British Classic Cars

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V12 Drop Top: 1991 Jaguar XJS Convertible

You can occasionally get accustomed to seeing Jaguar XJSs come up for sale. For years, this has been an entry-level classic for both British car fans and all-purpose vintage car enthusiasts, representing an entry point into affordable exotic car… more»

Hibernating Since the ’90s: 1974 Jensen-Healey

British automotive manufacturing began its long, slow descent in the 1960s when the UK slipped from the world’s second-largest maker to third. Mergers brought no relief: rather than rationalizing costs across makes, merged companies continued to maintain almost every… more»

BF Auction: 1980 Triumph TR8 Convertible

The idea of cramming a V8 into a British sports car certainly wasn’t new when Triumph took their TR7 and stuffed a V8 into it to create the TR8, but it sure was a great choice! The TR8 quickly… more»

Outlaw? 1956 MGA 1500 Roadster

What’s your definition of an “outlaw” car? I think of Emory and Singer Porsches, and a comment made on the Pelican Parts forum – that the term arose when someone dared deviate from the accepted orthodoxy established by Ferdinand… more»

Price Dropped: 1973 Land Rover 109 Series III

If we asked our UK readers to assemble a list of the ten most iconic vehicles to roll off a British production line, many of those lists would include a Land Rover of some description. These classics aren’t fast… more»

Bush Find: 1979 MG MGB GT

“If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.” Okay, it won’t be a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, but you’ll find a 1979 MGB GT. This sad little classic spent years in its current location,… more»

Missing Cylinder Head Screw: 1978 Lotus Esprit Series 1

Giorgetto Giugiaro went to work at Fiat’s Special Vehicles Division at seventeen – mostly likely younger than many of us were when we purchased our first car. Fiat ignored his design work, so he approached Bertone, who sold one… more»

BF Auction: 1967 MG Midget

UPDATE – We’ve added videos of this MG starting and on the road. We have a lot of history with this little MG Midget. We featured it back in 2020 when it was offered in San Fransico with a… more»

Estate Sale: 1960 Triumph TR3 “A”

It’s 1953 and Triumph has brought a new car to Jabbeke, Belgium, to race it down a nearly flat, nearly straight stretch of road between Brussels and Ostend. This unique bit of carriageway was a perfect test “track” for… more»

BF Auction: 1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible

When it came out in 1975, the Jaguar XJS had some big shoes to fill. The E-Type was fast and beautiful. How could Jaguar improve on it? The new XJS enjoyed a 21-year production run and outsold the E-Type… more»

British Supercar: 1997 TVR Cerbera

Before we embark on this next review, true confession: I’d really like to own an early TVR Griffith. I would even settle for a Grantura. That’s just so you know I am not anti-TVR. However, the Cerbera is a… more»

Grandpa’s Project: 1953 MG TD Midget

The TD was a variant of the MG T-Type Series which was in production from 1935 to 1955. TD sales began in 1950 and continued through 1953. The body was old school as not much had changed since the… more»

9k Original Miles: 1986 Panther Kallista

It would be easy to look at this 1986 Panther Kallista and believe it is just another of the numerous kit cars that flooded the market during the 1970s and 1980s. However, it is far more than that. The… more»

Real Twin Cam Race Car: 1959 MG MGA Twin Cam

Believe it or not, we have a second MG MGA race car to discuss here on Barn Finds.  This one is a rare twin-cam 1959 MG MGA that was outfitted long ago to do battle at Laguna Seca, Watkins,… more»

Former 1960s SCCA Race Car: 1957 MG MGA

It was none other than Junior Johnson who gave the best piece of advice in racing history.  Johnson flatly stated that if you want to make a small fortune in racing you start with a large one.  This was… more»

Restored One-of-One: 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MK II

In the mid-1960’s when I was about 10 years old, I remember seeing my very first Austin-Healey 3000. And it stopped this skinny little car geek in his tracks. I had seen an occasional Triumph Spitfire and MGB around… more»

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