Showing posts in the category of Classics

Having a Citroen DS as a Daily Driver is the Key to Nirvana


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Citroen had revolutionized the way cars were made back in 1955, with the introduction of the DS in Paris Motor Show.

A Look at the First Ever Diesel Passenger Cars [w/Videos]


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While diesel cars are relatively common in many parts of the world now, with growing interest in others, it’s important to know which car it was that started the whole diesel alternative. It was a Mercedes-Benz, the 260D from 1937, to be precise.

1970 Fiat 124 Spider BS Is Obsession-Inducing Yet Family-Friendly


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You can immediately tell if a person is really passionate about something not only by what they say, but also how they say it. By that definition, car lovers don’t get really any more car lover-ish than Marcus Atkinson.

We Visit Mullin's Auto Museum And Take A Picturesque Look Into The Art Of Bugatti


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If you're an art collector, you may have just missed out on your chance to own a modern work of art – a new Bugatti Veyron.

Porsche Classic Releases Vintage Looking Navigation Radio for Old 911s


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Let’s say you own a classic Porsche 911 and you would like to fit it with a navigation system that integrates seamlessly within the dashboard and, above all, doesn’t ruin the cabin’s vintage ambiance.

Jay Leno Drives the Little Known 1962 Daimler SP250


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The Daimler SP250 is a pretty interesting vehicle, especially for one we rarely hear of, if ever. It wasn’t perfect right after launch, but it got better as the series progressed – Jay Leno has one of the later cars, a 1962 model, and he’s just finished restoring and enhancing it.

Short Documentary Examining the 1930s Rear-Engined Mercedes-Benz 130


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Before the VW Beetle made the rear-engined layout popular, it was actually Mercedes that had a mass produced car out before Hitler did. The German marque made a total of three rear-engined models, namely the 130, 150 and 170H – the latter was offered as both front- or rear-engined.

That Time Motorweek Said The Cadillac Cimarron Hit Audi And BMW 'Right On The Head'


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Thank Motorweek and YouTube, as John Davis welcomes you to the two reviews of the Cadillac Cimarron you've always wanted to see.

Test Drive and Presentation of Classic 1950s Mercedes 180D


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Mercedes-Benz and diesel engines go way-way back to the late 1930s. One of the first diesel Mercs to sport the classic look that came to define the brand is the W120 model, which in oil-burning trim was called the 180D.

JDM Unicorns Exist: An Original Nissan Fairlady Z 432 Goes For Sale


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If your JDM knowledge needs some dust off (ours did!), this is basically a Datsun 240Z with the powertrain of the original Skyline GT-R, aka the hakosuka. This means that under the bonnet lives and breathes a dual-cam, four-valve, 2-litre inline-six fed by no less than three carburetors, hence the 432 nameplate.

Jay Leno Has Some Fun in James Garner’s 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Off-Road Racer


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Famous actor James Garner wasn’t a racer on the silver screen only, he was a big fan of off-road vehicles and loved to go racing in them. One of the cars he owned was this modified 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass, better known as “The Banshee.”

1986 Alpina B6 3.5 Based on the BMW E30 for How Much on eBay?


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Once the smart choice for up-and-coming yuppies back in the 1980s, BMW's E30 3-Series is now becoming an increasingly hot commodity for collectors. The rarer the model, the more ridiculous the asking price, with abused, regular M3s going easily for over $30,000.

Restomodded BMW E9 CS Body on E39 M5’s V8, Chassis


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The car you see here is rather unique in that it’s not just a 1970s BMW E9 coupe with an engine transplant, but the two-door’s body plopped on top of an E39 M5 chassis complete with V8 engine.

Son Gives Father First-Gen Pontiac GTO for His 60th Birthday


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Of all the gifts a son can offer to his father, there are very few that come close to a car. And when that car is very similar to one the father drove in his teen years, it goes without saying that the gift will be greatly appreciated.

1987 Porsche 944 with Less Than 6k Miles is an Expensive Ride Back in Time


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In some ways, Porsche's 944 Turbo was ahead of its time – an agile, compact coupe with a turbo'd four-cylinder sitting at the front, but in others, it showed its age and (VW) roots.

1 of 2: Rita Hayworth's Cadillac Ghia is a Classy Work of Art [w/Video]


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Destined as a gift to Rita Hayworth, this Cadillac Ghia comes from the golden age of coachbuilding.

Remember the De Tomaso Guara Barchetta? There's One for Sale in California


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This car is believed to be one out of 10 or 12 De Tomaso Guara Barchettas ever made and the only one out of three believed to be in the USA that's powered by a BMW V8.

Ford’s Electric Comuta from the 1960s is Comparable to Modern EVs


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You’d think EV tech has come a long way in recent years, and it has, but not really as much as you’ve been lead to believe. I`m sure you’re well aware of the semi-plausible conspiracy theories regarding the systematic suppression of electric cars throughout history to keep internal combustion engines relevant and attractive – there’s no evil in that, really, it’s just sadly the way pragmatic business sense triumphs…

Harry Metcalfe Presents His Rare and Modified 1976 Jaguar XJ C V12


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Harry Metcalfe presents us one of his latest acquisitions, a very rare 1978 Jaguar XJ C V12. Only about 1,200 units were given the 5.3-liter V12 engine, which makes the elegant coupe 10 times rarer than the most sought-after E-Type, the Series 1 3.8.

Second Jaguar Mark 2 by Callum is On The Way, Only 12 to Be Produced


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Following in the footsteps of Singer, Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC) are delivering their promise of producing in very limited numbers a re-imagined version of the iconic Jaguar Mark 2, with the help of Ian Callum, Design Director of Jaguar.