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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Imported new to London at the peak of the disco era, this Sundance Yellow Pontiac survives in lovely original condition with a tiny mileage, now living a quieter life in rural Scotland.

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC C107

Having never driven a 107-series SLC before, William Terrington paid a visit to Kingdom Specialist Cars in Hampshire to sample a refreshed 450 model manufactured in 1979 – here’s how he got on...

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Rebuilt 1.8T BAM 20v engined 225bhp 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1

Whilst the owner of this stunning Mk1 makes a living out of new technology, he clearly gets his kicks from a more traditional source. Log on and compute the vibe with us…

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Euro look 1979 Volkswagen Golf VR6 2.8 Mk1

We all love a pizza night here at PVW and when Domino’s manager/part-owner, Stephen McClintock contacted us about his mouth-watering Mk1, we just knew we had to have a slice…

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Restored: 1979 Innocenti Mini

British buyers couldn’t buy a hatchback Mini, but those in Europe could – albeit not the Mini that we were used to.

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Tuned 145bhp 1979 Ford Escort 1600 Mk2

Inspired by his father’s Stardust Silver Mk1 Mexico, Charlie Pocknee’s matching Mk2 is a pristine fast-road screamer built to make memories

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1979 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S

As the Lamborghini Countach celebrates its 50th anniversary, Octane tracks down the star of one of the greatest petrolhead movies of all time

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1979 Reliant Scimitar SE6a diesel conversion

The Reliant Scimitar is a sporty and practical four-seater, but Drew Thomas’ example needed more torque and better fuel economy. His solution was a diesel conversion…

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1979 Aston Martin Bulldog - looking back Project K-9

Proof of concept. Original Bulldog project leader Keith Martin recalls the earliest road tests of Aston Martin’s pioneering supercar.

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