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Post War Classic is the natural sister of Pre War Car, an internationally oriented webmagazine-marketplace with the focus on great cars built after 1945. It is the international platform about true classics of the late forties, the fifties and sixties cars. Daily visited by thousands of afficionados, amateurs, enthusiasts, collectors, mechanics, historians and journalists.

Some great news and articles to catch your classical eye.

  • 1962 GP de Monaco in tantalizing moving images
    It is not very often that we see film footage like this. This material was shot at the 1962 Grand Prix de Monaco and is of a quality unseen before. To us, at least. It starts with an E-type that, for some reason, is right in the race in ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Could Bond’s prototype DB5 be still alive?
    Is there really a major breakthrough in one of the world’s most controversial classic car thefts? Or is Christopher A Marinello, chief executive of Art Recovery International just adding more to the mystery and intrigue of the Goldfinger DB5? What’s the story? As many of you will know the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Lloyd’s Folly
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    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-17
  • Renault Étoile Filante: An aerodynamically shaped car that runs more than 300 km/h
    An aerodynamically shaped car that runs more than 300 km/h and makes no noticeable noise. It almost sounds like a modern electric car. Do not worry, we won't write an article about modern Teslas. No, it's the Renault Étoile Filante from 1956 that this article is about, a speed ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-16
  • About What is it? Puzzle #187: HRG Le Mans Lightweight Sports
    Only 2 answers came in. It wasn't that hard, was it? Or were you all enjoying the summer?The car was sold a few years ago at the Bonhams Goodwood sale. Indeed, a racing car. The 2 answers were both correct. It is a 1947 HRG Le Mans Lightweight Sports. Answers ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-14
  • The Friday Lady and the HRG Special that spelled her death
    May we stand still for a little while by Ruth Ellis today? It was after all today in 1955 that she became the last woman to be hanged in the UK. And we thought that made her a very fitting Friday Lady on this Friday the 13th. Oh, and hand ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-13
  • Enstall Classic 2018 celebrates Porsche 356
    The 26th Enstall Classic, held this weekend on Austria’s mountain roads, is not just a jolly. As the organizer’s describe it themselves: “The Ennstal-Classic is not a flower parade, it is sporty driving in the last paradise!”, adding: “The Ennstal-Classic is a ticket back to the youth for its participants; ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-12
  • The Ferguson Formula files
    We don’t think there were ever more Jensen FFs available on the market as there are right now. The Ferguson Formula FF may look like the ordinary Interceptor, as far as that ever existed, but it takes some major innovative leaps from it. With permanent four-wheel drive it predated Audi ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-11
  • Six Silver Arrows and a Blue Bolide
    As of Saturday July 7, the Louwman Museum in The Netherlands has a new exposition of six unique Mercedes racing cars plus the famous blue transporter. These seven automobiles are the best of Mercedes racing history of the 1950s. Of course there is the 300SL, codename W 194, the oldest ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-10
  • Zimbabwean Chevy rediscovered
    This 1948 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery has recently been uncovered in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, after having been stored for nearly 40 year. It is covered in many decades of dirt, but it has cleaned up very nicely and the body work is sound, with only some surface rust. It is being made ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-09
  • What is it? Puzzle #187
    This week something sporty and racing in the puzzle. A car from a country with many car builders, which you can see in the lines. It is the successor of a famous car from before the war. Unfortunately, the make was not very successful. Do you recognize the car and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-07
  • Volvo’s lovely lady’s car
    Remember that lovely little Summer Saab we showed you in our endless Friday Lady series recently? We found you another Scandinavian gem for now, from that other Swedish manufacturer: Volvo. The P1900, initially simply named the ‘Sport’ is quite a rare car of the mid-1950s. Yes, that’s when Saab was ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-06
  • Is this really ‘The Airbnb of classic cars’?
