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Road test 1989 Lexus LS400 XF10

The first LS400 XF 10 to be sold out of Japan or America is still a marvel and still going strong today.

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1992 BMW 525iX SE Automatic E34

This cherished E34 525iX has been owned by the same family since 1996. A perfect car to help us consider the significance of BMW’s first all-wheel drive 5 Series…

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1989 Daimler Double Six HE

It’s hard to see this shape of Jaguar without thinking of anything other than the old establishment yet, when new in 1979, the Series III did set the cat among the pigeons. No, really, it did. For the first time Jaguar contracted an outside firm to pen the lines of one of its saloons. Pininfarina subtly altered the Series II’s glasshouse, roof, grille and rear lights to create a new and elegant silhouette. It was hardly a wild departure from what had come before but the combination of foreign design expertise, plus some modern touches to the inside did set it apart – largely for the better.

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2000 BMW 528i SE Manual E39

The E39 5 Series was long considered the ‘best car in the world’. Now a modern classic, it remains a popular choice for BMW enthusiasts – ably demonstrated by this 528i SE.

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 Sport

Jaguar introduced the Sport model with the X300 to increase its appeal to younger buyers but with the later X308, the Sport was initially short-lived. Here’s why.

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1972 BMW 3.0 S Manual gearbox E3

We take a rare and restored E3 BMW 3.0 S sedan for a drive and are reminded what these gems were like 50 years ago.

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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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1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 W201

A nut-and-bolt restoration of this 190E 2.3-16 has allowed Jaz Duley to rekindle his treasured memories of youth.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 W206

The brawn ultimatum. Yes, you can still get a rapid saloon. No, it won’t have a big-bore V6.

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2010 BMW 335i Manual E90

With prices of the E9x M3 spiralling into the stratosphere, the 335i could be a savvy way to scratch the itch. With practicality, classy understated styling and that peachy twin-turbo straight-six, is there anything not to like?

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2002 Lexus IS300 XE1

Our final contender is both significant and poignant. Not only is it our only Japanese offering in this test, but it’s also the model that reflects a change in buying habits that might well spell the death knell of the sports saloon altogether. The third and current generation of the Lexus IS300 will be its final iteration, because around 80 per cent of new drivers prefer the elevated driving position of the company’s SUVs.

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2007 Toyota Century V12

Built for Japan’s ultra-conservative ultra-wealthy, this demure limo hides a V12 torch under its bushel. Glen Waddington explores the exotic culture of the Toyota Century.

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1969 BMW 2500 Automatic E3

When Chris Goddard bought this 2500 it was in a sorry state but after a lengthy restoration it’s back on the road and better than ever.

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 V116

Unblemished in its entirety, this incredibly low-mileage, 1977 450SEL 6.9 is now part of a vast collection in the Netherlands. However, being one of its owner’s favourite cars means it’s no stranger to the open road.

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