Guides

  • TRIUMPH SPITFIRE BUYING GUIDE

    TRIUMPH SPITFIRE BUYING GUIDE

    20th February 2019

    Based on the compact Herald saloon, the Triumph Spitfire was Triumph’s attempt to take on the Austin Healey Sprite and the new MG Midget. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • CELEBRATING HONDA’S SWINDON FACTORY

    CELEBRATING HONDA’S SWINDON FACTORY

    19th February 2019

    While the news breaks that Honda is set to close the doors to its Swindon manufacturing plant in 2021 following a global restructuring, we look back at the history of the plant as we celebrate its 33-year history

  • BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P5

    BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P5

    19th February 2019

    The ultimate expression of 1960s middle England, the Rover P5 makes a compelling classic buy. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… TVR TASMIN?

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… TVR TASMIN?

    15th February 2019

    Think of TVR’s ‘wedge’ series of cars from the ’80s and you’ll probably picture a thundering open-topped V8-powered creation. The range started off though with the much less hairy chested Tasmin, which essentially debuted Oliver Winterbottom’s wedgy body style but with the more subtle engine options of either the 2.8-litre Ford Cologne V6 or even briefly the four-pot Pinto and the ‘TVR 200’ badge.

  • BUYING GUIDE: ROVER MINI

    BUYING GUIDE: ROVER MINI

    14th February 2019

    The last Mk7 Minis to come out of Longbridge were collectable from the outset, but despite several advances in the way they were made, they still have many major Mini maladies if you don’t buy carefully. Here’s what to look for.

  • H&H FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    H&H FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    13th February 2019

    H&H Classics hosted its first ever online-only live auction on February 2. An impressive 36 cars were included in this pioneering digital sale, with two thirds of the lots finding new homes.

  • MOVE OR IMPROVE? MG TD DRIVEN

    MOVE OR IMPROVE? MG TD DRIVEN

    13th February 2019

    The fun factor of driving a classic car that’s slower than modern vehicles, takes more effort to brake and steer and requires careful planning before negotiating a corner can become hard work once the rose-tinted glasses have been removed. If you find yourself in such a dilemma, and aren’t too concerned about originality, then modifications whether they are period or not are often the answer.

  • TURNING JAPANESE: BL AND HONDA

    TURNING JAPANESE: BL AND HONDA

    12th February 2019

    Forty years ago the seeds were sown for a venture which would change the British car manufacturing landscape forever.