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A TRUE COSMOPOLITAN TURNS 50 – VOLVO P1800 1961 – 2011

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A TRUE COSMOPOLITAN TURNS 50 – VOLVO P1800 1961 – 2011

Planned in Sweden, designed in Italy, unveiled at the car show in Brussels, built in Britain and a huge success in the USA. The Volvo P1800 is perhaps Volvo’s most internationally renowned model ever and the one that arouses most emotions. In 2011 this remarkable people’s favourite turns 50. It was in 1961 that it entered production and reached showrooms after four years of careful planning and development, remaining in production for the next twelve years.

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VW Karmann Beetle Cabriolet Buyer’s Guide

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VW Karmann Beetle Cabriolet Buyer’s Guide

Karmann’s Beetle Cabriolet provided cult status open-top motoring with the advantage of VW reliability.

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Jaguar XJ6 Buyer’s Guide

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Jaguar XJ6 Buyer’s Guide

When jaguar launched the XJ6 at the 1968 Paris motor show, it met with rapturous applause. The car marked the beginning of a new era, breaking Jaguars mould of having two ranges. Where before there were the compact sports saloons – MK1 and 2, S-type, 420 – and the monsters – MKVII-x, 420G – now one model would serve both markets. In terms of economy of production, it made enormous sense and the new car really was good that it could be a world-beating sports saloon and a luxury limousine rolled into one.

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Triumph Herald – Buyer’s Guide

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Triumph Herald – Buyer’s Guide

The Triumph Herald is fun, stylish and easy to work on Above all, Triumph Heralds are cheap to buy and live with. If you’re prepared to put up with the tatty bodywork, £1,800 will buy you a convertible or coupe, and a saloon or estate will cost half that. Running coasts are minimal, with over 30mpg achievable.

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www.ClassicCarMag.Net Press Release

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www.ClassicCarMag.Net Press Release

ClassicCarMag.Net is an online classic car magazine offering classic car news from the UK and abroad and coverage of motorsport events in the UK, with images from our trackside in-house MSA-accredited photographer.

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Graham Hill – 1962 BRM Formula One Team

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Graham Hill – 1962 BRM Formula One Team

It had seemed as if Jim Clark and Team Lotus had the titles in their grasp as he led with Graham’s BRM a distant second. But with 25 laps to run the Lotus’s Climax V8 engine began trailing smoke. Five laps later Clark peeled off into the pits. Graham Hill inherited the lead and the World titles were his.

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Karmann Ghia history

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Karmann Ghia history

Ghia-styled two-plus-two coupé with two functional air intake openings in the front panel for improved cockpit ventilation. Traditional Beetle drivetrain with rear-mounted 30 bhp 1192 cc air-cooled flat-four engine bolted to four-speed swing-axle transaxle with syncromesh on top three ratios.

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VW Scirocco history

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VW Scirocco history

Named after the North African desert wind, designed by Giugiaro and assembled by Osnabrück-based Karmann, the Scirocco represented a new departure for Volkswagen. It was a high-perfomance, front-wheel-drive, four-seater sports coupé, with a front-mounted, transverse-mounted, water-cooled engine. It was available at launch with 1500 cc 70 or 80 bhp engines.

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VW Golf History

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VW Golf History

Launched in 1974 the Golf set benchmarks for style, value, practicality and efficiency. Five generations and 34 years later the same virtues apply to the new Golf Mk VI.

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VW Beetle History

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VW Beetle History

1934 On June 22, the Automobile   Manufacturers’ Association of the German Reich commissioned Ferdinand Porsche   to design a “People’s Car”. 1935 The first prototype was   powered by an air-cooled 700 cc flat-four engine developing 22 hp. Two   further cars of this type were built. 1936 The three prototypes were   designated […]

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