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Around the Tracks: Modern cars rendered as classics, Model 3 musings

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week...

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1965 Ford Mustang to drive itself up Goodwood hillclimb
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1965 Ford Mustang to drive itself up Goodwood hillclimb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is just around the corner, and car manufacturers are getting ready to let their loudest, sexiest metal loose on the hillclimb. Siemens and Cranfield University are taking a different approach, however, letting their best autonomous technology pilot a converted 1965 Ford Mustang on the famous course...


Lamborghini resurrects '72 Miura SVR
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Lamborghini resurrects '72 Miura SVR

The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most iconic supercars ever built – heck, it arguably defines the genre. Just 763 were made, but the regular Miura isn't the most exclusive example of the breed. That honour belongs to the Miura SVR given a new lease on life by the 'Polo Storico' division at Lamborghini...


Mercedes-Benz commissions new metal parts for 300SL Gullwing
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Mercedes-Benz commissions new metal parts for 300SL Gullwing

Resto-modding is all the rage at the moment, with manufacturers digging out their classic blueprints and diving into the world of hand-beaten panels, all to serve the demands of a very wealthy few. We've seen new (old) Jaguars and Alfa Romeos recently, and now Mercedes-Benz is getting in on the act... well, sort of...


Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost
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Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost

Are you keen on a classic Mini, but hate the idea of owning a petrol car? Meet the Mini Electric, unveiled in New York overnight. Don't get too excited, though – it's not going into production. This is just a teaser, designed to get people excited about the all-electric Mini coming in 2019...


RUF SCR revealed in Geneva
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RUF SCR revealed in Geneva

Almost exactly one year after revealing the reborn CTR in Geneva, RUF has whipped the covers off its big-money, lightweight take on the Porsche 911. Meet the SCR, a nod to another of its famous tuned Porsches from the 1970s. The original was released in 1978, with power from a 3.2-litre flat-six making 162kW...


Lindsay Fox: the CarAdvice interview with Australia's car-obsessed trucking icon
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Lindsay Fox: the CarAdvice interview with Australia's car-obsessed trucking icon

Meet Lindsay Fox. One of the most down-to-earth businessmen you’ll ever meet. Although his trucking empire, Linfox, has made him a very wealthy man, he doesn’t like to boast about it too much. Even his business card simply reads Lindsay E. Fox – truck driver. Fox started from the bottom over 60 years ago when he purchased his first truck to deliver soft drink...


Porsche now 3D prints classic parts
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Porsche now 3D prints classic parts

Porsche Classic wants to keep its older models running longer, with to the introduction of new 3D-printing technology. The company says too many owners and collectors are hamstrung by hard-to-find spare parts, which can lead to vehicle problems, or even forcing them out of action...


Jaguar D-Type re-enters production
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Jaguar D-Type re-enters production

The Jaguar D-Type of the 1950s has been revived 60 years after it first went out of production, with the company's Classic Works division to produce a limited run of the iconic Le Mans racer. Last built in 1956, the Jaguar D-Type had an original production run of 75 units...


Pre-war wonders go under the hammer
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Pre-war wonders go under the hammer

A number of pre-war vehicles will be in the spotlight for the upcoming Shannons Late Summer Auction, which sees a 1935 Auburn 653 Phaeton that’s been in the same family since new going under the hammer. Once a carriage manufacturer, Auburn was considered one of the most elegant American cars of the ‘20s, and this example (top) is no exception, having undergone a full restoration in ’90s...


Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4
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Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4

Land Rover has begun restoring one of its first prototypes to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The public first saw the iconic off-roader at the 1948 Amsterdam motor show, where three of the pre-production models were on display. Since its unveiling at the show, the rare Land Rover was driven until the '60s, then sat unloved in a Welsh paddock until the '80s...


Hitler's Mercedes 770K Grosser up for auction
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Hitler's Mercedes 770K Grosser up for auction

The 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen parade car used by Adolf Hitler will be sold at Scottsdale Collector Car Week next year. It goes without saying, this is one seriously significant car. Hitler, Chancellor of Nazi Germany and Führer of the Third Reich, used it as his main parade car between October 1939 and May 1941...


Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction
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Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction

A rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder with a successful racing history will be going under the hammer early next year. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, it is one of only 40 built by the German marque. Chassis 0145 had class wins at Nürburgring, Reims, Zandvoort and was fifth overall at Le Mans...


1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover
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1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover

A 1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ43 has been restored and made over by FJ Company in Japan, bringing a modern touch to the iconic off-roading vehicle. The rare two-door was driven by the same owner since new, with the 90-year old American giving up his car as he can no longer drive...


Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911
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Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering have unveiled the stunning result of their Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, in the form of a green 964-generation Porsche 911. By now, you're probably aware of what Singer does...


Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction
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Gosford Classic Car Museum rolling out some beauties for first auction

The Gosford Classic Car Museum will be teaming up with Pickles Auctions to hold its first public car auction on October 28. Up to 70 classic cars will be auctioned at the fully-catered event, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million. One of the cars that will be going under the hammer is an all-original 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III (below) developed for racing at Bathurst...


Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15
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Holden 'Dream Cruise' to celebrate Australian manufacturing on October 15

Holden is calling on owners of all its Australian-built models to take part in its 'Dream Cruise' - scheduled for Sunday, October 15 - to celebrate local automotive manufacturing. Announced this week, the Holden Dream Cruise is an opportunity for enthusiasts and the wider community to show off and experience the first and last cars built in Australia by Holden, led by the 1948 48/215 and 2017 VF II Commodore (pictured)...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion
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Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance
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First car ever to get a speeding fine, heading to UK Concours of Elegance

The first car to ever receive a speeding fine - according to one claim, at least - will be on display at the 2017 Concours of Elegance in the UK. In 1896, the Arnold Benz Motor Carriage was estimated to be speeding at four times the limit, at a blistering 8mph (13km/h), when a policeman on a bicycle pulled him over...


Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday
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Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday

Honda has revived two historic nameplates this week, fully restoring the “Serial One” N600 along with celebrating the tiny N360’s 50th anniversary. Honda N600 ‘Serial One’ restored First up is the 1967 N600, which was Honda’s first venture into selling cars in America...