buyer’s guide

  • 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.

  • MG METRO BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG METRO BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th July 2019

    Often called the thinking man’s Mini, the MG Metro is a fast appreciating and endangered national treasure. Here’s what you need to know before buying one.

  • FORD ESCORT Mk1 & Mk2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    FORD ESCORT Mk1 & Mk2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 12th June 2019

    Although prices for desirable sporting examples of the early Escort have gone through the roof, an unmodified saloon or an estate are far more affordable. Here’s what to look out for when viewing a possible candidate.

  • AFFORDABLE VW CAMPERS BUYER’S GUIDE

    AFFORDABLE VW CAMPERS BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2019

    What to do when you want a taste of vintage Volkswagen camping experience but don’t have a budget that goes through the pop-up roof.

  • TRIUMPH TR3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 12th April 2019

    Sophistication doesn't come into it with this '50s Triumph, but with its Spartan, no-frills nature comes unadulterated driver enjoyment.

  • LOTUS ELISE BUYER’S GUIDE

    LOTUS ELISE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 7th April 2019

    Still in production nearly 25 years after its introduction, the Elise manages to be both modern and a classic at the same time. It's also the ultimate expression of 'simplify and add lightness' and a fantastic sports car.