Top ten classics with a modern heart
Seen that incredible ’54 AMG SL? Here are ten more classics with a bit of a surprise
Posted: 09 Apr 2014
They don't make cars like they used to. Because they used to be rubbish. It's the unfortunate yin to a classic car's swoopy, sepia-fantasy yang. Yes, they're beautiful and tactile and smell like yesterday, but one sniff of modern traffic and you'll pop a head gasket faster than you can say: "Where's my damn RAC card?"
But several companies offer a solution. They'll leave all the delicate, chrome-plated surfaces untouched, then fit reliable, modern, and pleasingly overpowered power trains beneath. Just like the stunning Mercedes SL by AMG that's coming up for auction.
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