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  • MINI CLUBMAN 998 AUTO DRIVEN

    MINI CLUBMAN 998 AUTO DRIVEN

    Matt Bell on 11th January 2021

    Self-confessed small car fan Joe Miller has controversially never driven a classic Mini. That all changed when he got behind the wheel of this 1976 Mini Clubman 998 auto. Will it sway him away from his love of small Fiats?

  • 80s HOT HATCH SHOOTOUT – GOLF VS MAESTRO VS ESCORT

    80s HOT HATCH SHOOTOUT – GOLF VS MAESTRO VS ESCORT

    Matt Bell on 6th January 2021

    The 1980s were boom time for the hot hatchback market, with every manufacturer desperate to throw their hat in the ring. For the 2020 Classics World Christmas Special, Paul, Phil and Jeff pulled three cars together for this 80s hot hatch shootout: the genesis that was the Golf GTI Mk1, the iconic Ford Escort XR3i and the often forgotten underdog, the MG Maestro 1600. Which will win?

  • CHEAP CLASSICS ROADTRIP

    CHEAP CLASSICS ROADTRIP

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th December 2020

    Six months ago, Classics World's Joe, Jeff and Aaron were dished out different budgets to buy a new classic project car each for our fleet. They returned with a high-mileage Peugeot 205 diesel, Ford Puma 1.7 and Range Rover P38A respectively - after half a year fixing, living with and driving them, it’s time to send the trio of cars off with a roadtrip!

  • JAGUAR XK8: 2004 XKR CONVERTIBLE X100 DRIVEN

    JAGUAR XK8: 2004 XKR CONVERTIBLE X100 DRIVEN

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th December 2020

    After the loveable but ancient XJS bowed out, Jaguar's new era ushered in the XK8, a V8 GT car to challenge Mercedes and Porsche. If you want British luxury on a budget, our Phil reckons the X100 is the best way to make a statement!

  • SILVER SPIRIT DRIVEN: THE EVERYDAY ROLLS-ROYCE?

    SILVER SPIRIT DRIVEN: THE EVERYDAY ROLLS-ROYCE?

    Matt Bell on 2nd December 2020

    After years of neglect, the Silver Spirit is now firmly into classic territory. With aftermarket support booming and numerous modern refinements, could it be the Rolls-Royce you could drive every day?

  • MORRIS MINOR 1000 REVIEW

    MORRIS MINOR 1000 REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 25th November 2020

    The Morris Minor 1000 had a bare-bones simplicity that meant an affordable price tag, which lead to it being many people’s first entry to car ownership. Today, however, Joe reckons it’s the perfect first classic car for budding enthusiasts!

  • ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW – THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD?

    ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW – THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD?

    Matt Bell on 18th November 2020

    The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a revolutionary car for Rolls-Royce. It lasted 15 years in production, before living on yet further in the Silver Spirit. Here’s why 55 years on, it still deserves its title of ‘Best Car In The World’...

  • AUSTIN MONTEGO DRIVEN: EXTRA ORDINARY

    AUSTIN MONTEGO DRIVEN: EXTRA ORDINARY

    Matt Bell on 12th November 2020

    It’s easy to belittle the Austin Montego for its quality and reliability issues, but Joe reckons this much maligned fleet car favourite is a deserving classic!

  • JAGUAR XJ-S DRIVEN: JAGUAR’S BEST CAR… NEARLY

    JAGUAR XJ-S DRIVEN: JAGUAR’S BEST CAR… NEARLY

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2020

    Taking over from the E-Type was always going to be difficult and many argue the Jaguar XJ-S failed to live up to its predecessor. It may be flawed, but Phil thinks it remains a deeply likeable car and a classic in its own right.

  • NISSAN FIGARO REVIEW – THE MODERN CLASSIC

    NISSAN FIGARO REVIEW – THE MODERN CLASSIC

    Matt Bell on 30th October 2020

    Some cars are called instant classics when launched, but the retro-chic Nissan Figaro takes that literally! Is it a classic worth considering, or just a pastiche? Joe got behind the wheel of this quirky Japanese import to find out...

  • JAPANESE CAR SHOOTOUT: ICONS UNITE

    JAPANESE CAR SHOOTOUT: ICONS UNITE

    Matt Bell on 26th October 2020

    During the 70s and 80s, Japan was known for churning out humdrum models for the masses. This Japanese car shootout features the cars that transformed Japan's motoring history into one of performance.

  • KEN MILES: MG ENTHUSIAST

    KEN MILES: MG ENTHUSIAST

    Matt Bell on 15th October 2020

    Former Land Rover PR and author, Mike Gould turned his hand to his home town’s motor manufacturer, MG, and visited the MG Car Club to talk to General Manager, Adam Sloman, about racing driver and MG enthusiast Ken Miles.

  • VOLVO 340 REVIEW: BOXING CLEVER

    VOLVO 340 REVIEW: BOXING CLEVER

    Matt Bell on 9th October 2020

    Joe Miller gets behind the wheel of the Volvo 340, the unconventional Volvo that would have been the Daf 77. Here's what he thought of it.

  • HONDA CRX AERIAL FIX & SUNROOF REPLACEMENT

    HONDA CRX AERIAL FIX & SUNROOF REPLACEMENT

    Matt Bell on 1st October 2020

    With limited radio channel options on our 80s coupe, we thought it about time we get the Honda CRX aerial fix in place ready for any upcoming road trips.