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Which old British car?

I've got a fairly small budget of £3000 and I want a characterful used British car - hopefully something that won't lose value. Maybe something with a bit of pace and that's not likely to cost too much in regular repairs and servicing.

What do you think?

Asked on 5 April 2013 by Barry Farmgoat

Answered by Keith Adams
Pretty much any classic that's in good condition - and well maintained by you - won't lose anything in value. So with that out of the way, we can steer you towards a nice open-topped classic car for the coming months. You'll get a very nice - and hopefully sorted - Triumph TR7 DHC for that kind of money.

If you don't fancy going al fresco, you could go for an MGB GT. On rubber bumpers and not too shabby at all, you'll end up in a very nice example for £3000. Both have brilliant spares availability, they're fun to work on, and you'll have more than enough performance to keep up with the traffic.
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