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Jim Street's Golden Sahara II: The Full Story

Check out the full story behind Jim Street's incredible Golden Sahara II concept car The very words ‘Golden Sahara’ conjure up images of an exotic desert landscape, far beyond what most of us take as our day-to-day normal. The Sahara’s topography excites the senses with an allure of mysterious n...
By Gillian Carmoodie Jun 08, 2019

1994 Jaguar XJR: The Six-Cylinder That Revitalised Britain's B...

Motorious takes a closer look at the Jaguar that changed everything – the brutal yet beautiful straight-six 1994 XJR Before the XJR arrived, Jaguar was suffering something of an identity crisis. Previous esteem with which the genteel marque’s high-end saloons were held was on the wane. Sir Willi...
By Calum Brown Jun 08, 2019

Jaguar XJ: Dead at 51

Jaguar has announced that the final XJ saloon will roll out the factory this July. It's the death of an icon as we know it After 51 years of production in various guises, the XJ saloon as we know it has been terminated. The last example will roll off the assembly line on July 5 according to indu...
By Calum Brown Jun 04, 2019

Check Out American History's Unknown Lancia: The 1931 Dilambda...

As the first Lancia destined to crack the U.S market, history books rarely mention the decadent Dilamdba V8. Here's why you're missing out Everyone knows the Americans prefer things large, so when Lancia tried to crack the US market during the 1920s, they offered up a generously proportioned sal...
By Gillian Carmoodie Jun 01, 2019

1987 Jeep Wagoneer: The Finest Classic Luxury SUV for $43k?

Buying a classic Range Rover too predictable? Then meet the 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer! Historians dictate that the Range Rover lays claim as the world’s first luxurious SUV. However, they would be mistaken. Long before the UK trend-setter reached American shores, and some years before the Rangie ...
By Calum Brown May 23, 2019

Morris Minor: The Most Quintessentially British Car Ever

Forget the Jaguar E-type, Range Rover, the Mini, and Rolls-Royce. The car that sums up Britain perfectly is the humble Morris Minor. Besides colonizing those who grew our tea and voting ourselves out of the common market, the Brits are renowned for various attributes deemed somewhat ‘twee’. Hav...
By Calum Brown May 23, 2019

The Perfect Land Rover Discovery Is For Sale With Morris Leslie

Land Rover’s second-generation Discovery is largely ignored by those seeking a classic 4x4. Here’s why it’s the perfect blend of heritage and usability The first-generation Land Rover Discovery broke new ground when it first hit tarmac in 1989. Based on the well-proven underpinnings of Spen K...
By Calum Brown May 22, 2019

Why It's Time To Invest In An Alfa Romeo 156

Alfa's 156 offers a potent blend of charisma and excitement. However, finding a good one is getting more difficult as time moves on. It's time to find one and tuck it away... An Alfa Romeo can be a dangerous proposition. Combining a potent blend of styling and performance with lashings of Italia...
By Calum Brown May 19, 2019

The Story Behind This Globe Trotting 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide

Elaborately fashioned and carrying the prestige of a recent Le Mans win for the marque, the LG45 Rapide was destined to impress. We find out more on this rare car… Each and every feature on a Lagonda LG45 Rapide speaks of impressive luxury and performance. The coachwork possesses a rare and unas...
By Gillian Carmoodie May 18, 2019

Check Out The American-Inspired MG-Powered '68 Austin A55 Pick-up

Thanks to its MGB GT powerplant, there’s more to this classic British commercial vehicle than meets the eye. Motorious ventures out for a test drive When gazing upon Britain's Austin A55 Half-Ton Pick-up, the mind immediately conjures up black-and-white images of well-dressed individuals eating ...
By Calum Brown May 18, 2019

This 1989 Land Rover One Ten Won The Toughest Off-Road Event Ever

Joe and Bob Ives are legends in the Land Rover world for their exploits during 1989's Camel Trophy event – and we've driven their winning One Ten! The mere mention of 'Camel Trophy' sends most seasoned Land Rover enthusiasts into a fit of excitement, overloaded with admiration for what is widely...
By Calum Brown May 16, 2019

How To Register An Imported Car In The UK

Once you’ve imported your dream classic, it’s time to register it for use on British roads. Here’s how to navigate your way through an administrative minefield… Importing a rare and desirable classic into the UK is a tempting prospect for many car enthusiasts, evidenced by the many thousands who...
By Motorious Staff May 16, 2019

This Unloved 1980s Volvo Is Gearing Up For A Comeback

As saloons from the 1980s find favour with new enthusiasts, there's one forgotten model that's slowly emerging as a solid and dependable classic - the Volvo 440 Step back into the neon-lit world of June 1988; George Michael’s One More Try tops the charts, Crocodile Dundee II lights up the big s...
By Calum Brown May 12, 2019

That Time Someone Found A Daimler Buried In Their English Garden

When your shovel hits something hard, you wouldn't expect to find a Daimler lurking under your garden. Yet, that’s exactly what’s happened on the island of Guernsey... As Britain finally gets to enjoy some much-anticipated spring sunshine, many choose to make a start on gardening plans for the ...
By Gillian Carmoodie May 12, 2019

Taking On The Fierce Montlhéry Revival In A 1913 Nazzaro

There's only one 1913 Nazzaro racer left that's capable of tackling the crazy European Montlhéry Revival. So we took it there... As the ferry from England docked in Dieppe, I sat high in my curved passenger chair, more suited to lounging than far-flung travel, secured the buckle on my leather-f...
By Gillian Carmoodie May 12, 2019

How Tom Walkinshaw's Group A XJ-S Changed Jaguar's Mind

Tom Walkinshaw turned the Jaguar XJ-S into one of the greatest touring cars of the 1980s. 34 years on, we look back at the last car to be raced in period - chassis no.5 Through the prompting of saloon car racer and engineer Ralph Broad, Jaguar's XJ-S entered top-flight competition at a relativel...
By Calum Brown May 11, 2019
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