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Power will come from a Ford-sourced three-cylinder engine. Gordon Murray, the designer of McLaren’s first supercar, the legendary F1, is planning to revive the iconic model with a highly limited,

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Gordon Murray, the designer of McLaren‘s first supercar, the legendary F1, is planning to revive the iconic model with a highly limited, single-person V12-powered rocket for the road. This won’t happen before next year and when it arrives it will probably cost a fortune to buy.

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So why has Autocar lined up some of yesteryear’s greatest cars on the home straight of the Goodwood circuit in West Sussex?’

Well, like Goodwood’s storied acres, these ‘five iconic knee-weakeners have retained ‘their evocative looks while being lovingly enriched with modern-day convenience and technology.

All are produced by British companies that are part of the growing market for modernised classics, born of buyers’ indifference to the mass-produced white ‘goods of today’s showrooms.’

But have their modifications diluted their spirit, and can they really cut it as regular transport in 2014? Let’s find out.

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