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First car with rain-sensing wipers 1970 Citroën SM

Even before the application of windscreen wipers on automobiles, the need for a means to clear precipitation and muck from the windows of streetcars saw some interesting developments come to the fore. In 1903, Irish-born inventor JH Apjohn gained a UK patent for a mechanism that moved two brushes top to bottom to clear the windshield. Across the pond, US inventor Mary Anderson had to leave the front window down or stop to clear the snow from the panes on a streetcar ride during inclement weather. She came up with the idea of a swinging arm fitted with a rubber blade slotted through the window frame.

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An authentic replica of a winning 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT

In 1970, the Porsche 914/6 GT enjoyed a brief moment in the sun, taking the first three places at the Nürburgring’s 86-hour Marathon de la Route. We sample a staggeringly authentic replica of the no.1 car...

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2022 Icon 917K

The invigorating aroma of the morning’s fresh dew permeates the clouds hanging over Wisbech, England, the steam rising from the parking lot’s asphalt while last night’s rain begins to evaporate after a rare appearance of the sun. Once a thriving port and agricultural center of 18th-century Britain, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire was a prosperous community known for its magnificent Georgian architecture and small-town atmosphere, devoid of the usual noise pollution caused by cars and planes — though now, not entirely quiet.

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1970 Ford Cortina MkII 1600E

No sports saloon selection would be complete without a Ford – and jumping forward a decade from the MG into the Sixties, we’re spoiled for choice. The original Cortina or Escort in GT guise would have done, though as Ford’s period ad pointed out, ‘New Cortina is more Cortina’. It might have only been 21/2 inches ‘more’, but Ford’s new-for-1966 follow-up boosted its social aspirations as well as its dimensions.

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1970 Innocenti Mini Cooper Mk3

When Chris Hand spotted a 1970 Innocenti Mini Cooper Mk3 for sale in Italy, for €7,500, he decided to take a trailer to Tuscany, buy it and bring it home to restore.

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1970 Oldsmobile 442

Editor Ben Klemenzson reveals how he ended up restoring his muscle car over four years… by accident!

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1970 Ford F100

Celebrated southern Californian builder ICON’s latest project sees a reimagined 1970 Ford pick-up join the company’s exclusive Reformer range.

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1970 Fiat-Abarth 1000 TC Corsa wide-body racer tested on track

Strap in for a wild ride as we get behind the wheel of a Group 5 race-spec Fiat-Abarth 1000TC Corsa Wide Body.

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1970 Citroen SM

I am going to address the elephant in the room up-front. Citroen can make some pretty unusual, a little weird, “out there”, call them what you want, designs, and the Citroen DS is a classic example of this and is a strangely-popular vehicle. The DS model is the one you see driving around occasionally; you first look at the car — perhaps, no doubt with mixed emotions — then, look to the Driver and always wonder what they must know which you do not.

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1970 Rover P6B 3500 V8

Rover deserved a far better fate than politics permitted. In the P6B, it could have had a world- beater. Simon Charlesworth makes its case.

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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T has spent far longer in Europe than America, selling new to Zurich, Switzerland. We trace the past and present of a rare expatriate muscle machine. Words: Nigel Boothman. Pictures: Matt Woods.

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2.6-litre Turbo KPGC10 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R

It takes some serious cojones to swap a modern motor into a bonefi de Japanese classic, but when the result is this good, we reckon it’s worth the risk…

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Rocco Rescelo’s 1300bhp 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

In a time of national pandemic, most of our hobby’s typical car shows, cruiseins, and get-togethers have been canceled or postponed. Thus, finding new and interesting rides to brag about in this here magazine has become a little more difficult

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1970 Plymouth Barracuda

We’re often reading about people who have an ideal car in their mind, and who wait decades until that dream becomes a reality. We meet another beautiful dreamer, Tom Aspinall, and his Detroit-inspired dream from Mother Mopar…

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