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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

Elizabeth Taylor's 1961 Rolls Royce Cloud II DHC Comes up for Auction on 6th August

Elizabeth Taylor's 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II DHC known as the "Green Goddess" comes up for auction at no reserve on 6th August at Guernsey's Auction House, Pierre Hotel, New York City.

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1986 BMW E28 M5 in Barons Classic Car Auction on 16th July

This 1986 BMW E28 M5 features in Barons Classic Car Auction at Sandown Park on 16th July. Viewing today from 3pm-7pm and from 9am Tuesday 16th, with the auction itself starting at 1pm on Tuesday.

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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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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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What is the cheapest Classic Car Insurance for a Honda 2000?

Honda took nearly 30 years to replace its S800 sports car – but we reckon the S2000 was well worth the wait. With 240bhp available from its 2.0-litre engine and a 9000rpm redline, this rear-wheel drive two-seater was not for the feint-hearted. But what about insurance costs?

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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: 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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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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Classics you can buy for under £1000

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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A Grand Monday: Vauxhall Astra Mk4

The Mk4 Astra hasn't really got a huge classic following yet, but it's a cracking car that's just waiting for its day... Get in early with this one.

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A Grand Monday: Mercedes-Benz 190D

We make no apologies for featuring yet another Mercedes in A Grand Monday, as this one needs buying...

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A Grand Monday: Renault Laguna Mk 1

When was the last time you saw a Mk1 Laguna? You can't remember, can you?

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A Grand Monday: Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 estate

Fancy giving your loads some unrivalled luxury? Here's a handsome estate for less than a grand...

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Hidden Heroes

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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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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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

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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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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