British Classic Cars

Rare Jim Clark Edition: 1991 Lotus Esprit

Being one of 20 certainly places a car in rare company, and this Jim Clark Edition Lotus Esprit is certainly an eye-grabbing specimen both for its limited production and color combination. As one of 20 commemorative cars made in… more»

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This 1954 Jaguar XK120 Is Out From A Long Slumber!

The Jaguar XK120 Roadster will never go out of fashion, though prices may wax and wane. This 1954 example, part of Gooding and Company’s Geared Online auctions October 26 to 30, has a history. It was delivered new in… more»

Cheap Starting Point? 1972 Jensen Interceptor

The classic Jensen Interceptor is the kind of classic that can either be quite pricey to buy in top-tier form or dirt cheap if you pick up a train wreck. The middle ground is rarely fertile, which is why… more»

Warehouse Find: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000

Some cars lend themselves to family restoration projects better than others. Classic British sports cars are a perfect example. The engineering and construction tend to be elegantly simple, which can make them ideal for that role. This 1965 Austin-Healey… more»

Ford V8 Power! 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

For whatever reason, I gravitate towards the Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger, much more so than I do towards other British sports cars and it’s not necessarily due to the Tiger’s version V8 engine. It is probably more to do with the… more»

Sliding Pillar Suspension: 1966 Morgan DHC

Unlike some finds that have recently turned up, this 1966 Morgan Drop Head Coupe is not unheard of but hardly commonplace either. Morgan is a storied brand, just not encountered often. This 1966 example is a driver and seems… more»

1 Of 80: 1955 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Roadster

When you set the imaginations of two legendary designers like Bertone and Scaglione loose on the design of a sports car, the chances are that the result will be a vehicle of absolute beauty. That is the case with… more»

Hemi Powered! 1961 Daimler SP 250

What’s a Daimler SP250? I’d never heard of it and assumed that it was a product from Germany’s famed Daimler AG. Nope. Is it notable? It was voted the ugliest car at the 1959 New York Motor show, so… more»

1973 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find!

Update 9/26/20 – After more than a year, this E-Type has resurfaced here on eBay. Do you think it will get bid up to anywhere close to the seller’s original $18k asking price? From 3/4/19 – When the Jaguar… more»

What Is It? 1959 Falcon Caribbean!

It’s a rare car indeed that can be in a picture with a Brazilian-manufactured Puma and be the more obscure car!  This 1959 Falcon Caribbean (I can hear you saying “What?”) is one of the numerous late 1950s/early 1960s… more»

Barn Fresh: 1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

It’s not a knock to say that, 20 years ago, a Jaguar XKE Series II 2+2 automatic in derelict condition would be a parts car. This 1970 example for sale here on Gullwing Motor Cars in Astoria, New York… more»

Ford V8 Powered: 1957 Jaguar XK140

A Jaguar XK140 is always a great find. It is a car with a commanding presence, you know one when you see it. On the surface, this example looks pretty good though the finish is harboring some issues. This… more»

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Barn Find!

The ad for this 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 states it has been stored in a barn since 1984. Based on the photos found here on eBay, I’d say it was more of a garage than a barn, but with… more»

Rare Coupe Body: 1984 Model TVR 280i

Don’t mind the mistaken Facebook label on this posting – it’s no Ford Mustang. It’s actually a pretty special hardtop version of a classic TVR 280i, which we more typically see in roadster form. This one is described as… more»

Rare 2+2! 1982 Lotus Éclat S 2.2 Riviera

Merriam-Webster defines éclat as a “dazzling effect: brilliance,” and that’s better than my initial impression that it might be a bland variation of the ever-tasty éclair. If you’re familiar with your 1980s Loti (and who isn’t?) the dreamy Esprit… more»

1956 Jaguar XK140 Barn Find!

A few days ago, I sold three cars within seven days. It had to happen; I owned two of the three for several years, and brought them back from non-running and near non-running condition, respectively. I was exhausted despite… more»