Classic American

JOLLY GREEN GIANT

Mark Simon has been an American car fan for decades now and he’s owned no fewer than 11 impressive classics from the States in that time. But, until recently, he could never count a station wagon among them: “Back in the day, I was into kit cars and started with a Spartan running a straight six,” Mark remembers. “I moved on to a six-wheeled Hustler running a Mini engine - it was different, but resembled a mobile bus shelter.”

A brief move towards the VW beach buggy scene came next, before Mark turned his attention to American metal. As we

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