Tag Archive | "Jaguar"

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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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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Classic Cars Driven Series 1 DVD

The Classic Cars Driven Series 1 DVD provides unique in-car reviews of ten iconic classic cars. Each is a genuine behind the wheel experience that reveals exactly what the cars are like to drive and spend time with. All the reviews have been carefully re-edited, enhanced and where possible extended from those previously produced for […]

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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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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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2012 Castle Combe Autumn Classic

No doubt encouraged by the success of the Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic this year Wiltshire (UK) based circuit Castle Combe held its own Autumn Classic. A day very well attended by various car clubs and their members including locally based Bristol Motor Club. The clubs added static displays and parade laps to the more usual hotly contested live race […]

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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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Rent or Buy – Finding the Right Car 4U

Welcome to Classic Cars Driven – Finding the Right Classic Car 4U. A unique guide aimed at buyers and hirer’s alike based purely on our experience of the classic cars and coupes we have driven to date and liked the most. As we review and rate more cars we will of course update the guide and […]

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Jaguar MK2 3.8 Manual Driven

The Jaguar MK2 3.8 dominated our television screens in the 1970’s as the getaway car of choice. It is easy to understand why, powerful with reasonable handling and enough space inside for four burly adults wearing masks and carrying guns of the sawn-off variety. Although you have to suspect Sir William Lyons had a different […]

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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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Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe Driven

If ever there was one car that defined the very essence of what a classic car is all about it has to be the Jaguar E-Type, available as three series with 6 cylinder and V12 engines. The good news is that regardless of desirability of individual models, when sat behind the wheel there isn’t a […]

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Cool-o-Meter

Classics cars are cool right? We think so and have therefore produced our very own Cool-o-Meter. Top spot is now open after we added the rare Mustang GT and completely bonkers Morgan 3 Wheeler. Displaced slightly is the ice cool in blue Mustang Convertible which now sits below the silver Aston Martin (DB6) and alongside the […]

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