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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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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 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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2013 Williams Morgan Racing 4/4 Sport Challenge Car

Williams Morgan are a very well established and highly regarded main dealer based in the Bristol (UK) region and with more space available at their new southern Cotswold’s location it was time to expand and go racing with this, the Williams Morgan Racing 4/4 Sport Challenge Car. The Morgan Aero Racing Challenge is split into […]

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Rent or Buy – Finding the Right Convertible 4U

Welcome to Classic Cars Driven – Finding the Right Classic Convertible 4U. Identical in principal to our other guide, Finding the Right Classic Car 4U , this one focuses purely on convertibles. As we review and rate more cars we will of course update it and so definitely worth bookmarking the page and referring back to periodically. […]

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Daimler SP250 Dart Driven

It is estimated there are no more than 700 left in the UK and so quite remarkable that we got to drive Lorimer Burn’s superbly restored Daimler SP250 Dart. In the late 1950’s Daimler was in financial trouble and desperate to emulate Triumph’s and Jaguar’s success in capitalising on the American market. What evolved was […]

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Mustang 289 V8 Convertible Driven

Let me paint you a picture. It is a red hot day and someone fires up and offers you a drive in a stunning dark blue with contrasting cream hide 1966 Mustang 289 V8 Convertible. Now excuse me for not being totally in tune with all the local folk laws here in the UK but […]

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Triumph TR4A Driven

Triumph’s TR range evolved very gradually from the TR2 of the early 1950’s through to the TR6 of the mid 70’s. The cars also stayed in line with more general trends of the time, including ever straightening body profiles and increasingly refined engines and suspension design. At the beginning there were less than 2.0 litres driving […]

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E-Type 4.2 Convertible Driven

The Series 1 E-Type opened the chapter on one of the most famous car stories of all time. Step forwards to Series 2 and things were already on the move with changes to the rear lights, bumper, front lights and grill. Changes that didn’t please everyone, particularly the longer chassis on the later series 3 roll out […]

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MG TD Driven (LOL)

There is no disputing the MG TD’s classic car status, but does it qualify for entry into an even rarer club? Sit a group of people down in a pub who are even remotely interested in cars and with the right fuel on board they could quite happily debate all night long what makes a […]

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Morris Minor Convertible Driven

It is possible there are more switches on the steering wheel of most modern road cars than there are in this Morris Minor Convertible full stop. Our car today is like a teenager’s bedroom immediately after a car boot sale their parents forgot to mention when they stayed away with a friend one night. Empty. […]

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