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  • 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.

  • ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE BUYER’S GUIDE

    ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 5th August 2019

    An early Rolls-Royce Corniche will take classic motoring to a new level and we show what to look for when viewing one of these upmarket coupes.

  • MG METRO BUYER’S GUIDE

    MG METRO BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th July 2019

    Often called the thinking man’s Mini, the MG Metro is a fast appreciating and endangered national treasure. Here’s what you need to know before buying one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FORD ANGLIA 105E BUYER’S GUIDE

    FORD ANGLIA 105E BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 22nd March 2019

    Ford’s challenger to the high-tech new Mini was the mechanically conventional Anglia with its glamorous transatlantic style. They’re now a sought-after classic Ford.

  • FORD CORTINA MK1, MK2 AND MK3 BUYING GUIDE

    FORD CORTINA MK1, MK2 AND MK3 BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 26th February 2019

    The first three generations of Ford’s ubiquitous Cortina sold more than a million units each, regularly topping the sales charts in the UK. So which versions make the best buys now – and what needs checking before you take the plunge?

  • 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: ROVER P5

    BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P5

    Matt Bell on 19th February 2019

    The ultimate expression of 1960s middle England, the Rover P5 makes a compelling classic buy. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • BUYING GUIDE – MG ZA/ZB MAGNETTE

    BUYING GUIDE – MG ZA/ZB MAGNETTE

    Matt Bell on 4th February 2019

    Launched in 1953, the MG Z-type Magnette enjoyed the distinction of being MG’s first unitary-construction car. It had been co-developed alongside the Wolseley 4/44 as a sporting alternative to the relatively staid Wolseley. It was also the first MG to use a BMC engine in preference to a Nuffield one; gaining the B-series from Austin over the XPAG from the contemporary saloons.

  • BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    Matt Bell on 29th January 2019

    The epitome of elegant ’50s Scandinavian elegance, Volvo’s P1800 was styled in Italy and began life in Britain. Here’s what you want to know before taking the plunge.

  • BUYING GUIDE – VW CORRADO

    BUYING GUIDE – VW CORRADO

    Matt Bell on 25th January 2019

    The Scirocco-that-wasn’t became a significant car for Volkswagen and kicked off its move upmarket in the ’90s. Here's what you need to know before buying one. 

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