classic car buying guide

  • 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.

  • SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUBARU IMPREZA SERIES ONE BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 4th September 2019

    Buying the sensible performance saloon which gave the Cosworth a run for its money. Gold wheels and 555 rally jackets strictly optional…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MAZDA MX-5 MK2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    MAZDA MX-5 MK2 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 25th March 2019

    It’s the bread and butter recipe for fun. Similar to the Mk1 but with some subtle changes, the Mk2 represents a brilliant buy for those wanting in on MX-5 thrills on a tighter budget.