Guides

  • MARKET TRENDS – 80S UK LUXURY CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – 80S UK LUXURY CARS

    22nd January 2018

    The mid to late Eighties saw a British barge revival from Ford, Jaguar, Rover and Vauxhall. With many Granada Scorpios, XJ6s, 800s and Senator Bs driven to destruction in the Noughties, collectors (and the market) are beginning to repent. Recognition isn’t far away – so grab a bargain while you can!

  • MARKET TRENDS – MID-ENGINED MARVELS

    MARKET TRENDS – MID-ENGINED MARVELS

    15th January 2018

    Bringing mid-engined cars to the road from the track wasn’t easy – but several manufacturers made it happen in the Sixties. As always, low volume exotica doesn’t come cheap...

  • JAGUAR XJS BUYER’S GUIDE

    JAGUAR XJS BUYER’S GUIDE

    8th January 2018

    Finally receiving the respect it arguably always deserved, Jaguar’s long-running XJS makes an excellent choice for anyone seeking a grand tourer with presence and performance in equal measure. But what do you need to know before buying a Jaguar XJS?

  • MARKET TRENDS – FRENCH SUPERCARS

    MARKET TRENDS – FRENCH SUPERCARS

    8th January 2018

    Having lost its pre-war status as a performance car nation, France’s car makers went on to challenged the establishment through more modest means. As the Alpine marque is revived for 2018, expect its past models to increase in value...

  • MARKET TRENDS – 1950S FAMILY CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – 1950S FAMILY CARS

    3rd January 2018

    As Europe slowly lifted itself out of the doldrums, manufacturers looked forward to a new decade. Family cars from the ’50s remain affordable – provided you stay on our side of the Channel ...

  • MARKET TRENDS – ’70S COUPES

    MARKET TRENDS – ’70S COUPES

    11th December 2017

    For those starting their sports car career in the Seventies, there were several worthy choices on offer; glamour, a reasonable and price and a throaty exhaust were more important than outright speed...

  • 12 BEST BEGINNERS TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION

    12 BEST BEGINNERS TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION

    4th December 2017

    Contemplating your first restoration project can seem daunting, but these basic tips and advice on classic car restoration will ease you in gently and hopefully cut out a lot of frustration and heartache...

  • HONDA S2000 BUYER’S GUIDE

    HONDA S2000 BUYER’S GUIDE

    27th November 2017

    Honda’s answer to the MX-5 wasn’t to join it but beat it into submission with its astonishing S2000, offering 240 bhp from a race-bred four-cylinder engine without a turbo in sight...

  • HOW IT WORKS – TURBO CHARGERS & SUPER CHARGERS

    HOW IT WORKS – TURBO CHARGERS & SUPER CHARGERS

    22nd November 2017

    Using a mechanical compressor or an exhaust operated turbine to force more fuel and air into an engine will produce a more powerful explosion. We look at the two main forms of forced induction.

  • 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...