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Fiat 500 Driven

After World War II it was time to get Europe moving once again and Italy came up with a brilliantly simple design that was affordable for the masses in the form of their cute and cuddly Fiat 500. With nearly four million units sold over an impressive eighteen year reign (1957 – 1975) the world […]

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Alfa Romeo Spider Driven

The Alfa Romeo Spider stood the test of time for nearly thirty years, before finally bowing out just as the Mazda MX5 was establishing itself as the long lost love child of the Lotus Elan. The fact the Alfa Romeo Spider was in production for that length of time with only cosmetic changes on each new release […]

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Saab 900 T16S Driven

In the 1970s Saab showed the world that you could have a car that was both practical and as quick as a Porsche 911 making savvy Dad’s everywhere look cool. During the 80s that trend continued with this 175bhp Saab 900 T16S, a car that demonstrated to anyone who drove one exactly how good a […]

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BMW Z3 2.8 Driven

After one of the biggest marketing coups of all time even by the high standards set from the masters of the art themselves, BMW sold the first year’s 15,000 unit production before launch after the car starred in the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye, the reputation of the BMW Z3 appeared to go only one […]

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BMW 8 Series Driven

Claus Luthe designed some of the most iconic BMWs of all time like the E30 and E36 3-Series as well as upgrading already established 5 and 7 Series models and so when he penned or more likely CAD’d the BMW 8 Series did he also leave behind a legend? Well despite some views to the […]

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VW T2 Camper Van Driven

There is nothing cooler than a VW T2 Camper Van and so we borrowed one from classic-campervans.co.uk who operate out of Classic Car Club London’s N1 base for the weekend to find out exactly how cool. Ice cool, as it turns out, judging by the waves, positive feedback, adulation and general interest our 2007 Danbury converted […]

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Audi UR Quattro Driven

Whether you felt the full force of the original Audi UR Quattro rally car that dominated so strongly in the 80’s or enjoyed the BBC television series ‘Ashes to Ashes’ based in the same decade, you cannot help but be fired up when someone mentions the word ‘Quattro’. Audi must have realised they’d struck real […]

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Alfa Romeo Sud Driven

Alfa Romeo cars pull hard on your heart strings all while your head tries to stem the desire of buying a classic Italian with all the inevitable risks that may bring. The Alfa Romeo Sud doesn’t exactly help the cause either when even brand new cars showed signs of rust after their shells were left outside during […]

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Porsche 911T 2.2 Driven

The Porsche 911T is a great car if not a little short on outright pace. But what if you increased the power and added some classy Steve McQueen styling cues from the 911 he drove in the film Le Mans? We took a trip to Great Escape Classic Car Hire to review one such modified 911T […]

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Delorean DMC 12 Driven

The Delorean DMC 12 is famous for two things. The first its role in the ‘Back to the Future’ film series, as the unlikely choice of a plutonium powered time machine that used Sci-Fi wizardry such as Flux Capacitors. The second based on a rather dubious production life that got cut short amongst accusations of […]

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Alfa Romeo GTV Driven

Alfa Romeos are by their very nature a true driver’s car and a must-do experience for any serious petrol head. An Alfa Romeo GTV from the 1970’s is a very good place to enjoy that experience providing not only the distinctive raspy exhaust, but also bark from its twin Dellorto carburettors. These cars are gorgeous, […]

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Porsche 911 2.0T Driven

Driving an early Porsche 911 provides an opportunity to experience Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s vision that ultimately evolved into what must be the longest model run of all time. Even a modern day 997 shares the same unmistakable teardrop rear side window profile. Sit in one of these original cars and you immediately appreciate the thinking behind the concept. The Porsche 911 […]

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