Guides

  • MGA BUYER’S GUIDE

    MGA BUYER’S GUIDE

    12th September 2018

    The MGA might look sleekly modern compared to the T-Types it replaced, but those sensuous curves sat on a separate chassis and wooden floorboards. Launched in September 1955 as a two-seat roadster...

  • MG RV8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG RV8 BUYER’S GUIDE

    4th September 2018

    The MG RV8 is an updated incarnation of the MGB Roadster fitted with a 3.9-litre Rover V8 fuel injected engine, a Rover five-speed manual gearbox and significantly uprated suspension, brakes and interior trim. This means that aside from the normal list of checks that apply to buying any MGB or MGB V8, most of which revolve around the body integrity, there are RV8 specific aspects...

  • MG Z-TYPE MAGNETTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG Z-TYPE MAGNETTE BUYER’S GUIDE

    22nd August 2018

    The Z-Type Magnette debuted at the London Motor Show in October 1953, with very obvious connections to the Wolseley 4/44 of 1952 but also with enough changes under that curvaceous skin to make the MG a true sporting saloon that outperformed its stablemate in every key area...

  • MGB ROADSTER BUYER’S GUIDE

    MGB ROADSTER BUYER’S GUIDE

    8th August 2018

    If you have read our MG Buyer's Guide series , then you will have already covered the basic intro and mechanical spec in our MGB GT Buyer's Guide....

  • MARKET TRENDS – BESPOKE BEETLES

    MARKET TRENDS – BESPOKE BEETLES

    6th August 2018

    VW’s Type 1 ‘Kaefer’ running gear did far more than just push around the people’s car: it was put to work before, during and after World War Two – as collectors are finding out...

  • BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    2nd August 2018

    Putting any car in for a MoT can be a daunting experience but a quick check before turning up at the garage can often mean the difference between a pass and a fail. Here we look at the main reasons for MoT failure for the BMW E36 3 Series...

  • MARKET TRENDS – TVR

    MARKET TRENDS – TVR

    30th July 2018

    Although almost mechanically identical to the sister car, the Chimaera, the Griffith had a smaller, meatier body that differentiated it. Using the same principle of fibreglass plus a Rover V8, power sat at around 240bhp for the just-over-a-tonne Griffith giving a healthy power-to-weight ratio...

  • MG MK3 MIDGET BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG MK3 MIDGET BUYER’S GUIDE

    30th July 2018

    Nobody ever seems to mention the pejorative term ‘badge engineering’ when talking of MG’s postwar Midgets, but Austin-Healey had already tested the water in 1958 with their Sprite, which lost its Frogeye looks in 1961 upon the launch of the Mk2...

  • BEST 5 TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR DRIVING IN EUROPE

    BEST 5 TIPS FOR CLASSIC CAR DRIVING IN EUROPE

    27th July 2018

    Taking your car on a European tour is fun, and a great way to enjoy quality time with your pride and joy. But there’s lots to consider before grabbing your passport and hitting the autoroutes...