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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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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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Williams Automobiles

Williams Morgan Open Day – 30th March

Williams Morgan opened their doors on Saturday 30th March after inviting Morgan and Lotus customers to come in from the cold, have a bite to eat and learn how to do a bit of detailing. The original offer of a BBQ was thankfully superseded on a freezing cold Easter Saturday by largely emptying the cosy showroom of stock, […]

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Retro Cars

Ford Mustang GT Driven

In 1964 Ford hit the jackpot, they had learnt in the past all about producing cars in volume, the Model A for instance, and latterly about attractive design, think T-Bird. But in the April of ‘64 they combined these two things to devastating effect in the hugely successful Mustang, something that was well worth celebrating […]

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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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Renault Megane R26 Driven

Everyone has owned a car that made them think differently, possibly in breaking away from a favourite brand, a random test drive, love at first sight on a garage forecourt, or even that old adage of I went out to buy a toothbrush and came back with this, in my case a Renault Megane R26. […]

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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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MGB GT (Chrome Bumper) Driven

Buying or hiring a classic car for the first time can be a truly daunting prospect. Perhaps not too surprising given the choice available and if buying the added risks associated with costly repairs. Here at Classic Cars Driven, in weighing it all up, we think if you are at all unclear on where to […]

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