Blog James Elliott

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Why Britain's cheapest car is a welcome throwback to the past

A couple of weeks ago, when struggling with a fleet of on-stands and non-road legal classics, I borrowed a Dacia Sandero from Autocar editor Jim ...

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Another year, another Elliott Lotus Elan for sale

I am not a political animal, but… damn you recession! Damn you David Cameron and your cohorts! Damn you the previous lot! Damn you the next lot! ...

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Essex does the south proud by embracing its classic concours

When a helicopter came into land in a field adjacent to the Warren Classic concours fields on Saturday, most people looked to the skies sagely and ...

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Getting one over on the internet scammers

I am sure I am not the only person who gets driven to distraction by some of the obvious classic car scams on the internet. To be honest, I fail ...

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Elliott's Essen highlight - meeting the man who rebuilt an Ockelbo

It's great to finally meet in the flesh an enthusiast who you have talked to and whose project you have followed. And, no disrespect, but it is ...

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Shhhh! Don’t tell the investors

It is inevitable in times of a classic market boom that many diehard enthusiasts – the thousands of us who are never quite satisfied with the size ...

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The day I 'drove' Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 at Monaco

There was very little to beat the first few runnings of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. The Principality was near empty as it wound up ...

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In appreciation of depreciation

Car manufacturers may have (largely) conquered rust, unreliability and a whole host of other enemies, but one gremlin, depreciation, remains as ...

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Chapron: rather more prolific than just DS chop-tops

One of the fascinating aspects of the classic car world is becoming obsessed with unearthing additional history on characters who are known ...

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Is the devil really in the details, or is it greatness?

It's funny how tiny details can completely turn you off a car or make you fall head over heels for something otherwise utterly unassuming. Ok, it ...