The Sixties saw a raft of starry-eyed futurists insist that gas turbines were destined to usurp the internal combustion engine. Chrysler in particular was evangelical about this method of propulsion. General Motors also experimented, not least with turbine-equipped commercial vehicles which it promised would be hitting the highways by 1971. And then there was this: a turbine-powered trike which, GM reasoned, is what the future was crying out for. Except, strictly speaking, the Chevrolet Astro III wasn’t a three-wheeler. Sort of. Ish. It all rather depends on your level of pedantry.
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On your Mark VII
In our sixth instalment of the Continental story, we’re looking at the seventh iteration of the Continental Mark series: the evergreen Mark VII, a powerful, aerodynamic coupe that looks as fresh today as when the covers were first pulled off 37 years ago…
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Chrysler Concept 70X
Safety as a marketing concept for cars? Well, Richard Heseltine reckons we have Ralph Nader to thank for that. This month Richard examines a concept vehicle that was a direct result of the sudden interest in vehicle safety after Nader’s campaigning…
Stock or modified?
Evans debates the merits of keeping your classic in factory condition or adding upgrades to make it more suitable for today’s roads
HEAVY METAL COLLECTION
With a bit of luck we might be able to fly to the US again by the end of the summer. If Los Angeles is on your itinerary, then make sure you include the Petersen Museum for a very special exhibition that’s been extended due to the pandemic. Keith Harman explains why…
Patience is a BARRACUDA 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
We’re often reading about people who have an ideal car in their mind, and who wait decades until that dream becomes a reality. We meet another beautiful dreamer, Tom Aspinall, and his Detroit-inspired dream from Mother Mopar…
1960 Cadillac Sedan De Ville Johnny Cash's CADILLAC?
Country crooner Johnny Cash famously sang about a Cadillac created by a worker at the Cadillac factory – One Piece at a Time – as he, errr… took bits of car home over a period of years to create a car… but was it a ’60 or a ’61 or a…?
1929 Lincoln Limousine NICE JAG MATE!
It’s not often we come across a Gatsby-era luxury car that has been in the UK since the roaring Twenties and with the same owner since 1966! Meet Derek Brown’s magnificent 1929 Model L seven-passenger Limousine…
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Evans looks back to the humble compacts that saved Chrysler…
This early 1965 Ford Mustang still looks to be wearing most of its original paint and proves the point: it’s only original once!
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LG Electronics has reached a deal with General Motors to pay $1.9 billion to $2 billion to reimburse the automaker for the cost of recalling Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of battery fires.
AMAZON UNVEILS ‘JETSONS'-LIKE ROAMING ROBOT FOR THE HOME
Amazon’s new robot can hear, see and follow you around the home, but its no Rosey the Robot.
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The Lost Hot Rod
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General Motors said that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October.
Complain and Get Results
Use these tried-and-true strategies to get companies to listen to you.
Boeing Astronaut Capsule Grounded For Months By Valve Issue
Boeing’s astronaut capsule is grounded for months and possibly even until next year because of a vexing valve problem.
I Love My Suburban
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General Motors posted a healthy $2.8 billion second-quarter profit this week, but its cautious outlook for the rest of the year spooked investors.