What to buy

What to Buy

The cars featured on our site are typical of the sort of classics we know well and fully recommend.

Have you decided what kind of classic car will suit you?

Here are five great cars that are fairly easy to find and great fun to drive – we can help you with your choice and make sure they keep working well in your ownership.

  • MGB – still a great entry into classic sports car motoring, with plenty of style and a great exhaust note, and the benefit of a full supply of newly-made parts.
  • Mini – the immortal fun car made from 1959 until 2000; we know their pitfalls well and can advise on sensible upgrades.
  • Porsche Boxster – a superb introduction to Porsche ownership; prices are low but you need to choose carefully, with our help.
  • Ford Bronco – American muscle with period charm. If a classic Range Rover is beyond your means then one of these high-riding, tough-as-old-boots trucks could fit the bill.
  • Saab 900 convertible – an unusual way to enjoy sunshine with your whole family either here or in Europe; finding the right car is essential.

And here are five gold-plated classics that have already arrived in terms of desirability. Despite wide availability, it is essential to select carefully if you want an excellent long-term investment.

  • Mercedes-Benz SL R107 series – powerful, robust, beautiful and romping ahead in value, it’s a car to keep and enjoy for the long-term.
  • Ford Mustang – the original ‘Pony’ car, never anything less than super-cool, with a plentiful US parts supply.
  • Jaguar XK8 – the last of the old-school sporting Jags, about to shoot up in value but you need to choose with care.
  • Jeep Wrangler – classic Jeep style from the 1970s and ‘80s, great to customise while keeping the look and drive authentic.