Welcome to Old Classic Car.

OCC contains a wealth of information relating to classic cars, from the veteran and vintage eras right through to the modern classics of the 1970s, plus memorabilia that relates to them.
Initially a small site based in the UK, over the years Old Classic Car has grown to include a wide variety of articles, photographs and nostalgia relating to the history of motoring in all its forms. Motorcycles and commercial vehicles of yesteryear also feature. For tips on restoration, please take a look at the forum.
(C) R. Jones, 2017

What's New?

Humber Imperial
Two boating enthusiasts and a 1966 Humber
Humber Imperial

1933 Velocette
Period photos of a 250cc Velocette motorcycle
1933 Velocette

MGB development car
Researching the history of this Gaydon test car
MGB development

A day in Leicester
Transport-related museum finds in Leics (F)
A day

Vintage Scott
Photos from 1939 of the Scott touring France
Vintage Scott

Bignan 2-Litre
A period photo of a French Bignan touring car
Bignan 2-Litre

Servisignal
Updated, the Servisignal garage alert system
Servisignal

Rice folding caravan
1935 advert for the Rice folding 'van added
Rice folding

Mercedes-Benz 250SE
German pop star & his grass-covered W108
Mercedes-Benz 250SE

Llangollen Museum
Photos from this N. Wales motor collection (F)
Llangollen Museum

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Photo Of The Day.

Two Astons of the late 1950s are shown in the Goodwood paddock, with the Ecurie Ecosse Commer in the background.
Today's photo description: Two Astons of the late 1950s are shown in the Goodwood paddock, with the Ecurie Ecosse Commer in the background.
Most recent parts ad ... 25 Feb 2017 ... Vanden Plas 4 litre R

Help!
I recently had a PC crash and lost many emails, including those from people sending me photos to use on the site. If you sent me photographs, perhaps of vehicles once owned by your family, with the idea of them being added to the site, please get in touch again. There were many really interesting photos on file.

How to use e Bay when looking for car-related items.
For advice on how to get registered and use online auctions for finding parts to aid a restoration project, I've written a brief ebay tutorial on how to get started - worth a read if you've not had a go at searching for your chosen vehicle on there as yet. Used in conjunction with traditional autojumbles it can really help with finding rare items.

Online Autojumble!! Free Parts Ads.
This site has a substantial parts, or "autojumble", section. If you have old bits cluttering up your garage, why not pop a mention on the relevant page(s) within the classic car parts section? The latest ad, placed 25 Feb 2017, is on the Vanden Plas 4 litre R page. You can also view all ads for a given make. Enthusiasts of motorcycles, tractors, vans and lorries haven't been forgotten either, with sections for those also.

Your motors.
I'm interested in featuring stories about the cherished machines that belong to readers of this site - please email me your vintage car story, and preferably a few photographs too, whether yours is on the road yet or in the middle of an epic rebuild. Memories of driving in days gone by, say in the 1960s or before, are also very welcome as they can make for a great read.

My oldies.
In 1987 I passed my driving test in a Mk1 A40, bought new by my great aunt and uncle in 1960. The car is still here, but needs plenty of tlc now. It shares garage space with a Dodge car built in 1924, a truck of the same manufacture from 1940, and a pre-war Morris.

Photographs.
There are several categories of photographs, including recent shots of vehicles on display at shows and race meetings. There is also an extensive gallery of vintage images, all with a motoring theme to them.

Rebuild of an early racing car transporter
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Car Forum.

Join the car forum and talk about all aspects of early road transport, classic cars, and restoration.
Recent auction gems featured:
Austin Westminster
Austin A95
- Tidy A95 Westminster (22/2/17)
Fiat
Fiat 1100 pickup
- Good-looking Italian pickup project (15/2/17)
Renault
Renault Caravelle
- Stylish French convertible from 1967 (9/2/17)
Reliant 1955
1955 Reliant van
- Unusual three-wheel van (2/2/17)
A sample of other recent threads:
Two-door coupes
- Choose a favourite two-door coupe
Vanden Plas 1800
- The Vanden Plas 1800, would it have sold well?
Driving test
- Driving test memories
E83W restoration news
- Recent updates on this Ford restoration story

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Buying, maintaining and selling vintage & classic cars.

Asbestos & older cars
Barn finds
Blog
Cars on eBay
Choosing a restorer
Classic estates
Club directory
Crumbling classics
Daily drivers
Dealing with rust
Disadvantages of old cars
Downloads
Driving 1950s-style
FAQ Pt.1
FAQ Pt.2
Find a car
Finding spares
Ford-based specials
Historic caravans
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How to buy a classic car
Insurance
Laying up a car
Looking after
Modifying cars
MOT preparation
Moving a car
Museums guide
Period tuning companies
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Reference library
Regalia
Registration numbers
Registration re-claiming
Research its history
Resources online
Restored or unrestored?
Save money on motoring
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Starting a car's engine
Storage for cars
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Towing car trailers
Types of classic
Vintage cars
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Wallpaper
Wanted - old car or van
Where to buy
Why buy a classic?
Winter preparation
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Your classics
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Collecting automobilia relating to byegone motoring.

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Pedal cars
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Trailers
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Historic motorsport.

Motorsport collections
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Racing car transporters.

Dodge transporter
Commer transporter

Transport photographs, postcards old & new.

Ageing photos
Mystery cars
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Scrap cars & junkyards
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Vintage gallery
1920s/1930s at shows
1940s at shows
1950s at shows
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My car history & stories.

My drives
Dream garage
Jaguar & BMW issues
MGB factory development car
SAAB meets Porsche
Spitfire woes
Three-wheel Austin A40
Living with a hoarder

Nostalgia.

Dad's motoring memoirs
Garages (home)
Garages (commercial)
Memories of the 1950s
National Archives
Your memories

Find spare parts for cars, motorcycles, lorries, vans.

Automobilia
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Toy ads
Tractor parts
Truck parts
eBay tutorial
Modern car parts
Modern motorcycle parts
Modern van & lorry parts

Future classics.

Sportscars
Performance cars
Family cars
Luxury cars
Best forgotten!?

Buyer's guides.

Austin A30 & A35
Austin A40 Farina
Ford 100E
Jaguar XJ40
Jaguar XJ6 & XJ12
Volvo 120 Amazon
Mig welders

Fun corner.

Caption competition #1
Caption competition #2
Children's story time
Motoring memes
Motorist's glossary

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