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London Police Are Using ‘Tactical Contact’ to Stop Suspected Thieves on Mopeds

The London Metropolitan Police released a compilation video late last month showing just how the bobbies deal with fleeing suspects on a moped, and it looks like it more than tickles. It might also be illegal. Police in London are using their patrol cars to bump fleeing suspected moped robbers. It’s nothing fancy, though they’ve …

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Stock-Look Wankel Swap: 160 HP 1970 MG Midget

This 1970 MG Midget looks pretty much stock from the outside, wearing a shade of red that looks factory over cool and correct Rostyle wheels. The roll bar, non-original seats and a few other non-stock details are all subtle enough to avoid unwanted attention too, though the exhaust note from its early RX-7 sourced 12A …

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Series 1.5 FHC Project: 1968 Jaguar XKE in Austin

This 1968 Jaguar E-Type (chassis 1E35178) is a Series 1.5 FHC project described as complete and in the middle of restoration, although it seems like the process has yet to leave the initial stripping stage. Said to have originally been finished in Willow Green, the car’s current cream color seems to have been in place for a …

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Part Rover, Part Honda, All Rare: 1991 Sterling 827Si V6/5-Speed

This 1991 Sterling 827Si (VIN SAXXS43G0MM272496) is a rare reminder of Rover’s failed attempt to reestablish a footing in the US market with partially Honda-engineered cars, and according to the seller is one of just 2,745 sold here between 1987 and 1991. BaT has featured two other Sterlings before, both unusually nice (here and here), …