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, 2016

What's New?

Hillman Imp
Added, learning to drive in a 1970s Imp
Hillman Imp

Daimler Double Six
Photos of a Series 2 Daimler Vanden Plas
Daimler Double

VJMC show
Old motorcycles gather at a local event (F)
VJMC show

1934 Chevrolet
Photos of c1934 Master Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1934 Chevrolet

Austin 152
Period photos of a truck used in '60s plant hire
Austin 152

Audlem Transport Fest.
155 photos from Sunday's show uploaded (F)
Audlem Transport

1952 Morris Minor
Successful test drive of Series MM today (F)
1952 Morris

Nantwich Show
70 photos of classic & vintage vehicles (F)
Nantwich Show

Cheshire meet
Attendees at Sunday's local car meet (F)
Cheshire meet

Avro Vulcan XM655
Photos of the Vulcan B2 at Wellesbourne (F)
Avro Vulcan

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Photo Of The Day.

This rare BMW turned up covered in dust in a Portuguese garage.
Today's photo description: This rare BMW turned up covered in dust in a Portuguese garage.
Most recent parts ad ... 26 Aug 2016 ... Skoda Estelle

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 26 Aug 2016, is on the Skoda Estelle 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
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:
Jaguar E-Type
1962 E-Type FHC
- Rare but rusty S1 3.8 E-Type restoration project (19/8/16)
Shirley
1959 Shirley
- Yes, really, a car called Shirley (18/8/16)
Land Rover 109
Land Rover S2
- Oddball tracked Land Rover 109 (17/8/16)
Ford Prefect
Ford Prefect "ute"
- Fair dinkum ex-Oz E493A ute (16/8/16)
Ford Model AA
Ford Model AA
- UK-assembled 1930 Model AA (9/8/16)
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
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
Historic lorries
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
Popular choices
Press releases
Reference library
Regalia
Registration numbers
Registration re-claiming
Research its history
Resources online
Restored or unrestored?
Save money on motoring
Screensavers
Security
Selling
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
Wallpaper
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.

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

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
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.

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

Featured Pages.

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Your memories of driving from the old days
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Vehicle magazines 1900s to 1970s
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