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, 2015

What's New?

Alfa Romeo 8C-35
Added, a photo of Alfa at Brighton Speed Trials
Alfa Romeo

Land Rover S1
British Army Land Rovers in Suez, 1952, added
Land Rover

Shropshire meet
35 photos from a car meeting in Whitchurch (F)
Shropshire meet

Jaguar MkIV
Added, snowy scene in 1957 feat. a 1948 Mk4
Jaguar MkIV

Ards TT races 1931-4
Three original RAC TT motor racing programmes
Ards TT

Military veh. show
The Crewe & District military vehicle show (F)
Military veh.

Morris 8 tourer
Photo from the 60s of a 1938 tourer added in
Morris 8

Morris Oxford S2
Added, seaside snap of two post-war Morrises
Morris Oxford

People & old cars Pg3
3rd in the set of 1920s-on car & people photos
People &

Ford Model A
1950s trip around Europe in a modified Model A
Ford Model

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Photo Of The Day.

A Humber Sceptre of the early 1960s joins a Series 2 XJ6 on a cobbled town square.
Today's photo description: A Humber Sceptre of the early 1960s joins a Series 2 XJ6 on a cobbled town square.
Most recent parts ad ... 12 Oct 2015 ... FIAT 501

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 12 Oct 2015, is on the FIAT 501 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.

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
Tell someone about the site

Car Forum.

Join the car forum and talk about all aspects of early road transport, classic cars, and restoration.
Recent auction gems featured:
Willys Jeep Overland
Willys-Overland Jeep
- Saddle up in a '52 Willys-Overland (8/10/15)
Two Jowett Javelins
2x Jowett Javelins
- Two dusty & very restorable Jowetts (7/10/15)
1914 Saxon light car
1914 Saxon
- Pass me the oily rag, vintage light car (5/10/15)
Autobianchi estate
- Compact & charismatic estate car (2/10/15)
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

Motoring Articles and Features Menu.

Buying, maintaining and selling vintage & classic cars.

Asbestos & older cars
Barn finds
Cars on eBay
Choosing a restorer
Classic estates
Club directory
Crumbling classics
Daily drivers
Dealing with rust
Disadvantages of old cars
Driving 1950s-style
FAQ Pt.1
FAQ Pt.2
Find a car
Finding spares
Ford-based specials
Historic caravans
Historic lorries
How to buy a classic car
Laying up a car
Looking after
Modifying cars
MOT preparation
Moving a car
Museums guide
Period tuning companies
Popular choices
Press releases
Registration numbers
Registration re-claiming
Research its history
Resources online
Restored or unrestored?
Save money on motoring
Show preparation
Specialists directory
Starting a car's engine
Storage for cars
Storage in the garage
Towing car trailers
Types of classic
Vintage cars
Vintage vans & pickups
Wanted - old car or van
Where to buy
Why buy a classic?
Winter preparation
Workshop safety
Your classics
More articles
More websites

Collecting automobilia relating to byegone motoring.

Advertising Pg1
Advertising Pg2
Automobilia collecting
Book reviews
Children's car books
Gadgets & tools
Motoring collectables
Motoring games
Motor memorabilia
Motoring humour
Pedal cars
Petrol & oil related
Records (33,45,78)
Road maps
Road signs
Toy cars
Trading cards
Vintage bicycles

Historic motorsport.

Motorsport collections
Racing programmes
Video footage

Racing car transporters.

Dodge transporter
Commer transporter

Transport photographs, postcards old & new.

Ageing photos
Mystery cars
Postcards of vehicles Pg1
Postcards of vehicles Pg2
Scrap cars & junkyards
Shows & events
Street rods & customs
Vintage gallery
1920s/1930s at shows
1940s at shows
1950s at shows
1960s at shows
1970s at shows

My car history & stories.

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


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

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

Car parts
Motorcycle parts
Race car parts
Toy ads
Tractor parts
Truck parts
eBay tutorial
Modern car parts
Modern motorcycle parts
Modern van & lorry parts

Future classics.

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
Motorist's glossary

Featured Pages.

Promote your business on the site
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Parts for cars
Model cars
Motoring-related collectables
Gallery of transport photographs
Photos taken at shows
Your memories of driving from the old days
Stories about your classics
Gadgets for the motorist and garage owner
Vehicle magazines 1900s to 1970s
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