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Mercedes-Benz SL

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL was a revolution for its maker. At a stroke, it banished the 1970s styling of its predecessor, it favour of an up-to-the-minute look overseen by Bruno Sacco. It was such a successful styling job, that the R129 remained in production for more than a decade, and still looked fresh at the end of its life. But the SL's beauty was more than skin deep - it was packed with technology. Alongside the power-operated roof, it featured...

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Ford Mondeo and ST220

You'd be hard pressed to complete even the shortest journey without seeing a Ford Mondeo. It's one of...

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BMW 5-series E39

It was, so many people said, 'the best car in the world.' And who are we to argue? At the time, this...

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MoT Files 2019

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Top 10: 21st Century Classics

Ten soon to be collectible motors from the turn of the millenium.

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Top 10: Classic cars with the best MoT pass rate

Wondering what the classic is that has the best MoT pass rate? We reveal all

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Top 10: Modern classic cars most likely to fail their MoT

Find out which modern classics have a hard time at the test station.

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Latest News

Hidden Heroes: Peugeot 106 GTi

Living in the shadow of the legendary 205 GTi, the 106 that shares its trim name is arguably a better car...

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Aston Martin V8 Zagato prototype for sale

Prototype is for sale with Bicester Heritage-based dealer Pendine Historic Cars.

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Morris Minor Panda Car in Friday's 'Flipping Bangers'

This week’s instalment of Flipping Bangers features a pale blue and white Morry Thou Panda Car. Remember them?

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What is the cheapest Classic Car Insurance for a Audi TT?

As well as being with a specialist insurer, a classic policy will often offer benefits such as limited mileage discounts, free European cover, agreed valuation and club member discounts

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Pair of low-mileage Jaguar XK8s up for sale

The cars are part of Classic Car Auctions’ sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre on Saturday, 25 May.

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Top 10s

Top 10: Power for peanuts

Looking for 200bhp or more on a tight budget? You've come to the right place...

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Top 10: Two-seater soft-tops of the 1990s

If you fancy two-seater roadster thrills in a modern-classic package, read on

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Top 10: Comedy Classics

From Mr Bean's Mini to Father Ted's Rover - these are ten top comedy vehicles.

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Top 10: Sporty Volkswagens

VW has produced some great drivers' cars over the years, as well as some real lookers. Here are ten of our faves.

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Top 10: Affordable Jaguars

Looking for a Jaguar but don't have a huge budget? You've come to the right place...

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Will it be classic?

Future Classic Friday: Smart ForFour

Smart's attempt to take its city car concept up a class didn't work out quite as planned. But the ForFour makes an intriguing future classic.

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Future Classic Friday: Lexus IS200

Lexus tried to take on the BMW 3-Series and in the process transformed the aftermarket taillight market. But will the IS200 ever be considered a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Skoda Superb

Originally created as an uber-Passat, the Skoda Superb is now more likely to be found as simply an Uber. But will it be classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210)

The mid-1990s E-Class may not have lived up to the image of its predecessor, but will the W210 E-Class still be considered a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Nissan Patrol GR

When it comes to off-roaders that are built to survive, the Nissan Patrol ticks all the boxes. But will it be a classic?

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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes: Peugeot 106 GTi

Living in the shadow of the legendary 205 GTi, the 106 that shares its trim name is arguably a better car...

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Hidden Heroes: Fiat Bravo HGT

The forgotten hot hatch of the 1990s, the Fiat Bravo HGT is now a very rare car indeed. Now's the time to buy one, while you still can.

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Hidden Heroes: SEAT Toledo V5

Could the most potent version of SEAT's Toledo be the best Q-Car you've never heard of?

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Hidden Heroes: Volvo 760 Turbo

It may not have been aerodynamic, but the Volvo 760 Turbo was quick. Bloody quick.

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Hidden Heroes: Rover 45 V6

There was no reason at all why Rover should have made the 45 V6. None at all. But we're glad they did...

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Auction news

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One to Watch: Mercedes-Benz S-class (W108)

You can still pick up a good 3.5 Saloon for about £15k - crazy when you consider the mechanically identical Coupe version is now fetching £80k.

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Ferrari is top of the lots at Autosport sale

A 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 took top spot at the Autosport International auction over the weekend.

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How to buy and sell a classic car through Brightwells Auctions

Established in 1846, Herefordshire-based auction house Brightwells has a strong following for its classic sales.

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Curios and concepts

Rover CCV

The Rover CCV was launched at Turin in April 1986, and pointed to an exciting and dynamic future for its maker. Shame it didn't pan out that way...

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Triumph Fury

The Triumph Fury was a little more than a motor show crowd pleaser – it was a hint at what Triumph could really achieve with its sports car range during the 1960s. Robert Leitch explains how the Fury came about…

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Audi Quattro Spyder

The Audi Quattro Spyder was a rolling test-bed of ideas for a future mid-engined sports car, built specifically with production in mind. Which might explain why when it was first show at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991, it had buyers reaching for their chequebooks.

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Curios: Volkswagen Country Buggy

If we asked you to name a Beetle-based utility vehicle, you'd probably say Kubelwagen. But there was another - the Country Buggy.

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Audi factory Museum - Ingolstadt

We pay a visit to the Audi Museum in Ingolstadt and chart the history of the company in some very impressive surroundings...

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