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  • MARKET TRENDS – EIGHTIES EXCESS

    MARKET TRENDS – EIGHTIES EXCESS

    Matt Bell on 16th January 2020

    Despite the hot hatch craze, the coupe sector remained bustling in the ‘80s, producing some future classics. We take a look at some Eighties excess. 

  • TRIUMPH STAG BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH STAG BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 15th January 2020

    It’s one of the most widely seen classics on any show field. But is the Triumph Stag a sensible classic buy? Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MORGAN PLUS 8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MORGAN PLUS 8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 4th December 2019

    First and foremost, Morgan is brilliant at building sports cars. The Plus 8 is no different, offering brilliant performance in an elegant shell. Here’s what you need to know.

  • MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 3rd December 2019

    The MG ZT was more than a Rover 75 in sports shoes. Much, much more. It was a performance saloon par excellence and today makes for a superb classic sporting bargain.

  • MARKET TRENDS – COOL COUPES

    MARKET TRENDS – COOL COUPES

    Matt Bell on 28th November 2019

    Every manufacturer was in on the 90s cool coupes trend, stylish two-doors in abundance. But nearly three decades on, which are worth investing in?

  • MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-DRIVE MGS

    MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-DRIVE MGS

    Matt Bell on 26th November 2019

    In this Market Trends we take a look at three front-drive MGS, the MG Metro Turbo, Maestro and Montego Turbo...

  • SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 15th November 2019

    Although the marketing literature claimed the new Sunbeam Alpine was named after the mountain passes where the prototypes were tested, the title was in fact a direct link back to a capable Rootes Group produced sports coupe from the early 1950s. We profile what to look for when buying the later version.

  • BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th October 2019

    Robust enough for many to still be in daily use, the BMW E36 3-Series ushered in a new era of BMW coupes. They make a fine modern classic today.

  • FORD CAPRI MK3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    FORD CAPRI MK3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 16th October 2019

    The Ford Capri Mk3 ended up being more than just a mild facelift and demonstrates how Ford of Europe managed to update the nation’s favourite coupe on a tight budget. Here’s what you need to know.

  • MARKET TRENDS – FORD COUPES 

    MARKET TRENDS – FORD COUPES 

    Matt Bell on 10th October 2019

    Most people wanting Ford coupes will hunt for a Capri, but the Blue Oval has produced plenty of others. Do any warrant investment?

  • TRIUMPH TR7 BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR7 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 7th October 2019

    After a slow start, the Triumph TR7 is appreciated these days as perhaps the best driving and also the most affordable of all the TRs. Here’s what you need to know.

  • MARKET TRENDS – CONVERTIBLE JAGUARS

    MARKET TRENDS – CONVERTIBLE JAGUARS

    Matt Bell on 26th September 2019

    Jaguar coupes exude class, style and menace, characteristics only magnified with the roof off. Convertible Jaguars can be an affordable classic and lucrative investment.