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  • FORD PUMA 1.7 EXHAUST FIX: STAFF CLASSICS

    FORD PUMA 1.7 EXHAUST FIX: STAFF CLASSICS

    Jeff Ruggles on 10th September 2020

    Work on our Ford Puma 1.7 up until recently had largely revolved around service consumables and fixing loose or tired bits of trim. However, after a few longer trips, I noticed the exhaust note had become rather more vocal than before.

  • £1000 FORD PUMA GETS SOME TLC

    £1000 FORD PUMA GETS SOME TLC

    Matt Bell on 23rd July 2020

    Jeff's £1000 Ford Puma was a tidy car to begin with, but with a bit of TLC in the form of some new parts has started to turn it into a respectable, tidy modern classic.

  • CHEAP RANGE ROVER P38A – BROKEN ALREADY?

    CHEAP RANGE ROVER P38A – BROKEN ALREADY?

    Matt Bell on 16th July 2020

    We always knew that the cheap Range Rover P38A would eventually cause us problems, but Aaron didn't envisage just how soon it would stop playing ball.

  • STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S R50 MINI ONE

    STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S R50 MINI ONE

    Jeff Ruggles on 8th July 2020

    Bought as an experiment to buy the cheapest R50 MINI One on the market in 2017, Jeff attempts to bring about some former glory 18 months on since it last moved. 

  • FORD ESCORT MK3 PROJECT PART ONE

    FORD ESCORT MK3 PROJECT PART ONE

    Aaron McKay on 1st June 2020

    With prices of Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts spiralling out of reach for many enthusiasts, Classics magazine looked towards the next generation of FWD Escorts and got a Mk3 project. Aaron McKay was the lucky staffer who was responsible for fixing and improving our very own slice of 1980s Ford heaven.

  • STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S 1994 MINI SPRITE

    STAFF CLASSICS – JEFF’S 1994 MINI SPRITE

    Jeff Ruggles on 27th May 2020

    Back in October 2019, our Jeff went on a road trip in a 1994 Mini Sprite that hadn’t seen the light of day for three years. Here’s how he prepared his car for a road trip across Europe.

  • WE BOUGHT A £1500 RANGE ROVER P38A

    WE BOUGHT A £1500 RANGE ROVER P38A

    Matt Bell on 22nd May 2020

    With double the amount Joe had to buy his classic, Aaron McKay went and bought a £1500 Range Rover P38A. Brave, stupid, smart? Time will tell...

  • WE BOUGHT A 200,000 MILE PEUGEOT 205!

    WE BOUGHT A 200,000 MILE PEUGEOT 205!

    Matt Bell on 15th May 2020

    As part of our project car freshen up program, each of the team was given a different budget to pick out a classic car. Joe Miller, with £750, went and sourced a 200,000 mile, diesel Peugeot 205! 

  • BUYING CHEAP CLASSIC CARS

    BUYING CHEAP CLASSIC CARS

    Matt Bell on 29th April 2020

    Pre-lockdown, we sold on some of our classic project cars and with a unique way of deciding budgets, set out to buy some cheap new classic projects. What could possibly go wrong?