Enhance your car and unleash its potential with our handy one-stop improvement shop
Unless you’re into the self-flagellation of unerring originality, it’s good to upgrade your classic to elevate its driveability, improve safety and ensure its reliability. Non-ironic furry dice and marque-specific cushions smothering the parcel shelf are fairly innocuous but some upgrades can turn out to be time-consuming, expensive downgrades. Like attaching a whale-tail to your Viva HA’S boot with the adhesive of over-optimism. Or replacing your Oxford’s coolant hoses with silicone in Playmobil hues. It’s easy to become entangled with the seedy underbelly of accessory-porn after being beguiled by glossy catalogues… before you know where you are, you’ve got a four-point harness in yellow, gauges in blue, and a bank balance in red.
The basic requirement of any upgrade is to make your classic car more reliable and driveable, thus increasing the trust between human and machine, making the whole experience a joy, not a chore.
Here are our suggestions for some worthwhile upgrades that will properly improve your classic while leaving purists relatively aneurysm-free.
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