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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

A Grand Monday: Toyota Carina E estate

When was the last time you saw one of these? This Carina E estate can be yours for the price of one month's PCP on a modern hatchback.

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Rare Bugatti leads Goodwood Revival sale

A 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Faux Cabriolet is to be offered at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale on 14 September.

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Japanese modern classics shine at auction

Collection of Mitsubishi Evos and Subaru Imprezas went under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions' latest sale.

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Dates confirmed for Silverstone Classic 2020

Next year’s Silverstone Classic will take place from 31 July to 2 August. The provisional dates were announced just a few days after this curtain fell on this year’s event – but the dates are subject to change.

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A Grand Monday: Toyota Celica

Fancy a modern classic for under a grand? This seventh generation Toyota Celica could be a good bet.

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Top 10s

Top 10: Big British bruisers

Fancy the idea of a big-engined British classic for £10k or less? Read on...

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Top 10: The Class of ’89

We take a look at some of the most important new models to be launched in 1989

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Top ten

Ten Classics to celebrate Citroen's centenary

As Citroen prepares to celebrate its centenary, we pick ten of our favourite French whirls.

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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: 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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Will it be classic?

Future Classic Friday: Citroen Xantia

Citroen's 1990s mid-sizer finally gave the brand a foothold in the fleet market. But is the Xantia now on the verge of becoming a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Toyota Prius

Toyota's mould-breaking Prius was the first commercially successful hybrid car. But is it a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Audi A4

The car that properly put Audi on the map is about to turn 25. Does that mean it's already a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Range Rover Sport

Unbelievably, almost 15 years have passed since the Range Rover Sport made its debut. Is it time to start considering one as a classic?

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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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Classics you can buy for under £1000

A Grand Monday: Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0 SE

A smart and tidy 3.0-litre V6 Jaguar with full leather for under £400? Well, it's quite hard to say no to that...

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A Grand Monday: Lada Samara

Lada's first front-wheel-drive car was an attempt to modernise the brand, with limited success. Rot-free ones are rare these days, which makes this one appeal...

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A Grand Monday: Rover 100 Ascot

They rebadged it, you fool... here's a classic Nineties icon that's yours for £895, making it the perfect starter classic.

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A Grand Monday: Vauxhall Omega Elite Estate

The Omega was on of the best big estates of its era - at just £900, we reckon it still is...

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A Grand Monday: BMW 518i

It may be the base model, but at £750 this E34 looks like a cracking bargain.

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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes: Volkswagen Jetta GTi

Living in the shadow of its gorgeous best mate, the Jetta GTi was always sloppy seconds. Until now.

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Hidden Heroes: Volvo 440 Turbo

The Volvo 440 was an unlikely performance car, but the company strapped a turbocharger onto it all the same...

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Hidden Heroes: Nissan Almera GTi

Need your curry in a hurry? Then there's only one car for the job...

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Hidden Heroes: Ford Escort RS2000 16v

The forgotten fast Ford that was actually a pretty fine car...

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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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Buy, sell, restore

How to buy a classic car

Your complete guide to buying a classic car

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How to sell a classic car

Planning on selling your classic? Here's what you need to know

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Classic Car Restoration

Everything you wanted to know about how to restore a classic car.

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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

Curios: Railton Fairmile and Claremont

The Railton marque, first seen in Britain in the 1930s, was revived in 1989 with a pair of Towns-designed tourers based on the XJ-S convertible.

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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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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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Classic car tyres

Classic Car Tyres

Differences explained, find out which is right for your car, and where to buy them

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Radial v Cross ply

Why you shouldn't mix your radials with your cross ply tyres.

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How to check your tyres

Watch Fuzz Townshend's video guide now

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