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Classic cars are back in fashion with the V8 MGB Roadster, the new Luka EV Coupe and the Defender 90 Contender – The 4×4 Spartan. The choice of all worlds

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Classic cars are making a comeback as Brits fall in love with driving again after an extended period of travel restrictions. But this time it’s different. With an emerging market for classic cars, the experience for buyers is on a whole new level of comfort, mixing classic looks with modern and better engineering.

For those that want to get a true taste of the classic nostalgia, look no further than the CCHL MGB Roadster V8, rebuilt using its heritage body-shell and customised to each client’s own individual specification, using a fully reconditioned Rover 3.5 V8 engine unit along with a new 5 speed Mazda gearbox and new clutch.

A beautiful homage to one of Britain’s most popular, and affordable sports cars, the new MGB V8 Roadster also boasts comfortable leather seats as well as updated front and rear shock absorbers. The rebuild is a complete package with improved brakes and suspension along with stainless steel sports (RV8 style manifolds) and exhaust system for that V8 roar.

Priced from £31,995

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New to the market is the Luka EV, an All Electric, Clean Technology 2 Door Coupe. Classic Looks – Full Leather Interior – Hi-Tech Electronics – Tesla Type Touch Screen, Aluminium Chassis – Lightweight Body, 300km range*, 4×4 In-Wheel Drive and Conventional Models Available. Both deliver a smooth, refined ride from their centrally mounted, water-cooled 55 kW, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor and Master Control Unit. Power is from the 26.4 kWh capacity battery pack situated in a laser-welded aluminium box. It dissipates heat perfectly; each individual cell has its own temperature sensor to prevent overheating. 

Fast charge rate of 30 minutes up to 80%.* Top speed 140 km/h*  

*Unofficial in-house testing.

LUKA is designed to be as efficient as possible with just 3 main components; the on-board charger, inverter and motor. This means there is far less wear and tear on the car and little stress on the motor, and there are fewer moving parts susceptible to damage. All this means you’ll rarely have to have your LUKA serviced and the running and repair costs are minimal.  

Price is £34,980

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The all new Spartan brings classic off-road experience back with a vengeance. Quenching the thirst of adventurous drivers, Spartan delivers power with its remarkable 2.7 Litre, 135 HP twin cam, 16 valve engine, selectable four-wheel drive mode and a 5 speed gearbox. Towing equipment, reinforced bumpers with front towing hooks and durable materials throughout for tough off-road environments as well as easily fording rivers and climbing apparently impossible terrain. For those that want to go fishing, hunting or camping, there’s ample space in the back for equipment and gear to accompany a long distance adventure. Spartan has 5 full doors and 5 accessible seats to accommodate the school run and so much more around town and further afield as well.

The Warranty is 24 months or 50,000 miles.

Price is just £19,980

2021 will also see the All electric Spartan launch with a whole range of new features. 

To discover the latest classic cars visit DuoClassics and CCHL for more information.

In partnership with DuoClassics and California Classics (Hull) Limited.