Guides

  • FACTORY TUNED SPECIALS

    FACTORY TUNED SPECIALS

    26th March 2019

    We consider the tuning firms turned car makers, from Abarth to JaguarSport.

  • GOLDEN YEARS: FORD AND JAGUAR

    GOLDEN YEARS: FORD AND JAGUAR

    19th March 2019

    It was 30 years ago that Jaguar became a part of Ford and embarked upon what many regard as its most successful era of modern times.

  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… AUSTIN/ROVER MONTEGO

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… AUSTIN/ROVER MONTEGO

    15th March 2019

    After a visit to the BMIHT Trust's British Motor Museum recently and while pondering the poor panel fit on the last-off-the-line Montego, we were struck by the fact that these cars have disappeared from sight even faster than their contemporary competition, the Cavalier and Sierra.

  • FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    13th March 2019

    Many car makers try to pitch their product at the lucrative premium market, but only some have ever succeeded. It's not always the ones which make the best cars, either. We look at some almost-but-not-quite examples.

  • SPOTTED FOR SALE: PORSCHE 911SC

    SPOTTED FOR SALE: PORSCHE 911SC

    12th March 2019

    The venerable Porsche 911 might have been scheduled for replacement by 1981, but its fanatical following within and outside the company meant that this was never truly likely to happen. 1978 saw the replacement of the base and Carrera models with one new model; the SC (or Super Carrera).

  • RENAULT 21 TO PARIS… AND BACK AGAIN: PART TWO

    RENAULT 21 TO PARIS… AND BACK AGAIN: PART TWO

    1st March 2019

    We’d made it to Paris in our Renault 21, and now it was time for a detour en route back to the UK... Classics Car Buyer's News and Markets Editor Jeff Ruggles discusses the return leg.

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: MAZDA MX-5 MK2 V TOYOTA MR2 MK3

    CLASSIC RIVALS: MAZDA MX-5 MK2 V TOYOTA MR2 MK3

    1st March 2019

    Upsetting the applecart. When it comes to open-top thrills, the MX-5 is usually the top dog, but does the Mk3 MR2 offer an alternative that’s just as good and more affordable?

  • PALE IMITATION OR WORTHY SUCCESSOR?

    PALE IMITATION OR WORTHY SUCCESSOR?

    28th February 2019

    Landmark vehicles always create a problem for manufacturers; just how do you follow that initial success? Here we take a look at some significant classics and ask whether what followed was actually good enough

  • FORD COSWORTH BUYERS GUIDE

    FORD COSWORTH BUYERS GUIDE

    21st February 2019

    Supercar performance and everyday practicality made the Sierra RS Cosworth unbeatable on the road as well as the track. Here’s the lowdown on the fast Ford legend. Here's what you need to know before buying one.