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  • AUDI QUATTRO BUYING GUIDE

    AUDI QUATTRO BUYING GUIDE

    Paul Wager on 17th June 2020

    The car which really put Audi on the map, the Quattro is an appreciating asset these days. Here’s your definitive Audi Quattro buying guide.

  • FORD CORTINA MK4 & MK5 BUYING GUIDE

    FORD CORTINA MK4 & MK5 BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 11th June 2020

    Having started the 1970s with a boxy Cortina, Ford would end the decade in much the same way with the Mk4 and Mk5. Here’s how to find a good Ford Cortina Mk4 and Mk5.

  • BENTLEY ARNAGE BUYING GUIDE

    BENTLEY ARNAGE BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2020

    Replacing the Brooklands and Turbo R in 1998 was the all-new Bentley Arnage, a long-lived model that helped to take Bentley into a new era – but what’s it like now as a modern-classic buy? 

  • FORD PUMA BUYING GUIDE

    FORD PUMA BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 2nd April 2020

    Agile, rev-happy and stylish, the Ford Puma is a very cool cat. Track a good one down and you’ll soon discover it’s got plenty of bite. Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

  • MGC BUYING GUIDE

    MGC BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 17th March 2020

    In this MGC buying guide, we take a look at the dos and don'ts when buying the British-built 60s sports car.

  • JEEP CHEROKEE BUYING GUIDE

    JEEP CHEROKEE BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 3rd February 2020

    If you really need a robust, reasonably comfortable but highly capable off-roader, then a Land-Rover isn’t always the answer. Here's what you need to know about the Jeep Cherokee.

  • RANGE ROVER P38A BUYER’S GUIDE

    RANGE ROVER P38A BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 21st January 2020

    Now becoming almost as classic as its so-named predecessor, the new generation Range Rover P38A could a be cunning modern classic buy. Here's what you need to know. 

  • SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 15th November 2019

    Although the marketing literature claimed the new Sunbeam Alpine was named after the mountain passes where the prototypes were tested, the title was in fact a direct link back to a capable Rootes Group produced sports coupe from the early 1950s. We profile what to look for when buying the later version.

  • TRIUMPH TR7 BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR7 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 7th October 2019

    After a slow start, the Triumph TR7 is appreciated these days as perhaps the best driving and also the most affordable of all the TRs. Here’s what you need to know.

  • JAGUAR XJ X308 BUYER’S GUIDE

    JAGUAR XJ X308 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 16th September 2019

    With Ford funding, Jaguar was able to update the XJ40 into the car industry onlookers reckoned it could have been from the start and when the V8 engines were added, even the Germans started to worry. Today the ‘X300’ and ‘X308’ generation of XJ saloons make practical, easy-to-own modern classics.

  • MERCEDES SLK R170 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MERCEDES SLK R170 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 9th September 2019

    The Mercedes SLK R170 was its answer to the MX-5 and Z3; it was an altogether more upmarket affair with a neat folding hardtop that makes it a modern classic today.

  • TRIUMPH TR4 BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR4 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 29th August 2019

    A popular choice on both sides of the Atlantic, this smart-looking two-seater is still winning hearts today. We look at what makes the ever-zestful TR4 tick and how to buy a good one.

  • BMW E30 CONVERTIBLE BUYER’S GUIDE

    BMW E30 CONVERTIBLE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 6th August 2019

    Four-seater practicality and timeless elegance make the BMW E30 Convertible an attractive modern classic proposition. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE BUYER’S GUIDE

    ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 5th August 2019

    An early Rolls-Royce Corniche will take classic motoring to a new level and we show what to look for when viewing one of these upmarket coupes.