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Top 10: £1000 coupes to buy in 2021

Fancy a classic that’s sleek, stylish, turns heads and is available for £1000 or less? Of course you do! Despite such a tight budget, it’s perfectly possible to find yourself a classic coupe that looks a million dollars (well, almost) and has plenty of life still left in it.

Not all of the cars featured here are phenomenally quick, but that’s not the point. This is all about the most affordable coupes on today’s modern-classic scene, most of which haven’t yet seen any upturn in values. Now’s the time to buy – but which one will you choose?

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Volkswagen Corrado

With the 1988-95 Corrado being one of the most sought after coupes among those featured here, it’s inevitably dearer than most – with the best examples of the flagship V6 and supercharged models going for up to £5000 (or more). And yet a budget of just £1000-1500 will still buy you a Corrado … of sorts.

It’ll almost certainly be a 1.8- or 2.0-litre 16v version rather than anything more exciting, and its mileage will be well into six figures. But any well-maintained Corrado is a fun car – as well as something of a 1990s icon.


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