buying 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. 

  • TRIUMPH STAG BUYER’S GUIDE

    TRIUMPH STAG BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 15th January 2020

    It’s one of the most widely seen classics on any show field. But is the Triumph Stag a sensible classic buy? Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

  • MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG ZT BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 3rd December 2019

    The MG ZT was more than a Rover 75 in sports shoes. Much, much more. It was a performance saloon par excellence and today makes for a superb classic sporting bargain.

  • 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.

  • SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 4th September 2019

    Buying the sensible performance saloon which gave the Cosworth a run for its money. Gold wheels and 555 rally jackets strictly optional…

  • 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.

  • MG TF BUYERS GUIDE

    MG TF BUYERS GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 10th July 2019

    We tell you what you need to know before buying the MG TF, MG’s last sports car, and why now’s the time to buy one.  

  • JAGUAR XK100/150 BUYER’S GUIDE

    JAGUAR XK100/150 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 20th June 2019

    The XK8 was smaller, lighter, and more affordable than the XJS that it sort-of-replaced, but does it represent an affordable slice of Jaguar glamour today? And what nightmares might await the unsuspecting?

  • 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.