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From Ford’s Magic Skyway to FerrariLand
The ever expanding Ferrari franchise never ceases to amaze us, here at PostWarClassic. Last month, a new FerrariLand theme park was opened in Salou, Spain, offering Europe's highest and fastest roller coaster. This launches visitors from 112 metres high in a Ferrariesque cart to 180 km/h in just five seconds. We’re not making this up. But that’s not all. This week, the news came out that work ...
The Saoutchik mystery convertible
Wow! Osenat has some interesting cars and project cars to hammer off at their Alsacien sale on May 1. We like a Citroën ID Cabriolet which appears to be a recent barn find. A Lombardi tuned and equipped Fiat 500, a Citroën Mehari formerly owned by a Bugatti-heir, a rare Mochet micro car or a equally seldomly seen Fiat Multipla beach car. But the one that tops them all off in obscurity is a ...
Manx Magic
If there’s motorsport heaven on earth, the Isle of Man may come pretty close. The island may be best known to (classic) motorcyclists, but car aficionados can get more than a fair share of motor sports related fun, too. This weekend, the Manx Classic will take place for classic cars and it involves a sprint and two hillclimbs – all of them on closed roads - spread over three days. The sprint i...
Please explain us why Scimitars remain ultra cheap
We could brag on about car prices getting mad forever. But let’s discard the Porsche- and Ferrari-madness, the Range Rover hype or even the prices of more obscure cars going through the roof in the last couple of years. British motoring scribe Dave Richards wrote last week: “Should have bought this Facel-Metallon bodied Ford Comete project when it was offered at £9k in 2005. But that was the ...
What are you looking for at Beaulieu?
By this time, you may have organized your trip to Beaulieu for the annual Spring Autojumble (May 13 and 14). It's the ideal place when you are looking for parts for your restoration project. Land Rover project owners, or those who wish to get rid of their Land Rover stuff, may be interested in the ‘Land Rover Rummage’: a trading corner of the autojumble dedicated to enthusiasts and owners...
Meet Drive it Day’s least enthusiastic participant
Today is Drive it Day – a day with runs and rallies for classic car owners throughout the UK, all with the idea to keep those classics on the road. Remarkably, the Drive It Day’s organizers - the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FHBVC) - have put the spotlight on Albert Clarkson – who has to be their least enthusiastic participant ever. Clarkson, of Canvey Island, is the epitome...
About Tough to crack car puzzle #156: Peerless GT + Peewick
Many answers on last week’s car puzzle and the majority of them was right, too. Very well. But still this was a tough one after all, or so it seems. We’ll explain. The car on the photograph was the Peerless GT. Most of you knew that. And most of you also knew it was closely related to the Warwick GT. So far so good. But then we asked about a third incarnation, and that’s when most of you wen...
Girl and car – mystery and imagination
Curious to the answers to last week’s car quiz? You’ll have to wait for another day. But to whethen your appetite already, we thought it would be nice to show you this special Friday Lady for now. She certainly ticks the boxes for mystery and imagination. Some of you may know more about her, but do you also know more about the delicate car she is leaning on? Two hints: you may notice something...
Restoring a Ute - a lifetime experience
People sometimes say it’s better to buy a restored car than do it yourself, as restorations always turn out to become more difficult, time consuming and expensive than planned. We’re not too sure about this, as the actual job of restoring is more important than the result of the restoration for some of us. However, we think it may go well for this car. It’s a superb 1951 Ford Deluxe Coupe Ut...
Caption it: boy school's day out
Imagine parking your dear Frogeye on a quiet forest road before taking off for a stroll in the woods, and then finding it back like this! At least these boys certainly seem to appreciate the nifty little sports car. Just back from the Easter Egg Hunt? Who will say. Oh - are they all boys? We are not totally sure but believe the duo sitting in the car to be girls. So perhaps the boys aren't interes...
Was Swallow Doretti Coupe built by Ghia?
