classic car malaysia

First accessory you should buy for your brand-new car, Trapo Classic Mark II Mats!

Car mats are one of the first few accessories Malaysians will buy upon collecting their brand-new car. The most common type of car mats that you find in accessory stores are rubber and coil. While they provide better protection compared to the standard carpet type, rubber and coil mats are not the best option for long term hygiene, safety, and protection. Trapo Classic Mark II Mats gives you the ultimate protection with none of the safety risk. Trapo mats are designed and tailored to each specif

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Nov 13, 2020

Check out Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s classic ride!

Did you know that Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has this classic beetle in his garage? Yesterday the Pakatan Harapan leader posted a video of him driving a classic Volkswagen Beetle across multiple social media platforms, and car lovers cannot get over the pristine condition the car is in. According to his caption, he and wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were heading to the pasar pagi run before starting their busy day as the leaders of the opposition party. His post has since gone viral, sparkin


Sep 30, 2020

The economy is tanking but why are modern classic Honda Civics fetching high prices?

A global pandemic and signs of an impending economic depression are already slamming the automotive industry five ways to Thursday. Car sales are down, people are losing their jobs, and businesses are going bankrupt. We may be a meal away from financial Armageddon, which for some means it is a good time as any to buy an old Honda Civic Type R for RM300,000. Wait, what? That isn’t a lone case. More recently somebody bought a Mugen Civic Type R for half a million Ringgit. If that wasn’t brave enou


Aug 9, 2020

Porsche-approved Apple CarPlay for classic Porsche 911 & Boxster is priced from RM6,750

Porsche has introduced their new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can be retrofitted onto classic Porsche 911 and Boxster models. In-car connectivity sounds like a fancy buzzword but in fact, it is a crucial component in car ownership experience. This is why every car manufacturer from Porsche to Geely are tirelessly creating a more seamless and intuitive infotainment system. To date, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remai

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May 1, 2020

Frankfurt 2019: VW electrifies a classic Beetle, plans to offer conversion kits

The Volkswagen Beetle is no more in production but many early generation air-cooled Beetles might get a new lease of life by swapping the original car’s flat-four engine with electric components from the Volkswagen e-up! At this week’s opening of the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Volkswagen will be presenting a near-production version of an e-Beetle. It’s not a new generation Beetle, but a classic first generation Beetle with electric drivetrain underneath the familiar bug-shaped body. The


Sep 10, 2019

BMW R 18 Classic, S 1000 RR 2021 rasmi tiba di Malaysia. Harga RM 154,500 dan RM 121,500!

BMW Motorrad Malaysia secara rasmi memperkenalkan dua model jentera berkuasa tingginya iaitu Kruiser BMW R 18 Classic dan Superbike BMW S 1000 RR bagi versi 2021 di pasaran tempatan, hari ini. Bagi model Kruiser BMW R 18 Classic, jentera serba mewah itu hadir pada tanda harga RM 154,500 manakala untuk jentera penggemar kelajuan iaitu BMW S 1000 RR, ia datang dengan tawaran RM 121,500. Kedua-dua model berkenaan boleh didapati di semua pengedar sah BMW Motorrad Malaysia seluruh negara bermula hari


Feb 27, 2021

Classic Rolls Royce vs brick wall, RR wins this round

The saying “they don’t build it like they used to” cannot be more accurate in this situation that happened in Sydney, Australia. An elderly driver lost control of his classic Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and ploughed into his neighbour’s brick wall, crumbling the wall in the process while the RR was recovered for repairs. Footage shows that the driver had originally wanted to stop and allow another car to pass, but appeared to have hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The car could be seen rol


Feb 5, 2021

Supercharged, mid-engine, AWD - Here's why the first Toyota Estima is a modern classic

Toyota in the 1990s was on a roll when it came to producing some of the greatest cars of the modern era. Models like the A80 Supra, SW20 MR2, the Z30 Soarer and even the X90 Chaser/Mark II/Cresta became modern cult classics among car fans. However, there is another Toyota model from that period that should also deserve to be a modern classic. It was revolutionary in design, had some clever engineering, and more importantly for a Toyota, pretty reliable. I'm of course talking about the first gene

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Oct 25, 2020

Toyota keeps classic Supras on the road with GR Heritage Parts project

Toyota will be remaking spare parts for their classic Toyota Supra (A70 and A80) and reselling them in Japan and overseas markets through their Gazoo Racing (GR) Heritage Parts Project. The GR Heritage Parts project reproduces and remanufactures long-discontinued spare parts for the classic Supra models. Toyota aims to make this as easy as possible - buyers can get their heritage parts from their local Toyota dealer or a GR Garage. So what’s available for purchase right now? Check out the table


Jul 2, 2020

Mitsuoka – The bonkers Japanese car maker with a heart

Take one look at the range of cars in the cover photo and what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it disgust, intrigue, madness, or a mix of all of them? Whatever sort of feeling you’re getting, it fits with Mitsuoka’s brand and intent, they’re trying to be very much different and unique – something lost in many car brands and very much a wholesome characteristic to a brand many enthusiasts mock. A few Mitsuokas can be spotted on the road and that’s because at one point Mitsuokas wer

