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COB 6008 – The History of a Racing Cobra

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COB 6008 – The History of a Racing Cobra

On 6th September 1964, COB 6008s first owner, Bruce Ropner, entered the Capston 4-hour relay race at Croft and on 29th September competed in a drag race at RAF Church Fenton where it won its class. Keith Schellenberg purchased 6008 during 1965 and continued to compete during that season. He then took part in the Angolan Grand Prix in Africa in November 1965.

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166 RUR – The First Ever Lotus Works Cortina

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166 RUR – The First Ever Lotus Works Cortina

166 RUR, chassis number 17, is believed by Lotus experts to be the second oldest surviving Mk1 Lotus Cortina in the world. At the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 20th September 1963, it was the very first ‘works’ car to be raced.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 Buyers Guide

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 Buyers Guide

Henry Ford was never one to miss a marketing opportunity. Since putting the world on wheels his ethos was to provide the public with what they want at an affordable price and make a tidy profit along the way. The escort RS2000 took the maximum to a new level.

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How to Change the Oil on a Classic VW Beetle

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How to Change the Oil on a Classic VW Beetle

Changing the oil regularly is important on any vehicle, but it becomes even more essential for cherished classic cars. Ideally, you’d change the oil in your classic car every 3,000-4,000 miles to keep it in the very best condition. In reality, this is not always possible, but you should still ensure that dirty oil isn’t impairing the life of your engine.

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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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