As we head into winter we’re heating up with some scorching metal in Modern Classics Issue 7. We’ve got some of the best hero cars of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s for your delectation, plus expert buying tips and market analysis.
The essential seventh issue is now on sale and features:
We round up the top ten cars that are set to appreciate as fast as they accelerate – and are great fun to drive too. Starring BMW, MINI, TVR, Alfa Romeo, Honda, Toyota, Renault, Saab, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, there’s something for every budget. Which would you choose?
Giving a tired, engine-swapped 205 GTI to Peugeot’s UK apprentices meant they benefited as much as the car did. We track its epic restoration story – and see if this pocket rocket still has the power to shock.
Both the Volkswagen Golf R32 and Alfa Romeo 147 GTA were at the extreme end of the hot hatch spectrum. We settle this blood feud on highland roads to see which one has the most Modern Classic character.
To celebrate 25 years of the W140 S-Class, we chart its difficult birth and show you how you can buy 'the best car in the world' for £3500. We also sample an AMG version. All 7.0-litres of it...
We fall in love with 1980s fast-lane heroes – the Ford Sierra XR4x4 Turbo Technics, Vauxhall Cavalier Calibre and MG Montego Turbo; we revisit the awesome Toyota MR2 and show you why now's the time to buy this mid-engined masterpiece – and how to buy a great one and we even get up close and personal with a rare Audi 80 Sport; then sample the unique Arden Jaguar XKR Typhoon Convertible. Ant Anstead sings the praises of the Mazda MX5, Chris Chilton on VW’s hidden gem, the Golf V5, how to buy a brilliant Volvo 850, the latest market insight, including why now’s the time to buy a Honda NSX and we pay tribute to your classics, and lots more.