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MG XPower SV – Cult Classic, Not Best Seller

History of MG and Rover is, to say the very least, complicated. And it’s made no less complicated when you wedge the frankly nuts MG Xpower SV into the chronology. It’s a car that, had MG been helmed by people with even a modicum of business nous, would never have made it beyond a sketch. […]

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1971 Mini Cooper S Recreation – Project Profile

We’re taught at a young age that puzzles are good, and we should relish an opportunity to test our cognitive function to the maximum. Lego, Meccano, Airfix kits, the humble jigsaw. Our young minds are bombarded by the need to solve puzzles of increasing complexity. But then we grow up and there is no more […]

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It’s All In The Detail…

I can’t profess to being one who knows a great deal about looking after the paintwork of a car. To my mind, paint keeps the weather off. A train of thought that becomes evident when you see my cars. But that’s no way to be, is it? There is nothing better than a car with […]

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1964 Humber Hawk – Classified of the Week

Every week we take a moment to sit down and go through the listings on Car & Classic to find a candidate for the next instalment of Classified of the Week. You might think it’s a case of looking for the rare, the exotic or the kind of car that for many of us, is […]

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Autostorico – Experience in a New Guise

Happily, the classic car world is one that seems to be flourishing, and as it does, new dealers come to the fold and bring with them some exquisite machinery. And that’s the key: good, clean, interesting stock that is always willing to tell a story. One place that is laden with cars of that ilk […]

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The Mk3 Volkswagen Golf GTi – The Time is Now

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi was something of a legend, given that it kick-started the whole hot hatch revolution. The Mk2 Golf GTi was a little fatter, but it still held onto the essence that made the Mk1 so special, and as such, it was still a true GTi. Then the Mk3 happened, and despite […]

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Mitsubishi Lancer – From Humble Beginnings

We’re not looking to start any fights here, we’re just being honest. In the 1970s, British cars were a bit rubbish. Look, they were. Yes, many of us look back on them now with a certain fondness, and that’s absolutely fine. For many of us, the terrible British cars of the 1970s are woven into […]

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Ford Heritage – A Tin Shed of Wonder

Over the last ten to fifteen years, almost every big manufacturer has realised that it’s good business to hold onto a few older cars. The classic car world, and the media that surrounds it, is vast and always in need of such cars. But more than that, by having examples of their past works nothing […]

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1967 Volvo P1800S – Project Profile

‘Volvos are boxy’ they say. ‘Designed with nothing but a ruler’ they protest. Well, yes, from the 1970s through to the 1990s that was very much the case. Volvos were boxier than the storeroom at a Rubik’s Cube factory. But that wasn’t always the case. In the ‘60s, Volvo put the ruler down and got […]

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Hampton Court Palace – Classic Royalty

The Concours of Elegance started out in 2012 with the goal of bringing together some of the finest automobiles from history and from around the globe. It’s a goal the organisers of the event have excelled in, with the event still going strong today. We were there to see Ian Callum and his new creation, […]