Guides

  • WHAT’S THE BEST TAX AND MOT FREE DAILY CLASSIC CAR?

    WHAT’S THE BEST TAX AND MOT FREE DAILY CLASSIC CAR?

    23rd May 2017

    Buy a car built before 1960 and you won’t be worrying about MoT tests, never mind paying for Vehicle Excise Duty. And if the daily commute is a local one, your classic could even become your daily driver. Paul Guinness checks out some great choices...

  • Classic Car Price Guide

    Classic Car Price Guide

    16th May 2017

    This classic car price guide is compiled by reference to a wide variety of sources, including clubs, auction results and advertisements, both printed and online. It is impossible for anyone to accurately value a specific vehicle without first examining the…

  • SERIES I-V SUNBEAM RAPIER BUYERS GUIDE

    SERIES I-V SUNBEAM RAPIER BUYERS GUIDE

    16th March 2017

    Despite the family likeness, please don’t think of the Rapier as a souped- up Hillman Minx. It’s a true sports saloon on its own right and proved it in rallying and salon racing. Rapiers are also enormous fun when driven…

  • MKIII FORD CORTINA BUYERS GUIDE

    MKIII FORD CORTINA BUYERS GUIDE

    14th March 2017

    Most will be well aware of the soaring asking prices associated with the most iconic Fords of the ’Sixties and ’Seventies – and the MkIII Cortina is no exception. This was the Cortina that did away with the square, boxy…

  • FORD CONSUL CLASSIC & CAPRI BUYERS GUIDE

    FORD CONSUL CLASSIC & CAPRI BUYERS GUIDE

    12th March 2017

    The Blue Oval doesn’t often boob, but the Ford Classic and its Capri cousin are rare examples of Dagenham getting the market 100 per cent wrong. This, and the cars’ consequent rarity, will be reason enough for many to want…

  • 10 BEST CLASSIC CAR BUYING TIPS

    10 BEST CLASSIC CAR BUYING TIPS

    22nd February 2017

    Buying and selling old cars is a tricky business and everyone has their own way of doing it. Here's our 10 best classic car buying tips...

  • AUSTIN ALLEGRO BUYERS GUIDE

    AUSTIN ALLEGRO BUYERS GUIDE

    19th February 2017

    The Allegro is perhaps the ultimate example of a car that was ridiculed when new but has since gone on to achieve almost cult status. And that makes the Allegro a top bargain buys...

  • HILLMAN IMP BUYERS GUIDE

    HILLMAN IMP BUYERS GUIDE

    19th February 2017

    To say that Rootes group’s all-new rival to the Mini went against the latest trends of the time would be an understatement. In fact, when the square and boxy Hillman Imp was unveiled in 1963...

  • MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    10th February 2017

    Mini ownership can be a real joy – fantastic handling and huge fun at a most affordable level. But don't turn joy into despair though by buying a dud. Here’s how to find a good one...