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Triumph 2.5 PI Mk. 1

Meet The Owner – Kieron Trumper and his Triumph 2.5 PI Mk. 1

  • 4th March, 2024

I bought the car last April when I was 20. I always knew I wanted a Triumph 2000/2500 as my dad had them 20/30 years ago and still owned one when I was a little kid, and it is my earliest memory of cars.

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Immerse yourself in the Practical Classics World at the NEC Classic Car & Restoration Show!

  • 4th March, 2024

Don’t miss the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show from 22-24 March at the NEC! No matter whether you’re currently engaged in a restoration project or someone who just simply appreciates the beauty of classic cars, this is the perfect place to be.

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Meet The Owner - Lewis Buchan and His Collection

  • 14th February, 2024

Owning a classic car is a joy with a few challenges en route: maintenance, restoration costs, having to source spare parts from across the globe and being asked “What’s that then?” in the Tesco car park approximately 1,354 times. Now, imagine those experiences multiplied by 28.

Bright Young Spark

Announcing our January Bright Young Spark, Rosie Hodgson- Jones!

  • 31st January, 2024

How did it all start? ‘My dad and grandad have always enjoyed tinkering and driving their vintage cars. Since I was really little, we have always gone out in them and on holiday with them, especially with the Ford Model T car club.

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Join us at the 2024 Practical Classic Restoration Show!

  • 31st January, 2024

Gear up for a fantastic start to the year at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration show, taking place from March 22 to 24 at the NEC.

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TOP FIVE GHIA-BADGED FORDS

  • 29th January, 2024

When Ford acquired complete control of the Turin design house Carrozzeria Ghia in January 1973, the result was a sea change for their British flagship models. Aspirational motorists craved the car with the shield badge instead of the previous 'Executive' versions. And here are the five pioneering Ghias:

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MEET THE OWNER – JON COUPLAND AND HIS ROVER 75

  • 29th January, 2024

For many years, the virtues of the Rover 75 were taken for granted: its comfort, level of standard equipment and quiet dignity. Now they are receiving the attention that is due to them, and Jon Coupland is especially taken with his early Cowley-built 1.8-litre version. He explains:

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Meet The Owner - Siôn Hudson and his Vauxhall Cavalier L Mk. II

  • 24th January, 2024

Once familiar, cars often undergo a seven-stage cycle. Firstly, they are launched with maximum fanfare before entering the second stage of their middle years. Next comes the last-of-the-line special editions, intended to clear showrooms for its replacement, followed by twilight in used-car listings.

SAAB 95

MEET THE OWNER - JON BENTLEY AND HIS SAAB 95 TWO-STROKE

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 22nd January, 2024

To be the custodian of one classic car is a major responsibility - to have a 17- strong collection is virtually a full-time occupation. Jon Bentley’s 1965 95 is one of his fleet of Saabs that established the firm as a car maker.

Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas Series One

A Remarkable Car – The Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas Series One

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 22nd January, 2024

For many years, this writer has regarded the Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas Series One as the pinnacle of the XJ family. It is a car that exudes opulence and good taste in equal measure, a saloon of quiet but definite presence.

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN LOST MODELS

  • 22nd January, 2024

Or seven versions of familiar BMC and British Leyland models that never made it to the showrooms:

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Classic Cars – An Ongoing Story

  • 22nd January, 2024

Of all the automotive anniversaries that will be taking place this year, the one that stuns me the most is that the Citroen CX will be celebrating its half-century. I was aged about five when I saw my first example, and to say I was mesmerised was somewhat of an understatement.

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TWICE THE ABILITY – THE STORY OF THE TWINI MOKE

  • 15th January, 2024

The Mini Moke celebrates its 60th birthday in 2024, and possibly the most fascinating variant was the dual-engine ‘Twini’. When the British Motor Corporation displayed a prototype to the media in January 1963, their Managing Director George Harriman told the press:

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Ten Vehicles That Altered Their Identity

  • 15th January, 2024

It could be watching a film shot in New Zealand and wondering why a Hillman Minx is badged as a 'Humber 80' or seeing an old US advertisement for an Avenger under the name 'Plymouth Avenger'. And in 1981, when this writer was aged 11, he was mesmerised by the Fiat-based SEATS on his first visit to Spain.