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Have a look at how we bring a classic back to life. Watch as we revive the MG Midget bodyshell in this detailed bodybuilding video. If you'd like a tour of our factory or revive your old models, get in touch with the experts - Motoring Classics.
A small sporty car was being produced in England that would help the world rediscover the joys of the sports car once the fighting ended. The MG’s moment was not too far away. The MG TC emerged as the first post-War Sports car hit. The popularity of this mild mannered, conservatively styled auto launched the British sports car onslaught. The early MG’s were simple machines with few creature comforts and a few nagging mechanical problems. But many were charmed by or in spite of their quirks. The MG helped people discover what fun it was to drive, if you had a car that was fun to drive. EP 212
The second episode of a new series of Classic Car shows in which owners, restorers and enthusiasts talk about their own classic cars. Classic Cars UK is a re-mastering of our 3D show Classic Cars 3D broadcast a few years ago. For inquiries, please check our website: spl-communications.co.uk and please subscribe to the channel to be the the first to know when new episodes are released!
How to buy a classic car at auction. In this video specialist auction house - Classic Car Auctions (CCA) and classic car expert Quentin Wilson give their Top Tips on buying a Classic car at auction in the UK (rules and regulations may vary in other countries). Subscribe for more great classic car videos: bit.ly/1dHTCbt The classic car market has grown exceptionally in recent years, with collectors enjoying some impressive returns on their investments and some incredible price rises on some of the rarest cars. Getting involved and purchasing your own classic car can increasingly seem complicated and expensive. With so many ways to buy a car, and knowing which to buy, it’s no surprise that many new to the market can find it a bit daunting. Classic car auctions in particular can appear to be a bit of minefield. Buying and selling commissions, consignment fees, VAT and the frenzy of bidding can often leave even the most discerning classic car collector baffled. However in comparison to other car purchasing methods, buying at auction can and should be a much more convenient and hassle free experience. When purchasing from a reputable auction house, buyers can rest easy in the knowledge that they are in safe hands, with a wealth of cars to choose from that will have been inspected by expert teams to ensure they are as described. The same cannot be said for online purchasing, considering the risk that cars do not fit their description, have not been checked by experts to ensure it is safe, and can often waste valuable time spent driving to and from sellers’ homes. Aware of some of the confusions buyers can face, ‘everyman’ classic car auction house CCA, which specialise in classic cars from £5,000 to £25,000, have compiled a list of steps every classic car fan can take to ensure buying at auction is enjoyable and simple; just as it should be. 1. Research the auction house. Do they sell the kind of classic cars that you would be interested in? The best way to do this would be to visit their website and attend a sale to familiarise yourself with the process. 2. Remember to take along photo ID and proof of address – it will be impossible to purchase a car without it. 3. Viewing is essential. Make sure you arrive early so you can inspect the lots on offer, work out your favourites, and check vehicle details, which you will find displayed on the cars’ windscreens or discuss with a member of the team. If you’re not mechanically minded then feel free to bring along a professional to inspect the car. 4. Buyer’s premium and VAT will need to be paid on top of the hammer price. Always check with the auction house beforehand for details of their fees and charges. Our buyers and sellers fee is a highly competitive six per cent and you only pay VAT on the buyer’s premium. 5. Listen to the auctioneer. They will provide valuable details about each car’s specification, including service history, road tax and verification of mileage. 6. If the hammer falls on your bid then congratulations, you are the winning bidder! You’ll then need to see the auction clerk to discuss methods of payment. Find out about classic car auctions and exciting classic cars coming up for sale at auction at http://carphile.co.uk Video (c) CCA Classic Car Auctions - used with kind permission for editorial purposes. This video is intended only as a guide, we would always recommend specialist advice and guidance before making any classic car purchase and do not accept any responsibility or liability as a result of any purchase made after watching the video or following the advice. Prices intended only as a guide and correct as of published date (May 2015)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) By some estimates (and in the hey day of British Sports Cars) the U.K. had almost small 1000 cottage car builders. Of course you probably know names like MG, Triumph, Sunbeam, MINI and Jaguar...but those are just the tip of the British sports car making ice berg. Those are also just some of the cars that Paul Dierschow and his team of experts car mechanic and restorers work on in one of the most respected and established British restoration shops in America. Paul knows more about these classic British sports cars than Wikipedia. Check out this video as we chat with Paul about what's the most important thing he and his team of craftsmen need to be able to bring a classic English Sport car like a MG or Triumph or even Jaguar...back to life.
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