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Road test 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Found abandoned in Venezuela, this Ferrari 330 GTC has now been restored in the UK to concours-winning condition. We tell its story and get behind the wh

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Restored 1966 Porsche 911 2.0 SWB

The coming together of technicians from Porsche Cars GB’s network of Classic Partner Centres saw this early 911 wow fans of historic motorsport before the car underwent further transformation in readiness for a return to racing.

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1966 Ferrari 330GTC

Take a rookie concours entrant, an obsessively restored Ferrari, a curious Octane editor and set them loose at Salon Prive. James Elliott reveals all.

Editor's comment
I'm more used to chasing rally cars through the wilder parts of the world, so jumped at the chance to photograph exotica on the Salon Prive Tour, keeping the Ferrari 330GTC in my viewfinder as it made its way through the Cotswolds with Octane editor James Elliott at the wheel.' Ferrari 330GTC at Salon Prive
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1966 Pontiac GTO

The ‘goat’ brought real muscle that defined an era

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1966 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

This beautifully preserved ’66 Coupe De Ville lived in Babylon, New York, all its life until John Lond got bored one Christmas and turned on his computer…

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1966 Porsche 912

A car that’s always been in the shadow of its 911 relation, the Porsche 912’s attributes and significance have for too long been overlooked and seriously underestimated.

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Porsche 911 S 127 corners of the 1966 Freiburg to Schauinsland hill climb

A 911, clearly being driven with commitment, tackles one of the 127 corners of the Freiburg to Schauinsland hill climb. But this isn’t just any one of the many 911s that contested the Schauinsland climb until competitive events stopped after 1972. The driver is the Swabian, Eberhard Mahle, and in this 1966 photograph he’s well on the way to winning the European GT Hill Climb Championship and also the 911’s first international triumph. The irony is that if Huschke von Hanstein had prevailed, Eberhard wouldn’t have had a 911 to compete in.

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1966 Dodge Coronet 500

Clothing Vince Donald’s 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 now sports upgraded suspension and a big-block race Hemi, yet on the outside it still looks just like it did the day he bought it…

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1966 Jaguar FT by Bertone

Bertone Jaguar FT — Marcello Gandini’s vision of a mid-1960s Jaguar.

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Tuned Joel Russell’s 6.2-litre 440rwhp 1966 Chevrolet Nova

As far as ’1966-1967 Novas go, we’ve recently seen these cars move up the ranks in the muscle car food chain, and this ’66 here, owned by Joel Russell of Longwood, Florida, tops in style and quality. It comes as no surprise, though, as this one was constructed by the talented fellas at Chassis Crafters in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ed Nash and Steve Ward have been wrenchin’ and buildin’ badass vintage muscle cars for quite a while and know what’s what.

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2.0-litre Zetec engined Australian-delivered 1966 Ford Cortina 240 Mk1

This Mk1 Cortina may appear to be period correct when you first see it, but look a little closer — the discreet modern touches take it to another level.

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146bhp 1966 Anglia 105E

Built for the B-road, David Gilbert’s Anglia packs an old-school pushrod punch with some special suspension upgrades.

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327 ci 400bhp engined 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Wagon

Joey Dean has always been a big fan of ’66 Chevelles. In 2009 he came across a rust-free Chevelle wagon from California and he instantly fell in love. It was something different and he knew right away that he had to have it.

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LS engined 376 ci 725bhp 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

Those were the words photographer John Jackson humorously blurted out while at GoodFellows Classic Cars in Phoenix to shoot this gorgeous yet brawny ’66 Chevelle. It wasn’t because there was an underage girl behind the wheel, but due to the front license plate that reads JAIL B8. The story of the plate goes back to when Tina’s husband, AJ Schwichtenberg, owner of GoodFellows, had a ’62 bubbletop with that California plate. As AJ tells it, “I wanted to get that same plate for the Chevelle I was building for my wife, Tina, but the Arizona DMV wasn’t having it.” AJ kept the original and put it on the front of the Chevelle, which got Jackson’s attention as Tina was moving the car in position for the photo shoot.

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1966 Lotus Elan S3 SE FHC Jim Clark’s last road car

This Lotus Elan S3 FHC was Jim Clark’s last road car. We take to the border roads that formed him to find out why he found it so beguiling.

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