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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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621bhp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Automotive tastes come in various forms and are often influenced by those around us. For many of us, once that interest is ignited, a lifelong journey begins. In Lou Jasper’s case, his late Uncle Joey ignited his passion for all things automotive. He recalls, “When I was about 5 years old, he pulled into our driveway in a ’71 ’Cuda. It had a 440 with a six-pack and I thought it was the greatest car.

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1969 Fiat 128 1.3

Even among Italian car aficionados, we expect a few eyebrows to be raised over our choice of the humble Fiat 128 as one of the 12 greatest cars ever made in Italy. But permit us, if you will, to set out our stall. Launched in March 1969, we contend that the 128 was one the single most important popular cars of modern times. It was truly ground-breaking, marking the point when front-wheel drive family cars finally reached the point of maturity.

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Modified 1969 Jaguar E-type Series 2 Lightweight and made for sprints

Wanting an E-type for sprints and hill climbs, Darren Tyre has transformed a lowmileage Series 2 fixedhead coupe into a fast, unique and well-developed racer

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1969 Porsche 911 2.0E Targa

Chasing the sunset. Few classic cars are better equipped for a sunset drive along South Africa's west coast than a Porsche Targa. Total 911 rides out of Cape Town for an eveningwith a 1969 E.

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1969 Dodge Charger 318 V8 ‘White Hat Special’

Dodge Charger reader bucket list drive.The 1969 Dodge Charger seemed a world way to a young Rob Squire: five decades on he’s eager to discover whether the drive lives up to its muscle car image

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Modified 245bhp 1969 Porsche 911 S/T Evocation 2.8

Rare, special and possibly the best sounding 911 ever… Total 911 gets behind the wheel of a special S/T build

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1969 GAZ M-21 Volga

Yuri Gagarin drove a black GAZ M-21 Volga — and so did the KGB. Where better to experience one than Cambridge, hotbed of a notorious Soviet spy-ring?

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Restomods 200bhp 1969 Porsche 914/6

Restomods a pre-production 1969 Porsche 914 with a story to tell

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1969 Volvo 1800S

We sample the Swedish-built version of Volvo’s svelte Amazon-based coupe

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1969 MG Midget Mk3 - a family heirloom in the making

Having promised to care for his mother’s beloved MG, Darren Woods found a restoration case on his hands

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1969 Chrysler Concept 70X

Safety as a marketing concept for cars? Well, Richard Heseltine reckons we have Ralph Nader to thank for that. This month Richard examines a concept vehicle that was a direct result of the sudden interest in vehicle safety after Nader’s campaigning…

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1969 Mazda R130 Luce

Come in spinner. An oddball front-drive rotary always destined for orphanhood

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1969 Steinwinter 250

499cc engine too big for you? One company would merrily swap a 250cc lump into your baby Fiat. But why?

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