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  • 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? 

  • VW KARMANN GHIA BUYING GUIDE

    VW KARMANN GHIA BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 6th April 2020

    Exotic looks clothed nothing more exotic than Beetle running gear, but the Karmann Ghia became a cult hit and is a sought-after classic today. It’s not one for the ill-informed though.

  • 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. 

  • BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    BMW 2002 BUYING GUIDE

    Joe Miller on 27th March 2020

    The baby BMW that predates the 3-Series, the BMW 2002 is a cool classic saloon that you can use daily. 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. 

  • 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.