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Nigel BELL Boothman

Nigel BELL Boothman

Editor / Test-driver

1972 Ford Mustang Grandé

Published in Retro Reviews
19 July 2019

Steve Plant didn’t set out to own one of these rare luxury Mustangs, but when he saw this survivor’s exceptional history, he couldn’t resist it... Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: John Colley.

1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille The fame of Cadillac’s late Fifties models eclipses every other era, which is a shame because the cars they built got better and better. Could any year beat a ’1964 Sedan DeVille − in this condition? Car of the Year judges didn’t think so! Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: Darren Maybury.

1939 Packard Convertible Coupe

Published in Retro Reviews
19 January 2019

This elegant 1939 Packard Convertible Coupe has one obvious difference from most Packards you’ll see – it’s right-hand drive. Now approaching its 80th birthday, it’s found a home 10,0 miles from its first destination. Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: James Mann.

The Custom Royal was Dodge’s top trim level in the Fifties, offering a stunning mix of luxury, performance and value. After a dedicated restoration, this rare convertible is fit for a king. Words: Nigel Boothman, Photography: John Colley.

1965 Buick Riviera

Published in Retro Reviews
18 December 2018

1965 Buick Riviera Best Buick ever? Personal luxury special. The troubled birth of Buick’s personal luxury coupe was GM’s best response to the Ford Thunderbird, but when the model arrived nothing else could match its combination of performance and style. Nigel Boothman celebrates the ultimate American personal luxury car, the Buick Riviera. Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: Jonathan Fleetwood.

American & Modified unexpected pleasure Ringbrothers’ Charger defects from the expected… 1969 Dodge Charger.

1956 Continental Mark II America’s fines luxury car. Cadillac’s slogan ‘the Standard of the World’ annoyed rivals including the Ford Motor Company, whose response – the Continental Mark II – raised the bar for both the price and quality American cars could achieve. Photography: Jonathan Fleetwood. Words: Nigel Boothman.

1967 Corvette Hot Property. The specification of this gorgeous ’1967 Sting Ray is hot enough without its exciting back story – it was bought at a police auction by the officer who put its previous gangster owner behind bars! Words: Nigel Boothman. Photography: Gary Chapman.

1963 Ford Falcon Futura

Published in Retro Reviews
18 June 2018

Some cars are special because of what they are and some because of what they’ve been through. This Ford Falcon has become an object of great affection for two different families, and what a tale it has to tell. 1963 Ford Falcon Futura. Words: Nigel Boothman Photography: Johnny Fleetwood.

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast tested

Published in Reviews
06 March 2018

Superfast by name and nature Drive-My tests the only Ferrari that could outdo the old F12: the new 812 Superfast.

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