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The story of the 2CV

From its obsession with the single-spoke steering wheel to the production of the C3 Pluriel – which was simultaneously a hatchback and a pick-up truck – defying convention...


Too little, too late

In 1967, Ford of Europe’s Essex-based competition department struck gold when it transplanted the Lotus Cortina’s twin-cam engine into a stiffened Escort chassis...


The Japanese Jaguar

Does one particular car come to mind when you consider the intersection of Japanese ingenuity and Britain’s storied automotive industry? Perhaps the McLaren MP4/4...


Zero to hero

Minoru Hayashi had a dream. Afflicted with what he called 'a serious car-building illness’, he wanted to establish a new Japanese car company. In 1965, aged just 19...