Categories / Cars and Bikes, Toys and Games

Pocket Classics – working half-scale versions of classic cars


Ever dreamt of owning a Porsche Speedster, a Mercedes 300SL, a Jaguar E-Type or a vintage Jeep? Well, that dream might be a little nearer with Pocket Classics.

From the name, you might expect these to be toy cars for your desk. Oh no – these are working replicas of classic cars, but at half scale. Take your pick from the four models mentioned above (none of them branded for legal reasons), each one faithfully recreated with a composite GRP body shell, steel chassis, twin rear hydraulic disk brakes, and semi automatic gearbox. There's also  working headlights, indicators and horn, with a top speed of 46mph.

All cars are built to order, but it's worth noting that they are toys. So not road legal. Which means the £9,995 price of each one will undoubtedly make it the most expensive toy you ever buy. See the website for images of the other models on offer.

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Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: 1970 Fiat 850 Sports Coupe S2


Who would have thought that Fiat once produced cars as stylish as this Fiat 850 Sports Coupe S2?

Indeed they did, back in 1970, when this beauty first hit the road. Just three owners from new (two from same family) and currently tax exempt, the car is good to drive, but does require work, mainly bodywork and some other bits and pieces. The interior doesn't match up to the looks of the exterior either, so you might want to do some work there too.

Still, at least it's cheap, currently at £740 right now with no reserve. Which should leave you a few quid spare to bring it back to its former glory. See the listing for lots more photos.

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Categories / Bags

1970s Shell Sport holdalls back on the market


If you want to carry a piece of the 1970s around with you, may we suggest these reissued Shell Sport holdalls?

Originally produced by the company throughout the 1970s, the bags are available in various colours (one pictured above, another over the page), made of PVC, with an inside zip pocket and a 'heavy' metal zip for closure.

The price has probably gone up from the 70s, but it's still affordable at £42.

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Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: Early 60s Jaguar Mk II car


Ever fancied yourself as a villain in a 1960s British crime flick? We have the car for you – this Jaguar Mk II.

Dating back to 1963, the hefty chunk of tax-exempt metal on offer packs a 3400cc engine, guaranteeing that quick getaway should you need one. It's also got plenty of authenticity, judging by the photos on the site, which could mean you'll need to do a bit of work to maintain and renovate it if you want it as a show car.

But on the plus side, it's only had two owners from new, it is 'up and running' and right now, it isn't going to set you back much cash. The current price is £1,551. See the listing for the full technical breakdown.

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