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Jaguar XJR – The Time is Now

Fast saloon cars are cool. That’s just a fact. Look through the pages of automotive history and the fast saloon has been there, snapping at the heels of say ‘proper’ sports cars. A hot saloon shows that just because you’re wearing a suit, it doesn’t mean you can’t sprint the 100m.  These fast saloons, as […]

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BMW E39 5 Series – The Time Is Now

Some things in life are certain, like for example, the fact that a good BMW has the potential to become a classic. Admittedly that might be a bit hard to imagine with the company’s hideous, big-grilled contemporary offerings. But turn the clock back to the cars of old, and you can be certain that classic […]

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The Mk3 Volkswagen Golf GTi – The Time is Now

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi was something of a legend, given that it kick-started the whole hot hatch revolution. The Mk2 Golf GTi was a little fatter, but it still held onto the essence that made the Mk1 so special, and as such, it was still a true GTi. Then the Mk3 happened, and despite […]

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The BMW E38 7 Series – The Time is Now

The Germans have always been at the top of the pecking order when it comes to making executive saloons. Audi has the A8, Mercedes-Benz has the S Class and BMW has the 7 Series. The German ‘big three’ don’t tend to worry about offerings from other brands, instead choosing to fight it out between themselves […]

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Ford Focus ST170 – The Time is Now

Hot hatches are always and will always be popular. That said, the ongoing popularity of hot hatches as a whole isn’t a linear affair. Some are instant hits, others take a few years to find their feet and with it, find a following. A case in point would be the car we’re looking at here, […]

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The Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider – The Time is Now

Let’s get one thing out of the way. There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying something simply because of the way it looks. To behold beautiful things is part of the human condition, we want art, we want beauty and we want to surround ourselves with it. From the earliest cave man scribbling on the […]

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The Rover 800 – The Time is Now

Let’s get something out of the way. We have a Rover 800. It’s a 1999 800 Vitesse Sport and while it may currently be in bits, we do still love it (it’s the silver one below, in case you’re wondering). But, we’re not here to shout from our soap box and tell you to buy […]

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The Mercedes-Benz W201 – The Time is Now

The Mercedes-Benz 190 is often seen as being the baby, or more critically, not a proper Mercedes. That’s a very closed-minded way of looking at it. The 190, or W201 to give it its manufacturer coding, was a triumph in technology, engineering and comfort. Mercedes-Benz started developing it some eight years prior to its release […]

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The Vauxhall Calibra – The Time is Now

Something of a modern classic this time in the form of the Vauxhall Calibra. Handsome, sporty, easy to maintain and also remarkably practical, the Calibra could be all things to all drivers. It was a victim of the ‘90s though, meaning many have been quite literally modified to death. Today, however, it’s recognised as a classic and prices are on the rise. The time to buy is most definitely now.
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The Rover P6 – The Time is Now

Classic cars should be, first and foremost, bought for enjoyment. That said, there’s nothing wrong with making that enjoyment pay for itself. With that in mind, we’ve had look at the numbers and come up with this series of cars that should, hopefully, earn you a few quid as well as plenty of smiles per mile. First up? The Rover P6.