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  • WATCH: MERCEDES W210 E430 ROAD TEST

    WATCH: MERCEDES W210 E430 ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 7th January 2020

    In this latest video, Features Editor Sam Skelton reviews his very own Mercedes W210 E430. Does cheap motoring get much better than a £300 V8 Mercedes?

  • EMERGING CLASSIC – CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

    EMERGING CLASSIC – CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

    Matt Bell on 7th January 2020

    Derided at its launch for looking like the Addams Family’s shopping car, Chrysler’s PT Cruiser was an unexpected hit in the UK. Almost 20 years on, this quirky-yet-practical vehicle is a very good candidate for classic status.

  • LEXUS LS400 BUYER’S GUIDE

    LEXUS LS400 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 6th January 2020

    The original Lexus LS400 gave Jaguar sleepless nights and even had BMW and Mercedes on the run. Here’s how to buy this understated but so significant modern classic.

  • SYNTHETIC FUEL – A NEW HOPE FOR CLASSICS?

    SYNTHETIC FUEL – A NEW HOPE FOR CLASSICS?

    Matt Bell on 6th January 2020

    Amidst the fight against climate change, owners of classic cars may find themselves sitting rather uncomfortably. So, is synthetic fuel a new hope?

  • THE ADO COUPE BREAKS COVER

    THE ADO COUPE BREAKS COVER

    Matt Bell on 3rd January 2020

    Scotland hasn’t been too renowned for its car-building prowess in recent decades, with Rootes’ Linwood plant closed in 1981 and AC Scotland calling in the receivers in 1985. However, a fresh chapter could be about to start, with a new car, the ADO Coupe– and the first ever to come from Dundee – now revealed.

  • REIS PRIDE OF THE PADDOCK COMPETITION

    REIS PRIDE OF THE PADDOCK COMPETITION

    Matt Bell on 3rd January 2020

    Entries are now open for the Reis Pride of the Paddock competition, held as part of the Reis Race Retro event at Stoneleigh Park from February 21-23. Private owners are invited to display their competition cars from all motorsport disciplines at the show, with visitors set to pick their favourite.

  • MARKET TRENDS – SEVENTIES COMPACT SALOONS

    MARKET TRENDS – SEVENTIES COMPACT SALOONS

    Matt Bell on 2nd January 2020

    The 1970s produced a host of interesting medium-sized saloons to suit all tastes and budgets. Choosing one of our Seventies compact saloons will help save an underrated classic seeking a good home.

  • CUSTOM CITROËN STARS AT H&H AUCTION

    CUSTOM CITROËN STARS AT H&H AUCTION

    Matt Bell on 2nd January 2020

    H&H hosted its final online auction of 2019 on December 4, with 48 lots going under the virtual hammer. Variety was the order of the day, with consignments ranging from a 1915 Hupmobile Model HA Tourer to the wild 1976 Citroën ‘Indecision’ built by renowned car customiser Andy Saunders.

  • AUCTION REVIEW 2019

    AUCTION REVIEW 2019

    Matt Bell on 2nd January 2020

    It’s been another whirlwind year for classics going under the hammer, with ups and downs against a backdrop of continuing political and economic uncertainty.

  • SUBMIT YOUR BARN FIND

    SUBMIT YOUR BARN FIND

    Matt Bell on 30th December 2019

    The search for hidden and forgotten treasure is on ahead of next year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, which will be held at Birmingham’s NEC from March 27-29.

  • DATE CONFIRMED FOR SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2020

    DATE CONFIRMED FOR SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2020

    Matt Bell on 29th December 2019

    The dates for next summer’s landmark 30th anniversary Silverstone Classic have been rubber-stamped following the confirmation of the British Grand Prix.

  • SUVs FACE BACKLASH

    SUVs FACE BACKLASH

    Matt Bell on 27th December 2019

    Large, heavy SUVs are more popular than ever, with manufacturers like Alfa Romeo turning their back on sports cars to focus on what has been become a very lucrative market.

  • ENTHUSIASTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST SCAMMERS

    ENTHUSIASTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST SCAMMERS

    Matt Bell on 26th December 2019

    Following an article in the December 4 issue of Classic Car Buyer regarding the continued nuisance of fraudulent eBay listings, we’ve received an overwhelming response from readers.

  • LANCASTER INSURANCE CAR WINNER

    LANCASTER INSURANCE CAR WINNER

    Matt Bell on 24th December 2019

    Christmas came early for John Williams from Cheltenham as he received the keys to Lancaster Insurance’s prize-giveaway Mazda MX-5.