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1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC vs. 1957 Aston Martin DB MKIII

007 very nearly got an E-type for the Goldfinger film — but he also came close to a Jaguar in the novel upon which it was based. Which of these original Goldfinger cars makes for the best classic experience today?

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Porsche’s domination of Group C in the 1980s seems almost to have been forgotten

Strangely, Porsche’s domination of Group C in the 1980s seems almost to have been forgotten, unlike the 917’s crushing victories in 1970/71 that are regularly celebrated. Perhaps Group C never captured the popular imagination in the same way as Le Mans does.

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Fully restored 1965 Porsche 911

We track down a fully restored 1965 Porsche 911, one of the earliest of its kind. Having celebrated 60 years since the first 911, what’s it like to drive in 2024?

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350bhp G model Porsche 911 based Sportec’s SUB1000

Total 911 examines the latest Porsche-based restomod to hit the market… introducing the SUB1000 from Swiss racing outfit Sportec.

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1988 Audi V8 Typ 4C

Dr Ferdinand Piech saw the Audi V8 as the next rung on the ladder to world dominance. But is it good enough to impress Will Beaumont on a typically wet day in Wales?

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24 Hours of Le Mans that took place in 1980 was an odd race by Porsche’s standards

The 24 Hours of Le Mans that took place in 1980 was an odd race by Porsche’s standards. CEO Ernst Fuhrmann had decreed that not only would the 911 not be developed further, but neither would the 936 Sports prototype. Instead, Porsche would campaign at Le Mans with the 924, suitably modified and turbocharged. The transaxle 924 (the 944 was in the wings) and 928 were, in his view, the company’s future. The Porsche racing fraternity was dismayed, while other competitors were puzzled. These GT-class 924s – even with 350bhp – were hardly potential race winners, but Ernst, for whom this would be his last Le Mans with Porsche, was unperturbed.

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Modified 1300bhp Porsche 911 Turbo S 997.2 ‘The General’

Arguably one of the most exciting 911 road-to-race car conversions ever done, we take a close look at the Franco Scribante Racing 997 Turbo S-based race car.

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1984 Porsche 911 Targa 3.2

Celebrating 50 years of impact-bumper 911s, we take a 3.2 Targa for a morning drive to the mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Can it offer the perfect air-cooled experience?

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2023 Jeep Gladiator 3,6 Rubicon

A legendary name returns as a true lifestyle vehicle providing the uncompromising off-road capability sought by outdoor adventurers

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1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

Alfa Romeo may be an also-ran in contemporary F1, but in 1993, the 155 V6 Ti rewrote history by winning the DTM championship in its first year of entry. With BMW and Audi withdrawing at the end of 1992, Alfa seized the opportunity to maximise the new-for-1993 FIA Class 1 touring-car rules.

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1972 BMW 3.0 S Manual gearbox E3

We take a rare and restored E3 BMW 3.0 S sedan for a drive and are reminded what these gems were like 50 years ago.

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1990 BMW 535i Racer E34

BMW South Africa has a rich history of building cars unique to its market, we track down and drive a factory-commissioned E34 5 Series racer that has a history like no other.

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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 Cabriolet A124

The pre-facelift 124-series Cabriolet is a relatively rare model. In South Africa, a local collector offered us the keys to his top-condition 300CE-24 for a sunset drive on one of the most picturesque roads on the continent.

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Modified 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S Mk2

Ian Corkill’s restored Mk2 Cooper S has a 1293cc engine with an Arden 8-port head that he has owned, on and off, since 1973.

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