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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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Making the Grade 160bhp 1969 FIAT 128 1300 Restomod rapture

Tastefully upgraded two-door saloon. With tasteful and well targeted mods, this 128 really shows why Fiat’s little saloon needs to be more widely appreciated.

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Beautiful air-ride 1993 BMW 525i Automatic E34

When he was planning this E34 build, James Cook knew just what he wanted: clean, subtle, flawless…

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Eye-popping Individual 580bhp BMW M4 F82

Is an BMW M4 F82 a sensible family car? Well, yes and no. Mostly no, if you put a roll-cage in it. But for Jörg Stulken, this familial bond runs a little deeper.

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540hp 6.2-litre LS3 V8 BMW M3 E30

With its retina-searing orange paint, thunderous 6.2-litre V8 pushing out 540hp, sorted chassis and hardcore interior, this full-on E30 M3 is a real thrill ride of a build.

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Incredible manual swapped BMW M5 E60 V10

There’s no missing this E60 M5, whether you’re being dazzled by the satin blue wrap or deafened by the sound of a 5.0-litre V10 sucking in air through carbon velocity stacks, and it’s a simply sensational super saloon that goes big in every way.

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Awesome modded 350bhp 2004 BMW M3 E46/2S

Pure M-Car Perfection — Combining power, handling and styling upgrades into one perfect package, this stunning E46 M3 is a performance masterpiece.

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Birds B1-3.5 conversion 375bhp 2012 BMW 135i Coupé E82

When physics teacher turned groundsman, Tony Jennings, brought his E82 135i Coupé to class, we stopped skylarking and faced the front. The punchy N55 in a lightweight package with a low centre of gravity… now that’s pure physics!

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Modified classic 1973 BMW 2002 E10

When contributor, Rob Richardson, set out to build a period correct 2002 “cafe racer” we had to come along for the ride. Now ‘our’ project reaches a milestone – its full feature in BMW Car!

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2023 Brabus S600 W223

And now for something a little more conventional – Brabus’ take on Mercedes’ four-litre V8 biturbo-engined S580 model.

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2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT electric by Totem Automobili

Restomods are an exciting development and modernization of classic cars. They have been around since the first hot rods appeared and have taken many forms being adopted by the aftermarket companies; as well as, some incredible one-offs being built in backyard sheds around the world.

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ABF-engined Voomeran wide arches Volkswagen Golf Mk2

We don’t feature many cars from Italy for some reason, but when we do. Well, just look at it…

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Euro-look Series 1 Volkswagen Golf MK1 runs Polo 1.4 16v

After a brain injury left him in a coma, Mick Matthew’s stunning Mk1 Golf project was nearly his last. Luckily, he’s now back to full health and plans on enjoying his latest and greatest build to the full...

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3.2-litre 250-bhp engined Volkswagen Vento A3 Mk3 Typ 1H

Building on a bedrock of ideas from his magazine-featured first car, Christian Drechsel opted for a more leftfield silhouette to bring his R32-powered plans to life.

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1991 Ford Sierra 4x4 Ghia Estate

Reader’s restoration: This rare 1991 Ford Sierra Ghia 4x4 estate was saved by a father and son team who went through some bad luck and great luck in the process…

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