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First car with rain-sensing wipers 1970 Citroën SM

Even before the application of windscreen wipers on automobiles, the need for a means to clear precipitation and muck from the windows of streetcars saw some interesting developments come to the fore. In 1903, Irish-born inventor JH Apjohn gained a UK patent for a mechanism that moved two brushes top to bottom to clear the windshield. Across the pond, US inventor Mary Anderson had to leave the front window down or stop to clear the snow from the panes on a streetcar ride during inclement weather. She came up with the idea of a swinging arm fitted with a rubber blade slotted through the window frame.

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1987 Porsche 944S vs. 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6

We revisit the 1980s comparison between Porsche 944 and Jaguar XJ-S to find out how these unlikely rivals compare today.

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1992 Daimler Double Six Series 3

Final flourish The XJ12 Series 3 remained in production for over two decades, only finishing in late 1992. We revisit the very last example on its 30th anniversary

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2023 Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica

The Huracán has reached the end of the road in series-production form, but it’s going out on an all-time high.

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Understanding the Jaguar XJ-S design

When I joined Jaguar in the mid-Seventies I was surprised to discover it was Malcolm Sayer who had initiated the XJ-S’s design since as a large grand tourer, it was a very different car from his most famous, the E-type.

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1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - with a motorsport past

When Darren and Lucy Arnold bought an early E-type 20 years ago, they didn’t know the car had a fascinating motorsport pedigree. We investigate the newly restored car’s past.

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1956 Bentley S1

Cars can leave a profound impression on our childhood, and as car enthusiasts we can probably all think of one we wish our parents had never sold. David Watt did better than that – he bought it and brought it home.

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1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Limousine by H.J. Mulliner

This refined carriage was created for a customer with limited mobility, and so wears unique H.J. Mulliner coachwork – which was at risk of being scrapped for a more sporting body until the present owner stepped in.

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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 996.2 converted to RWD

This side of a GT3 or Turbo, the Carrera 4S is widely considered the optimum 996. Paul Layte decided to refine the recipe. We track his car’s evolutionary progress to hot-yet-practical road-burner...

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S-express Paul Webster’s restored 1988 Porsche 924 S

The days of the 924 being considered the ‘poor man’s Porsche’ are happily behind us, but this means being able to pay peanuts for a tidy example of the front-engined, water-cooled coupe is also a thing of the past. Fret not, for attractively priced 924s are still out there, but you’ll need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this low-cost entry point into Porsche ownership...

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An authentic replica of a winning 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT

In 1970, the Porsche 914/6 GT enjoyed a brief moment in the sun, taking the first three places at the Nürburgring’s 86-hour Marathon de la Route. We sample a staggeringly authentic replica of the no.1 car...

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BMW M3 E36, M3 E90 and M3 F80 M3 Saloon trio

Owning one BMW M3 would feel like an achievement, but James Daniel owns three M-badged saloons, each one special, each one modified, and each one awesome in its own right.

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1997 Alfa-Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark Type 932 vs. 156 2.5 V6 Q-System and 156 GTA

Alfa Romeo truly rediscovered its mojo with the 156. Handsome, crisp-handling and desirable, the 1998 Car of the Year became an instant best-seller. We celebrate the 156’s 25th birthday with a cross-section of models that highlight its broad appeal.

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