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1973 Citroën DS23 Pallas Semi-Automatic

The Citroën DS seemed like a spaceship when it was launched nearly seven decades ago – how does it stack up today?

Modified classic 1973 BMW 2002 E10

When contributor, Rob Richardson, set out to build a period correct 2002 “cafe racer” we had to come along for the ride. Now ‘our’ project reaches a milestone – its full feature in BMW Car!

1973 Triumph Dolomite Sprint

By the Seventies the sports saloon had really come of age. Ford showed that, because of motor sport success, it could sell ship-loads of Escorts. Other makers wanted a slice of the action – Triumph chief among them, with the Dolomite deemed an ideal base for something fruity. Led by Rover’s Spen King, the Triumph Dolomite Sprint engineers won a Design Council award for the new model’s innovative single-cam, 16-valve cylinder head – and British Leyland advertising literature of the time incorporated one of the best puns of the era, ‘The award has gone to our head’.

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7’s ducktail may have become a style icon

The Carrera RS 2.7’s ducktail may have become a style icon, but it was the start of Porsche’s focus on aerodynamics for both its race and road cars. Fifty years on, it’s also a feature of the manufacturer’s very latest products...

Gorgeous air-ride 1973 BMW 520 E12

It may glister like gold, but this E12 is, in fact, Amazonite green. And that’s not the only secret it’s hiding…

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?

1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000 105 Series

In the Seventies, South Africa was one of Alfa Romeo’s most important markets outside of Italy. The Berlina 2000 was both successful in sales and on the racetrack

1973 Ferrari 365GT4 BB

In the BB’s earliest form there is a simplicity and purity to the shape that later derivatives were never quite able to match’

1973 Austin Allegro 1300 Deluxe

The Allegro is the ultimate anti-style statement – which pleases Colin Corke greatly

1973 Porsche 911E Targa

Porsche and carburettor fan Ajmal Mahmood has always lusted after an early 911. Today we let him loose in a pre-impact bumper, fuel-injected Targa

210bhp T16 Turbo 1973 Morris Marina

Ben Clayton fell for this Morris Marina as a kid, but only after rebuilding it did it live up to his dreams

1973 Volkswagen Type 3 1600L Squareback

Sometimes, buying another car rather than finishing the one you’re working on can pay dividends. Adam Boodle’s family Square is a case in point. Words and pics Jimbo Wallace.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 ‘Touring’ vs. 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ E9

It is almost 50 years since BMW and Porsche were at each other’s throats on track with the lightweight 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ E9 and 911 2.7 RS. How do these legendary homologation specials compare on the road?

1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Hunter

The Hunter RS. Working with the 2.7 RS from new in 1973, Josh Sadler has forgotten more about the halo longbonnet 911 than the rest of us will ever hope to learn. Total 911 joins the fabled RS expert for an afternoon of Porsche chat surrounding the first 911 Rennsport.

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