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 10+ 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?

Connaught A-Type
Parked in the Silverstone paddock, May 1956
Connaught A-Type

1936 Morgan
A further three b/w Morgan photos included
1936 Morgan

Austin A90 Atlantic
Period photo of a '51 Austin A90 added
Austin A90

Ford E494A Anglia
Perpendicular 1952 Ford Anglia added
Ford E494A

Humber Sceptre
Added, photo from the 1960s of a Sceptre
Humber Sceptre

Shell Mex & BP
Companion volumes to The Modern Motor Car
Shell Mex

Seagreen car parts
Scans of a parts catalogue produced in 1937
Seagreen car

'AERO' car trailer
The Aero Caravan Products trailer, 1948/9
'AERO' car

Wem Motor Company
Invoice for work done to a Swift motor-car, 1934
Wem Motor

1949 DeSoto
Smart Custom Convertible seen in Utrecht, 1958
1949 DeSoto

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Photo Of The Day.

A V12 E-Type Roadster and MGB GT sandwich a modern 911.
Today's photo description: A V12 E-Type Roadster and MGB GT sandwich a modern 911.
Most recent parts ad ... 29 Jan 2015 ... Ford Mainline Ute

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 29 Jan 2015, is on the Ford Mainline Ute 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 1964 Volvo PV544 which I use whenever I can, a pre-war Dodge car, and a truck of the same manufacture that has been here since 1995.

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

Auto spare parts by onlinecarparts.co.uk

Car Forum.

Join the car forum and talk about all aspects of early road transport, classic cars, and restoration.
A sample of recent threads:
A40 Somerset pickup
- Conversion being undertaken on my old Austin.
Car sounds
- Identifying older cars by their charactetistic noises.
A30 van restoration
- Regular updates on a van's full stripdown and rebuild.
Age catching up?
- Touching on the tricky subject of advancing years and car maintenance.
Honda rebuild
- Step-by-step rescue of a rare Honda pickup.
Morris 8 engines
- One of several threads regarding Series 1,2 & E Morrises.
Singer Vogue work
- More news regarding this 1965 Vogue's re-commissioning.
- Discussing criteria for choosing one's 'motor house'.
SU carburettors
- Tips on dismantling the SU MC2 type.
Curing a misfire
- Members try to diagnose a Morris Minor's engine fault.
Bedford restoration project
- Introduction to a Bedford VAS due to be restored.

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.

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

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
Planespotting in the 1970s

Featured Pages.

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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
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Vehicle magazines 1900s to 1970s
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