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  • Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Drophead Coupé by Mulliner Park Ward 1995 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 22, 2016 in Rolls-Royce
    Truly great design never grows old. Rolls-Royce’s Corniche Drophead Coupé was introduced in 1970 as a convertible variant of the popular Silver Shadow, and it would remain in production for a remarkable 25 years. Each was built to individual custo...
  • Classic Car Maintenance Tips - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 22, 2016 in News
    Classic car ownership will never be without issues when it comes to maintenance and repair; scarcity of parts, the sheer age of the vehicle, and historical problems with the marque can all be parts of the process. Budget concerns are always a big fac...
  • Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 'Pagoda' 1970 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 22, 2016 in Mercedes-Benz
    The Mercedes-Benz product line of the late 1950s had a glaring void. The 300 SL sports car was magnificent but financially out of the reach of many, whereas it’s 190 SL sibling, developed from an entry-level sedan, was more of a comfortable tourer.
  • Chevrolet Corvette 1956 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 22, 2016 in Chevrolet
    The year 1955 was a turning point in Corvette history, as it marked the first year that the Corvette was graced with its legendary small-block V-8 engine. Gone was the anaemic Blue Flame straight-six of the early models, and with it, Corvette’s aby...
  • Rock Star Cars - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 22, 2016 in News
    When it comes to owning a classic we’re suckers for a glamorous car history. We became obsessed with Paul McCartney’s Lamboghini Espada. We loved the idiosyncratic backstory of swapped number plates, visits to the bottom of lakes, hanging upside...
  • Bentley S3 Saloon 1963 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 21, 2016 in Bentley
    The S3 was the last of the S Series of Bentleys—and the last Bentley to utilize traditional, coachbuilt body-on-chassis construction. It combined old-world craftsmanship and superb British engineering with modern styling touches, most notably quad...
  • Lancia Ardea 1952 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 21, 2016 in Lancia
    Introduced in 1939, the Lancia Ardea featured a 903cc, V4 power plant with an alloy cylinder head and became the smallest production V4. In 1948, the third Series Ardea became the first mass produced motorcar to feature a five-speed gearbox. The unit...
  • Austin-Healey 100 BN1 1954 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 21, 2016 in Austin-Healey
    The Austin Healey 100 was built from 1953 until 1956 and developed by Donald Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick. Healey built a single Hundred for the 1952 London Motor Show and the design impressed Leonard Lord,...
  • French Cars – Vive La Voiture - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 21, 2016 in News
    What have the French ever done for us? Apart from amazing pastries, existentialism, new wave cinema, fashion houses, absinthe, Gitanes, yellow headlights and a healthy dose of egalitarianism; the answer is not a whole lot. Oh, and cars. We just love...
  • Bond On A Budget - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 17, 2016 in News
    If you’re a fan of James Bond, chances are you’ve already seen the films. They have a couple of fantasy cars that are pure 007, but neither the Aston DB10 or the Jag CX-75 will make it into production. But the ability to purchase them is irreleva...
  • Alfa Romeo RZ by Zagato 1993 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 16, 2016 in Alfa Romeo
    Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Zagato revived the SZ, or Sprint Zagato, name at the 1989 Geneva Salon. First in coupé form and later as a roadster, the Type ES-30 SZ/RZ was also a joint project of Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Both models were based on the floor...
  • Cagiva Moke 1993 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 16, 2016 in Cagiva
    Designed by the Mini’s legendary creator Alec Issigonis, the Mini Moke was originally created for military use as an off-road vehicle that could be dropped from a plane with a parachute for troop landings. The civilian version followed in 1964, and...
  • Fetch The Car Philip - A Brief History Of Royal Cars -
    on May 16, 2016 in News
    When it comes to buying cars the Royal family have made some pretty good choices. The ability to choose is helped by the narrowness of the brief – ‘Buy British. Money no object’. This combination means they have avoided having to tool around th...
  • Porsche 944 1989 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 16, 2016 in Porsche
    The Porsche 944 was built from 1982 to 1991 on the same platform as the 924. The 944 was intended to last into the 1990s but major revisions planned for a 944 S3 model were eventually rolled into the 968 instead which replaced the 944. The 944 was a...
  • Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda 1967 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 16, 2016 in Mercedes-Benz
    Mercedes-Benz has been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 when the landmark 300SL was unveiled.  The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955, completing the first generation of cars.Thei...
  • Fiat 500 Mare by Holiday 1960 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 15, 2016 in Fiat
  • HAZ Buggy 1969 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 15, 2016 in HAZ Buggy
    The beach was where the ’60s generation escaped to, and the dune buggy was just the iconic vehicle to take them to their Endless Summer.The dune buggy was the brainchild of Bruce Meyers, who developed the combination of a fiberglass body and shorte...
  • BMW 327 Sport Cabriolet 1938 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 15, 2016 in BMW
    Originally an aero engine manufacturer, Bayerische Motoren Werke purchased the Dixi Werke of Eisenach in 1928 and continued to manufacture the smallest Dixi product, a license-built version of the Austin Seven. The BMW badge was adopted for these car...
  • Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout 1907 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 15, 2016 in News
    Interestingly, the first electric cars were produced in the 1880s and became increasingly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Steam and electric power were relatively straight forward and widely used.With a crowded market place by as e...
  • Pope-Waverley Victoria Phaeton 1906 - World Of Classic Cars -
    on May 15, 2016 in News
    In 1898, the American Electric Vehicle Company of Chicago merged with the Indiana Bicycle Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, part of Colonel Albert Pope's cycle empire. The Waverley Electric was introduced that year under the auspices of the American...
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