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1977 AMC AM Van 4×4 Concept Vehicle

Richard Heseltine takes a look at AMC’s last hurrah of a concept, the groovy-looking AM van…

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1977 Ferrari 512BB

This very Ferrari 512BB appeared on a poster to advertise its 188mph top speed. Can it still promise such thrills today? Robert Coucher drives the star of many a bedroom wall.

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BARRY HAYDEN
‘I loved the fact that the Ferrari 512BB's owner bought the actual car from the poster he had on his wall as a boy. I would need considerably more space for my choice: a Bell 222A helicopter, complete with a lifesize Jan-Michael Vincent.' Barry's superb photography accompanies Robert Coucher’s Ferrari 512BB.
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1977 Lotus Esprit S1

Classic Cars reader Jon Ranwell has always fancied driving a Lotus Esprit ever since The Spy Who Loved Me was released. Will reality match celluloid dreams?

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Golden Idol 1977 Buick Regal lowrider

This is Sundancer, a 1977 Buick Regal that’s one of the most intricately painted cars ever built in the UK. Artist Maxime Xavier explains how she created this stunning lowrider…

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The Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12C’s final finish, Silverstone, 1977

There was plenty of excitement when it was announced in March 1976 that Jaguar was to participate in the European Touring Car Championship. Not only was the powerful 5.3-litre XJ12 Coupe chosen to compete in the BMW-dominated series but it would be prepared and entered by Ralph Broad’s successful Broadspeed Engineering outfit.

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 W116

Five decades have elapsed since Mercedes-Benz launched the first S-Class. Glen Waddington drives the greatest of its type: the W116 450SEL 6.9.

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1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi Cabriolet Mk1

The Mk1 Golf Cabriolet can often be had for far smaller sums than the regular hatch, especially when it comes to the GTI. But does it make for a great summer classic, or a floppy-topped folly?

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1977 Ford Granada 3.0-litre GL Automatic Estate Mk1

Ford Heritage: With his previous Mk1 Granada purchase proving to be a no-go, Trevor Hardy wasn’t taking any chances with this rare Estate, and luckily it’s proved to be even better than he hoped.

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 V116

Unblemished in its entirety, this incredibly low-mileage, 1977 450SEL 6.9 is now part of a vast collection in the Netherlands. However, being one of its owner’s favourite cars means it’s no stranger to the open road.

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220bhp 2.9-litre Cosworth BOA 24-valve V6 1977 Ford Cortina 1600L shell Mk4

Originally featured two decades ago, ‘WOO’ has been given a new lease of life thanks to Ben Thompson

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1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

After a 10,000-mile journey and a chequered history including five years locked away by the customs people, this lovely Shadow II found a caring Australian home.

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1977 Matra Rancho

You probably remember playing with a Rancho toy as a child, but what’s it like to meet (and drive) the real thing?

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Porsche Moment ADAC 1000 Kilometer Race on 29 May, 1977

DrivesToday recounts the story behind a famous picture from Porsche’s past…

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