British Classic Cars

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Long Wheelbase Project: 1978 Jaguar XJ6

Time to fill in the blanks: there is literally no information offered about this derelict Jaguar XJ6 Long Wheelbase model beyond the fact that it’s a 1978 model. That’s it. The location on the listing indicates it’s sitting in… more»

Cheap Rolling Restoration: 1953 MG TD

You think of all the sportscars and hypercars you see on the road today, from Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, and the like, and they are lustful drool-worthy cars to some. To others, they prefer a more sedate way of moving about,… more»

Batch of Brits: Three Lotus Elites

As if one Lotus was not trouble enough, here’s a guy with three of the most under-doggy 1970s Lotus cars ever created. On craigslist are this set of Elites – two 1974s and one 1976. The package deal is… more»

Low Miles, Very Original: 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

When I was a kid, my dream car was a Lotus Esprit. The “wedge” shape was propagating all over the place, design-wise. Triumph’s TR7, the Countach, the Lancia Stratos, any number of Maseratis, the Pantera…. The wedge was “it”…. more»

No Reserve Rarity: 1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit HCi

Now here’s a visual statement for you, a 1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit – and it’s a looker! And this example is a low-production HCi (High Compression Injection) model that was only sold for two years so that adds to… more»

5-Speed And Power Windows? 1959 MGA Coupe

There are three ways to approach old cars mechanically.  You can leave it stock, hot rod it, or update the car where you can.  Even the purists among us agree that modern transmissions and power features can make a… more»

1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 ‘Disco Volante’ Spider Recreation

During September 22-24, RM Sotheby’s will offer at auction some 1172 lots comprising the entire Gene Ponder collection of automobiles and automobilia. Gene Ponder, a Texas kitchen cabinet entrepreneur, has turned eighty and decided it’s time to start “taking… more»

Best Selling Brit: 1968 Ford Cortina GT

Ford is often thought of as the quintessential American automotive brand and with good reason considering the legacy of Henry Ford and the Marques’ origin. But Ford has been a European player too, especially in Great Britain where their… more»

Same Owner 45 Years: 1968 Jaguar E-Type

While some sellers of project cars may use bikini-clad models to sell their wares, this 1968 Jaguar XKE E-Type roadster is offered with a man you do not what to trifle with behind the wheel. Well, that’s my impression… more»

1-of-33? 1959 Jaguar XK 150S Fixed-Head Coupe

British sports cars retain a strong following in the classic community, especially if those vehicles wear the Jaguar badge. The interest increases enormously if the car in question is a rare version. That is the case with this 1959… more»

Diamond in the Rough: 1970 Lotus Elan +2 Project

The two-seat Lotus Elan – conceived by Colin Chapman – was a thrilling car when it was introduced in 1962. A lightweight fiberglass body with a twin cam engine developed by Harry Mundy (of Facel fame), the Elan could… more»

Prince of Wales Edition: 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

As an Aston Martin enthusiast, this 1989 V8 Vantage Volante immediately caught my attention. When I realized what it is, it made me consider the timing of its sale with reference to recent developments in the UK and the… more»

39K Original Miles: 1974 Jensen Interceptor

Sometimes, a project-grade vehicle looks potentially better than the seller describes. It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally you may feel like you’re looking at a car that could be easier to restore than the description lets on. This 1974… more»

Worth a Gamble? 1973 Triumph Stag

O Stag, how did you fail me? Let me count the ways. The Triumph Stag was built with a V8 engine of Triumph’s own design. This proved fatal. Initially, the engine was fuel injected, but the result was unreliable… more»

Drive it Away: 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

Rarely has a car prompted more smiles than the Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. From the grinning grille to the bugged headlights and the car’s diminutive size, the Bugeye oozes charm. The driving experience is surprisingly … spritely. These cars… more»

Parking Lot Find: 1969 Jaguar E-Type

Imagine a street scene in the late 1960s in London – lots of old soot-covered buildings, and lots of new brutalist architecture being built, promising an exciting new concrete future, full of lines, grey concrete, and utopian ideas. Then… more»