By Tom Brett
9th April 2020

Classic Car Articles and Blogs

Latest Classic Car Articles

We are passionate about the classic car industry we work in, and we are always publishing articles that we hope other classic car enthusiasts will find informative, interesting and sometimes even amusing.

We write weekly articles on anything to do with classic cars e.g. manufacturers, models the industry and owner stories – shown below are all the articles we’ve written over the past few years.

If there’s a topic you want us to cover then why not drop me a line and I’ll see what we can do – contact us.

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What if the Beetle was Never Made?

Tom discusses what may have happened if the people’s car never came into production…

A Brief History of the Grand Tourer (Part 1)

Tom discusses how life started with these beautiful machines….

Where Will You Go After Lockdown?

Mike gives his thoughts on where we should all go after lockdown… Scotland? Italy?

Our Top 5 ’70s Cars

Tom discusses the top 5 ’70s cars we have sold through Trade Classics…

What if the Mini was Never Made?

Tom discusses what the world would be like without the iconic Mini was never produced…

The Best Car Shows on Netflix UK

Tom has made a list of the best classic car and racing shows on Netflix for you to get into…

Tom’s Top 5 ’60s Classic Cars

Tom discusses his best 60s classic cars that he would like to take for a spin one day…

Top 5 Cars that are MOT Exempt

Tom discusses his favourite cars that have recently turned MOT exempt…

Best Classic Car Websites for Hire

Tom discusses some of the services out there that you can take a look it if you would like to hire a classic for self-driving…

Checking your Car During Covid-19

Tom gives you a simple guide that contains checks before you take a car to an MOT garage after the Covid-19 restrictions…

Project Cars to Keep You Active

Tom gives us some ideas to keep us busy, 5 potential project cars while you are practicing social distancing measures…

Lee Scott Classic Cars

Tom talks to Lee Scott and how he is getting on at his restoration house in Essex…

A Couple of Turbo Classic Cars

Mike talks about a couple of the cult classics that have just come through to trade classics…

Paintless Dent Removal

Mike discusses the wonders of paint dent removal, as long as your paint has not been damaged…

Classic Car Events this Easter Weekend 2020

Tom talks about some great classic car events and auto jumbles happening around the UK this Easter in 2020…

Investing in Cars over Houses?

Mike discusses why investing in cars could be an easier way to make money…

The Rewards of Car restoration

Mike discusses his fondness for restoration and how rewarding the process can be…

Changing Your Engine Oil

Mike talks about the nuances of changing your car engine oil and where to find out…

Classic Car Shows and Events UK 2020

Want to know what’s happening in the classic car world in the first half of 2020?

How Do I Import or Export a Classic Car After Brexit?

Keep updated with all developments involving your classic car and Brexit by 31/12/2020…

Behind the Scenes

Want to know who provides your fantastic service? Get to know us and our mummies…

Low or High Mileage?

Tom discusses the issues with low mileage cars, they may not be the best option

Running a V8 for Half The Price!

Mike is running his car on liquid petroleum gas for half the price!

Barn Finds and Project Cars

Tom looks back at the barn finds Trade Classics has sold recently…

Fancy the Perfect Car for a Weekend Getaway?

Mike expands on a few points on why the Jaguar MKII 2.4 should be more desirable.

Does a Car Always Need a Facelift?

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

Is the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II the Hottest Hatchback Ever?

Mike talks about the various reasons the Integrale HF Evo 2 is the hottest hatchback ever made.

Classic Car Photos of the Year 2019

We have handpicked some of our most emotive photos of 2019, get ready to be amazed and inspired!

Fall in Love With Your Classic Car Again in 2020

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?

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

Affordable Classic Cars in 2020

Let us now in the comments section about what cars you are looking out for in 2020.

Exhausts. What do they say about you?

Curled twin pipes, straight-lined, carbon fibre? It’s the new star sign.

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

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

What’s the Best Christmas Present for a petrolhead?

Driving gloves, life-sized model E-types, and a sleeve for your pride and joy!

Does the Lotus Esprit have the BEST pop-up headlights?

Tom talks about his love for the Lotus Esprit and its pop-up headlights.

The Ultimate Impreza

Mike talks about the limited edition Impreza enhanced by Cosworth.

Rewrite Your Owners Handbook

Mike talks about how the quirks of a classic car might encourage you to rewrite the handbook.

Alloys and coffee tables…

Mike talks about his passion for alloy wheels.

The Timeless Appeal of Estate Cars

Mike tells us why estate cars have a timeless appeal.

Shortcuts all lead to the garage!

Taking shortcuts in maintenance on your classic will lead to bad outcomes!

Do cars really need all the bells and whistles?

An insight to Mike’s likes and dislikes of modern technology in cars.

The Achilles Heel of Classic Car Ownership

Mike tells us what ends up being the weak spot of classic car ownership for him

Missed opportunities or dodged a bullet?

Mike talks about cars he once had the opportunity to own but he bottled it!

Why Cat D is not always taboo.

Mike talks about why we should relax more about Cat D when buying a classic car.

Why parking your money in a classic car makes sense.

Mike talks about the benefits of investing your money in classic cars.

Who is your car buying buddy?

Mike talks about that special person that helps you through the car buying process.