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  • BRIGHTWELLS FEBRUARY 2021 AUCTION REVIEW

    BRIGHTWELLS FEBRUARY 2021 AUCTION REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 9th March 2021

    Brightwells hosted its first classic car auction of 2021 in February, which saw plenty of buyers ready to start spending ahead of the government's announcement on restrictions with some positivity about better weather and mixing with family again potentially inspiring bidders to get out on British roads in a new classic.

  • FORD CORTINA MK3 BUYING GUIDE

    FORD CORTINA MK3 BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 8th March 2021

    Ford’s distinctive Coke bottle Cortina was a ’70s fleet and family favourite, and still makes for an excellent practical classic today. Here’s what you need to know when hunting out a Ford Cortina Mk3 rare survivor. 

  • CHRYSLER PT CRUISER REVIEW: WORST CAR EVER?

    CHRYSLER PT CRUISER REVIEW: WORST CAR EVER?

    Matt Bell on 3rd March 2021

    From being the quirkiest family car you could buy at launch, the Chrysler PT Cruiser now sits on many 'worst car ever made' lists and is endlessly mocked by enthusiasts. But does it deserve it? Joe borrowed a PT Cruiser from our colleagues at Car Mechanics to find out...

  • BROMLEY PAGEANT OF MOTORING 2021 CANCELLED

    BROMLEY PAGEANT OF MOTORING 2021 CANCELLED

    Matt Bell on 2nd March 2021

    Following the recent announcement from the government with regards to Covid-19, A-ME Event Management, organisers of the Bromley Pageant of Motoring, have decided to cancel the 2021 event.

  • AIR-COOLED PORSCHE PRICES: MARKET TRENDS

    AIR-COOLED PORSCHE PRICES: MARKET TRENDS

    Matt Bell on 26th February 2021

    A slight tailing off of the Porsche 911 market has turned into a landslide during lockdown. We take a look at some air-cooled Porsche prices to see which models have been hit the most.

  • ULEZ EXPANSION SEES MORE CLASSICS PUSHED OUT OF LONDON

    ULEZ EXPANSION SEES MORE CLASSICS PUSHED OUT OF LONDON

    Matt Bell on 25th February 2021

    London is heading for a massive shake up of its car fleet, with the impending Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion set to make a host of 1980s and 1990s classics unviable to run in much of the Capital.

  • JAGUAR V12 SHOWDOWN: XJ12 SERIES 3 VS X305

    JAGUAR V12 SHOWDOWN: XJ12 SERIES 3 VS X305

    Matt Bell on 24th February 2021

    It’s 50 years since the Jaguar V12 engine was first introduced in a road car and with thirsty luxury cars soon to be a thing of the past, Phil decided to compare two fine examples of Jaguar’s flagship XJ12 limousine. Both seen here in ultra-plush Daimler Double Six guise, will the beautiful Series 3 or more modern X305 come out on top?

  • JAPANESE SPORTS CARS – MARKET TRENDS

    JAPANESE SPORTS CARS – MARKET TRENDS

    Matt Bell on 23rd February 2021

    Quick, and with the reliability of a Swiss Labrador there's quite a contrast in the way values of these three Japanese sports cars have fluctuated in the last few decades.

  • MK1 MINI SLEEPER AT AUCTION

    MK1 MINI SLEEPER AT AUCTION

    Matt Bell on 22nd February 2021

    South Western Vehicle Auctions’ next classic sale takes place on March 26 with another trademark eclectic mix of vehicles, including this Mk1 Mini sleeper, a fantastic period-tweaked example of a British icon.

  • WIN AN AIRMASTER AIR COMPRESSOR

    WIN AN AIRMASTER AIR COMPRESSOR

    Matt Bell on 18th February 2021

    In this month’s free-to-enter competition, we are giving away an Airmaster air compressor to three lucky winners, courtesy of tool and equipment mega-supplier Machine Mart, each one worth £107.98.

  • PONTIAC TRANS AM ROAD TEST

    PONTIAC TRANS AM ROAD TEST

    Paul Wager on 17th February 2021

    With strong head-turning appeal and a good parts supply, does the Pontiac Trans Am make a decent buy here in the UK today? We find out.