A special space to move into - Mercedes-Benz 300TE S124

A special space to move into - Mercedes-Benz 300TE S124

The Mercedes W124 300TE estate is on the rise – but not everyone’s aware of it...

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Volkswagen Beetle Buying Guide

Volkswagen Beetle Buying Guide

With steady values, get the right torsion-bar Bug and it will look after you. Words Russ Smith. Photography John Colley.

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My favourite classic 1987 Ferrari F40

My favourite classic 1987 Ferrari F40

I’m sure I wasn’t the only kid with a poster of an F40 adorning their bedroom wall. The legendary supercar, which was the swansong of the late Enzo Ferrari, was an evolution of the 288 GTO originally developed to be a Group B racer. After the formula was canned, it turned into a road car to commemorate 40 years of the Prancing Horse. Featuring a 2,9-litre V8 turbopetrol engine delivering 352 kW in a car weighing just 1,2 tonnes was unheard of in 1987. (That V8’s on/off power delivery at the turbo’s boost point meant the car could easily catch its driver off-guard and swap ends.) The F40 is a marvellous example of engineering prowess meeting typical Eighties design, right down to the NACA ducts and that wing. I got to drive my favourite classic as part of CAR’s bucket-list series and the fascination only grew. This is a childhood hero I’m glad I met.

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Russell Carr - Lotus design boss drives 007-spec 1977 Esprit S1

Russell Carr - Lotus design boss drives 007-spec 1977 Esprit S1

Russell Carr Lotus Design Chief We drive one of Lotus’s most enduring icons with the designer shaping its renaissance. Words Gavin Green. Photography Jordan Butters.

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Buying Guide Citroen's Traction Avant

Buying Guide Citroen's Traction Avant

Buying Guide Citroen's Traction Avant, the pre-war classic that is surprisingly up to date. The Traction Avant is a pre-war car that drives like one from many decades later and has a unique and unmistakable style all of its own. It is a tempting package that is different from the norm, but what pitfalls are there? Words: Jack Grover. Pictures: John Colley.

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Buyer’s guide Austin Allegro

Buyer’s guide Austin Allegro

Unfairly vilified? The Allegro has defied its critics by surviving well and now makes an intriguing classic. Words Malcolm Mckay. Photography John Bradshaw.

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