic car shows.

But is that surprising? It could be argued that by the Eighties it (and its Pontiac Firebird sibling) was the only true pony car left standing. The Dodge Challenger had become a badge-engineered... View more »
The last of the real pony cars So far as classic American

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Transam Burk
Toby Caswell
Ernesto Flores
Seen one of these before?

It's a rare sight in the UK, the Toyota Century. Whilst Lexus represents the top of the Toyota range outside of Japan, this actually sits at the top of the tree. Five-litre V12, interior to rival a Rolls-Royce's, and most often seen outside government ministries and company head offices with a chauffeur behind the wheel.

And yet, its styling has barely changed since... View more »
Seen one of these before It's a rare sight in the UK

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Peter Lee
Atsuhiro Takeda
Mustafa K Uyal
Our 7 favourite cars from our tour of the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility.

So, who's up for identifying them?
Our 7 favourite cars from our tour of the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility

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Brett Baldwin
Mike Ward-Sale
Alan Palmer
Family supercar

In a pre-MPV world, if you had a big family you inevitably ended up owning a big French estate - and if you were a technophile you had a Citroën CX - but nowadays when pretty-much every estate on the market has a fire-breathing relative, I reckon we're really missing something like this CX GTi Turbo 2 Familiale.

It's big - what with three rows of seats, all in that wonderful... View more »
Family supercar In a pre MPV world if you had a big

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John Warren
Rob Stewart
Tim McTim
AND THEN THIS TURNED UP
The arrival of this Facel Vega Excellence at London's Ace Cafe was first at conversation stopper and then a conversation starter – a rare chance to see a mythical car up close and delight in spotting subtle details that only seemed to emerge after we'd been poring over it for a while. PB
AND THEN THIS TURNED UP The arrival of this Facel Vega Excellence

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Gavin Bastian
Joe Elias
Lisa Losty Lewis