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Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS II

Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS Driven

We take Vintage Classics Aston Martin DB7 Volante GTS II on a two hundred mile round trip back to where all 7,000 DB7’s were produced at Wykham Mill, Bloxham in Oxfordshire (UK) and discover what a class act their latest acquisition is. Prior to models such as the Aston Martin DB7 Volante even being conceived, the early 1990s […]

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Driven

Never has any car spanned the spectrum of the car buying public as much as the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. From business mogul or even royalty when new through to the owner of the local car ‘recycling’ facility second hand. The question is, what does a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow mean to the world today […]

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Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

Ford Capri 280 Brooklands Driven

By 1986 the Capri had already outlived its expected lifetime by three years thanks to the Cologne powered 2.8i and so when Ford discovered a spare 1038 shells they decided to produce one final model, the Ford Capri 280 Brooklands. Originally there were going to be 500 Turbo-Technics modified cars called the Capri 500 but […]

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XJS Convertible V12 Driven

The the XJS Coupe and XJS Convertible filled a 21 year gap from 1975 to 1996 between the outgoing Series 3 E-Type V12 and incoming V8 powered XK8 and XKR models. Often maligned over the years the tide now appears to be turning with a growing appreciation of designer and aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer’s other Jaguar […]

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Big Healey 3000 MK111 Driven

Donald Healey was a racer winning the Monte Carlo Rally before the war and every car he produced there after followed the ethos of race it on Sunday to sell on Monday with arguably the most famous of them all being this the Big Healey 3000. As well as a decent competitor Donald Healey was […]

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Jaguar XK8 Convertible

Jaguar XK8 Convertible Driven

As prices for the still relatively new Jaguar XK8 Convertible begin to drop below those of the best original chrome bumper MGBs is it time to invest in one of Jaguar guru Ian Callum’s first forays into big cat design? We explore Malham Cove high up in the Yorkshire Dales driving Classic Car North’s mint […]

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Triumph TR6 PI Driven

They say you should never meet your heroes and certainly in the case of film stars who are better at delivering killer lines than holding engaging conversations that might well be the case, but in driving a Triumph TR6 PI for the first time I was left in no doubt about this car’s iconic status. […]

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TVR 3000M

TVR 3000M Road Legal Racer Driven

After months of searching the wait is finally over when at 2014 Race Retro Silverstone Auctions we took the plunge and became the successful bidder for what we already regard as the perfect classic competition car in the form of this TVR 3000M. Every single little grey cell in your head tells you to be very […]

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Frog Eye Sprite

Frog Eye Sprite Driven

The partnership had already been formed between Leonard Lord of Austin and Donald Healey with exports booming in the form of the Austin Healey 100. Time now to serve the masses with the stripped back and eminently affordable sub £700.00 Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite. Leonard Lord’s main request of Donald Healey was to keep […]

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Great British Sportscar

Jaguar E-Type V12 Driven

As summer finally arrived here in the UK what better way to celebrate than a trip out driving a Series 3 Jaguar E-Type V12. This is our third drive in what Enzo Ferrari once described as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ the previous two being a bright red Series 2 Coupe and same series 4.2 […]

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Morgan 3 Wheeler (M3W) Driven

Morgan has always kept tradition high on its agenda, but in re-launching the Morgan 3 Wheeler the Malvern based niche sports car manufacturer has gone straight back to its 1910 roots. No one can dispute how Morgan cars have kept traditional techniques, involving Ash, elliptical rear springs and sliding pillar front suspension alive for over […]

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Jaguar XKR Driven

Some cars propel you to sixty miles an hour like a scolded cat and then seem to run out of puff. The Jaguar XKR is not one of those, although if taken by the scruff of the neck it will leap off the line like the proverbial fast feline with hot paws. Mostly though it […]

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