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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.

  • About Tough to crack car puzzle #179: DGS Firecrest
    Yep, last week’s puzzle proved to be a difficult one. Several of you wrote just that. Alan Spencer: “Well, you've certainly got me this week! What I discovered too late is that this car is probably documented in ‘Maximum Mini’ (volume 1), perhaps under the section ‘The Cars That Didn’t ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-23
  • Little Lamb Day: prelude to Spring
    We have a lovely tradition here in this part of the world and it is called Lammetjesdag or Little Lamb Day. It takes place at this time of year when it’s a nice and sunny day, and the sheep have just had their babies. Preferably in weekends, shepherds of local ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-22
  • Strange Rovers may well be Coys’ coolests
    A pair of coachbuilt Range Rovers that Coys of Kensington is bringing over to Essen this weekend may be the coolest thing you’ll see in Germany in a while. They were made for King Juan Carlos of Spain and are totally wacky in every aspect. First of them is a ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-21
  • Back to back: Montreal or Bora?
    During the Avignon Motor Festival this weekend, ‘Maison de ventes’ Leclere will sell over a hundred classic cars and a few motor bikes. Plenty of locally built vehicles are available. Simcas (Aronde to Ariane), Peugeots (403 to 205 GTI), Citroens (Ami 6 to Chapron DS Majesty) and Renaults (4CV to Alpine ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-20
  • Shelby Lonestar now in full splendour
    It doesn’t happen all too often that a car makes its debut, 50 year after it was conceived. But it was the case with the Shelby Lonestar, unveiled for the first time in the public during the Amelia Island concours d’elegance last week. We wrote about the car before, but ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-19
  • Sophia versus Marcello – Mini versus Fiat
    We found you another car scene from the silver screen. This is from the 1970 movie La Moglie del Prete, or The Priest’s Wife. It’s a comedy about a desperate wife looking for the help of a man and eventually bumping into a priest. It stars Sophia Loren (as ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-18
  • Tough to crack car puzzle #179
    We’re sure this car, it’s nose proudly pointing out in the foreground of this picture, makes a tough car puzzle indeed. The picture comes from our own files and you won’t find a thing about the car in question on the world wide web. Still, we think you’ll be able ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Trademark girl, mystery Ferrari
    Do girls like racing cars? We don’t know, but we tend to believe that the majority of them prefer pastel coloured Fiat 500s over racing red Ferrari 500s, which we believe this car to be. The photograph was made for a 1960s clothing company named Queen Casuals, which was based ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Techno Classica Essen 2018: 1980s galore
    We all know it’s only a matter of time before even 1980s car are considered to become classics, but it’s all becoming one step closer when visiting this year’s Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany. Traditionally the German manufacturers’ heritage departments present themselves at their best right here. And several ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-14
  • Cold case team in search of Fiat 850 Coupe
    The Netherlands are under the spell of what could possibly be a murder that is too old to prosecute. A cold case team, never the less, works hard to find evidence in the shape of a 1969 Fiat 850 Coupe, which they think may be found hidden on the bottom ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Back to back: Land Rover or Range Rover?
