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The XW Factor

The Reef Green 1969-model XW GT pictured was first purchased by Ben 25 years ago. It didn’t stay in his possession for long back then, but such was Ben’s passion for XW GT’s

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Two Pony Garage

Think of “cars” and “horses” and most people think of either a Mustang or a Ferrari. But take a closer look at a Porsche and you’ll notice a horse in its badge, too.

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Hot Half Tonner

When the Advance-Design series made its debut, it was actually Chevrolet’s first all-new post-War range, preceding the new passenger cars by more than a year.

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Black & Strong

In the 2-door roadster body style, the 1930 Model A had all the classic hot rod touches, like the classic ’32 Ford grille, low mount headlights and ’39-style teardrop tail lights. But, in a somewhat unusual touch for a hot rod, it also had a tow bar.

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An Oldie but a Goldie

The quest for the first people’s car, with a classless appeal in the UK, was finally achieved when Lord Austin realised his dream of manufacturing a low cost, economical, 2-door, 4-seater family convertible in 1922.

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Italian Steed

The Pantera was a sports car produced by the De Tomaso company of Italy from 1971 through to 1996. The word ‘Pantera’ is Italian for ‘Panther’. The car was designed by Tom Tjaarda and replaced the De Tomaso Mangusta.

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Fiat’s Beloved

Stop thinking of Fiat as a little car company. It may make little cars but that’s different. And just because there was never an aggressive bolt

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One-Year Wonder

This particular AAR ‘Cuda has been owned by Rick Saunders for more than eight years now, but he came across it purely by chance. The Victorian was actually looking for a ’71 ‘Cuda when this AAR came up – at a good price.

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Ford Heaven

The Ford Sierra Cosworth, otherwise known as the ‘Cossie’ defined the 1980s and the teens who lusted after them. Now those youths have grown up, and the prices of the ‘Cossie’ have matured alongside them, the best ones today are worth just as much as – or sometimes even more than – contemporary Ferraris.

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Perfect Holiday

Oldsmobile’s ‘curved dash’ runabout was America’s first truly successful automobile and set a template for volume production in the USA, well ahead of the Ford Model T.