The Enthusiasts’ Guide to Buying a Classic British Sports Car book provides a comprehensive reference to over 150 classic British sports cars (from 1945 to the early 1980s). It includes new research with information generously provided by well over 200 enthusiasts from over 70 car clubs. This includes some revised production figures, estimates of numbers of survivors for many models and a wealth of suggestions as to what to look for when checking cars.
A feature of the book is an 8-page, 100-point vehicle checklist, of use to both novices and experienced car enthusiasts.
About 600 black & white photos (including rare models).
Hardback, 184 pages, almost A4 size
First published: 2007
Price: £22.95 (post free in UK; signed by author if requested)
Classic Car Mart
“What the author has produced here can only be described as one of the most in-depth, most detailed and most worthwhile sports car books currently available.”
Classic Car Weekly publication
“Covering everything from Aston Martins to MGs, this book would be a useful guide to anyone seeking a new classic.”
Classic & Sports Car magazine
“Each section was proof-read and corrected by the relevant owner’s club, so there’s little doubt on the veracity of the data…. there’s an air of authority here that makes this a must-have reference work.”
Classics Monthly magazine
“The book covers sports cars up to 1982 with confidence and buckets of know-how for the would-be buyer. Accessible, digestible and refreshingly useful. Sure to become a CM favourite.”
“It works well as a buying guide but serves equally successfully as a reference book. By consulting with various owners’ clubs the authors have been able to give really useful inside information on vital checks…. This book is a very thoroughly researched and useful guide for the serious devotee of the Classic British Sports Car.”
The Log Book (MG Drivers Club of North America) "This is one book that definitely should be on the shelf of your British car book collection.”
“From what I’ve seen I honestly believe it will become the standard work on classic postwar British sports cars.” Alan Morgan, Chairman, Club Lotus.
“I thought the text (on the MG T-series) was very informative, and reads exceptionally well.” Stewart Penfound, MG Car Club T Register.
“I have had a good look at your Ginetta entries and you have done a good job, rather better than most Ginetta outsiders who attempt such things, I have to say.” Trevor Pyman, Ginetta Owners’ Club and Ginetta author.
“A quite excellent and well researched entry for the 2-Litre Bristols.” Geoffrey Herdman, Bristol Owners’ Club Chairman.
"I do like your straightforward and concise method of dealing with what can be a very long and complicated guide to these cars. It makes easy and understandable reading." Terry Horler, General Secretary, Midget & Sprite Club, and author of "Original Sprite & Midget".
“An excellent and comprehensive summary of the Jaguar XK range.” Mick Duffy, JDC XK Register Chairman.
“I have glanced at the Lea-Francis entries and they seem to be properly researched and pretty accurate, which is only too rare nowadays.” Robin Sawers, General Secretary, Lea-Francis Owners’ Club.
“… most impressive …” John Craddock, Stag Owners’ Club.