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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

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

Ford Mustang Mk1Ford Mustang Mk1 values

Ford Mustang Mk1 values The Muscle car Value Guide: As usual a very informative valuation edition of my favourite magazine. Something I have noticed after reading many of the valuation editions over the years, is the difficulty in pinning down the huge range of Ford Mustangs available. For example, you rate Mach 1 Mustangs with 428 Cobra Jet engines quite high in the valuation level, and you refer to 429 Mustangs costing many hundreds of thousands. Presumably you are referring to BOSS 429s.More

2002 Enzo Ferrari Type F140

2002 Enzo Ferrari Type F140 Enzo Ferrari named after the marque’s founder this mid-engined V12 is now a rock-solid investment For the rusted-on Ferrari fanatic there are a several ‘trophy‘ cars that would be essential for the wish-list collection, but only a couple from this century. This is one of them. Clearly the model name alone – Enzo–might be enough, but really there was a lot more to the story of this car.More

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Type 952 vs. 2022 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Type 952 vs. 2022 Lexus IS350 F-Sport “I am in the market to buy a new car. I really like the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Type 952 and the 2022 Lexus IS350 F-Sport. I am looking for something a bit sporty to be my daily driver, cater for a couple of children and I need four doors. What do you recommend?” First off, let us just say it’s great to hear you are opting for a sedan over an SUV – praise be! Of the two cars on your shortlist, the Giulia Veloce is the sharper driver’s car.More

Jaguar XJ-S1977 Jaguar XJ-S

1977 Jaguar XJ-S I’ve previously written of the dangers of MOT exemption and remain against it, despite appreciating that there are a number of additional rules that mean you cannot take a 40-year-old Jaguar that hasn’t been MOT tested for several years and drive it on the road; to qualify for exemption, a recent MOT needs to have been passed, which helps to avoid the problem of returning a car to the road that had been abandoned for the previous five or ten years.More

Porsche 911 G-modelPorsches grab attention Silverstone does better not being at the NEC

Porsches grab attention Silverstone does better not being at the NEC Silverstone Auctions may have had a few flutters of concern when this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show was cancelled and its had to transform its traditional two-day live sale at the event into an online-only affair. But any concerns proved unfounded when this year’s sale rate ended up a squeak away from 80%, which was better than last year’s score at the NEC.More

Porsche 968 Club Sport

Porsche 968 Club Sport Arguably the most focused model in Stuttgart’s long-running transaxle family of cars, the 968 Club Sport is one of the Porsche scene’s best kept secrets… INSIDE TRACK With no available cash to develop an entirely new model to replace the massive-selling — but fast fading — 944, Porsche decided to press on with yet another evolution of the 924’s original design.More

Porsche 911 G-model1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 930

1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Oversteer, lag and tough times behind the wheel haven’t diluted enthusiasm for one of Porsche’s most significant products… WILD WIDOWMAKER By 1973, Porsche had ably demonstrated its ability to harness and refine turbocharging technology, not least with the 917/30, the most powerful sports racing car ever produced (delivering an astonishing 1,369.68hp per tonne). Before long, the manufacturer’s output would rule on the street, too. “King of the road!More

Porsche 944 Turbo

Porsche 944 Turbo If you’re looking for fast fun on four wheels without the 911 price tag, bag yourself a Porsche 944 Turbo before values rise any higher… Words Dan Furr. Photography Dan Sherwood. EXPRESS DELIVERY 2021’s BEST BUYS Nobody knows the automotive landscape where you live better than your postie.More

Austin A40-A105

Austin A40-A105 The archetypal British family saloon of the 1950s can offer a great classic experience today Words Malcolm Mckay Photography James Mann. AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE & WESTMINSTER Buyer’s guide Austin A40-A105 Representing a sea-change from the dumpy, separate-chassis A40 Somerset and A70 Hereford (and the A90 Atlantic), the Cambridge and Westminster ranges brought unitary construction – first used by Austin on the A30 – to the British firm’s larger saloons.More

1987 - 1990 Pontiac Firebird GTA 5.7

1987 - 1990 Pontiac Firebird GTA 5.7 By the 1980s, any vestige of the character that defined 1960s US performance cars had been legislated out of existence, Well, almost. Hiding deep in the nooks of car company engineering and marketing departments were rebellious people who could transform quite innocuous mainstream models into something approaching enjoyable.  The Firebird GTA was more than just an option pack for the boring base-model. In addition to a tuned-port 5.More

1964 - 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2

1964 - 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Oldsmobile had for decades been the most conservative of General Motors’ brands; a company that thrived while building the kinds of cars bought by the great aunts of Cadillac owners. The 1950s then brought the Rocket 88, which dominated Nascar events and scored more than one mention in pop songs of the era.  Rocket begat Cutlass and in 1964, almost before the term ‘muscle car’ had been coined, came the Cutlass 4-4-2.More

2004-2006 HSV Coupe 4

2004-2006 HSV Coupe 4 Australians took a long time before warming to the concept of all-wheel drive, high-performance passenger cars. If those cars were Australian made and expensive, the resistance was even more entrenched.  HSV’s Coupe 4 owes its existence to Holden’s ambitious but doomed export programme for the Monaro and similar technical commitment to the all-wheel drive Adventra.More

1976 - 1978 Holden Torana LX SS V8

1976 - 1978 Holden Torana LX SS V8 Holden’s V8-engined Torana arrived at a time when the world was turning against fuel-guzzling cars and overt displays of performance. Well, parts of the world anyway.  Big cars with V8 engines were decidedly on the outer but Holden was a beneficiary of the belief that the size of a car rather than the capacity of its engine increased fuel consumption. The Torana seemingly provided a more socially-acceptable platform for local V8 engines than other, physically bigger Holdens.More
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