British Classic Cars

Drivetrain Rebuilt: 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Despite looking like it’s been put on blocks and forgotten, this 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo supposedly benefits from a recent engine rebuild and runs excellent with 66,000 miles. The Esprit Turbo was a respected high-performance car when new, offering… more»

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High Efficiency Survivor: 1984 Jaguar XJS HE

This 1984 Jaguar XJS coupe has just 37,000 miles from new and is the rarely seen “High Efficiency” model with the unique cylinder head design that increased both the compression ratio and fuel economy. The body and interior both… more»

V6 Powered 1937 Jaguar SS100!

Reader Bill E recently made an interesting find and he just shared it with us! In the world of unique and oddball finds, you can’t get much more unique than this one. Now, before you get too excited that… more»

Deceptive Appearance: 1960 MGA 1600 Roadster

Appearances can be deceptive, and that is the case with this 1960 MG MGA. Below that tired paint is a car that is not only rust-free but is in great mechanical health. As far as restoration projects are concerned,… more»

In a Barn Since ’76: 1956 MGA Roadster

This 1956 MGA has been in a barn since 1976, but the seller claims the engine still turns over. No other info is provided, but hopefully, its Topeka, Kansas location means it’s nice and dry underneath. It looks reasonably… more»

Barn Cat: 1957 Jaguar XK140

Details are scarce on what is believed to be a 1957 Jaguar XK140 that has been parked in a barn with several other British classics more than 33 years ago. The seller doesn’t provide many details other than an… more»

Last One Remaining? 1959 Commer Wagon

Well, this review is going to be a bit like a, “Who done it?” as we review an unusual vehicle today. Real barn finds are always a hit, especially when it is a vaunted, valuable car, something well known,… more»

Endless Possibilities: 1964 AEC Routemaster Double-Decker Bus

Black cabs and red double-decker buses. When people think of the London streetscape, more often than not, it is those two vehicles that will appear somewhere in their imaginations. So beloved was the original Routemaster double-decker, that when the… more»

Wrecked Rolls: 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

If I had the time, I’d love to track the sales from this seller of wrecked European luxury and exotic cars. Do they all go on to get restored? Or are they just used as parts cars, a justifiable… more»

Poor Man’s Cobra: V8-Powered 1961 MGA Roadster

There are two types of surprises in the world. There are the pleasant types that bring us joy and happiness. Of course, there’s also the other type, which usually doesn’t involve a lot of fun. This 1961 MGA definitely… more»

Rare Brit: 1951 Armstrong Siddeley Station Coupe

Rare and quirky. Those are two words that would seem to perfectly describe this 1951 Armstrong Siddeley Station Coupe. Records are slightly vague on build totals, but figures of between 990 and 1,022 are the currently accepted totals. This… more»

Needs To Be Saved! 1954 Jaguar XK120

The Jaguar XK is one of those special cars that can look incredible, even when practically in ruin. This example is described as being quite rusty, to the point that the seller mentions a new frame that can be… more»

30 Years Stored: 1970 Triumph GT6+

This 1970 Triumph GT6+ model is fresh out of 30 years of storage and looks to be surviving quite nicely. This is otherwise known as a MKII GT6, which benefited from numerous suspension upgrades after the first generation models… more»

No Reserve Driver: 1960 Triumph TR3A

The seller has already done some of the work on this gray 1960 Triumph TR3A as it is a running, driving and stopping find! It’s listed for sale here on eBay where bidders have moved the price up to… more»

Affordable Classic? 1980 Triumph TR7

I’ve noticed in the last few years that the much-maligned Triumph TR7 has finally approached collectible status. One of the things that are universally felt by enthusiasts is that TR7 build quality got better as time went on and… more»

Take Me Home! 1953 MG TD Barn Find

It’s been almost sad to watch MG T-Series values drop as the folks that loved them when they were younger (both the cars and the people) age out of the collector vehicle market. On the other hand, that drop… more»