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Retro

Retro cars and classic cars

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This fantastic Lotus 72 was last seen in public in 1975. Octane captures it on camera – as Michael Oliver uncovers its secrets. Photography James Lipman.
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Zagato Maserati Elegant racebred GT tested. Zagato-bodied A6G/54 remains the marque’s ultimate GT.   Something for the weekend. The arrival of the race-bred A6G/54 opened up a whole new roadgoing chapter…
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Obviously, it’s not about the looks. How a simple saloon became a legend – and why it’s still the best. Passers-by may think it’s a relic of the red-brace era.…
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This is the only Mercedes-Benz W196 that survives outside captivity – yet the most successful. Doug Nye uncovers the car in which Fangio won his second F1 Championship Hero Worship…
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In Turin with Gianni Agnelli’s gorgeous barchetta  Ferrari, Touring and Gianni Agnelli were trendsetters. Combine them and the results border on magic, as this unique 166 proves Words Dale Drinnon.…
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Gold Rush the Gold DeLorean. Extraordinary version of an extraordinary car. Feature Tagline Amex DeLorean. DeLoreans are all silver, right? Wrong. American Express commissioned a special series of gold-plated versions…

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The force was strong. Under the skin of Stuttgart’s game changer. Getting under the skin of Porsche’s techno-fest – and on track with the latest 911 GTS. It’s 30 years…
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The Greatest Folly of Youth. The UK’s finest pre-war sports car and the kid who built the Squire. Squire: man and machine. How Adrian Squire created an Alfa 8C-baiting sports…
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Future Shock. Panhard’s 1948 Dynavia pointed the way forward for the firm known as La doyenne d’avant garde. Jon Pressnell takes a look at the aerodynamic concept car that rocked…
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This quartet pushed their own angular ideologies for a post-organic automotive  design future. Former Jaguar, Lotus and TVR designer Oliver Winterbottom gives his acute opinion as he evaluates them line…
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