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1941 Ford V8 Super Deluxe Coupe

1941 Ford V8 Super Deluxe Coupe Ford Coupe American Beauty - “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford. Feature: 1941 Ford V8 Super Deluxe Coupe Ford was on a roll in the mid-1930s, despite the Depression years. His cars were selling well and his new ‘flattie’ V8 was setting the standards for performance, reliability, and smoothness.More

150bhp tuned 1978 Mini Clubman Saloon Watsons K-Series conversion kit

150bhp tuned 1978 Mini Clubman Saloon Watsons K-Series conversion kit A long time interest in Minis has led Gareth Freeman to build a thriving business – and this stunning VVC Clubman… CLUB CLASS K-SERIES CLUBMAN Gareth Freeman has a life long connection with Minis, and his latest project is this smooth K-Series Clubman. Gareth Freeman’s association with the classic Mini goes back a number of years. It’s a family association too. One that actually started thanks to his sister. “It was a family thing,” recalls Gareth smiling.More

My favourite movie car 1988 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition

My favourite movie car 1988 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition The 1980s: a decade defined by excess. Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street encapsulates this era to a T. Based on infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s (played by Leonardo Di Caprio) memoir of the same name, most of the events portrayed in this Oscar-nominated movie did take place … Unbelievable, yes, but true.More

Chrysler Crossfire 2004-2008

Chrysler Crossfire 2004-2008 They may not have captured our hearts when new, but with the unpleasantries of depreciation behind them, these underrated cars now warrant a closer look. Touted as a “merger of equals” that would usher in an age of platform and technology sharing between automotive giants, the Daimler-Chrysler union between 1998 and 2007 was seen by most as an unholy marriage that spawned more record-breaking lawsuits than co-developed automobiles.More

1987 Ford Escort XR3i Sometimes dreams do come true

1987 Ford Escort XR3i Sometimes dreams do come true I only bought the car in February this year, but it is a car I have fond memories of when I was younger and poorer in the UK. Daily DriverThe XR3i was one of the cult hot hatchbacks, and the cabriolet version was the icing on the cake in those days. I could never have afforded it back then, so to own one now is really special to me. When I saw it in the show room of O’Reilly’s Cars in Lower Hutt, I couldn’t believe the condition it was in.More

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Martyn Jagusch didn’t intend to carry out a ground-up restoration on his 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8. Yet one glance at the car’s pristine condition shows he definitely changed his mind — or had it changed for him, which is nearer the truth. GENTLEMAN’S EXPRESS ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 BRUTE IN A SUIT The Aston Martin DBS V8 is a handsome car that only looks better with age.More

Jaguar E-typeCouncil alerts make a salt-free diet easier 1962 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC

Council alerts make a salt-free diet easier 1962 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC Like a teenager, I’ve become addicted to my smartphone lately. Not for its ability to tempt with apparently bargain classics, period racing footage or interesting hypotheses on how the Covid-19 vaccines are part of a plot to control us, but for the email alerts I get from Central Bedfordshire Council. Each time the big yellow trucks are scheduled to season the local roads with rocksalt, I get a few hours’ warning.More

Gene Felton 1936-2020

Gene Felton 1936-2020 Steve Havelock looks back on the life of American racing driver Gene Felton… We are sad to report the passing of gifted American racing driver and race car restorer Gene Felton at the age of 84. Gene was a regular at the Goodwood Festival of Speed between 2003 and 2009, thundering up the hill in his NASCARs, which included his ex-Dale Earnhardt 1977 ‘Goodwrench’ Chevy Nova and David Pearson’s 1975 ‘Purolator’ Ford Torino.More

Ford Mustang Mk11964½ Ford Mustang Hardtop Mk1

1964½ Ford Mustang Hardtop Mk1 Idaho Red! This early 1965 Ford Mustang still looks to be wearing most of its original paint and proves the point: it’s only original once! We make no apologies for featuring plenty of cool Ford Mustangs in Classic American. After all, they remain one of the most iconic American cars ever made and probably the most common classic American car on our roads.More

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman This absolute dream of a drive that’s travelled three times across the Atlantic proved to Mark Spaulding that his DeSoto is definitely a ‘keeper’… This 1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman represents the pinnacle of Mark Spaulding’s car-owning life, and his taste in cars is by no means narrow. Mark ended up with it after a kind of process of elimination, during which many other cars were bought, but eventually sold on again.More

Market Watch It’s the turn of the Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec Estate S212

Market Watch It’s the turn of the Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec Estate S212 Upfront - E350 CDI Bluetec - There’s nothing quite like the combination of space and comfort, and the E-Class estates have plenty, with the 350 model offering performance too Expert analysis of recent events and trends in the Mercedes-Benz market Two particular joys of modern Mercedes are the E-Class estate, a classy, comfortable and spacious wagon, and the OM642 V6 engine, a turbodiesel introduced in the mid-2000s which with its performance and refinement transformed star-badged oil burners.More

Hyundai i20N and IONIQ 5

Hyundai i20N and IONIQ 5 The yin and the yang. With newcomers as diverse as a screechy-tyred hot hatch and an EV that looks like a concept car, Hyundai has declared war on dull ‘When you get to a fork in the road, take it.More

2022 Peugeot e-208 GT road trip

2022 Peugeot e-208 GT road trip Wild weather and hundreds of miles cross-country – the first leg of our trip throws Peugeot’s electric 208 in at the deep end At least ours isn’t a return trip. Sat-nav lists charge points. Apps trigger charging ELECTRIC STORM Land’s End – the end of the road is the start of our journey A storm is brewing. Perhaps it’s a sign. No, it’s definitely a sign. THE sign. The famous Land’s End sign recognisable from a million family photo albums and charity walk/ride/crawl snaps.More

Jaguar E-typeModified 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 restoration and upgrade

Modified 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 restoration and upgrade Modified E-Type restoration and upgrade of a ‘Mellow Yellow’ Series I With a quest for perfection and a desire to create his ultimate-spec E-Type, Australia-based Alan Baker has achieved great things with this highly distinctive Series I. FEATURE CAR UPRATED E-TYPE We take a trip Down Under to meet the owner and restorer of a prize-winning Series I I first encountered Alan Baker’s US-spec left-hand drive Series I E-Type at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in December 2018.More

2022 Jaguar XJ Electric

2022 Jaguar XJ Electric Difficult second (electric) album. Jaguar’s i-Pace was a shockingly good electric debut; now for the saloon follow-up. It remains impressive that the first premium European car maker to pop out a Tesla rival wasn’t BMW, Audi or Mercedes but Jaguar – and the i-Pace is still the best of the bunch to drive.More
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