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  • FORD PUMA PROJECT

    FORD PUMA PROJECT

    James Howe on 30th November 2021

    The Fiesta-based Ford Puma was a significant performance Ford but remains an under-the-radar gem. What’s it like to live with?

  • JAGUAR X-TYPE PROJECT

    JAGUAR X-TYPE PROJECT

    Paul Wager on 24th November 2021

    Jaguar’s smallest car for 40 years may have been tainted by its Ford associations but still stacks up as a fine modern classic

  • JAGUAR XJ X350 PROJECT

    JAGUAR XJ X350 PROJECT

    Paul Wager on 16th November 2021

    With traditional styling hiding modern underpinnings, our Jaguar XJ X350 project offered the best of both worlds. Here's what it was like to live with

  • BMW 3 SERIES (E46) PROJECT

    BMW 3 SERIES (E46) PROJECT

    James Howe on 8th November 2021

    The BMW 3 Series entered the modern age in its E46 guise – arguably the best example of the breed from an old-car owner's point of view. Here's how we got on with our own 330i

  • HONDA S2000 PROJECT

    HONDA S2000 PROJECT

    James Howe on 2nd November 2021

    The Honda S2000 was a technological tour de force – but what’s it like to live with as it ages? You might be surprised

  • JAGUAR XK8 PROJECT

    JAGUAR XK8 PROJECT

    Paul Wager on 26th October 2021

    A generation more modern than the XJS and with echoes of the E-Type, the Jaguar XK8 can be a surprisingly practical proposition

  • BMW 5 SERIES (E39) PROJECT

    BMW 5 SERIES (E39) PROJECT

    Paul Wager on 19th October 2021

    The E39-generation BMW 5 Series is arguably among the best cars ever made. Here's how we got on with our examples

  • MERCEDES 190E PROJECT

    MERCEDES 190E PROJECT

    Paul Wager on 13th October 2021

    Our Mercedes 190E project did well to prove that the tales of old-school quality are true. Here's how we got on living with a true modern classic

  • SAAB 9-3 SPORTWAGON PROJECT

    SAAB 9-3 SPORTWAGON PROJECT

    James Howe on 6th October 2021

    Is a more modern Saab just a posh Vauxhall – and are they a good ownership proposition for the DIY enthusiast? We find out, in association with Teng Tools

  • MINI ONE (R50) PROJECT

    MINI ONE (R50) PROJECT

    James Howe on 29th September 2021

    Inspired by a true icon, the R50 MINI is fast becoming a classic in its own right. But how does it stack up as a project car?

  • MINI CLUBMAN COOPER S (R55) PROJECT

    MINI CLUBMAN COOPER S (R55) PROJECT

    James Howe on 22nd September 2021

    The R55 MINI Clubman is one of the most characterful modern-classic cars around – and in Cooper S form it's fast too. We find out what it's like to work on, in association with Teng tools

  • MG MIDGET PROJECT

    MG MIDGET PROJECT

    James Howe on 1st September 2021

    The MG Midget is a perfect beginner classic – something we hope to prove with our very own 1970 example

  • RUSTY PEUGEOT 205 – TIME TO FIX IT

    RUSTY PEUGEOT 205 – TIME TO FIX IT

    Matt Bell on 23rd September 2020

    When Joe originally purchased his Peugeot 205, he thought the rust was exclusive to one area. After a bit more inspection, it turns out this is one rusty Peugeot 205. Time to get it fixed.

  • FORD PUMA 1.7 EXHAUST FIX: STAFF CLASSICS

    FORD PUMA 1.7 EXHAUST FIX: STAFF CLASSICS

    Jeff Ruggles on 10th September 2020

    Work on our Ford Puma 1.7 up until recently had largely revolved around service consumables and fixing loose or tired bits of trim. However, after a few longer trips, I noticed the exhaust note had become rather more vocal than before.