Guides

  • 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRIUMPH HERALD / VITESSE

    10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRIUMPH HERALD / VITESSE

    15th November 2017

    Triumph produced a winner with the Herald and built on the success with the six-cylinder Vitesse. Variants include saloons, convertibles, estates and vans and the Herald’s chassis on frame construction means that restoring one these very useable cars is well within the bounds of a keen DIY owner...

  • WHAT’S THE BEST TAX-EXEMPT CLASSIC CITY CAR?

    WHAT’S THE BEST TAX-EXEMPT CLASSIC CITY CAR?

    13th November 2017

    City cars are big sellers in 2017, but what about their classic equivalents? Paul Guinness looks at a selection of diminutive urban runabouts – each one offering impressive economy, manoeuvrability and free-of-charge Vehicle Excise Duty. Which one would you choose?

  • TRIUMPH VITESSE BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH VITESSE BUYER’S GUIDE

    30th October 2017

    Largely based on the four-cylinder, friendlier-faced Herald, the Vitesse arrived in 1962 with a useful injection of performance from its 1.6-litre straight tsix – an engine which itself would go on to power a whole range of exciting Triumph sports cars in slowly increasing displacements, while the Vitesse itself eventually benefited from a two-litre version. ..

  • AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE BUYER’S GUIDE

    AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE BUYER’S GUIDE

    25th October 2017

    Size really is everything with the Austin-Healey Sprite because its diminutive proportions, tiny running costs and unambitious price tag are what continue to make it so appealing. Best of all, once you’ve bought one that is bodily solid...

  • RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    25th October 2017

    The Reliant Scimitar GTE is a truly overlooked British classic car that’s quick enough, good value and an absolute doddle to maintain thanks to humble Ford running gear. Its estate-like body, folding rear seats...

  • MORRIS MINOR TOURER BUYER’S GUIDE

    MORRIS MINOR TOURER BUYER’S GUIDE

    17th October 2017

    Few cars have quite as much classic charm as the open top Moggy. It appeared alongside the saloon right from the start in 1948, although the early pre-1951 MMseries cars are best left for the collectors due to their low-powered side valve engines...

  • VOLKSWAGEN 1302/1303 BUYER’S GUIDE

    VOLKSWAGEN 1302/1303 BUYER’S GUIDE

    9th October 2017

    Values of VW’s charismatic Split Window camper have gone stratospheric in recent years, and it looks like early Beetle prices are beginning to go the same way...

  • CITROËN 2CV6 BUYER’S GUIDE

    CITROËN 2CV6 BUYER’S GUIDE

    2nd October 2017

    Just as the Mini found itself reimagined for a new age in the ’Nineties, so too did the iconic Citroën 2CV in the mid ’Seventies. The 2CV6 saw its plucky air-cooled, two-cylinder engine grow to a serviceable 602cc...

  • MGB ROADSTER RUBBER BUMPER BUYER’S GUIDE

    MGB ROADSTER RUBBER BUMPER BUYER’S GUIDE

    25th September 2017

    While its chrome bumpered Forebear may be the poster child of the classic car hobby, the of maligned ‘rubber bumper’ MGB of 1974 onwards doesn’t enjoy quite the same level of adoration. The car gained its infamous safety bumpers...