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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AUDI TT BUYER’S GUIDE

    AUDI TT BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 4th April 2019

    A style icon when launched, the TT makes for an interesting modern classic coupe today. Here's what you need to know when buying the best.

  • PEUGEOT 205 GTi BUYER’S GUIDE

    PEUGEOT 205 GTi BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 2nd April 2019

    The Peugeot 205 was an important step in the evolution of the modern Euro hatch and GTI versions of this emerging classic are currently highly desirable.

  • ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW BUYER’S GUIDE

    ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 19th March 2019

    Arguably Rolls-Royce’s most important model to date, the Shadow still represents excellent value. Here’s what you need to know before buying one.

  • FORD COSWORTH BUYERS GUIDE

    FORD COSWORTH BUYERS GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 21st February 2019

    Supercar performance and everyday practicality made the Sierra RS Cosworth unbeatable on the road as well as the track. Here’s the lowdown on the fast Ford legend. Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

  • BUYING GUIDE: JAGUAR XJS-C & CONVERTIBLE

    BUYING GUIDE: JAGUAR XJS-C & CONVERTIBLE

    Matt Bell on 6th December 2018

    XJS buyers had to wait eight years before Jaguar finally offered a cabriolet derivative, and a further five years for a full convertible. Now though, this duo of open-air Jaguars provides plenty of temptation to those seeking wind-in-the-hair premium motoring. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • MERCEDES-BENZ R107 SL BUYER’S GUIDE

    MERCEDES-BENZ R107 SL BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 6th March 2018

    Bomb-proof build quality and timeless elegance make the stylish Mercedes-Benz R107 SL a really usable classic. Is now the time to buy one?