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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 Focus RS

The phrase ‘gamechanger’ gets over used, but when the Mk1 Ford Focus was launched that’s exactly what...

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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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NEC Classic Motor Show

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Petrolheads flock to NEC classic show

More than 71,000 enthusiasts made the annual trip to Birmingham.

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Fast Fords set to go under the hammer at NEC show

1972 RS1600 Custom Mk1 in light blue could fetch up to £68,000.

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Sweeney Consul restoration to be uneviled at NEC classic motor show

The Ford Consul will take pride of place at the entrance to Hall 5 of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on 8-10 November.

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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

'Missing' Mercedes coupe offered for sale for first time in 50 years

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K looks set to be one of the star cars when it goes under the hammer at RM Auctions' Arizona sale in January.

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Future Classic Friday: Land Rover Discovery 3

The first 'new' Discovery is rapidly approaching classic status. Discuss...

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Lanica Delta bumpers back on sale thanks to launch of Fiat heritage parts business

Fiat is to launch a heritage parts department dedicated to keeping its classics on the road.

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Rare Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight sells for £2.4 million

First owned by renowned hill climb competitor Phil Scragg, it was the star of Bonhams' Bond Street sale.

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Land Rover Legends moves to Thruxton for 2020 event

Over the weekend of 6-7 June, the famous Hampshire venue will host this year’s event alongside an historic race meeting.

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Top 10s

Top 10: Cars that accelerated the modern world

Highlights from the new automotive extravaganza at the V&A museum, London.

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Top 10: Cars sold at the NEC classic motor show auction 2019

Ten of the best cars that went under the hammer at this year's NEC show.

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Top 10: Weird and wonderful cars at Studio 434

Ten of our favourite car's from one of Europe's largest privately-owned vehicle collections.

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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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Will it be classic?

Future Classic Friday: Vauxhall Corsa B

It was the car that upstaged supermodels, but will the first generation Vauxhall Corsa ever be a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Citroen ZX

Citroen's most conventional car disappointed the traditionalists, but it was one of the best hatchbacks in its class...

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Future Classic Friday: Renault Laguna Mk 1

The Mk 1 Laguna is largely forgotten today, but it makes an interesting retro daily. Will it ever be a classic?

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Future Classic Friday: Nissan LEAF

Could Nissan's first mainstream electric vehicle be the sign of classic cars turning over a new LEAF?

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Future Classic Friday: Proton Saloon and Aeroback

Malaysia's 'National Car' was a massive hit when it first arrived in the UK, but 30 years on, is it a classic?

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Classics you can buy for under £1000

A Grand Monday: Volkswagen Passat 1.8GL Auto

Unmolested 1990s Volkswagens are rare things - but here's a B3 Passat that's well worth preserving.

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A Grand Monday: Toyota RAV4

It's now a quarter of a century since Toyota's mini-SUV first hit the market - this one's an appealing future classic.

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A Grand Monday: Ford Focus ST170

A classic sporting Ford for less than a grand? Don't mind if we do...

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A Grand Monday: Skoda Felicia LXi Plus

How's this for a timewarp example of a once-common sight on our roads?

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A Grand Monday: Kia Pride

Here's a rare chance to own one of the last Kia Prides imported into the UK...

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Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes: BMW 318ti Compact

The Compact was the unloved E36, but in the 318ti BMW had a baby to be proud of...

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Hidden Hero: Audi 90

The 'posh' version of the Audi 80 B3 was sleek, stylish and refreshingly different - so why is it largely forgotten?

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Hidden Hero: SEAT Cordoba Coupe

SEAT's rally-inspired coupe was a car that nobody really asked for, but an interesting one nonetheless.

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Hidden Hero: Rover Metro GTi 16v

The sportiest-ever Metro has something of a cult following these days - and it deserves it, too.

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Hidden Heroes: Vauxhall Zafira GSi

Daddy... Daddy Cool... The MPV that transformed perceptions is now a rapidly appreciating classic.

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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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