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  • MORRIS MINOR TOURER BUYER’S GUIDE

    MORRIS MINOR TOURER BUYER’S GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th October 2017

    Few cars have quite as much classic charm as the open top Moggy. It appeared alongside the saloon right from the start in 1948, although the early pre-1951 MMseries cars are best left for the collectors due to their low-powered side valve engines...

  • VOLKSWAGEN 1302/1303 BUYER’S GUIDE

    VOLKSWAGEN 1302/1303 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th October 2017

    Values of VW’s charismatic Split Window camper have gone stratospheric in recent years, and it looks like early Beetle prices are beginning to go the same way...

  • CITROËN 2CV6 BUYER’S GUIDE

    CITROËN 2CV6 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd October 2017

    Just as the Mini found itself reimagined for a new age in the ’Nineties, so too did the iconic Citroën 2CV in the mid ’Seventies. The 2CV6 saw its plucky air-cooled, two-cylinder engine grow to a serviceable 602cc...

  • STANDARD 8, 10 & PENNANT BUYERS GUIDE

    STANDARD 8, 10 & PENNANT BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th September 2017

    Given that it was a small car, sold at a low price and had its sales heyday around 60 years ago, it’s surprising how many of the 8, 10 and Pennant cars have survived...

  • AUDI TT BUYERS GUIDE

    AUDI TT BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th September 2017

    The VAG group’s model strategy through the ‘Nineties and into the new millennium really was inspired; its generous platform sharing and parts swapping meant it was able to offer a staggering array of cars that were all fundamentally the same underneath...

  • ROVER P5 & P5B BUYERS GUIDE

    ROVER P5 & P5B BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 4th September 2017

    Here’s a traditional wood and leather classic saloon that’s highly impressive to own and drive. There are also quite a few about, so you can take your time with no need to snap up the first you’re offered...

  • JAGUAR XJ40 BUYERS GUIDE

    JAGUAR XJ40 BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 4th September 2017

    If you want to buy an XJ40 series Jaguar – and there are plenty of reasons why you should – please do so as soon as possible! They’re still cheap...

  • ROVER MINI COOPER BUYERS GUIDE

    ROVER MINI COOPER BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 29th August 2017

    Keen to cash in on the history of one of the most iconic sporting cars of the ’Sixties, Rover officially reintroduced the Mini Cooper in 1990, this time with a host of updates and revisions that made the car either more practical or less pure depending on your viewpoint...

  • FIAT X1/9 BUYERS GUIDE

    FIAT X1/9 BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th August 2017

    Fancy two-seater open-top classic motoring but crave a touch if Italian brio and style? Then take a look at the mid-engined Fiat X1/9...

  • OPEL MANTA B BUYERS GUIDE

    OPEL MANTA B BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th August 2017

    While the city
boys swanked about in Porsche 930s and Merc SELs, the blue collar petrolhead had a choice of either the ubiquitous Ford Capri or this, the Opel Manta B...

  • PEUGEOT 205 GTI BUYERS GUIDE

    PEUGEOT 205 GTI BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th July 2017

    It’s hard to talk about the Peugeot 205 GTI without drowning in superlatives, throwing around phrases like ‘the original hot hatch’, ‘iconic’, ‘lift-off oversteer’ and what-have-you. But...

  • LOTUS ELITE, ECLAT & EXCEL BUYERS GUIDE

    LOTUS ELITE, ECLAT & EXCEL BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 26th June 2017

    You probably know a scoffing pub bore who’ll tell you that Lotus is an acronym for ‘Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious’, but this is a hugely unfair generalisation. Indeed, on paper the ‘Seventies and ’Eighties models were pretty much the perfect sports car proposition...

  • MK1 MAZDA MX-5 BUYERS GUIDE

    MK1 MAZDA MX-5 BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 31st May 2017

    The Mazda MX-5’s unbeatable low cost, high fun duality means that it’s fast becoming the MGB of the modern classic movement – it’s the obvious choice and with good reason.

  • SERIES I-V SUNBEAM RAPIER BUYERS GUIDE

    SERIES I-V SUNBEAM RAPIER BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th March 2017

    Despite the family likeness, please don’t think of the Rapier as a souped- up Hillman Minx. It’s a true sports saloon on its own right and proved it in rallying and salon racing. Rapiers are also enormous fun when driven…