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Not many cars served as a wartime farm vehicle before going on the Alpine Rally. Mick Walsh drives a very special AC 16/80. Photo Tony Baker. It’s July 1946, and…
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The midlands derby. With the 541, Jensen threw down a gauntlet to Jaguar. But can a 541R really trade punches with an XK150? Jon Pressnell adjudicates. Photography Malcolm Griffiths. Golden…
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Citroen's creme de la crème. With a rare opportunity to sample Chapron's glamorous drophead version of the SM, where else could we go but the French capital? Mick Walsh packs…
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On the road to redemption. Ralph Nader’s verdict tainted the Chevrolet Corvair for life. But was it really that bad, asks Martin Buckley as he reassesses the much-maligned Chevrolet family? Photography…
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Maranello’s most beautiful GT on track... and it used to be Steve McQueen’s! It doesn't have a split personality it simply does things equally well at pottering or huge speeds. The…
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Pre-dating the Range Rover by eight years, the Jeep Wagoneer blazed a trail for the SUV onslaught. Martin Buckley heads Stateside. Photography Pawel Litwinski. The name alone is a work…
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The first generation of M-cars set the standard for those that followed, says James Page as he tries five of BMW's landmark models. Photography James Mann. BMW’s Motorsport division was on…
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Bridging the gap. The Ghibli and Mistral marked a generation change for Maserati. Alastair Clements tries to choose between them. Photography Tony Baker. Maserati in 2014, like most successful luxury marques,…
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Which is the best hot-rod Benz? It's like picking a favourite child for Martin Buckley, as he compares the two most potent Stuttgart muscle cars, the Mercedes SEL 6.3 and…
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Drive-my road test drive Citroen CX2500D vs Peugeot 505GRD and Renault 20GLD. Diesel cars come in two types: frugal small cars (like the Golf) and big saloons like the three here,…