Guides

  • MGB ROADSTER BUYERS GUIDE

    MGB ROADSTER BUYERS GUIDE

    8th August 2018

    If you have read our MG Buyer's Guide series , then you will have already covered the basic intro and mechanical spec in our MGB GT Buyer's Guide....

  • MARKET TRENDS – BESPOKE BEETLES

    MARKET TRENDS – BESPOKE BEETLES

    6th August 2018

    VW’s Type 1 ‘Kaefer’ running gear did far more than just push around the people’s car: it was put to work before, during and after World War Two – as collectors are finding out...

  • BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    2nd August 2018

    Putting any car in for a MoT can be a daunting experience but a quick check before turning up at the garage can often mean the difference between a pass and a fail. Here we look at the main reasons for MoT failure for the BMW E36 3 Series...

  • MARKET TRENDS – TVR

    MARKET TRENDS – TVR

    30th July 2018

    Although almost mechanically identical to the sister car, the Chimaera, the Griffith had a smaller, meatier body that differentiated it. Using the same principle of fibreglass plus a Rover V8, power sat at around 240bhp for the just-over-a-tonne Griffith giving a healthy power-to-weight ratio...

  • MG MK3 MIDGET BUYERS GUIDE

    MG MK3 MIDGET BUYERS GUIDE

    30th July 2018

    Nobody ever seems to mention the pejorative term ‘badge engineering’ when talking of MG’s postwar Midgets, but Austin-Healey had already tested the water in 1958 with their Sprite, which lost its Frogeye looks in 1961 upon the launch of the Mk2...

  • BEST 5 TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR DRIVING IN EUROPE

    BEST 5 TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR DRIVING IN EUROPE

    27th July 2018

    Taking your car on a European tour is fun, and a great way to enjoy quality time with your pride and joy. But there’s lots to consider before grabbing your passport and hitting the autoroutes...

  • MK3 TOYOTA MR2 BUYERS GUIDE

    MK3 TOYOTA MR2 BUYERS GUIDE

    26th July 2018

    The third generation of Toyota’s mid-engined MR2 was a very different animal from its predecessors but was still a credible sports car and is great value today. Here’s what you need know if your thinking or buying one...

  • MG3 BUYERS GUIDE

    MG3 BUYERS GUIDE

    23rd July 2018

    When the MG3 was launched in the UK in September 2013, there were plenty of people who predicted savage depreciation for the new model on the secondhand market. They based that prediction in no small measure on the experience of the MG6, which soon saw very low residuals and heavy discounting by MG themselves...

  • MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-ENGINED PORSCHES

    MARKET TRENDS – FRONT-ENGINED PORSCHES

    23rd July 2018

    Luxury grand tourer are the words we’d associate with the 928 today but its intentions were very different in 1978 when Porsche unveiled the front-engined, rear-wheel drive car to its line-up. Most of you will know that the 928...