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Aug 29, 2020

Owner Review: 2005 Honda CR-V - The classic hero car on TV

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Honda CR-V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Arvin Jeya First launched in Malaysia in 2002, the Honda CR-V was priced at RM149,800. Mine is a 2005 unit pre-facelift. For mid-2000s standards, the Honda CR-V represented the luxury offerings to those seeking to buy into the then unsaturated SUV market. This is my first car and I think it’s amazing that I am able to have this experience. Prior to the purchase, I have spot

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Aug 24, 2020

Anyone remembers the TD 2000, the Malaysian-made retro car?

When it comes to the Malaysian automotive industry, I’m sure the most obvious one that comes across your mind would be Proton or Perodua, the former national cars. But did you know that Malaysia has a couple of niche carmakers, namely TD Cars and Bufori? For now, as mentioned in the title, I’ll be focusing on the TD 2000, a product of TD Cars. It’s a replica of the classic MG TD from the 1950s, retaining the same body shape but with a more modern powertrain, a fibreglass body, and disc brakes. B

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Sep 13, 2020

Stuck at home during MCO? Here’s a list of awesome car movies to binge on!

In case you missed it, the whole of Malaysia except Sarawak will be observing the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 4 February 2021. While we can’t show our love for our cars by driving them, we can always sooth our souls with some car related action movies. Here’s a list of car movies that you can binge on during the lockdown! The rather mainstream films (No Fast and Furious movies included) Need for Speed If you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need for Speed is the s


Jan 23, 2021

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera launched in Malaysia – 007’s new race car from RM 1.2 million

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur appears to be on a roll of car launches these past few weeks. First, there was the Vantage with a homage to a caped crusader and this was followed by a brightly coloured DBX. Now, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur has launched its fastest production car, the beautiful DBS Superleggera, and it comes with a cool coat of green called Pentland Green. It’s a different name but it has a similar vibe as the classic British Racing Green as seen on many legendary British racing cars fro

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Dec 1, 2020

New Batmobile coming in 2021! Do you like the muscle car vibes?

Another Batman movie is set to hit theatres in 2021, so that means, yet another new Batmobile is coming to add to the collection. We’ve seen a teaser of the car on director Matt Reeves’ Twitter, now we get to see the full car. The pictures of the Batmobile uploaded on movie concept designer, Jeff Frost’s, website is actually a scale model. The pictures were later shared onto the movie’s official Twitter profile. Overall, the car looks like a mish mash of a number of American muscle cars. The new


Jun 4, 2020

Owner Review: Young-timer classic review - My Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 1.8

** This article is the personal experience of a 1992 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 1.8 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: YJ Chua Some of you may have read another column that I wrote (long-term review of my GLC43 in Australia). This time, I’ll be writing on a car that couldn’t be more different. Not too long ago, my visa status changed, and I was given 6 months to convert my Malaysian driving license to a Victorian one. In Victoria, you have to bring your own car to

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Jul 24, 2020

Mazda teases its first ever electric car ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Hold on to your rotaries as Mazda has released an official teaser of their first ever electric car. We previously heard that Mazda was quietly testing an electric-powered CX-30 e-TPV (Electric Technology Prove-Out Vehicle) prototype. And while it was a quiet preview, there was barely any coverage when the car was touring around Oslo, Norway. From what little we can see of the video, it looks like the electrified Mazda will have a sloping roof and four doors. It will most probably adopt the same


Oct 22, 2019

Drive-in cinemas are back in trend in the UAE, GSC please do this for us in Malaysia

With the need for social distancing, Vox Cinemas came up with a safe way to enjoy the cinema experience by setting up a carpark at the Mall of Emirates as a special drive-in theatre. This means movie lovers wouldn’t miss out on the latest movie they want to watch. Drive-in cinemas used to be all the rage in the USA. They were the ultimate date night plan back in the 80s, as is seen in many movies from that era. Unfortunately, the trend was never popular in other countries. And it also quickly ph


May 20, 2020

Masih ingat kereta klasik TD 2000? Dibina di Malaysia, kini lenyap?

