British Classic Cars

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40K Original Miles: 1986 Jaguar XJS V12

You’d be forgiven if you’ve grown accustomed to seeing the classic Jaguar XJS shape on classifieds pages for the last several years and are now immune to its charms. I could understand that in the case of this car… more»

Texas Barn Find: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drop-Head Coupe

Like many classic cars, values for the 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drop-Head Coupe have ridden a roller coaster over the past two years. They haven’t done anything dramatic, but they have ebbed and flowed. They are showing signs of rising… more»

No Reserve! 1967 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe

If you were to compile a list of desirable British sports cars, the Jaguar E-Type would be close to the top of that list. It offered performance that was a match for anything produced by Ferrari at the time,… more»

Abstract Art: 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

Art appreciation is a subjective thing. Some people will look at the Mona Lisa and see a magnificent portrait produced by an artist at the height of his powers. Others will see it as little more than a picture… more»

Convertible Conversion: 1972 Jaguar V12 E-Type

There’s something to be said for do-it-yourself. You know, you want a convertible, but you can’t either find the one of your dreams or the one that you can afford. No problem, the wind through your hair is just… more»

Chevette Power: 1960 AMC Metropolitan

Initially a product of Nash-Kelvinator, the Metropolitan was built in England by Austin (BMC) and marketed by American Motors in the U.S. from 1953-61. After the Nash-Hudson merger, it became a standalone brand of AMC. This 1960 Metropolitan is… more»

Original Paint: 1976 Triumph TR6 Survivor

Occasionally a classic car would land on my desk, and it’s challenging to determine its greatest attribute. That is the case with this 1976 triumph TR6. It presents well for its age and wears virtually all of its original… more»

One of 862! 1985 TVR 280i

While the name Trevor Wilkinson may not roll off the lips of every automotive fan, the name of the auto company that he founded,  TVR, is bound to stir some recall. A British manufacturer of performance-oriented sports cars, TVR… more»

Owned For 70 Years! 1952 MG TD

Long-term ownership of a classic car is nothing new, but this 1952 MG TD takes it to a new level. It has been part of the same family for an incredible seventy years, but the time has come for… more»

Californian Survivor: 1961 Austin-Healey 3000

For those who love their classic British sports cars, there’s no doubt that this 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 will seem pretty attractive. It presents superbly, with few visible faults or problems. It appears to be ready to be enjoyed by… more»

Cheap Roadster: 1979 Triumph TR7 30th Anniversary

At first, I was excited as you at the prospect of this being the cheapest Triumph TR8 I had ever seen. Not only that, it was a running, driving example from California with seemingly no rust. I was sure… more»

Silver Spiritual: 1986 Rolls-Royce Hearse

The world of Japanese market imports is as vast and diverse as you can imagine, and while we typically associate JDM finds with actual Japanese cars and trucks, there were plenty of German and British marques that found favor… more»

Barn Find Twin Cam! 1959 MGA

Just as there can be times, as blood mixes with grime and 40-weight, when we might dramatically and passionately expound on the parentage of whatever engineer decided that bolt needed to be that close to the frame, so there… more»

Right Hand Drive: 1972 Rover P5 Coupe

This isn’t the first Rover P5 we’ve covered on Barn Finds and it probably won’t be the last – it’s a very British saloon and represents a time when the U.K. still had a thriving domestic auto industry. Always… more»

Assembly Required: 1971 Lotus Europa

The Europa was a British mid-engine GT automobile built by Lotus Cars from 1966-75. Its shape was most interesting as from the windshield back it almost looks like a rectangle. With the chassis and drivetrain separated from the sound… more»

Easy Fix? 1961 MGA 1600

The MGA was a British sports car produced by MG from 1955-62. It replaced the MG TF 1500 and was itself succeeded by the MGB. More than 100,000 copies were built in eight years, with most of those cars… more»