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1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante

This rare DB6 Vantage Volante from 1970 has been with the same family since new. We talk to the first owner’s son and grandson about their long association with the car and their plans for the future.

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America’s ‘ute’ 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

America’s ‘ute’. Chevrolet’s classic El Camino is a unique take on the pick-up formula says our man in America, Huw Evans…

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Restomod Gulf-liveried 1970 Porsche 914/6 with a 2.4-litre flat-six

Created by a Porsche-loving family with their love of the 917 and Steve McQueen’s Le Mans movie in mind, this eye-popping 914 makes use of a 2.4-litre oversized flat-six and is set to take on South Africa’s Targa road rallies...

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1970 Lincoln Continental

Editor Ben Klemenzson gets up close and personal with a British-based example of the all-new for 1970 Lincoln Continental. They don’t get bigger or heftier than this, so if you like your cars big and bouncy, you’ll love this Conti’…

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1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1

When Mike Smith bought his dream car, this rare 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 convertible, he expected to have to restore it. But he never thought he’d be doing it twice…

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1970 Rover P6B 3500S prototype

As ‘1970 Manual Prototype Number One’, this car spent five years and hundreds of thousands of miles being developed by its maker. Today we drive it and ask: is this the zenith of the Rover P5B 3500S?

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250bhp 1970 Porsche 911 T project named Queen

CarBone is renowned for helping owners of air-cooled Porsches restore their rides. With its latest project, a 911 T named Queen, the company is now showing its capabilities as a restorer and modifier of complete cars...

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 vs. 1970 Lamborghini Espada

Why underrated Espada and 365 GTC/4 offer all the glorious V12 thrills of their exotic brethren for a fraction of the price. Lamborghini’s Espada and Ferrari’s 365 GTC/4 have long existed in the shadow of more exalted siblings. Richard Heseltine says it’s time they received greater recognition.

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‘The Espada continues to pull on the heartstrings and remains my favourite Lamborghini. The Ferrari 365 GTC/4 appeals for different reasons, a true GT from a time before the term became shorthand for a track-orientated blunt instrument.’ Richard compares two thoroughbred underdogs: turn to pages
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910bhp 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

Some might say 1970 was a monumental year for rock music, and much of it not good. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix both died at the age of 27, and the Beatles called it quits due to musical differences between Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Both continued on a musical path to highly successfully solo careers. Joplin and Hendrix–not so much. With the two most famous Beatles going their separate ways, their fans followed suit; some took the Lennon train, while others aligned with McCartney.

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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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