PRO TIP: Do You Restore a Car For Sale or Sell As Is?

Posted on January 31st, 2024 by Adam Purrier - Trade Classics

Adam talks about the pros and cons of restoring before sale, or selling ‘as is’.

Will classic cars be banned one day soon?

Posted on September 19th, 2021 by Adam Purrier - Trade Classics

Adam talks about the threat to our industry and what we can all do.

Does a Car Always Need a Facelift?

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by Tom Brett

Mike talks about the topic of facelifts on cars and how sometimes they may not always be welcome.

Fall in Love With Your Classic Car Again in 2020

Posted on December 31st, 2019 by Tom Brett

Tom talks about measures that can be taken to ensure you get the best experiences out of driving your classic car in 2020.

Is a Communist 4×4 the Best Ever Made?

Posted on December 19th, 2019 by Tom Brett

Mike talks about the 4×4 overlooked by the west for decades…

Affordable Classic Cars in 2020

Posted on December 17th, 2019 by Tom Brett

Tom talks about the new generation of classic car owners and what they should be looking out for in 2020

You have just passed your test, can you buy a classic?

Posted on December 10th, 2019 by Tom Brett

Mike talks about what first time drivers should buy as their first classic car..

Could Buying a Classic Car be the Greener Option?

Posted on February 1st, 2018 by Mike Atwal

Here at Trade Classics we love to put on our Mystic Meg demeanour and make our predictions between us. Because all we do is talk cars, and then some.  “I reckon the Mercedes W124 coupe will be worth a lot of money in years to come.” I’m guilty of this constant whine without taking action. […]

How do I find a good classic car trader?

Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Classic car traders tend to be a different bread of people compared to new or used car dealers.  The majority of these traders are car enthusiasts themselves, i.e. proper petrol heads and genuinely thrive on supplying the perfect classic car to match the new owner, and will always be there to give help and advice. However, the […]

Storing a Classic Car in the Garage During Winter

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Not all cars like to be and about in the cold winter chill, some are much happier being safely tucked up in the comfort of your garage – but even this process takes a little consideration, so we thought that you might appreciate a few hints and tips on how to store your […]

Japanese Classic Cars

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Japanese classic cars – do they exist?  That”s what I”ve been researching recently and generally speaking there are doubts surrounding the “classicness” of Japanese cars. Some would argue that it”s not too difficult to understand why; it”s a case of  “old money” versus “new money” situation – you might call it snobbery perhaps! […]

The Jaguar E-Type

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Jaguar E-Type; what makes this classic car so collectable, stylish and globally admired? There is no simple answer to this question, as there are a number of contributing factors.  So let”s look at a few reasons why we love the E-Type. The Jaguar E-Type is a Beautiful Classic Car Why else would we […]

Should I Hire a Classic or Modern Car?

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Okay so you’ve decided on a UK driving holiday and need a car for the journey. For those of you with a car (28m of you) then this article may not be of real interest.  However, for the remaining 40m or so people then this could give you guys food-for-thought. So what are […]

Fiat 500

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Is the Fiat 500 the ultimate city car? Maybe ! Is the Fiat 500 the most recognisable supermini? Perhaps ! Stylish? Yes! Fashionable? Definitely!   Okay, so why do we love the Fiat 500 so much? Since being re-launched in 2007, the new Fiat 500 has sold over a million models across the […]

The Best Golf Mk2 in the Country?

Posted on November 13th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Take a good look at this black VW Golf MK2 1.8L classic car with rainbow interior – quiz time : How old is this car?  How many miles do you think that it has covered? The answers are…to be found at the end of this article! Without giving away too many clues, this […]

Have You Thought About Hiring a Classic Car?

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us We”ve all heard of hiring a classic car for a wedding and in fact finding the right wedding car is an essential part of wedding planning. However, in more recent years, some wedding parties have moved away from the traditional chauffeur driven wedding car and we have seen everything from VW Beetles to […]

Is the Bottom About to Fall Out of the Classic Car Market?

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us In recent tough economic times there has been some good financial news for classic car owners.   Recent findings by Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) concluded that investments in some classic cars grew at 20% during the past year, thus out-performing other investment possibilities.  For example, the price of gold rose by just […]

Why do we drive classic cars in a modern world?

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us Looking through the adverts on Trade Classics for classic cars, it is common to read about a comfortable and spacious interior.  Sounds good, but how comfortable and spacious are classic cars compared to the interiors of modern cars? Of course classic cars cover a multitude of eras and models, but for now we”ll just […]

Classic Car Rescue on Channel 5 | New TV Series

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by Emma Jones

Follow Us I can”t tell you how much I am looking forward to watching the first episode of Classic Car Rescue on Channel 5 on Monday 24th September at 8pm. This new Channel 5 programme will see 6 hour-long episodes in which two classic car experts will restore great classics which have seen better days. […]