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1966 Ford Ranger II Concept

From work on Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters to designing the tail-lights on the ’64 Falcon Futura, designer Syd Mead’s star turn was the Ranger II concept pick-up truck, as Richard Heseltine discovers…

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1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution 996

It is hard to spot under the giant rear wing — but it is there. Off-center and low down in the shrouded, sculpted aero rump you see the license plate: P1 POW. Small detail, big impact: this thing’s road legal. You recognize the Porsche 911 rear lights. They are the 996 shape — the one from the late 1990s. Between them, and above that street-legal plate, it says GT1. Small number — but, once again, big impact.

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster W198 II

If you had to provide a list of the ten most beautiful cars ever made – you would be absolutely spoiled for choice. Hell, pick up any issue of Retromotive and you would be shuffling, salivating, then re-shuffling some more, probably changing your list several times before reluctantly handing over your final cut

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1974 Bolwell Nagari Convertible Mk VIII

This Series 8 Bolwell Nagari came to George May some thirty-four years ago. In fact he rebuilt it from a wreck. A young George put so many new parts into the car that it might have been easier to start from scratch. Since then it has never been in an accident, has never had a respray, and has never been driven in the rain.

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1968 Howmet TX35

Engine noise: that is what gets you “in the feels” when you watch any form of motorsport at trackside. The sound does not just hit your eardrums. It goes right through you, buzzing your insides and firing off happy endorphins. Certain engine howls mean an involuntary dropping of the jaw or smile across the dial

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1987 BMW M6/M635CSi E24

BMWs can be awfully confusing when it comes to their badging. Back in the day, a 323i E21 simply meant that it was a 3 Series body with a 2.3-liter engine. A E12 535i was the 5 Series body with a 3.5-litre engine — simple, right? M3s were all two-door coupes; except, they are four-door sedans now; and the M4 is now the M3 coupe; the 320i may have a 2.2-liter engine; and the 323i E21 could have the 2.5-liter — confused? Me, too. (And, perhaps, so is BMW!)

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1966 Jaguar XJ13

Historic racer and classic collector Aaron Lewis is a driver first and foremost. The business of restoration, he says, can be frustrating

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First production-series car with a reverse camera 1990 Toyota Soarer Limited

A recent study by US automotive consumer guide Edmunds revealed around 15 000 people are injured in automobile incidents while a vehicle is reversed in the United States alone. It’s a sobering statistic; one that becomes all the more tragic when we consider that of those, 210 are fatal and 31% involves children.

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Modified 245bhp 1969 Porsche 911 S/T Evocation 2.8

Rare, special and possibly the best sounding 911 ever… Total 911 gets behind the wheel of a special S/T build

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Sbarro’s twin-V6 1996 Alfa Romeo Issima

Sbarro Alfa Romeo Issima. Lurking behind this sports car’s Alfa grille lies a 12-cylinder engine

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2022 Kimera EVO37

What if Lancia still made its world championship-winning Rally 037 today? Now we know what it would feel like: the new Kimera EVO37 completely modernises Lancia’s icon with superb results, as we discover on a first drive

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Driving the 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Gerhard Berger used to own

Berger Sauce All Testarossa experiences are special. But we go full-on 1980s fantasy by sharing the same driving seat as Ferrari F1 legend Gerhard Berger – this very car’s ex-owner

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1983 Alfa Romeo Alfasud GTA vs. Giardinetta

South African Alfasuds — GTA and Giardinetta rarities driven. The Alfasud was famously named after its southern Italian factory. But an even more southerly Alfa outpost in South Africa made some real oddities – like this ultra-rare GTA and Giardinetta pairing

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