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Viva la Vauxhall Viva

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"The Vauxhall Viva is one of the earliest cars I can remember. I recall sitting snot-nosed in my neighbour’s HC Viva on the way to nursery. I was also slightly jealous because the saloon looked cooler than my dad’"

Renault Clio Williams: a hot hatch hero

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"Sorry Subaru, Renault rocked the blue-paint-and-gold-wheels look first. Like the Impreza, the Clio Williams’ colour scheme was inspired by racing, specifically Alain Prost’s 1993 championship-winning Williams-Renault FW15C. Instantly iconic, it was the icing on the gâteau for one "

Lamborghini Diablo

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"It’s just about to tick over into a new decade, the 1990s, and Italian ego-masseur Lamborghini is getting ready to take the silly blanket off of its brand new car. Expectations are high, the new car is going to "

Karmann Chameleons: The Ghia-Styled Volkswagen

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"The original Volkswagen Beetle’s silhouette is as distinctive as it is ubiquitous. Curvy yes, sporty, no. But then that wasn’t part of the Beetle’s brief.  Designed in 1938 to get the German masses moving, it took until 1945 for "

Classic Daimler SP250

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"Ah, the Daimler SP250 – or ‘Dart’ as it’s known here in the UK. It was, unfortunately, one of many a sad victim to fall foul to a company merger. Danni Bagnall explains. Daimler – the English firm and no relation "