Two British-made modern classics which made credible sporting saloons despite their unlikely origins.
A crossover model before the term had even been invented, the original Range Rover could well be the perfect multi-purpose classic.
Fancy an MGB without the welding and SUs? The much modernised RV8 should fit the bill.
1980s FLEET FAVOURITES
We profile a line-up of popular mid-sized '80s company cars ranging from the ubiquitous Sierra and Cavalier repmobiles through to the king of the company car park, the BMW 3-Series.
3D Technology To Preserve Classics?
Traditionally, the unavailability of a critical component has had major repercussions for owners of historic vehicles, putting the brakes on a restoration project or even forcing a historic vehicle off the road.
Although a well-preserved Volvo 120 Series ‘Amazon’ makes a good choice as an occasional everyday classic driver, the range can be confusing. We play the numbers game and reveal some of the Amazon’s main foibles.
Round-Up - 1990s Jaguars
Following Ford’s acquisition of an independent Jaguar in 1989, the Coventry-based luxury car maker underwent a transformation that led to the introduction of a range of capable models that today are reasonably affordable as well as being fun to own and drive.
Myth And Rumour
The Stag may have suffered a poor reputation when new, but in the 21st century it’s one of Britain’s most popular classics – and justifiably so. We take a look at the pros and cons of investing in Triumph’s sporting flagship.
The Full English
An English-built Citroën meets English wine as we enter a slightly bizarre parallel universe.
Tailgate Revolving Doors
Paul Guinness looks back at his experiences from 35 years ago, when he helped to arrange a club stand at the first-ever Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC
Six Of One
Rising values of the MGB mean the four and six-cylinder cars now overlap in the marketplace. Which gets the vote as a £20k classic MG purchase?
Database: Rover P6 (1963-1977)
We chart the life and times of the advanced P6 which was a real high point for Rover and created a whole new market sector.
Two 1970s executives, both sporting a swoopy fastback style but so very different under the skin. We try to choose between conservative Rover and complex Citroën.
Arguably Rolls-Royce’s most important model to date, the Shadow still represents excellent value
We run through some of the milestones in automotive safety which helped create today’s super safe modern cars.
ROUND-UP PRACTICAL ITALIAN CLASSICS
Hidden among the blue-chip exotics you can find a surprisingly interesting selection of practical classic Italian machinery that’s cheap to buy and fun to own.
EIGHT INTO FOUR
BL’s reluctance to produce a V8-powered version of the MGB Roadster left a yawning gap in the marketplace that was eventually filled by several enterprising companies offering either turn-key conversions or DIY kits. Here’s what to look out for when buying converted B.
Tailgate Progressive Thinking
Only Andrew Everett could find a parallel between Peter Gabriel and the Citroën CX
Classic Price Trends 2017
One of my regular duties at our sister weekly Classic Car Buyer is updating the price guide – and providing the ‘pick of the guide’ snippets at the bottom. As far as I know, it's the only guide that’s updated every week; we keep a very close eye on what’s happening through auction prices, ‘for sale’ advertisements (at least the asking prices) and gather information from talking to enthusiasts, dealers and clubs.
Volkswagen Blows Out Scirocco
VW has ended production of its historic Scirocco nameplate – for the second time.
The Other Big Cat
From extravagant replicas and six-wheeled fantasies to the Kallista and a restyled Dolomite, we chart the ups and downs of Panther.
The TR6 and Big Healey typify the no-nonsense traditional British sports car but which is the winner as a classic?
We revisit the swansong Metro, which despite lacking a marque badge and packing only four gears remained a competitive contender into the ’90s.
Andrew Everett questions the accepted wisdom at the exotic of the market.
Renault’s 5 GT Turbo showed the world a new era of performance, but did the Clio then take the crown from the Peugeot 205 and open the world’s eyes to what a hot-hatch can do?
In the world of the Mk2 Jaguar, it’s the XK-powered cars which grab the attention, but Edward Turner’s V8 created a very capable car under the Daimler badge.
Stopping Distances Rethink
Road safety charity Brake has called for the government to extend the stopping distance in the UK Highway Code “as a matter of urgency” after it found the published figures were wanting.
Duel: Silver Shadow V Jaguar MkX
Jaguar’s wide boy and Rolls-Royce’s most modern car for decades were once both vying for the title of best car in the world. How do they compare today?
The Only Way Is Essex
Two ’70s coupes both powered by the same brawny V6 engine but very different in character. We try to choose between Reliant and Ford.
From the badge-engineered duo launched by BMC in 1957, it was the twin-carb Riley that most appealed to keen drivers. We get behind the wheel of a sturdy survivor.