Guides

  • MARKET TRENDS – CONVERTIBLE TRIUMPHS

    MARKET TRENDS – CONVERTIBLE TRIUMPHS

    8th October 2018

    The Spitfire is a throwback to the typical petit British sports car aimed at the enthusiast who wanted to have fun. It’s a Le Mans class winning, stylish sports car with a good following today...

  • HISTORY OF THE JAGUAR XK ENGINE

    HISTORY OF THE JAGUAR XK ENGINE

    3rd October 2018

    Jaguar’s iconic XK engine celebrated its 70th birthday this year. We chart its development from its debut in the 1948 XK120 until its final appearance in 1992...

  • MARKET TRENDS – OBSCURE GTI’S

    MARKET TRENDS – OBSCURE GTI’S

    1st October 2018

    Citroen owners are passionate ones. They get the brand; all its pitfalls suddenly become attractive characteristics that make the brand stand out. The Citroen CX GTI is certainly amongst Citroen’s quirkiest models, and the CX itself is often regarded as the last proper Citroen before its takeover by Peugeot...

  • MARKET TRENDS – OPEN TOP TRIUMPHS

    MARKET TRENDS – OPEN TOP TRIUMPHS

    24th September 2018

    The Stag was built with the idea of being a luxury grand tourer, going head to head with the likes of Mercedes with its SL models. It started life though as a styling experiment, which was cut and shaped from a 1963/4 Triumph 2000 pre-production car...

  • MARKET TRENDS – CLASSIC 3-CYLINDERS

    MARKET TRENDS – CLASSIC 3-CYLINDERS

    24th September 2018

    The slightly oddball A2 was a bit of a sales flop for Audi; by sales flop we mean it catastrophically failed. Search Audi A2 into Google and you’ll find a handful of articles from reputable publications...

  • MG TD BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG TD BUYER’S GUIDE

    19th September 2018

    The T-Type series had started with the TA of June 1936. This was not universally welcomed by MG enthusiasts as it was less sporty than previous Midgets, not least because it had an OHV MPJG engine which was seen as a retrograde step from the earlier overhead cam units...

  • MGA BUYER’S GUIDE

    MGA BUYER’S GUIDE

    12th September 2018

    The MGA might look sleekly modern compared to the T-Types it replaced, but those sensuous curves sat on a separate chassis and wooden floorboards. Launched in September 1955 as a two-seat roadster...

  • MG RV8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG RV8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    4th September 2018

    The MG RV8 is an updated incarnation of the MGB Roadster fitted with a 3.9-litre Rover V8 fuel injected engine, a Rover five-speed manual gearbox and significantly uprated suspension, brakes and interior trim. This means that aside from the normal list of checks that apply to buying any MGB or MGB V8, most of which revolve around the body integrity, there are RV8 specific aspects...

  • MG Z-TYPE MAGNETTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG Z-TYPE MAGNETTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    22nd August 2018

    The Z-Type Magnette debuted at the London Motor Show in October 1953, with very obvious connections to the Wolseley 4/44 of 1952 but also with enough changes under that curvaceous skin to make the MG a true sporting saloon that outperformed its stablemate in every key area...