Classic BMW

  • 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.

  • WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    WAS THE BMW 8-SERIES ALL THAT BAD?

    Matt Bell on 30th October 2019

    When launched in 1989, the BMW 8-series arrived to some confusion. What was it built for? 30 years on, we ask was it really that bad?

  • BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    BMW E36 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th October 2019

    Robust enough for many to still be in daily use, the BMW E36 3-Series ushered in a new era of BMW coupes. They make a fine modern classic today.

  • MERCEDES 190E 2.6 VS BMW E30 325i

    MERCEDES 190E 2.6 VS BMW E30 325i

    Matt Bell on 8th October 2019

    When BMW unveiled the second generation of its successful 3-Series, Merc felt it was time it was allowed to join the party. Does the six-pot Mercedes 190E still stack up against the yuppies’ favourite, the 325i?

  • HATCHBACK ADOPTERS

    HATCHBACK ADOPTERS

    Matt Bell on 20th September 2019

    It’s rare to find a car without a handy hatchback rear these days, but car makers were slower to adopt the hatch than you might realise.

  • PRACTICAL OPEN-TOP CLASSICS

    PRACTICAL OPEN-TOP CLASSICS

    Matt Bell on 3rd September 2019

    So, you want a practical open top classic? From BMW and Land Rover to Saab, we pick out some of the best open-top classics for all budgets.

  • BMW AND JAGUAR COLLABORATE

    BMW AND JAGUAR COLLABORATE

    Matt Bell on 22nd August 2019

    We recently reported on Jaguar Land Rover’s plans to provide a huge investment at the Castle Bromwich plant to facilitate production of electric vehicles and the latest twist in its plan to extricate itself from its current difficulties via an all-electric model range involves a collaboration with BMW.

  • CARS THAT HAVE GONE UNDER THE RADAR

    CARS THAT HAVE GONE UNDER THE RADAR

    Matt Bell on 21st August 2019

    Why do some cars fall into the shadows despite being good cars? We investigate some of those cars that have gone under the radar. 

  • MORRIS LESLIE AUGUST SALE PREVIEW

    MORRIS LESLIE AUGUST SALE PREVIEW

    Matt Bell on 13th August 2019

    The Morris Leslie August Sale will take place on the 17th, and with over 80 cars set to cross the blocks, it promises to be one to watch.

  • 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.

  • MARKET TRENDS – CLASS OF 1989

    MARKET TRENDS – CLASS OF 1989

    Matt Bell on 22nd July 2019

    1989 was a good year for new car launches. Here are some of the ones we think will be worth watching.

  • BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

    BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

    Matt Bell on 4th July 2019

    Bicester Heritage welcomed a sell-out crowd of over 6000 avid car enthusiasts as it hosted its inaugural Super Scramble on June 23.

  • BMW E30 3-SERIES BUYERS GUIDE

    BMW E30 3-SERIES BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd July 2019

    Few cars define the 1980s as well as the second-generation BMW E30 3-Series but how have they lasted the years of modifying and neglect?

  • PRIVATE COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED

    PRIVATE COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED

    Matt Bell on 27th June 2019

    A selection of cars from an amazing private collection is to be put under the hammer by Silverstone Auctions at its forthcoming sale on July 26-28, which takes place as part of the Silverstone Classic event. Seventeen cars are being offered, all with no reserve and each with an amazing history.