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1964 Volvo Cyan Racing’s P1800

1964 Volvo Cyan Racing’s P1800 Trigger’s £370k broom Not much of the ’60s original remains, but the result is fantastic Autumn roads no match for Pirelli P-Zero tyres Apparently there’s some original 1964 Volvo in Cyan Racing’s P1800, notably the roof pillars, but you’d probably be able to fit the lot in your hold luggage. Purists be damned, though, because this restomod is as fabulous to drive as behold. Cyan Racing has pedigree.More

1989 Jaguar XJ12 Series 3

1989 Jaguar XJ12 Series 3 To help celebrate the V12 engine’s 50th anniversary, we pay tribute to the highly successful Series III XJ12 and get to experience a particularly fine late-model survivor.More

Jaguar XK120 development

Jaguar XK120 development Making its show debut in 1948, the XK120 was never intended for full-scale production – but public demand forced a change of heart, leading to a post-war success story like no other.More

Fifty years of the Jaguar V12

Fifty years of the Jaguar V12 As 2021 marks half a century of the Jaguar V12, an engine that brought effortless refinement and a brace of Le Mans wins, Richard Gunn pays tribute to the famous powerplant Jaguar’s XK is rightfully applauded as one of the greatest British engines of all time, a unit that powered a plethora of wonderful Jaguars, Daimlers, military machines and various specialist models from the late ’40s right through to 1992.More

1957 Jaguar XK150 S Bertone

1957 Jaguar XK150 S Bertone Lyons Remade Mick Walsh gets behind the wheel of a unique reinterpretation of the Jaguar XK150, Bertone’s fabulous XKE The sensational automotive styling of Franco Scaglione has been the talk of the past 12 months, starting with the London display and auction of the wild BAT Alfas.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

1968 Ford Falcon GT KAG003

1968 Ford Falcon GT KAG003 I’ve just received my issue 447 in the mail and came across the London-to-Sydney article featuring the old Ford KAG 003. Whilst the car is best known for its 1968 London to Sydney performance it also started in the 1979 Repco Round Australia Trial with three intrepid entrants from Alice Springs, including yours truly. Graeme, the then car owner, asked two of us from the Alice Springs rallying fraternity to join him on the event.More

Vale John Harvey - 21 February 1938 – 5 December 2020

Vale John Harvey - 21 February 1938 – 5 December 2020 With the recent passing of John Harvey OAM, aged 82, the Australian motorsport pantheon lost one of its greats, not that the humble Harvey would ever have referred to himself as one. While he was a prodigious talent, Harvey was not a grandstander, rather he was a reliable and professional team player in a tough, competitive sport that has little room for pretenders and also-rans.More

1977 Alfa Romeo Ten Twenty Special

1977 Alfa Romeo Ten Twenty Special Italian carrozzerie are, if not quite ten a penny, far more common than design houses in any other country. In Britain, we have had a few coachbuilders like Hooper and Abbott, but pure styling companies are rare. Only a handful of British names attempted to compete with Bertone and Pininfarina – including Ogle, William Towns, IAD and... Chris Humberstone.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

Martin finds he misses the sometimes-strange world of the minicab

Martin finds he misses the sometimes-strange world of the minicab I wanted to tell him to get lost, but he was managing it all on his own. He had thick, bottle glasses and an ageing Volkswagen T5 minibus with seat trim weave worn smooth by the backsides of hundreds of punters. This was my latest minicab ride and the T5’s pilot was taking me to the station, or at least that’s what he claimed. A rank experience? If you drive a minicab, please don’t take offence, but it’s a job that seems to attract some unusual characters.More

Paint protection and sealant

Paint protection and sealant If you find yourself looking at a product that seems to have hundreds of competing suppliers, all advertising heavily, then you can be sure that the profit margins are high, as they are with car paint protection products. As a buyer, it's easy to become confused, and therefore quite vulnerable.More

1957 Mitsubishi Colt

1957 Mitsubishi Colt Robust little rally warrior that introduced the Mitsu brand to Australia RETRO SERIES Finding a Colt following “You’ll never see Japanese cars in an RSL car park,” declared Ford Australia managing director Bill Bourke, not long off the plane from Detroit in 1965. Easy to laugh now, but memories were still fresh of WW2 and its delivery to our doorstep by Zero fighters bombing Darwin.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

Audi Quattro GT Coupé

Audi Quattro GT Coupé Audi’s quattro story was already 14 years old when I bought my first. It was a Coupe GT quattro, narrow body, with an atmo 2.2-litre lump and finished in Lago metallic. It had been impounded by UK customs as part of a drugs confiscation and offloaded to auction. Fortunately, I knew the security guard at the block who, for the price of a deep-pan Hawaiian, agreed to swap the plug leads round so that the thing went hiccupping and farting through the sale with no bidders other than yours truly.More
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