OUR FAVOURITE CROX­LEY CARS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

DAVID SIMIS­TER

1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 170SD In a show dom­i­nated by Brit sa­loons and sports cars, Bob Coxshall’s dervhauled Mercedes stopped me in my tracks. Bob has owned it for 43 years, and isn’t afraid to use it, cam­paign­ing it in the Mercedes-Benz Vet­eran Club’s rally in Ger­many re­cently.

JAMES SADLIER MAN­AG­ING EDI­TOR

1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE SII Be­fore Pete Stabler was able to be­gin restora­tion work, his garage col­lapsed onto his E-type de­stroy­ing half the body­work. Thank­fully the in­sur­ance set­tle­ment al­lowed him to keep the car and pay for the restora­tion, much of which he un­der­took him­self.

CHRIS HOPE FEATURES EDI­TOR

1988 OPEL MANTA GTE No or­di­nary Manta, this is 2.0-litre GTE be­longed to Ian Fur­ness and was en­tered into the 1991 RAC World Cham­pi­onship Lombard Rally. Its cur­rent owner, Alan Wells, bought the car 20 years ago and has treated it to two sep­a­rate restora­tions, the most re­cent be­ing ear­lier this year, restor­ing its orig­i­nal fac­tory colour paint.

NICK LARKIN EDI­TOR AT LARGE

1960 PLY­MOUTH BELVEDERE This extraordinary beast was the glo­ri­ous swan­song for wild, chrome­laden, rocket-look, Amer­i­can mad­ness. It’s im­prac­ti­cal in ev­ery way, and hardly great for corner­ing or even stor­ing in 2017 Bri­tain, but what a beau­ti­ful and pre­cious ob­ject!

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