WATCH: Celtic fans journey back to Lisbon in a Hillman Imp

Two Celtic fans have decided to recreate an epic journey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Celtic's famous European Cup win

A pair of Celtic fans are rolling back 50 years and all the way to Lisbon in a Hillman Imp in memory of the club's European Cup win.

Cousins Martin Coyle and Barry Sweeney are embarking on a 1,800-mile road trip in just six days to retrace the journey made by a group of journalists and photographers from Glasgow before Celtic's historic victory in 1967.

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The vintage car, bought in Portugal, is very similar to the vehicle used all those years ago by, among others, former Scottish Daily Express reporter James Maguire - who was even present to send the history-chasing duo off on Thursday.

"We're trying recapture a bit of that spirit and the sense of adventure," said Coyle. "In 1967 not a lot of people travelled abroad like that so it must have been a big deal."

Live Scottish Cup Final

The car actually set fire on a test-run recently, but the pair remain confident a lion-hearted effort will see them hit Lisbon by the 50th anniversary of the final win on Thursday - and just in time to watch Celtic's Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen on May 27, live on Sky Sports 1 HD.

"Features-wise there's not a lot to it, the windows go up and down and it changes gears, stops, starts," joked Sweeney. "The air-con is the windows going up and down."

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