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18 12, 2020

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for a Classic Car Enthusiast

By |2020-12-18T11:59:27+00:00December 18th, 2020|Classic Cars|0 Comments

The final countdown is on, with only days left until Christmas have you got all your gifts? If you’ve been scratching your head wondering what to buy for a classic car enthusiast then perhaps this little list can help. We have compiled a list of 10 great Christmas gifts for a classic car enthusiast below. Lego Cars Lego produces a range of vehicle kits to keep the classic car enthusiast busy over the festive period. There’s the Fiat 500, a 1985 Audi Sport Quattro, a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and even a VW T1 bus. These toys range from

12 12, 2020

10 Classic and Collectable Cars to Watch

By |2020-12-12T16:39:38+00:00December 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Insurance Experts, Hagerty have released their 2021 Bull Market List which focuses on deprecation free motoring; the joy of driving what you love without losing money. The list highlights some collectable cars that are poised to increase in value over the coming year. This diverse list of vehicles covers ten collectible and classic cars that are tipped to see their values rise in the next year. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the contenders. 1994-2004 Aston Martin DB7 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Hagerty value condition #2: £31,580 2019 Hagerty value condition #2: £37,680 Hagerty 12-month value change: -£6100 (16.2%)

5 12, 2020

Classic Car Imports From EU Set to Incur Taxes of 30%

By |2020-12-05T19:44:30+00:00December 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Brexit effect has come to light which is yet another blow to classic car enthusiasts who are finding their passion becoming ever more expensive. It appears that cars imported from Europe are likely to incur a 30% tax after December 31st. This will consist of a 20% VAT charge and 10% Duty. This means any vehicles arriving from the Continent could be considerably more expensive in a matter of mere weeks. This tax is in line with imports from the rest of the world which already incur this tax. Currently, vehicles and motorcycles imported from Europe have these taxes

23 11, 2020

Classic Cars Could be a Better Investment Than Gold

By |2020-11-23T16:20:43+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Classic Car News, Classic Cars, Investments|0 Comments

*Image by Nakhon100 Many people have opted to look at alternative forms of investment with uncertainties around pensions over the last few years. The annual Frank Knight wealth report lists the 'objects of desire' and demonstrates specific sectors' growth.   Classic cars are included in this report demonstrating their investment potential. The highlight in the 2020 report was a 1994 McLaren F1 LM spec supercar. Which set a record for the model when it was auctioned by RM Sotheby's at the Monterey sales in August 2019 for US$19.8 million.   Analysis by Vanarama and Hagerty Insurance has found that classic

18 11, 2020

Are These 7 Classic Cars Facing Extinction?

By |2020-11-18T12:12:36+00:00November 18th, 2020|Classic Car News|0 Comments

It comes as no surprise that many once familiar sights on British roads are facing extinction. Changes in emissions regulations, scrappage schemes and an ingrained upgrade mentality means that nothing lasts like it used to. It’s sad to think, however, that these parts of history could be lost forever. Insurer GoCompare recently released details of 50 classic cars facing extinction, which include some surprises. Of course, we can always hope they are stored away in garages or barns somewhere waiting to shine again. But for now, these 7 models we feature are down to mere single digits registered on

7 11, 2020

Swindon to Release Electric Mini Conversion Ahead of E10 Fuel Change

By |2020-11-07T17:37:29+00:00November 7th, 2020|Classic Car News|0 Comments

You would have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about the huge E10 fuel change planned for next year, whereby all E5 petrol will be changed to E10 as the new industry standard.   Whilst the government claims that the switch to E10 unleaded fuel with 10% bioethanol mix will reduce vehicle emissions by 750,000 tonnes each year, it will, unfortunately, leave about 600,000 vehicle owners finding their cars incompatible with the new E10. The fact is, this fuel just isn’t compliant with older vehicles, which means classic cars are likely to need expensive upgrades

22 10, 2020

Escape in a Campervan & Reconnect With The World

By |2020-10-22T09:07:34+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Tips|0 Comments

This year’s Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which the world moves. With lockdowns and restrictions, many people were unable to get away this year the staycation has become more popular than ever! Campervans are a fantastic way to escape the normal everyday rat-run allowing you to go away on a road trip at the drop of a hat and escape the familiarity of home. Here are our top 5 tips to make the most of your motorhome. Keep the Essentials On-Board Most campervans have a little kitchen area with cupboards to store the essentials, the beauty of owning

13 10, 2020

Metro Turns 40

By |2020-10-13T10:02:30+00:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

*Featured Image By Vauxford  October 8th saw the Metro turn 40 and whether you love or loathe this iconic little supermini you have to admit that it has a brilliant history with plenty of special editions and a memorable launch advert, even lady Diana owned one! The Metro was launched by British Leyland brand Austin on October 8th, 1980 to a rather wonderful reception. The Mini had been the companies flagship small car for decades and they felt that something needed to be done to provide a more practical family supermini offering to the market. The idea had been toyed

4 10, 2020

What Will Happen to Our Classics?

By |2020-10-04T14:47:45+00:00October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the last two decades, the automotive industry has advanced massively, that coupled with a number of steps taken by the government to meet carbon emissions targets have seen the number of classics on our roads dwindling.   There was the scrappage scheme, the removal of 4-star fuel and of more recently the announcement of new e10 fuel which could mean extensive mechanical modifications for classic cars.   Many cars of the 90s no longer exist, destined to the scrap yard, traded in under a scrappage scheme which saw large discounts for people purchasing a new, more efficient vehicle which

19 09, 2020

Beat Depreciation with a Classic Car

By |2020-09-19T14:39:09+00:00September 19th, 2020|Classic Cars|0 Comments

A famous quote by oil tycoon JP Getty says; “If it appreciates, buy it. If it depreciates, lease it.” You see, for many, the problem with buying a new car is just how much it depreciates by. You can buy a car and drive it out of the showroom bring it back 100 miles later and it’s already lost a chunk of its value. This is probably why PCP and PCH are a popular choice for many these days, allowing them to lease the car and get a new one every few years. A trend that started around thirty years