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Top 10: Classic cars to buy for less than £1000 in 2021

For anyone tiring of all the talk of rising values of classic cars, and who might be worried that historics are out of reach, this top 10 should be a breath of fresh air. We've scanned the classified ads, and debated it in the HJC office, and come up with 10 classic cars that you can quite easily pick up for less than a grand. This makes a nice contrast to our recent list of future classics available for less than £1000.

Our selection might not be the last word in sexiness, but we can guarantee that if you buy any of the cars in our list, you'll definitely end up driving a talking point. The good news - also - is that you're not staring down the barrel of a rusting hulk of a project. Our minimum requirement is that the cars we've selected are available in presentable condition, running and with a valid MoT certificate. You might be surprised at just what good value classic cars are available for your very reasonable outlay.

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Lancia Y10

Okay, so it's no Delta Integrale, and it looks like a Fiat Cinquecento, but the Lancia Y10 is an appealing little car, with a nicely appointed interior and tidy dynamics. A turbo might be hard to find, but there's still the odd FIRE-engined model about, which comes up for sale. Our model looks like a nice, unusual, cheap to run classic for not much money - with the proviso that you're able to find spares in the event of a big breakage.

Check out this Lancia Y10 on Car and Classic


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