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Five-speed manual prototype 1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster Series 3

Jaguar’s foray into five-speed gearbox manufacture revealed through a rare prototype escapee.

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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof

Refurbished by Alan Faulkner-Stevens of Dragon Wheels, Buckinghamshire, this magnificent Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof represents the marque’s halcyon days of the Seventies…

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1971 Citroen SM Espace - Heuliez's head-turningly individual Convertible

Remarkably, the collection that boasts the world’s fastest Citroen also yields what is arguably the most beautiful

Editor's comment
‘When they were new my father had Citroen SM company cars, but Heuliez's SM Espace was in another realm: that of dream cars. I was seven when it premiered and it instantly became my fantasy to drive it. Doing so 50 years later was surreal, yet the Espace did not disappoint at all.'
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Delmo Speed builds a tribute 1971 Chevrolet C10 Stepside for James King

If you’ve already read this month’s editorial, then there’s no need for repeating the sentimental introduction here—if you haven’t then stop what you’re doing and go read it now!

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 vs. 1971 Jaguar XJ6 2.8 Automatic Series 1

If you were an executive in the late Sixties and early Seventies, there was only two choices of car – the Spartan Mercedes-Benz W114 or the prestigious Jaguar XJ6. With both cars worth similar values today, how do the 2.8-litre versions of both compare now?

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Pro Street Lives 938hp 565 ci Blown Big-Block 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Pro Street got its start with the idea of implementing features from a Pro Stock drag car into a vehicle that could be driven on the street. After about 20 years of evolution and innovation, the Pro Street movement lost a lot of its popularity, largely because of the lack of actual performance associated with these fat-tired freaks of nature. However, a dedicated following has kept Pro Street alive and, if anything, it’s gone back to its radical roots with excessive horsepower and tire-torching capabilities. This incredibly brutal ’71 Camaro Z28 is a fine example of modern Pro Street goodness, as it boasts giant rear tires and four-digit horsepower to match the aggressive drag car appearance.

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1971 OTAS Grand Prix Coupe LHD

If the car on this page looks familiar, you might recognise it as the Francis Lombardi Grand Prix – a car we featured back in March 2018. But this isn’t quite a Lombardi – it is in fact an OTAS 820 Tigre. If you’ve never heard of OTAS, we’re not surprised.

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Running report 1971 Jaguar E-type V12

Peter introduces his E-type in this, the first of a series of running reports. Definitely not a project car – but we’ll see how that turns out…

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1971 Giannini Fiat 128 NP S Sport Coupe

Not all coachbuilt Italian sports cars are paragons of beauty, as Giannini’s ‘interesting’ 1971 Fiat 128-based prototype proves

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1971 Porsche 911 S 2.2

Vic Cohen’s five-decade journey exploring weird and wonderful air-cooled 911s has culminated in the restoration of a stunning 1971 Porsche 911 2.2 S in partnership with one of the UK’s most trusted marque specialists

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1971 Maserati Bora

Maserati has not been the only automotive manufacturer to appropriate the names of winds for some of its cars, but the quartet of Maserati GTs from the 1960s and 1970s, were more deserving of the implication ‘goes like the wind’ than some others – the Lincoln and Ford Zephyrs, the Holden Camira and even the Volkswagen Scirocco (with its gratuitous additional ‘c’ after the capital S) all come to mind.

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Stunning 1971 BMW 3.5CSi E9

The original BMW E9 was a highly successful and stunning coupe designed in the late 60’s and achieving sales of over 30,000 during its 9-year production. Paul’s BMW E9 that you see in pictures here, can only be described as being in ‘like new’ condition, restored and upgraded to the highest quality – however it certainly didn’t start out like this for him.

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50 years ago today - September 1971

As the UK prepared to join the European Common Market, CAR took aim at the rip-off car prices that were about to be exposed.

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1971 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupé

Reader Peter Warren once owned a Fiat 130 Coupé, but fancied trying a Dino – so Classic Cars made it happen

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 W100 EFI SWB

Not content with its world class W100 restorations, Cardock Classics set about making the 600 easier to live with by developing its own electronic fuel injection system

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