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1958 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe

Paul Wells’ beautifully restored 1958 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe is stock in virtually every respect, but there was no way he was going to return it to the factory colours.

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1975 Ford Consul 2000L Decor

Ford Heritage: When Rod Tebble found this 1975 Ford Consul 2000L Decor sitting unused in a garage he didn’t expect it to be such an original and unmolested example…

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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400

Pete Wolfe’s 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 is a stunning example – so good he just couldn’t resist buying it.

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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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Golden Idol 1977 Buick Regal lowrider

This is Sundancer, a 1977 Buick Regal that’s one of the most intricately painted cars ever built in the UK. Artist Maxime Xavier explains how she created this stunning lowrider…

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640bhp hot rod 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom

Retro Designs’ 1954 Chevy Bel Air modernises the best of Fifties Americana with 640bhp hot rod…

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1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster C1

Andy Willsheer introduces the ’Vette from the ’Net, a vehicle sourced sight unseen online, which has brought its owner a great deal of pleasure revisiting a long-lost love for Corvettes…

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1961 Buick Invicta

A chance sighting followed by persistence led Tamir Ali to purchase this 1961 Buick Invicta. Now it’s his daily driver and he’ll never sell it…

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300-mile Test 2023 McLaren Artura

McLaren’s next chapter opens with the clean-sheet Artura. New platform, new V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain, new… everything. How does it feel?

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2023 Honda Civic e:HEV - hybrid-only hatchback

Old dog, new tricks. Honda’s latest Civic loses its manual gearbox and goes hybrid.

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2023 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

Flogging a dead horse? Ah, but what a dead horse: the thoroughbred Aventador is jolted back to life as a Countach tribute.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

As Ferrari plots a transformative five years, we examine the car that more than any other has shaped the last 60.

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1991 Ford Sierra 4x4 Ghia Estate

Reader’s restoration: This rare 1991 Ford Sierra Ghia 4x4 estate was saved by a father and son team who went through some bad luck and great luck in the process…

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2023 Fiat 500x 1.5 Hybrid 48V Dolcevita 334

The tiny Fiat 500 has recently been given an all-electric makeover, and now the manufacturer has electrified its bigger brother, the 500X. There’s still no full electric option, though. Instead, you’ll find a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine under the bonnet, with an electric motor bolted onto the side that is powered by a tiny, but useful battery pack.

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