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1958 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe

Paul Wells’ beautifully restored 1958 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe is stock in virtually every respect, but there was no way he was going to return it to the factory colours.

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1958 Aston Martin DB4 Prototype

As a prototype and one of the earliest known examples, this 1958 DB4 is an incredibly important car in Aston Martin’s long history.

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1958 Citroen DS 19 vs. 1960 Simca Vedette Chambord


In the 1950s, automobiles were not only a means to display one's success but also a reflection of one's character. Buyers of the Citroën DS were known for their avant-garde taste and willingness to take risks, while those who favored the Simca Vedette were drawn to American influences and conservative engineering.

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1958 Porsche 356 A Coupe

Serial Porsche owner, Jon Stevenson, throws us the keys to his 1958 Porsche 356 A Coupe. And for one Classic Porsche journalist, it’s quite an education...

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Stirling Moss wins Silverstone with Lister-Jaguar, July 1958

Due to its aerodynamic magnesium body, lightweight tubular chassis and Jaguar’s powerful 3.4-litre XK engine, ever since its introduction in 1957, the Lister ‘Knobbly’ (so called due to the tall front wheelarches flanking its low nose) had quickly become the car to beat in international sports car racing. One of the other main reasons for the car’s success was Lister’s works driver, the Scot Archie Scott Brown. Despite having a badly deformed hand and severe mobility problems with his legs, he was still an immensely talented and courageous driver.

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1958 Aston Martin DB4 Coupe Superleggera 3.7

As the first Aston Martin to be designed by Touring and the first road car to use the company’s new straight-six engine, the DB4 laid the foundations for its later, more famous models. For the car’s 65th anniversary, we look at its history before driving a beautiful, early model.

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1958 Bentley S-Series Saloon

Rolls-Royce owner and enthusiast John Waine has prized the best of British luxury since his youth. Today he’ll drive the model of his teenage dreams, the 1958 Bentley S-Series.

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1958 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Winning the 2022 Car of the Year competition may have seemed like a foregone conclusion to many (have you seen this car?!). However, creating such a masterpiece of restoration was many years in the making for owner Steve Sullivan and a voyage of discovery too, as editor Ben Klemenzson found out…

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1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III 2.9

The final update of the DB2 series, the DB Mk III from 1957, was the first production Aston Martin to feature the now familiar shape of radiator grille making it an important model in the company’s past. We look at the car’s development, explaining why it’s more than just a grille before driving a beautiful example.

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1958 Edsel Bermuda

Famously unforgiven for its challenging looks, Ford’s much-ballyhooed Edsel now prompts an indulgent smile wherever it goes.

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Fuel-injected 4.2-litre 1958 Jaguar XK150

Upgraded XK150. Breathing new life into a ’50s sports car courtesy of an injected 4.2-litre engine and all the mod cons including air con.

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1958 MG Magnette ZB Varitone

Ask most traditionalists what constitutes a great driving machine and they’ll tell you it has two doors, no roof and a big engine. That’s been the standardised formula for driving nirvana for nearly as long as the car itself. As owner’s priorities change, fun behind the wheel can often evaporate – but it doesn’t have to. A sports saloon not only keeps your pulse racing, but negates the need for a beady eye on the weather forecast or to leave family or friends behind.

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First production-series car with CVT 1958 DAF 600

CVT. It’s probably one of the most divisive acronyms in motoring today. For some, the CVT – or continuously variable transmission – is seen as a means of smoothing gearshifts and curbing fuel consumption. Others can only wince at the system’s tendency to turn their driving experience into a drone some affair punctuated with the sensation of gear slip and sluggish performance.

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 Ponton Ambulance W121

This W120/121 Mercedes-Benz “Ponton” ambulance has been meticulously restored over several years. We take it for a drive outside Bloemfontein

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1958 Renault Floride - shifting France into Ghia

Renault turned to Italy in the quest to create an image-builder

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