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Must-have kit for the classic car owner

If you’re looking to improve your collection of tools – or even starting from scratch equipping your garage or workshop with the kind of things you’re sure to need at some point – we've got together fifteen different products that we think are indispensable.

There are others you might consider, of course; but we reckon any (or all) of these items make a great starting point for today’s DIY-minded old-car owner. So let us know which items you’ve already bought and which you’d recommend the most. Now then… time to get your hands dirty. 

By Paul Guinness, Contributor

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Multi Socket Set

And finally… if you haven’t already invested in a good quality socket set, the Laser 3571 42pc Alldrive is well worth a look. It’s not the cheapest but it is one of the most versatile, its V-profile design ensuring compatibility with Spline, Star, AF, Metric and Whitworth fixings.  The set includes 17 half-inch drive sockets and 19 30mm-long bits, plus a 72-teeth oval ratchet, extension bars, universal joint and so on. It might seem a hefty investment at around £123 (from but it’s well worth it.


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