Articles about Car Restoration

It literally had to be pulled out of there
We're told that this Datsun 280Z, before it was all matte and blue and new, was literally "pulled out of the owner's living room" in Germany. Literally. The windows of the house had to be taken out.From there, the
Every photo is wallpaper-worthy
By now, the story of the Miura's conception and birth are really only news to the most fervent of hermits. But we love it so much that we'll give it another quick recap: young guns at Lamborghini-who just happen
Porsche Classic worked its magic
Here we have a Porsche Carrera GT, but not any Carrera GT. This is a green and gold Carrera GT. But not any green and gold Carrera GT, it's a box-fresh green and gold Carrera GT courtesy of Porsche Classic.
The trainees even remanufactured some components
BMW's definition of the word 'apprentice' appears different from those of other companies. Rather than having their rookies run around trying to sell weird products at huge markups, the German carmaker tasked its apprentices with saving a one-of-a-kind
Tear-jerking stuff
There's something special about seeing an old, beat-up car being restored back to working order. You're essentially watching something with a lot of history get a new lease on life and a second chance to create new memories once
A treasure in the PH car-enthusiast community
Many a racer began their career behind the wheel of this very popular commuter car. a mainstay in slalom events, the Toyota 'KP' Starlet was (and still is) the toy to have if you wanted to take your first steps into grass-
One of the finest examples we have ever seen
During the very first day of the Philippine International Motor Show last September, the first car that caught our attention was a Capri Blue Toyota Land Cruiser. Upon taking a closer look at it, we thought, "We just have to feature this
A steadfast survivor
Although the general trend of today's automobiles have gone the way of planned obsolescence, there was a time when cars were simply designed and over-engineered to surpass their plotted lifespans. Case in point, the ever enduring Mercedes-Benz W123 240D.
Every ride has a tale to tell
Not too long ago, Toyota Motor Philippines called on its customers--both old and new--to share their most cherished experiences involving the Japanese carmaker's vehicles. Considering the number of memorable cars the company has brought in during its 30 years
A true shakotan experience
Arvin Nogueras, aka Caliph8, is an accomplished visual and sound artist who just happens to like old-school Japanese cars. His 1979 Toyota Cressida follows the principles and styling guidelines of shakotan, which means "vehicle with body lowered" and represents one of
Hopefully it can still be saved
We know what you're thinking: That's an odd-looking BMW M1. You're not wrong. What's weirder is that the history of this utterly bizarre violet wedge has largely remained a mystery--seemingly slipping through the cracks of the
The facility can fit almost 500 vehicles
We've driven Land Rover's Defender V8, but the place of its birth is probably worth a mention--Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Ryton, Coventry. Envisioned as a one-stop shop for older metal, consider it as a kind of
See you there!
The 27th Trans Sport Show is happening from May 17 to 20 at the SMX Convention Center beside Mall of Asia this weekend, and it is a huge milestone for the organizers. When it comes to bring-your-best-build events, the
A restored 53-year-old masterpiece
The Porsche Museum has a brand-new 911 to show off. It's also the oldest 911 in its collection. And, it's not even a 911, actually. Confused yet? Allow us to explain.Back in 2014, a German TV crew filming
Old but gold
These days, a car that costs as much as a house usually offers the best in speed, performance, design and luxury. But in the past, technological constraints caused designers to focus almost everything on comfort, luxury and style. Given that roads were
A perfect build
Men are, by nature, inquisitive animals who are into poking, prodding, dismantling and...uh, re-mantling...no, rebuilding mechanical contraptions as a matter of course. Call it a hobby. Call it a curse. But most of us have done it at one
A classic Buick Roadmaster
During World War II, American automobile production was severely restricted due to limited resources. New cars were available only to those in occupations deemed essential to the war effort, while mass-market production stopped entirely, only to be resumed in 1945 when
They don't make 'em like they used to
Old-school Toyotas have always held a big place in the hearts of Filipino car guys, thanks in part to Toyota's status as one of the most successful car manufacturers in the country. Its varied lineup has always something for everyone,
This old cat is still as cool as ever
Back in the '60s, muscle and pony cars were the cool kids' ride of choice. The pony car to get was the Mustang, which became a household name thanks to its loud, powerful V8, timeless and aggressive styling, and a character befitting
A truly epic tale
Everyone who is into this car collecting hobby has a story about how they acquired their prized possessions--no matter how mundane. However, there are some stories that simply stand out and can be retold over and over again. This 1937 Plymouth
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