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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.

  • When worlds converge
    When two very different parties come together, things unexpected can happen. From the meeting of world leaders from very different backgrounds to Paul McCartney teaming up with Michael Jackson. It’s the same in the motoring world, where British manufacturers just occasionally collaborate with Italian carrozzerias and a former chicken ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-13
  • The land yachts of the 1950s – on paper
    When you look at motoring brochures of the 1950s and the early 1960s, the sizes of the cars drawn (few pictures were used) simply have to catch the eye. It’s remarkable how much bigger vehicles were made to look like in the Golden Age of the Automobile. Yes – especially ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-12
  • Moving your house on wheels a different way
    It sometimes takes time before you are used to some kinds of things. And when you are used to it, you don’t want to change. Your car, work, partner or house is all part of your daily ritual. So when the place where you live gets another purpose, you just ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-11
  • Tough to crack puzzle #185
    The round shape and the big grill might give it already away, so we will keep our tips limited to just saying that there were only a few produced. If you recognize the car, please tell us why no more of these cars were made. Tell us more about anything ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-09
  • Some ads loose nothing of their impact either!
    Yesterday we showed you a 48-year old photograph which perfectly summed up the impact a good concept car could cause when it was seen on the streets. And nothing has changed for it after all these years either. This advertisement fits right into that street, too. It was published in ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Some concept cars loose nothing of their impact
    Lancia’s Stratos Zero concept car continues to attract crowds wherever it goes since it was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1970. And as a surprise to many, it does go too, just have a look at this video shot recently when it was on display at Villa d’Este ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-07
  • Would you really want to sleep in your car?
    This image struck us yesterday. It’s from a 1972 advertisement from oil giant Esso which uses the following heading: “Just imagine… falling asleep on the motor way”, and continuing: “A future dream vehicle, to drive off to your holiday destination in one long stretch.” It seemed like an ideal future ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-06
  • Transporting a Lotus Eleven in style
    Lotus Eleven owners must gather at H&H’s auction today at Woodcote Park in Epsom, Surrey. The reason is lot number 34, which offers a rather unique chance to become the owner of the ultimate fitting transporter for their racing car: a replica of Mike Anthony’s Standard Vanguard transporter that was ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-05
  • The many lives of a Ferrari GTO
    We came across this lovely image of a GTO in striking Swedish racing colours last week, only to learn that this very same car was seen on the concours d’elegance of Villa d’Este last weekend. Surprisingly, perhaps, the blue/yellow colour combination was kept despite having raced in these hues only ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-04
  • About TTCC Puzzle 184: Fernandel’s Siata Amica Spider
    You may know by now that we have a soft spot for French comedy, so perhaps the choice of last week’s puzzle car was an easy one as the vehicle stars in one such movie. As Julius Thurgood wrote: “The car is a 1956 Siata Amica Spider from the 1958 ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-02
  • Our Friday Lady is an Alvis Grey Lady
    Where exactly the Grey Lady moniker comes from, is somewhat shrouded in mystery, but fact is that this car is better known as such than under it’s official name of Alvis TC21/100. We took a dive in the files and found one source mentioning that it Alvis’ own PR department ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-06-01
  • Giant-killing Zagatos – and a rare Monomille
    We have no idea how many Fiat 600s Abarth and Zagato converted into their groovy dubble-bubble 750 Corsa models, but there must have been quite a few. Just take a look at this picture, taken at Monza in 1957 to see they were the common choice of racing drivers at ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Grand Basel to become world’s poshest car show
    There is always room for a new ultra-prestigious classic motor show, it seems. We’ve got Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the new City Concours. But Basel, Switzerland and Miami Beach, Florida soon hope to become the homes of the concourses d’elegance to beat them all. The organizers of ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-30
  • Please be aware of scam and fraud
    Unfortunately, sometimes we receive a message from someone who was scammed. It's a terrible thing when some people try to take advantage of passionate car enthusiasts. At PreWarCar.com and PostWarClassic.com we try hard to check every advert, but sometimes it is pretty difficult to distinguish fake advertisements from real ones ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-29
  • Hirondelle in the wacky 1959 Blériot Race
    First there was this little article, then it took some years for a grand follow-up, followed by another least as good one not so much later. But don’t think everything has been said about the Swaab Special / HWZ Hirondelle. Rutger Booy remembered he’d read an article about the car ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-28
  • Tough to crack car puzzle #184
    We’d like to know from you what the car in this lovely picture is named in the first place. We think we know what this coachbuilt beauty is, but must admit we are not completely totally utterly sure. So please regale us with your information as we love to be ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-26
  • Turquoise Thunderbird the ultimate women’s wheels?
    This weekend in 1991 a film opened in theatres only to become an instant hit: Thelma & Louise, about two women – Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis - on the road trip of their lives in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird. The dramatic ending of the movie makes an impact to ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Back to back: (relatively) cheap Aston Martins
    We picked out two cars from Bonhams’ traditional Aston Martin Sale, to take place on the 2nd of June this year but in Reading rather than Newport Pagnell this time. But why this most unusual duo, you may ask? Well, apart from being Aston Martins it may indeed seem hard ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-24
  • Perfectly manicured lawn to host ‘the most incredible gatherings of cars’
    When you had a look at the Royal wedding on the television last weekend, apart from the cars, the beautiful scenery of Windsor must have struck you too. So close to the city of London but also so far away from the maddening crowds. Well... usually. But how about the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-23
  • Harry and Meghan’s sponsored E-type is electrically powered
    The British Royals had come out in force, last weekend, and they’d brought the cream of their motor collection to Windsor Castle, too. The public was presented to the Queen’s famous 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV and a trio of Daimler DS420s, to name just a few. But the biggest ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-05-22
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