    We’ve all dreamt of being a country squire, haven’t we? And the only set of wheels appropriate for noble land owners is of course a Land- or Range Rover. In green please. So let’s have a look at two cars available soon at the Member’s Meeting at Goodwood. Hey, if ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-12
  • Just skidding ! (not)
    Winter is not yet over, and we are still quite happy with our mud and snow tyres here as things can still freeze up overnight. They have proved to be of use in the last couple of weeks. Better be safe than sorry, and so if things do go ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-11
  • Empathy for patina
    Have a good look at the picture above. What is it that strikes you? Yes, that’s a nice looking XK150 in the not too standard colours of Cotswolds Blue over Tartan Red. Did we hear somebody saying blue paint over red leather is improbable? Now look closer. Click on the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-10
  • About Tough to crack car puzzle #178: 1964 EB Morgan
    You guys are really getting a feel for this. Last week’s pretty tough car puzzle not only called for an unexpected high number of answers – the majority of them was really strong, too. Yes, this was indeed the one-off EB Morgan, built by the Edwards Brothers (EB) for Peter ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-09
  • A Mercury for a Miss
    Playmates have been a thankful subject here. Since the prettiest of them, as voted by a well known men’s magazine, used to win a car painted in ‘Playmate Pink’ every year. And since this is something that was naturally recorded, too, we like to use the images every now and ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-08
  • California dreaming at Amelia Island
    Gee, we could do with a little bit of sun after all those freezing temperatures of the last weeks. And this feeling is only enhanced when looking at RM Sotheby’s list of cars they will bring over to Amelia Island this weekend. If you didn’t feel for springtime, you will ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-07
  • Shelby Lonestar ‘Cobra III’ revealed after 50 years
    0 0 1 273 1560 Jeroen Booij 13 3 1830 14.0 96 800x600 More Cobra news after yesterday's sad story of a supposed real car, which turned out to be a replica, with a lawsuit leading up to this discovery...Today’s car is the real, or so ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-06
  • Cobra-replica leads to lot of trouble
    An AC Cobra made headlines in the UK last month. For a change it was not because it had made an eye-watering sum of money in auction, but because it had become the main player in a remarkable court case. What happened? Over three years ago, now 75 yeas ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-05
  • Three little Lincolns
    Once upon a time, there was the Lincoln Zephyr. The War was not yet over but while Europe was in dire straits, America carried on developing their motor cars. Just about every model year they came up with some ingenious new inventions, hoping to seduce car buyers with them. The ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-04
  • Tough to crack car puzzle #178
    This is an oddball. It’s from a well-known manufacturer which is not exactly known for its progressiveness. They like to carry on as it was before. Keep calm and carry on, we’d almost say... But – there’s always a but isn’t there? – that doesn’t necessarily say they haven’t tried ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-02
  • Russian ingenuity before Perestroika
    Let’s stay with the Russian theme for another little while. The weather is still Siberian out here, so it does fit in with that. The cool creature seen here was built in 1964 by the Russian Research institute of Estheticsm who called it VNIITE-PT. This beingan abbreviation of All-Union Scientific ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-03-01
  • Back to back: Mk3 Rover or Mk2 Jag?
    It’s all about image, and if we must believe auctioneers Brightwells, who offer another grand stash of classics during their Leominster sale on the 7th of March, the good old Rover P4 was mostly beloved ‘by chaps who wear tweed and smoke pipes’. There’s nothing wrong with that, but Rover ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-28
  • Caravaneige – not for the shivery
    Have we all become softies? Were we really a lot harsher some fifty or sixty years ago? This photograph makes you believe so. It was taken in the France of the 1960s, when a phenomenon called ‘Caravaneige’ was introduced. The word itself being a contraction of ‘caravaning’ and ‘neige’ (snow), ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-27
  • Siberian hyperbole
    Over in this part of the world, we are undergoing some cold weather. With the wind coming from the east it’s the cold blowing from Russia to this way that has given us temperatures below zero for some time now. And it’s this wind direction that has now permitted weathermen ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-26
  • Jaguar Land Rover sells estates and children’s cars
    Do you remember that extraordinary British car collection of a man named James Hull some years ago? We wrote about it back in 2014 when the whole of it was offered for sale for 100 million pounds. We don’t know if that eventually was the price paid, but the ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-25
  • 5 Reasons to drive a proper Road Yacht
    How many factory built production cars are there with a length spanning more than 6 metres? Last week's ultra-rare Imperial limousine? There cannot be too many more. This 1963 Cadillac 75-series Fleetwood is one of them. Although it’s a not very common limousine version (680 built in ’63), with an ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • About Tough to crack car puzzle #177: HWM Jaguar GT Coupe
    Not too many of you seemed to know about last week’s mystery motor? We didn’t receive too many answers, but then that may also have had to do with ongoing issues with the website. We are doing our very best to fix all of this, but you’ll have to have ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-23
  • Have you ever driven into a movie theatre?
    When you think of American drive-in movie theatres you may think about the 1950s: the golden age of in-car cinema. One of the first of these, however, was opened 80 years ago this weekend in the city of Miami, Florida. According to the Miami Daily News, the cinema charged admission ... read more
    Source: Post War Classics NewsPublished on 2018-02-22
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