We received a message from Christian Wehde lately. He wrote: "Excuse my request (don't worry about that mate), but I am searching for ages if this 'Ghia' Swallow Doretti (this one) really is a Ghia bodied car. And if there are any informations about its current whereabouts? Thanks in advance!" Well, well, we don't know ourselves, but we would not be surprised if any of our readers did. It's not to...
Back to back: Series 1 or Series 2 E-type Jag?
Worldwide Auction’s Texas sale comprises a duo of drop-head E-types, both left hand driven and both in blooming Primrose Yellow (Still Easter here!). They both appear to be in a superb state, too, with one of them a Series 1 while the other is a Series 2. To start with the first one: this is a 1963 car with all matching numbers and correct paperwork. It was sold new in Texas with a lovely Tartan...
The flying Easter egg
Somehow, we found this little 1956 creature very suitable for today’s festivities. It’s the Aerocar, made by Moulton Taylor in Longview, Washington, in the mid-1950s. Thanks to a 143hp strong Lycoming air-cooled flat-four, it’s good for a 60mph top speed on land while it can do up to 117 mph in the air when you and your passenger have a bit more haste - say to visit your family in another st...
Tough to crack car puzzle #156
This pretty creature may not be ultra rare but still, chances to bump into one are low. And so, when we spotted one of them in a car park next to an Aston and a Jag, we felt the need to take out the camera. Yes, it’s British. No doubt about that. We did wipe out its logo from the photograph (as well as its registration number) as that would have made things perhaps too easy. But there’s anothe...
While primroses are blossoming
It has to be one of the better hues for an MGC: Primrose Yellow – officially named Pale Primrose. Oh – and when it comes with that steeply sloping hardtop by Ashley, it’s hard to beat on a sunny Spring day. Or on a rainy one for heaven's sake. We find it a lot prettier than the standard BMC top. Or these ones by Sebring, J&S, Coune of Belgium, by Aczel of Australia, or this odd Berm...
(You won't) Guess the base
These pictures of a typical American 'lead sled' conversion were sent to us. Unfortunately with no reference to a source, but we felt a strong need to share them here nevertheless. Now... things are not what they appear to be. You may notice that the car is quite a lot smaller than you may expect at first sight. Just take a look at the fourth picture to get what we mean. We actually think no...
SEAT 600 is 50 – but how about the 800?
It was last weekend, at Techno Classica in Essen, that the world was made aware of the SEAT 600’s 50th anniversary. Congratulations! It may have taken a while before production of the Spanish Fiat sibling took off (100,000 mile stone reached after 5 years only), but once the Spaniards had taken their national baby in their arms, things started to move rapidly. The factory in Barcelona pumped out...
Daytona stolen and torched ‘by accident’
A unusual car theft took place in Melbourne, Australia, on 6 November 2015. Yes, that’s over a year ago. But it’s only now that the thieves made it to court. The duo (32 and 31 years old) said to have been after a Nissan Skyline, but couldn’t get what they wanted once they’d managed to enter a workshop in Braeside. And so, they decided to take two Ferraris instead. A 328 of 1986-vintage, b...
Mini Remastered. Really?
After the MGB a while back, the Range Rover a month or two ago and the Jaguar E-type last week, the classic Mini is now next to be revamped. But where the Jag and the Range get their reincarnations from the first hand now; the new B and ‘new classic Mini’ get revitalized by independent companies. And the one responsible for the ‘Mini Remastered’, as they call it, is David Brown Automotive....
GTO in its element UPDATE: car and driver identified
This is quite nice. A Ferrari 250 GTO from behind the steering wheel, filmed during a lap at the Zandvoort racing track. We have no idea who the driver is and which of the 39 GTOs he is actually driving here, or perhaps one of the many more not-so-real-deals? You may tell us. But we suggest you to have a look never the less. This is what a car like this is meant to be driven like. Well done, pilo...

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