Jaguar XK140 MC

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The Jaguar XK140 was the improved follow on model from the XK120 – a car famous for being the fastest in the world when it was released. The first XK120 was delivered to American uber-icon Clark Gable in 1949, kicking off an extraordinarily successful sales run that would top 12,000 units by the time the…

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21-Window Deluxe Volkswagen Type 2

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The Volkswagen Type 2 is better known by the nicknames it received in the various countries where it was sold, the Americans usually call it the the Bus or Hippie Van, the Brits call it the Camper and every Australian I talked to knows the Type 2 only as the Kombi Van. Following on from…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us is a fantastic and brilliantly scripted documentary by the BBC – it takes a long, honest look at the German automobile industry and the conclusions drawn are hard to deny. As a person with double-barrelled British heritage it’s sometimes difficult to admit just how much better the…

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1970 Mustang 302 Poster

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When it comes to the Ford Mustang, everyone I know has a favourite year. Purists favour the original 1964 model, historians wax lyrical about the “forgotten” 1962 Mustang and Steve McQueen fans want a dark green 1968 model. I’ve always been partial to the 1970 Mustang myself, the added vents on either side of the headlights look…

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The Parking Problem Solved

The Parking Problem Solved

Our friends over at The Old Motor know a thing or two about digging up a fascinating old car, and this clip is a great example. It shows an early attempt at solving the parking problem, and to be honest I’m surprised some variant of it didn’t catch on. The film was made in France…

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1960 Porsche 356 Roadster

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This 1960 Porsche 356 Roadster has just undergone a 3 year concurs-level mechanical and cosmetic restoration, it’s now being offered in better-than-new condition with a period correct Super 90 engine fitted. The 356 has been largely overshadowed by the 911 that replaced it – that said, over 76,000 were produced and it’s thought that approximately…

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