Audi A2 – Monday modern classic

Every Monday we’re serving you up a delicious slice of pure postulation. That’s right, once a week we’re using our expertise and passion for the subject to predict what motors are destined for classic car stardom. This week, Parkers finance editor and former Classic Car Weekly news editor, Murray Scullion proposes the Audi A2.

Mercedes-Benz R-Class – Monday modern classic

Every Monday we’re serving you up a delicious slice of pure postulation. That’s right, once a week we’re using our expertise and passion for the subject to predict what motors are destined for classic car stardom. This week, Parkers finance editor and former Classic Car Weekly news editor, Murray Scullion is celebrating the Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

RANGE ROVER (1996): WELL BOUGHT AT AUCTION

This week, we bring you a very nice, low-mileage example of the Range Rover (P38) – a car that’s looking increasingly appealing as time goes on. And it was all yours at auction for £6160.

NISSAN LAUREL (1987): WELL BOUGHT AT AUCTION

This week, we bring you a very nice example of the bonkers Nissan Laurel – one of the least predictable executove cars you could have bought in the late 1980s. And it was all yours at auction for £1050.

FORD ANGLIA TORINO: FORGOTTEN HERO

The Ford Anglia 105E featured a punchy new Kent engine, a beautifully slick four-speed gearbox, and highly individualistic styling. But just as quickly, ‘fins ‘n’ chrome’ fell out of favour. Step in the long-forgotten Torino…

RENAULT 4: WHY IT BEATS THE 2CV

Launched in the summer of 1961 as a retaliation to the ever popular Citroën 2CV, the Renault 4 went on to beat its rival by some margin. Here’s why in the great French classic battle, Renault beats Citroën.

MGB: CLASSIC CAR JOURNEYS FROM LAUNCH TO CLASSIC

In 1962, MG rolled out its modern replacement for the MGA sports car. Initially offered as a roadster only, the MGB was powered by BMC’s excellent B-Series engine, had an all-new monocoque body and featured gorgeous, Italianate styling by Syd Enever.

MAZDA MX-6: FORGOTTEN HERO

The Mazda MX-6 appears to generate very little interest in the petrolhead world, which is strange, as the car doesn’t do anything particularly badly.

  Around the world in classics

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The majority of cars built around the world hail from just a few manufacturing power houses. The USA, Japan and Europe churn out more cars than the rest of the world put together – but if you dig deeper, you’ll find some interesting cars that come from some very interesting countries you might not readily associate with car manufacturing. Here are seven of the best...