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The Volvo 240 – Five Things You Need to Know

Practical, safe and affordable, the Volvo 240 is a tempting choice when it comes to classic car ownership. Generally thought of as a little boring, the 240 is beginning to eschew that somewhat unfair stigma as we plough headlong into 2020 and people are starting to revere this (dare we say it) iconic motor – […]

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The VW Corrado – Five Things You Need To Know

Introduced in 1988, the Volkswagen Corrado took one look at the motoring world’s socks and blew them all the way off. We weren’t expecting it. It came from nowhere. Yes, we had the Scirocco, but that was a dainty, gentle machine. The Corrado was different. It was a muscular, purposeful machine that took the cuddly, […]

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Fiat X1/9 – Five Things You Need to Know

Fiat would like you to know that it is, and always has been more than just the 500. Yet when you say classic Fiat, the cute little 500 is what the mind’s eye conjures. But Fiat made far more cars than just the 500. There was the Strada, the 131 and many more. And of […]

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The Renault 4 – Five things you need to know

If you have a French fancy for something fun and usable but your budget is a little more village boulangerie than Paris boutique then the “Quatrelle” could be just the car for you, but before you hand over those hard-earned Euros there are five things you should know. Quintessentially French the Renault 4 is both […]

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The Austin Mini – Five things you need to know

Introduced in 1959, the Austin Mini has since cemented itself a motoring icon. It’s one of those cars that everyone should own or at the very least have a go in. Driving a Mini is like nothing else. And you don’t need a bells and whistles Cooper – an 850cc base model Mini will still […]

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The Series One Range Rover – Five things you need to know

Do you have an itch for a usable, practical classic that’s just as happy green-laning as it is nipping to the supermarket for a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon? If so then the Series One Range Rover three-door could be just the ticket, but before scratching there are five things you should know… Nowadays the […]

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The Mk2 Ford Zodiac – Five things you need to know

If you want chrome, fins and lashings of American style, but you want a British car, there are few better to fit the bill than the Mk2 Ford Zodiac. Fancy owning one? Well, there are five things you should know first…
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The TVR Griffith – Five things you need to know

The TVR Griffith is a bona fide classic, but it’s also a sports car. And sports cars can be somewhat more fragile, especially as they get on in years, So, if you’re fancying a Griffith – one of TVR’s biggest hits – we’ve put together some pointers for you. Check these before you cut a cheque.