Guides

  • BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    Aaron McKay on 27th March 2020

    The baby BMW that predates the 3-Series, the BMW 2002 is a cool classic saloon that you can use daily. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • CONCEPT CARS THAT MADE IT TO PRODUCTION

    CONCEPT CARS THAT MADE IT TO PRODUCTION

    Matt Bell on 27th March 2020

    The cars we can buy for the road are usually far detached from their concept beginnings. But what about the concept cars that managed to roll off the stands and onto the roads?

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF MG CARS

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF MG CARS

    Matt Bell on 18th March 2020

    Since its creation in the early 1920’s, MG cars have been controlled by a succession of different companies and organisations and today this famous sporting brand is going from strength to strength under the direction of the Chinese-based automotive giant SIAC Motor Corporation.

  • LONGBRIDGE LEGENDS

    LONGBRIDGE LEGENDS

    Matt Bell on 3rd March 2020

    A brand-new town has risen phoenix-like from the demolished assembly halls and ad hoc buildings that once made up the sprawling Longbridge production complex where this selection of classic Brummie-built favourites was created.

  • BEFORE THE CROSSOVERS: THE HUMBLE MPV

    BEFORE THE CROSSOVERS: THE HUMBLE MPV

    Matt Bell on 25th February 2020

    The MPV era was a bit of a flash in the pan, but a rush of talent has given us some great and some quirky cars to look back on.

  • OUT OF THE SHADOWS – ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT

    OUT OF THE SHADOWS – ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT

    Matt Bell on 17th February 2020

    Rolls-Royce went through a crucial line-up change in 1980, when the long-running Silver Shadow finally gave way to the Silver Spirit – a model noticeably different in style.

  • DAIMLER – THE JAGUAR YEARS

    DAIMLER – THE JAGUAR YEARS

    Matt Bell on 10th February 2020

    The Daimler Motor Company was purchased by Jaguar in 1960 and this long-established marque went on to survive for almost 50 years before being consigned to the history books. We look at a selection of Daimlers built during the turbulent Jaguar years.

  • ELECTRIC MORRIS MINOR REVIEW

    ELECTRIC MORRIS MINOR REVIEW

    Paul Wager on 14th January 2020

    The recent surge in electric classics has mainly been a high-end business fuelled by manufacturer-backed conversions. We find a much more down-to-earth approach.

  • CLASSIC ROAD TEST: ALFA ROMEO GTV REVIEW

    CLASSIC ROAD TEST: ALFA ROMEO GTV REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 8th January 2020

    Back in the mid ’90s this was Alfa’s riposte to the BMW coupe. How does the Alfa Romeo GTV stack up 20 years on and should you buy one?

  • 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.

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: PORSCHE 911 VS TVR CHIMAERA

    CLASSIC RIVALS: PORSCHE 911 VS TVR CHIMAERA

    Matt Bell on 19th December 2019

    The TVR Chimaera, a straight up bruiser, or the finely finessed Porsche 911? We try and choose between the two resurgent sports cars from the 1990s.