    Many people dream of a success in the vein of Facebook, Uber or Airbnb. And so we have seen many, many ‘sharing economy’ initiatives called the Facebook of the classic car world or the Airbnb of classic cars in the past years. Many of them came and many of them ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-05
  • Independence Day 2018: Archetypical Americans
    We thought the 4th of July was the right time to ask you this question: what do you consider to be the archetypical American car? We’re talking strictly PostWarClassic here so please don’t think T-Fords or Teslas, let’s stick to 1945-1975. But to give you some support we’ll walk ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-04
  • Stars of ‘Het Loo’ 2018
    The concours d’élégance ‘Paleis Het Loo’ took place last weekend at the former Royal Palace in The Netherlands. And boy, was it a sweltering hot and dusty weekend, adding much to the summer atmosphere. Fortunately the palace grounds offer some majestic old oaks and beeches, throwing their mighty shadows over ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-03
  • Ford to put Detroit on the motoring map again
    Wow! A big hip-hip-hoorah to the Ford Motor Company, which has bought the Michigan Central Station and plans to restore it! The Detroit train station has become a symbol of Motor City’s downfall. The colossal 18-floors building opened in 1914 on a stone's throw to downtown Detroit in Corktown and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-07-02
  • About Tough to crack car puzzle #186: Sabra GT Coupe
    Quite often we have cars in our puzzles that are not seen in public anymore. But this week, we have something that you can actually see this weekend at Concours d'Élégance Het Loo, where it is participating in the "GENTLEMAN'S SPORTS CARS OF THE 60'S"-class. In the photo ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-30
  • Hitting the ball from a Cadillac bonnet mascot
    What on earth are these four women doing? We’re not totally sure ourselves, but know one thing: they are professional golfers. And the one standing bare-footed on that impressive bonnet happens to be Louise Suggs, we think. Hitting the ball from the car’s hood ornament – this is a similar ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-29
  • Swiss elegance
    Switzerland is a funny country. With motor sports banned from it after the 1955 Le Mans disaster there were no races for a very long time. We think that has stopped now, although we’re not sure. Feel free to explain. In the meantime the Swiss brought forth Clay Regazzoni and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-28
  • 70 Years of the 2CV
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    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-27
  • Bentley’s Boyracer
    You may not want to believe this, but even here at PostWarClassic we do not know everything. The advantage is of course that when we come across something so odd that it even shocks us, we are willing to share it with you lot immediately. And the car seen above ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-26
  • A sunny day at the beach
    As we live quite close to the beach, we often take an old car for a spin and pass the shores. Most times it is crowdy with people who take a dive, get some sun or are standing on their surfboards. We love the whole surfing culture and often spot ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-25
  • Tough to crack car puzzle #186
    Barnfind? Yardfind? Museum piece? Restoration object? Project car? We are not sure how to call it. What we do know is that this is a very interesting car. Built in a country that you wouldn’t expect to have produced a car. Well, up to you to tell us which country ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-23
  • A Saab surrounded by some mystery
    It’s usually winter when we think of Saabs. And then we come up with Friday Lady pictures like this. But snow and ice seem far away now, at least for us. And so this picture is perhaps more fitting. That’s a Saab 92 with its signature suicide doors, very convenient ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-22
  • Ford carriers to transport your classic anywhere
    Summer is officially here now, and you might be looking for a suitable transporter to carry your cherished four-wheeler to that event not too close by home this season. Then you may well like to know that a multitude of them is coming under the hammer this week. This Saturday ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-21
  • Back to back: Bristol or Jensen?
    Considering you are an off-centre, slightly eccentric motor aficionado with a soft spot for British chariots, you’ll prefer this duo over any standard Jaguar/Aston/Rover/Riley. Well, lucky you. Both cars are for sale during Brightwells Sunday sale on the 24th in Bicester (click here). Lot number 65 is for a 1963 ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Toyota at Le Mans – 50 years ago almost
    Congratulations to Toyota for winning this year’s Le Mans 24-hours race. It took them some time to get there, but as we all know perseverance pays! Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima securd the title for the Japanese manufacturer. Toyota had never won the sports car race despite years ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-19
  • Fuelling up for the summer
    The summer is nearly there, so it won’t take long till we all jump into the car and head on to camping sites, hotels, beaches and other good places to spend some time with the family.Or you decide to stay home and do some gardening. But you forgot one thing, ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-18
  • Oh yeah, je suis libéré. C’est le week-end!
    The girl looks to be very happy and looks to be freed of something. Seeing the clothes of the people behind it, this photo might have been shot on a Friday afternoon when the weekend starts. She is ready to tour her Renault 4CV for the whole weekend. This ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-15
  • About Tough to crack Puzzle #185
    Thank you all for participating in last week's quiz. As we already thought, the grill gave it away. But that was not all we were asking. We hoped to get more info and we were happy to see all the information that cannot be found at google.First to respond (with ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-14
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