Ketika bercakap mengenai industri automotif Malaysia, jenama yang terlintas di fikiran sudah tentulah Proton dan Perodua, 2 pengeluar kereta terbesar domestik. Namun, tahukah anda bahawa Malaysia mempunyai beberapa pengeluar kereta kecil seperti TD Cars dan Bufori? Kali ini fokus akan diberikan terhadap model TD 2000, sebuah produk daripada TD Cars. Kereta ini adalah model replika MG TD klasik dari tahun 1950an, mengekalkan bentuk badan yang sama tetapi dengan trenkuasa yang lebih moden, badan g


Sep 26, 2020

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S Reasons why I bought this car My family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s w

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Dec 12, 2020

Check out Wuling’s new toy car-looking Hongguang Mini EV

Looks like the Mini EV2 X2 has a new rival in China. This Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is the latest small electric vehicle (EV) on the market and it is cheaper and more practical than all its rivals. As like most small cars, the boxy 3-door Wuling EV’s design is inspired by Japanese Kei-cars. Overall, the Hong Guang looks very much like a life-size toy car with its straight simple lines and a colour scheme that gives the EV the illusion of a floating roof. Thanks to its size of 2,917 x 1,493 x 1,6


Jul 3, 2020

The man behind the name John Cooper Works

You’re probably familiar with the name John Cooper thanks to the aggressive MINIs that has rolled off the line and onto our roads. But do you know who John Cooper really is and why his name is synonymous with MINI’s fastest and most aggressive cars? John Newton Cooper was born in 1923 in Kingston, Surrey. He and his father Charles Cooper founded the Cooper Car Company to fuel John Cooper’s and his childhood friend, Eric Brandon’s racing dream. He is well known for being the founder (Audi would b


Nov 11, 2019

Remember this BMW M5 chasing down a land speed record car ad? It has come to life!

Remember this ad of the BMW M5 camera chaser car filming a land speed record car in the early 2000s? The ad was made to showcase the M5 as the “fastest saloon on the planet”. Fast forward to 2020, this ad has become reality as a video producer converted a BMW M5 into the perfect camera car. Dubbed “The Bavarian Ranch Hand”, this 2002 E39 BMW 5 Series M5 is a purpose-built camera chaser car capable of capturing car-to-car footages at speeds over 200 km/h. The Ranch Hand is equipped with a modifie


Jul 14, 2020

Lotus Evija makes 0-300 km/h in just 9 seconds, fastest accelerating car ever?

The Lotus Evija is the company’s first-ever electric hypercar. Power is derived from four motors that does 2,000 PS and 1,700 Nm, allowing the hypercar to hit 300 km/h in just 9 seconds, quicker than a Bugatti Chiron! As you know, no matter how many hypercars were introduced in the world, none can come close to competing with the Bugatti Chiron’s numbers. The Chiron maintains its position as the fastest car in the world but it seems the Lotus Evija has peeped out the Chiron’s acceleration time.


Jul 16, 2020

The coolest old car? A look at the first Nismo-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

At this point, it isn't even about rose-tinted glasses anymore - the 1980s and 1990s were good times for sports cars. Nissan seems to agree, if their fully-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R is anything to go by. Recently, Nismo (Nissan's sporting arm, Nissan Motorsports International) opened their Nismo 'Restored Car' division, with the first product on their catalogue being this 'Godzilla' R32 GT-R. If you've somehow missed the whole hullabaloo about it, here's a quick low-down: the project esse


Mar 15, 2021

Owner Review: A 20-year-old car with all the modern equipment you need - My 2000 Mercedes-Benz W202 C230 Kompressor

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Saiful Azzam Khairummuzammil Basic information 2000 Mercedes-Benz W202 C230 Kompressor Reason why I bought this car For the past 5 years, I have been driving a Mercedes-Benz W126 300SEL as a daily commute to work. The reason was simple, I needed a car with a big boot, spacious interior for my children and goods, comfortable on long journey, sta

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Nov 30, 2020

Experience the power of the Lam-bull-ghini!

We have always known the term “horsepower” as a measure of the power output a car engine can produce. Though bulls and cows were used as means of transports back in the day, we have never known it as "bull-power" or "cow-power". Well, this stranded Toyota Hilux had a good taste of classic bull-power! In this video uploaded on Facebook, a pair of bulls were seen hooked up to a stranded Toyota Hilux. While the Hilux is a good off-roading workhorse, even muddy situations like in the video left the


Aug 5, 2020

Are you a fan of BMW, Alfa Romeo or VW fan? Uniqlo has the perfect T-shirt for you!

Even though there is plenty of car merchandise that lets you wear your favourite car brands on your body, let’s face it, they aren’t always nice to look at. Especially the shirts with classic cars. But Uniqlo’s new The Brands Cars T-shirt collection is set to change that! According to Uniqlo’s brief explanation, the collection is “a collaboration project with car brands that continue to appeal to all fans from the world”. From the legendary BMW E30 to the Alfa Romeo Spider and the VW Karman Ghia


Jun 29, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT. The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire. Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car will


Jun 24, 2020

Feeling artsy? Here’s some car-themed arts and crafts

Are you and/or your kids are bored during this Movement Control Order (MCO)? Why not unleash your inner creativity and get yourself and/or the kids busy with a selection of car-themed arts and crafts? We’ve gone thru car manufacturers’ social media and found which brands are offering the chance to design or colour your dream car. Get your Photoshop or Illustrator ready, or print these up and start grinding! Nissan’s #DrawDrawDraw Nissan is offering over 24 visual from their company history, from

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Apr 26, 2020