Specific Car Advice

Porsche 911 is on the rise

Porsche 911 is on the rise

After decades of sitting close to the bottom of the classic sports car market, the 80′s Porsche 911 is back in favour. What’s great about this rise in popularity is the variety of appreciation out there. Standard unmodified cars are rapidly increasing in value, early 1980′s 911s dipped below £10,000 in the UK and are now well on their way to multiples of this low price point. read more

BMW M3 E46 – the perfect blend

BMW M3 E46 – the perfect blend

A lot has been said about the previous generation M Power BMW M3 E46. Critically acclaimed, it was the obvious choice for a petrolhead that wanted 4 seats and very little compromise in performance and handling. The CSL, “Coupe Sport Leichtbau”, is the halo model and has arguably had more said about it. read more

 

 

The Corvette ZR1 – A Supercar Bargain

The Corvette ZR1 – A Supercar Bargain

The Chevrolet Corvette C06 ZR1 is an immense car, american muscle with intelligence. Headline figures are 638bhp, 604lbf-ft torque, 0-60mph in 3.3s, 205mph top speed and a supercharged 6.2L V8. During 2008 it gained the Nurburgring production car lap record at 7 minutes 26.4 seconds. read more

 

 

Focus on the Ferrari F40 LM

Focus on the Ferrari F40 LM

Just a handful of Ferrari F40 LM’s (also known as the Competizione) were produced, making it by far the fastest and rarest F40 derivative. The F40 Le Mans edition featured many upgrades that transformed it into a road legal race car. Performance of this car was staggering, 0-60mph in around 3.1 seconds, and a top speed of 229mph. read more

 

 

Buyers Guide: Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG for £15k

Buyers Guide: Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG for £15k

A car we’ve been watching in the classifieds is the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG produced between 2005-2008 (followed by revised version). Car and Driver timed one of these at 4.3 seconds to 60mph, and a 1/4 mile in 12.7 seconds! The folding metal roof allows both cocooned Coupe/GT driving as well as summer open topped cruising. read more

 

VW Golf GTI mk2 ’90

VW Golf GTI mk2 ’90

This project car is a beautiful original black Golf GTI 8 valve (“8v”). I sought out an 8v GTI because despite a lower total power output the 8v has more torque low down in the rev range when compared to a 16v. This makes the driving experience smoother and less manic. Additionally, the relative simplicity of the 8v engine versus the 16v translates into lower running costs and greater reliability. read more

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