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Classy pair of classics go under the hammer

TWO of the best examples of classics cars are going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions. The sale, on Saturday, July 27, will include a 1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster and a recently restored 1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 Deluxe. When the Jaguar XK 150 ‘S’ 3.4 Roadster was produced it was the fastest production […]

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Cameron’s old Fiat 500 smashes auction estimate

A LITTLE car once owned by the Prime Minister made a big price when it was sold auction for than double its guide price. The 1971 Fiat 500 L went under the hammer at a sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions at The Footman James Classic Motor Show. The car which David Cameron purchased in 1998 […]

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Land Rover Defender ‘is a true motoring icon’

Like chalk and cheese, DAVID HOOPER enjoys a brief drive in two of Jaguar Land Rover’s latest models. THERE aren’t many cars which can truly lay claim to being iconic, but this is one of them – the Land Rover Defender 90. It’s up there with the Mini and the Beetle as cars which changed […]

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Better VW Beetle is now much less of a girlie car

ROADTEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volkswagen Beetle Now with a more masculine look and feel, IAN LAMMING likes VW’s third generation Beetle. VW’S cutsey Beetle has just slipped off its caftan and sandals and slipped into a pair of steel toed boots. Third generation Bug has shrugged off its girlie accessories and gone for a bolder […]

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Original Beetle still puts a big smile on your face

This Beetle is one of the last to be built in Europe and is now part of Volkswagen’s heritage fleet. DAVID HOOPER takes it for brief, but delightful drive. TWO new Volkswagen models could be right up! your street, the new generation of the Beetle, and VW’s entertainingly-named city car, the up!. I’ve driven both […]

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Porsche’s 911 GTS is a fabulous modern classic

PORSCHE CARRERA 911 GTS ROAD TEST A classic design, but a potent performer – the GTS impresses on every level and is a fabulous car to drive. Pictures by ALISTAIR HOOPER Few cars have stood the test of time like Porsche’s iconic 911. wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER road tests the rather special GTS and is […]

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VW Beetle for 21st century unveiled in China

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the new Beetle. VOLKSWAGEN has unveiled the latest generation Beetle in Shanghai, marking a new era in this iconic car’s history. The latest generation moves away from design of the New Beetle of 1998 and instead draws on cues from the original and Beetle Ragster concept shown in Detroit […]

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