Retro Reviews

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This lucky Irishman has literally gone from one extreme to another with his cars, from an Austin Seven to a Packard 1949 Deluxe Eight Sedan! Words & Photography: Ian Shipley.
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Steve Plant didn’t set out to own one of these rare luxury Mustangs, but when he saw this survivor’s exceptional history, he couldn’t resist it... Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: John…
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1970 Buick Electra 225 Alf Murphy’s 1970 Buick Electra 225 is the result of his fascination with the cars since childhood and he could not be happier owning this well…
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Ugly Beautiful Touring’s Alfa Romeo Praho show car previewed an alternative future for the marque; we take it for a drive to realise and analyse its vision. It’s not the…
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Red Alert. Robin Shackleton’s very red 1963 Ford Galaxie 500/XL was purchased largely out of admiration for a similar car raced by Jack Sears in the Sixties. Mike Renaut takes…
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Dictionary definition of ‘Valiant’: possessing or showing courage in hopeless situation, as in, ‘it was courageous of the automaker Plymouth to name a car “Valiant” in the ’60s and ’70s…
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Ferrari Lusso. The ultimate blend of beauty and beast? The 250 GT Lusso is one of the most glamorous of all Ferraris, and this example, painted white at the behest…
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1957 Plymouth Belvedere Nick Parker wanted to own this stunning 1957 Plymouth Belvedere coupe as soon as he saw it, but had to wait more than a decade before it…
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1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille The fame of Cadillac’s late Fifties models eclipses every other era, which is a shame because the cars they built got better and better. Could any…
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This elegant 1939 Packard Convertible Coupe has one obvious difference from most Packards you’ll see – it’s right-hand drive. Now approaching its 80th birthday, it’s found a home 10,0 miles…
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The Custom Royal was Dodge’s top trim level in the Fifties, offering a stunning mix of luxury, performance and value. After a dedicated restoration, this rare convertible is fit for…