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  • 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…

  • MKIII FORD CORTINA BUYERS GUIDE

    MKIII FORD CORTINA BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 14th March 2017

    Most will be well aware of the soaring asking prices associated with the most iconic Fords of the ’Sixties and ’Seventies – and the MkIII Cortina is no exception. This was the Cortina that did away with the square, boxy…

  • FORD CONSUL CLASSIC & CAPRI BUYERS GUIDE

    FORD CONSUL CLASSIC & CAPRI BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 12th March 2017

    The Blue Oval doesn’t often boob, but the Ford Classic and its Capri cousin are rare examples of Dagenham getting the market 100 per cent wrong. This, and the cars’ consequent rarity, will be reason enough for many to want…

  • 10 BEST CLASSIC CAR BUYING TIPS

    10 BEST CLASSIC CAR BUYING TIPS

    Glenn Rowswell on 22nd February 2017

    Buying and selling old cars is a tricky business and everyone has their own way of doing it. Here's our 10 best classic car buying tips...

  • AUSTIN ALLEGRO BUYERS GUIDE

    AUSTIN ALLEGRO BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th February 2017

    The Allegro is perhaps the ultimate example of a car that was ridiculed when new but has since gone on to achieve almost cult status. And that makes the Allegro a top bargain buys...

  • HILLMAN IMP BUYERS GUIDE

    HILLMAN IMP BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th February 2017

    To say that Rootes group’s all-new rival to the Mini went against the latest trends of the time would be an understatement. In fact, when the square and boxy Hillman Imp was unveiled in 1963...

  • MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    MINI BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th February 2017

    Mini ownership can be a real joy – fantastic handling and huge fun at a most affordable level. But don't turn joy into despair though by buying a dud. Here’s how to find a good one...

  • TRIUMPH TR4/TR4A BUYERS GUIDE

    TRIUMPH TR4/TR4A BUYERS GUIDE

    wp-admin on 5th February 2017

    Offering a delightful mix of Italian styling and British roadster values, the TR4 and TR4A have never been a more popular buy.

  • MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER BUYERS GUIDE

    MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 3rd February 2017

    A quaint, half-timbered classic that's also exceedingly practical. But is the Minor Traveller a carpenter's nightmare or a realistic DIY prospect?