Guides

  • 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...

  • 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...