CATEGORIES

LIFETIME COMPANION

Zack Stiling tracks down a relative rarity in the shape of a 1932 Ford Model 18 Victoria that might even have a royal connection, but has been in one man’s possession for more than 40 years!

6 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

HISTORICS

Royal Ascot, Berkshire March 7

3 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

Golden Generation - 1951 Pontiac Chieftain Streamliner Deluxe

If you love the fins of the later Fifties, sleek and superbly usable cars like this 1951 Pontiac Streamliner Deluxe are waiting to convert you to the previous generation.

7 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

DiDia 150

If you have no idea what the DiDia 150 is (see what we did there?!) Richard Heseltine is here to enlighten you on this thoroughly wonderful, thoroughly bonkers automotive creation!

2 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

ACE OF BASE

Andy Green’s 1976 Mercury Marquis is a low-mileage and very original example of how even the base model cars were luxurious in the Seventies.

7 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

Cars or commodities?

Evans looks at the impact of auction sales on the old car market stateside and whether classics are becoming simply another investment vehicle...

4 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

1959 Thunderbird

This month Tony salutes one of Ford’s most successful models, the Thunderbird, with a special look at the second generation square birds…

3 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Vendor: Peter Hind, Hatfield, HertfordshireTelephone: 01707 268863Price: £32,999

3 mins read
Classic American
May 2020

The last C7 Vette

The rear-wheel drive Corvette is dead, the new C8 assumes its mantle: Long live the ’Vette! Long live the ’Vette says Tony O!

3 mins read
Classic American
April 2020

The future of MUSTANG

Evans contemplates whether the introduction of the Mach-E bodes well for the future of Ford’s original pony car.

3 mins read
Classic American
April 2020

Oldsmobile Mini-Toro

This Toronado may look as though it escaped from the crusher in the nick of time, but in actual fact it was made to look this way for a very practical purpose at its home in the Lansing plant parking lot…

2 mins read
Classic American
April 2020

Clarke Intelligent Battery Charger/ Maintainer 12v/24v (Model IBC40)

Charger has an RRP of £131.98. It can be found in Machine Mart’s UK stores and online at www.machinemart.co.uk

1 min read
Classic American
April 2020

2020 PARIS RÉTROMOBILE

John Bath heads across the channel to discover Gallic delights with an American flavour at this year’s Rétromobile…

2 mins read
Classic American
April 2020

1948 Dodge Special Deluxe D25C Four-door Saloon

Vendor: Les Sales, Attleborough, Norfolk Telephone: 07879 483164 Price: £11,750

3 mins read
Classic American
April 2020

Four-Door Fancies

Tony looks at the late, great American sedan, once a staple of every North American highway, now, rarer than hen’s teeth…

2 mins read
Classic American
December 2019

A Dose Of Reality

Evans looks at how electric and autonomous vehicles aren’t necessarily all they’re cracked up to be…

3 mins read
Classic American
December 2019

The Lost Cause

Could you believe anyone would give a car such a negative name? No, neither could we, but appropriately enough, it was the moniker given to a…wait for it… Corvair limousine! Richard Heseltine explains all…

2 mins read
Classic American
December 2019

MoT-Exemption Conundrum

Tony takes a look at the recent legislation exempting cars 40 years old or over from MoTs after May 2018…

3 mins read
Classic American
December 2017

Birthday Bonanza

Dave Hills’ 1968 Plymouth Satellite is probably one of the more standard B-bodies you might find at the Mopar EuroNats show… it’s also one of the nicest, cleanest ones too, as Paul Bussey discovered…

5 mins read
Classic American
December 2017

No Guts Glory

1968 Pontiac Firebird 400The owner of this rather wonderful Firebird had never owned or even driven an American classic before – and he bought it blind, from Florida. So how has that worked out for him? 

6 mins read
Classic American
November 2017

Blue Bird

John Castleman has owned his Plymouth Superbird for nearly three decades and he’s spent much of the past 10 years rebuilding every inch of it.

10 mins read
Classic American
March 2017

1968/69 Olds 442

Tony looks at the 1968 and 1969 Olds 442 and the Hurst specials, which livened up GM’s otherwise sensible Oldsmobile division…

3 mins read
Classic American
February 2018

Chrysler LeBaron Turbine

Chrysler is almost synonymous with turbine cars. What people don’t often realise is that they were at it well into the Eighties, as Richard Heseltine reveals…

2 mins read
Classic American
February 2018

Red Letter Day

This stunning scarlet Mustang is our Footman James Car of the Year. It’s remarkable in lots of ways, but most surprising of all is that its owner is a novice on the show circuit – she bought this car to drive…

7 mins read
Classic American
February 2018

Winner Takes It All

The Black Rat wins Car of the Year! Steve Havelock revisits this stunning ’Vette, which was first featured in Classic American 13 years ago.

5 mins read
Classic American
February 2017

A Cad Called Wanda

Meet another Car of the Year contender: Wanda, Nick Parker’s glorious 1973 Cadillac Sedan deVille, a car that’s given a big surprise to every owner she’s had – including Nick…

7 mins read
Classic American
February 2017

Longroof Leviathan

The spirit of Simon Chesterman’s rare Brookwood has been kept alive by his enthusiasm and dedication to its transformation into a mean and imposing machine.

5 mins read
Classic American
February 2017

The Oscars Of Speed

Keith Harman reports from this year’s star-studded British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Awards, which took place at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow…

3 mins read
Classic American
February 2017

Rhythm Riot!

Residing at Pontins Holiday Centre in Camber Sands, Sussex, the Rhythm Riot is one of the world’s biggest Fifties-inspired festivals and, despite being held in mid November, it’s an event that draws thousands of party goers from all over the UK, Europe and worldwide, with a good number willing to break their classic cars’ hibernation and bring them along for all to admire.

2 mins read
Classic American
March 2017

Best Time To Buy

Evans ponders whether there is a ‘better time’ to acquire your next classic…

4 mins read
Classic American
December 2017