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Biggest is not always best: Mark Dixon gets to grips with a very original Bentley 3 Litre and examines the appeal of these early cars Words Mark Dixon. Photography Paul…
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A 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL Type WS 06 RS with a wind-cheating body brought a new science to racing-car design. Nine decades on, it has been recreated. Words Massimo Delbo. Photography…
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Third-time-lucky owner after five decades Martin Cliffe has owned this TVR Grantura three times - as a nearly new car, a hopeless wreck and as someone else's part-finished project. Now,…
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Some reckon this 1996 XK8 4.0 is a preproduction show car; regardless of whether that’s true, it is one of the best early examples we’ve seen, a result of its…
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The very last Jaguar off the line at Browns Lane was the only Portfolio to be built there, making it a very special car, indeed. We take it for a…
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Consumed by fire, battered by falling beams then marinated in water, this Riley was barely fit for scrap. But Roger Fountain somehow saw potential and heroically created this special out…
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Born from the messy aftermath of a truncated Formula One adventure, this racing special made its mark on Northern Irish motor sport. Today we drive this connection to a lost…
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‘There’s nothing difficult here; it excels as a keen driver’s car’ The List Your dream drive made real A lifelong Lancia fan who’s owned many of the marque’s greatest hits,…
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Arguably we should only extol the virtues of a BMW we know to be truly better than its rivals. Here the humble Z4 takes on respected drop top rivals of…
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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is BMW’s new four-door 2 Series – will its challenging looks put buyers off? Words: Matt Robinson. Photography: BMW AG.
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Not everyone approves of the BMW X6’s image, but you can’t argue with the talents of the G06 xDrive30d variant... Words: Shane O’ Donoghue. Photography: BMW AG.