New Cars

Austin A30
Year: 1955
Age: 68 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: The A30 was the post-war successor to the Austin 7. Launched in 1951, This model was purchased in 1955 from the Prideaux garage in Barnstable, Devon. It still only has 24461 miles on the clock as the original owner stopped driving and garaged it The car is Conway blue and despite having new wheels added it is still one of the most original cars in existence and will give you a great experience of what it was like to drive an original A30
We Love: The A30
Not so good: I
Austin A40
Year: 1963
Age: 60 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: Styled by Pininfarina, the A40 was available in booted and hatchback form. Compared to the rather rotund A30, it looked crisp and modern even though it relied on the trusty A series engine to power it along. Another fondly remembered Austin and this one only has 50423 miles on the clock
We Love: The A40 styling which was ahead of its time
Not so good: I
Ford Cortina MK4
Year: 1984
Age: 37 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: This MKIV shows off the squarer body that was considered in line with contemporary “folded paper” fashion of the time ​
We Love: the Cortina
Not so good: I
Ford Granada MK1
Year: 1972
Age: 51 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: These early Granadas were built at Dagenham and have a silky smooth 2,5 litre V6 engine. This car has been very well looked after and drives really well. It has automatic transmission and looks great in the Sweeney colour scheme of Bronze with a Vinyl roof. It is a GXL so has all the appropriate accessories. The Mk2 Granada was never made in the UK.
We Love: The Granada
Not so good: I
Year: 2002
Age: 21 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: The MG ZS in 2.5 litre form was a seriously quick car. This two owner from new example has been well looked after and shows that in its final years of British ownership, MG Rover still employed great engineers and designers capable of producing innovative and desirable cars. These cars were raced successfully in the British Touring Car Championship with multiple champion Colin Turkington being one of the drivers. Metallic green makes this car look every inch a racer – a true modern classic with only 55964 miles on the clock
We Love: The MGZS
Not so good: I
Mini Clubman Estate
Year: 1978
Age: 45 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: This car has had one previous owner and has covered less than 30,000 miles. It was originally shipped overseas and it was treated with some sort of anti rust treatment which has kept it remarkably well preserved. The Clubman Estate sold in large numbers but they are extremely rare now. This one is VERY original and gives that true stretched Mini driving experience.
We Love: The Mini Clubman
Not so good: I
Vauxhall Chevette Saloon
Year: 1980
Age: 43 years
Place of first registration: UK
Facts: The Chevette like many cars of the 70s had only rudimentary rust protection. This rare booted version is not dissimilar to an HC Viva sharing the same engine and gearbox. Not everyone wanted a hatchback so Ford introduced the Orion and Vauxhall relented by offering the Chevette with a boot. This low mileage car is light and fun to drive and very rare.
We Love: The Chevette
Not so good: I