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December 2018

Justin Obrien

Had one it was fab.... did a hell of alot more than 126mph though!! Read more


BMW 700? I believe it is generally thought that BMW was saved by the 02. Read more

Tony Bryer

Skoda Favorit would be a contender too


You will always get the 'why isn't this here' and 'why isn't that there' with only ten slots to allocate.

However, why or why is Type 1 VW Bettle not there?

Not a particular fan of them, but every aspect of them, design, availability, the simplest of mechanics, cult following etc.... screams out it should be up there as almost one of the first and most obvious choices
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Richard Shepherd

Triking Sports Cars offering needs looking at too as it has been in operation for over forty years, is the smallest motor manufacturer with its own VIN numbers and has all the angles ironed out, not that it had many in the first place as it was a clean sheet design by a long term vintage Morgan owner / competitor Tony Divey.

Whilst working his trade as an industrial illustrator and designer working with Colin Chapman at Lotus Divey drew up his plans for a modern Morgan replacement for his aging daily transport. He was known to regularly visit customers in the automotive world in Europe in his vintage Morgan. These old Morgans were all of an age by the late seventies remember and a testimony to the original design that the endured so long.

That the design was right first time can be attested to by the instant demand for what had been a one off to suit Divey's purposes. Both Chapman and Mario Andretti took a turn at wheel of the new trike whilst at Hethel, home of the Lotus factory. Andretti was gone so long Tony thought he must have ditched it, eventually returning with a grin a mile wide and congratulating Divey on the results.

Now offering Type 3 and the latest larger Type 4 with spares for the earlier cars mostly still available the Triking is great value and has the advantage that it can be built at home by those of average ability. Recent builder have included the usual array of mechanical whizzes from all walks of life and the odd Scientist, several Doctors, medical and others, Sign writers and Postmen to name but a few.

When you consider that a fully built on the road example can cost around £21 to £25k and kits start at £8k then it definitely needs considering. Residual values are good too and there have been no known needs for upgrades within the warranty period. Read more

The TVR / Rover V8s were originally a Buick engine design. Not sure they really count as British. Read more

Had one of these back in the early 00s, a 1.2 75hp SX, the "one to have" according to Quentin Wilson. Great car, great fun, only time it ever broke down was when a mechanic left the negative battery terminal unsecured. Miss it now! Read more

Hi Carole, I own a mk1 also 1.1 with only 48000 on the clock. It's a great car I wont part with mine. I think when a car hit 25 years, it may be classed as a modern classic. So it's worth checking out. Hope this helps

Christopher Baglin

I had a 1.8RN for a while- it was a cheap and mostly reliable car- and even if the Laguna wasn't particularly impressive when first launched (I drove a few brand new ones when I was delivering hire cars as a 'job on the side', the interior was surprisingly durable- I looked to replace it with a 5 series Tourer of similar vintage that looked like it had been inhabitied by a flock of goats by comparison!

It was a decent if not particularly inspiring drive, too, and good on the motorway.

The most truly annoying thing about it though was the immobiliser. When getting in to start it you first have to remember to point the ignition key at the rear-view mirror and 'plip' it. Otherwise, when trying to start it in a hurry and forgetting, the engine would turn over once and die. Typical Renault! Its a bit like the location of the hazard light switch in the Master van- its by the rear view mirror- the last place you'd think to look. Read more


Under £10,000??

Of the current V6 Sports for sale on C&C website the cheapest is £16,500 the remainder asking £21,500 to £35,000. Read more


I would add the Golf MK 4 R32.