Guides

  • ALL SHOW NO GO

    ALL SHOW NO GO

    Matt Bell on 19th November 2019

    Not all sporty-looking cars are what they seem, some are all show no go. We look back at some memorable examples of vehicles that ultimately lacked the bark to match their perceived bite.

  • 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.

  • MODERN CLASSICS TO BUY NOW: JAGUAR X350

    MODERN CLASSICS TO BUY NOW: JAGUAR X350

    Matt Bell on 13th November 2019

    We take a look at why the Jaguar X350 with its revolutionary aluminium chassis and body is one of the hot modern classics you should buy now. 

  • MODERN CLASSIC SIX-CYLINDER COUPES

    MODERN CLASSIC SIX-CYLINDER COUPES

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2019

    Take a chance today on some of these up-and-coming modern classic six-cylinder coupes while you still can. We take a look at some bargain buys this winter.

  • MODERN CLASSIC ROADSTERS

    MODERN CLASSIC ROADSTERS

    Matt Bell on 4th November 2019

    Take a chance today on some of these up-and-coming modern classic roadsters while you still can. We take a look at some bargain buys this winter.

  • TOP 5 HALLOWEEN CAR NAMES

    TOP 5 HALLOWEEN CAR NAMES

    Matt Bell on 31st October 2019

    It’s Halloween, so what better way to celebrate than by looking back at the top 5 Halloween-themed car models, from Ghost to Beetle.

  • WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    Matt Bell on 30th October 2019

    When launched in 1989, the BMW 8-series arrived to some confusion. What was it built for? 30 years on, we ask was it really that bad?

  • FORD ESCORT MK3 CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    FORD ESCORT MK3 CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 25th October 2019

    Twenty years after the Car Of The Year award was bestowed on its successor, we revisit the Ford Escort Mk3, the first front-wheel drive Escort.

  • MGA CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    MGA CLASSIC ROAD TEST

    Matt Bell on 23rd October 2019

    News Editor Ruggles loves the MGA for its rugged simplicity as much as its stunning looks, but to truly achieve a dream experience, he sought out a very special example.

  • MARKET TRENDS – AFFORDABLE LAND ROVERS

    MARKET TRENDS – AFFORDABLE LAND ROVERS

    Matt Bell on 21st October 2019

    The Series 1 Land Rover and original Range Rover are appreciating classics. But do the affordable Land Rovers make worthwhile investments?   

  • JAGUAR S-TYPE 20 YEARS ON

    JAGUAR S-TYPE 20 YEARS ON

    Matt Bell on 21st October 2019

    The Jaguar S-Type was a huge car for the marque.  20 years on, how does it fare as a classic?

  • 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.