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Fully restored 1965 Porsche 911

We track down a fully restored 1965 Porsche 911, one of the earliest of its kind. Having celebrated 60 years since the first 911, what’s it like to drive in 2024?

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Competition car unleashed 1965 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB Rally Star

This blue oyster is almost a blank canvas, certainly in terms of its future competition career. Set up and freshly fettled for present-day historic rallying, it could also be flipped for the Peter Auto 2.0L Cup...

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Early Aga Blue 1965 Porsche 912 Coupé

This early Aga Blue 912 spent decades in the possession of the family behind the influential Pauter Machine Company before the car made its way to the UK, where it was subjected to full restoration...

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1965 Lincoln Continental Limousine Mk4

US presidents are notorious for their fancy motorcades, a tradition that continues to this day with ‘The Beast’, a bulletproof Cadillac. Something a bit more classic however, and more suited to our tastes, is the 1965 Lincoln Continental Limousine on these pages, which hails from Lyndon B Johnson’s presidency…

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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Radford Shooting Brake

Instigated by David Brown himself but hand-built by a London-based coachbuilder, Harold Radford, the DB5 Shooting Brake was aimed at Aston Martin owners who enjoyed outdoor pursuits and therefore needed more interior room. Just 12 were produced and we’ve tracked one down.

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Memorable Racecars 1965 Lotus 38

Firsts seldom come in fours. However, as an embodiment of the representative quantum leap taken over its competitors of the era, at the 1965 Indy 500, the Lotus 38 heralded just that.

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1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.4 Manual

We drive a 58-year-old Jaguar S-Type that has averaged less than 600 miles a year to discover whether it feels and performs as well as its mileage suggests.

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1965 Fiat-Abarth OTR 1000 Coupe Bertone

We drive a replica of the long-lost Abarth OTR 1000 Coupe – a handsome fastback version of Bertone’s Fiat 850 Spider.

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1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Automatic W113

Once misunderstood, the Mercedes-Benz ‘Pagoda’ SL W113 went on to create and define an entirely new kind of car. Join us on a drive through its natural playground of nocturnal Mayfair as the icon turns 60.

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477 bhp 1965 Chevrolet El Camino

Sometimes it’s the simplest moments in life that can shape a person’s future, leading them down a path fed by experiences from an early age. Being born into a performance automotive family, it was only a matter of time before Pete Dayotas Jr. of North Grafton, Massachusetts, came face-to-face with fate. When your earliest memories revolve around climbing into a hopped-up T-bucket packing a dual-quad-fed small-block Chevy, it’s easy to see the switch being flicked on in a youngster’s mind. The combined scent of fuel and oil mixed with chrome and metalflake of his uncle Paul Dayotas’ hot rod was all it took to lure him in. At the same time his dad, Pete Sr., set the pace with regular visits to New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, to feel the thunder along with traveling to local events like the World of Wheels and Boston Area Roadster shows. Following the sounds of a sizzling fuse being lit he wasted no time heading to a grand finale with building the wicked ’65 Chevy El Camino laid out across these pages.

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1965 Austin Mini Cooper 970S

The Mini Cooper 970S was created for 1000c production saloon racing, but this one enjoyed a rock star-studded life in the hands of Humble Pie guitar roadie, John Hammel.

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1965 Ford Lotus-Cortina

Alan Mann Racing was responsible for some of the most successful racing Lotus-Cortinas. Richard Meaden reunites this winning pair for the first time since 1966.

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1965 Ford Anglia 105E Broadspeed

Broadspeed is synonymous with racing in the 1960s, including several 105E Anglias. Mike Koskela managed to track down and now own one, which he’s carefully brought back to original Group 5 spec.

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1965 Mercedes-Benz 190Dc Ambulance W110

Blessed with a restored 190Dc ambulance and motivated to escape the stresses of everyday life, the father and daughter team of Loek and Nika Scheepers began the road trip of a lifetime.

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