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The Henry Ford Museum doesn't want your Model T—it wants your '80s econobox

Every day the Henry Ford Museum turns down an offer from someone wanting to donate a classic car. What kind of cars are they looking for?

In pictures: Rolls-Royce’s ‘Pantheon’ grille

Most Rolls-Royce buyers today order their cars with unique bespoke touches, but one thing the marque won’t customize is its iconic grille

Design Icons: the Rolls-Royce grille is simply untouchable

Most Rolls-Royce buyers today order their cars bespoke, but one thing the marque won’t ever change is its iconic grille

How Pininfarina gave France the middle finger with this Alfa Romeo

Italy wasn’t exactly well-liked in the aftermath of the Second World War, but that didn’t stop them from building, and showing off, the continent’s most gorgeous autos

In pictures: Buick's portholes

Today, nearly every car parts outlet sells stick-on fender vents, but once upon a time they’d meant you’d bought a fire-breathing Buick

Russian prototype cars of the past: Museum of horrors or works of art?
Design Icons: the Chevrolet Corvette taillights

Chevrolet’s Corvette isn’t the only car to wear four round, red taillights—but it’s probably the one you think of first

In Pictures: the Chevrolet Corvette taillights

Chevrolet’s Corvette isn’t the only car to wear four round, red taillights—but it’s probably the one you think of first

The coolest Explorer trims from the past 25 years

The venerable Ford Explorer has been around for some 25 years; here’re our favourite versions

In pictures: the Jaguar E-Type's proportions
The last Interceptor rides again
Quiz: What's underneath that movie car?

Think you can guess what sort of vehicle your favourite movie car was based on? You might be surprised

The Woodward Dream Cruise turns 20

40,000 vintage cars, trucks and what-have-you – what started as a small fundraising event is now the largest one-day automotive showcase in the world.

In pictures: Lamborghini's scissor doors

You can install them on your Civic, Volvo, or Geo, but “scissor doors” are synonymous with Lamborghini V12 supercars

Design Icons: Why nobody does Lambo doors better than Lamborghini

You can install them on your Civic, Volvo or Geo, but “scissor doors” are synonymous with Lamborghini

Mazda MX-5: Still a driver's car, 25 years later

As Mazda’s iconic roadster turns 25, we compare new and old to see just how much has changed

Fun with fibreglass: racing a rare Elva Courier Coupe

Stefan Wiesen spends his weekends racing a car even most enthusiasts aren’t aware exists

Cadillac and Lincoln: Sibling rivalry

These two North American luxury companies share a common ancestor

In pictures: the Jeep Wrangler grille

The Jeep Wrangler’s simple seven-slot grille may very well be the most well-known vehicular design element in the world

Design Icons: the Jeep Wrangler grille

The Jeep Wrangler’s simple seven-slot grille may very well be the most well-known vehicular design element in the world

In pictures: the BMW 1500 Hofmeister kink

Some may brush it off as a minor stylistic detail, but the Hofmeister kink is a veritable anchor of modern BMW design

Design Icons: the BMW 1500 Hofmeister kink

Some may brush it off as a minor stylistic detail, but the Hofmeister kink is a veritable anchor of modern BMW design

In pictures: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing doors

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL’s upward-swinging doors exude “cool,” but the trick openings were born of necessity, not style

Design Icons: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing doors

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL’s upward-swinging doors exude “cool,” but the trick openings were born of necessity, not style

In pictures: the Porsche 911 silhouette

Porsche’s flagship sports car has seen many tweaks in its 48-year history, but its trademark silhouette remains virtually untouched

Design Icons: the Porsche 911 silhouette

Porsche’s flagship sports car has seen many tweaks in its 48-year history, but its trademark silhouette remains virtually untouched

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