May 2020

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    Jaguar SS: Purchase and restoration

    An unrestored Jaguar SS is still being offered sparingly ... For 3-5 mille you can start a challenging project with a lot of welding. An imported specimen from a dry American state usually starts at about 8-10 grand. Although in these strange times and with drifting government policy an (American!) Salesman sometimes panics and quickly […] Sea

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    Wartburg 1.3 Sedan (1990). The daily car for Quiryn Spannenburg

    Which requirements must the Wartburg 1.3 Sedan from Quiryn meet? These are: reliability, safety and the car must be extremely strong, comfortable and spacious. According to him, this Wartburg has all that in house, and as a classic enthusiast and restorer, he thinks he looks very good. By: Dirk de Jong The Wartburg 1.3 Sedan is […] Sea

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    Old men, new engines

    The ex-neighbor of two houses later came to visit his ex-wife. They are still on speaking terms. Kind of. In the context of his new relationship, Ex-Neighbor is completely the young God of a quarter of a century ago, both mentally and physically. At least: In the depths of his thoughts. Thanks to Willem Kloos (1859-1938). This manifests itself in gym attendance, trendy clothes and youthful behavior. Sea

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    APK exemption for 50-plus classic entails risks

    The FEHAC has announced that the Senate has voted in favor of the exemption from the inspection requirement for classics aged 50 and older. It is the result of a process that has been going on for a long time. The Senate gave the green light. The effective date of this new rule is not yet known. The RDW decides […] Sea

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    Royal Enfield barn find

    Royal Enfield is currently making a perfect restart. With the new 650 cc twins made in India, the brand pays a beautiful tribute to its own past. They are brand new motorcycles that are so in Auto Motor Klassiek would fit. But we're going to talk about the past. The future will come later. 'Made like a gun' Where […] Sea

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    VW Golf GTI (1983). The sacred cow of Eelko

    Immediately upon its introduction in 1974, the Golf was a trendsetter. An economical compact car for the new era. With the well-thought-out design of the Golf, the Volkswagen answered the current requirements that were placed on the middle class car at the time. At a very young age, Eelko had a keen interest in Volkswagen and saved Dutch […] Sea

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    DKW 3 = 6. Just about

    For the early days of DKW we have to go back to the early 1900s. To the earliest days of the combustion engine. The company RE (Rasmussen & Ernst) had a factory in the German town of Zschopau where equipment for steam engines was built. In 1916, co-owner Jörgen Skaffen Rasmusen set his sights on creating a steam-powered human-powered […] Sea

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    Jaguar E-Type noses

    The Jaguar E-Type is without a doubt a fantastically beautiful automobile. People who disagree with this are one hundred percent brand blind or extra gloomy. But beauty, of course, is only outward appearance. And transient. And the old adage is "whoever blows his nose violates his face." The nose of a Jaguar E-Type is about […] Sea

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    Volvo 140 series. Swedish strongholds with ingenuity

    In 1960, Volvo management decided it was time to start developing a successor to the Amazon launched four years earlier. For cost reasons, this new model, which was internally designated P660, had to share the platform and key components with its predecessor. It resulted in the introduction of the Volvo […] Sea

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    Project Imola Ducati, Baines

    Years ago we saw our first Project Imola Ducati in the wild. and machine based on a 1992'er 900 Supersport with 11,5: 1 Arias pistons. On the test bench, the block on the rear wheel delivered 80 hp. But because the Imola weighed about forty kilos less than the donor, it was an extremely fast bike. Sea

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    1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. What a great find. Part 2

    In March of this year I received a nice offer following an advertisement in Germany. A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. A car that was originally delivered in the Netherlands in 1957, from first owner, stainless and stored since 1985. Now part 2 of the series. Sea

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