Classics

  • RBW electric MG Roadster

    First, it was the Porsche 911, then the Jaguar E-Type. Now it's the MGB. Converting classic old cars into electrics has become the rage across Europe. The latest comes from RBW Classic Electric Cars in the UK, which isn't taking classic MGBs and modifying them, but recreating new classic MGBs with electric powertrains. READ MORE: Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe will go into production The bodies will come from British Motoring Heritage, which builds replacement parts and body shells for classic British cars. The powertrain will come from Zytek Automotive, a division of...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S
    Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

    Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into world awareness. The company recently delivered its 300,000th car, putting it well ahead of all but one other startup carmaker...

  • Jaguar XJS
    36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

    An owner boosts the fuel economy of his 3.6-liter six-cylinder Jaguar XJ-S.

  • 1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011
    Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation Set Up To Preserve Electric-Car History

    With more than 100,000 electric cars on U.S. roads--and thousands more added each month--advocates and historians are turning their attention to the last time cars with plugs rolled out of U.S. factories, almost 100 years ago. But as far as we know, there's no single museum or entity in the U.S...

  • 1979 Oldsmobile 98 diesel coupe en route to SwSW 2013 as Modus Operandi company car
    Diesel Road Trip: Agency Rocks SxSW With 1979 Oldsmobile Coupe

    Nothing like a lime green 34-year-old diesel car to wake you up the morning after you spring forward, is there? Two weeks ago, we wrote about the near-pristine 54,000-mile 1979 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe that popped up for sale on the delightful and quirky Bring A Trailer site. Now, BaT has published an...

  • Morgan Plus E Concept live photos
    Morgan Plus E Concept Car LIve Gallery: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    Visit this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and you’d be forgiven for passing one very important electric car by without even realizing it. The Morgan Plus E concept car. Complete with the sweeping fenders that morph into elegant running-boards, the Morgan Plus E looks just like the...

  • 1912 Edison Electric Car. Image: Sunday Express

    American-born Thomas Edison might be best known for coming up with one of history's most significant inventions, the lightbulb, but the inventor had other bright ideas too. Just over a decade into the 20th Century, Edison also turned his hand to electric cars, as part of his vision to make the longest lasting battery in the world, according to Bob Burrell from Essex in the United Kingdom, who has just put the finishing touches to a restoration of a 1912 Edison electric car. "He built three cars, one of which he drove from Scotland to London, charging it up along the way," Mr Burrell told the...

  • 2009 fiat 500 convertible 500c 2 022
    Reward For Old Fiat Owners, Finally: New 2011 Fiat 500 Special Edition

    It hasn't been easy being a Fiat fan in the U.S. these last, oh, 20 or 30 years. Sneers of "Fix It Again, Tony!" due to rusty and unreliable cars were followed by Fiat fleeing the U.S. market in 1983 with its tail tucked between its legs. But now, with the imminent debut of the 2011 Fiat 500 late...

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