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Caught in the Classifieds

Welcome to Caught in the Classifieds, where we take time each week to seek out a peach of a car from the thousands offered for sale each week. Sometimes, we’ll choose a motor that, because of price, rarity or condition is just too good to miss. Other times, it will be a vehicle that’ll maybe challenge your thoughts on what could be your next purchase. Then again, it could just be a bonkers purchase you’d secretly love to make. From a military tank to a motorised wheelchair, they’ve all appeared on seeking a buyer. Read on to discover more about our latest star car…

1954 Morris Minor 0.9 Split Screen £3495

Truly good design wears its years lightly. And that’s why you’d scarcely credit that this little car is 60 years old.

Mitsuoka Viewt 1998 £5999

Do not be deceived: this isn’t a three-door, soft-top version of the classic 1960s ‘small’ Jaguar.

1990 Ford Sierra 2.0 Sapphire RS Cosworth 2WD 4dr £11,950

Anyone here remember Spender? For those that don’t, it was a TV crime drama series, shown during the early 1990s

2011 Suzuki Swift 1.6 Sport £7795

Ever feel that modern cars are, well, just too darned complicated.?

2007 Honda S2000 GT

It’s a clever thing if you can buy a used car and, within a few years, be able to sell it for more than you originally g...

1995 Peugeot 106 1.4 Roland Garros £895

It’s not often you get the chance to buy a car named for a fighter pilot, inventor and war hero – but here you do.

2000 Toyota Will VI 1.3 £3999

We’ll bet you’ve not set eyes on one of these before. It's very ‘different’ and you may just love it for that reason.

2002 Ferrari 360 Spider £44,494

For almost anyone, the asking price for a motor such as this is a bundle of money.

1997 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi 5dr £1,295

Spend enough time browsing the classified ads and a gem emerges. And so it is here: a Mk3 Golf GTi .

1999 Subaru Legacy 2.0 B4 Twin Turbo £3,695

In our latest trawl through the ‘for sale’ ads on, we consider an old-school Subaru.

1998 Mercedes-Benz S280 £2495

Now depreciation – the difference between what was paid for a car and its current market worth – can be a cruel thing.

1978 Volkswagen T2 Camper £24,999

A quid short of £25k is strong money in anyone’s terms, especially when it buys something that first turned a wheel on ...

1974 Triumph Stag 3.0 £8495

Does it matter if a car’s a mongrel? It’s a right question, because this Stag is one.

1982 Toyota Chaser Japanese police car

If like us, you spend an unhealthy amount of time trawling the used-car classifieds, eventually you’ll find something br...

2008 Daihatsu Copen 1.3 Roadster £6495

Unless you’re of tougher stuff than most, you mayn’t be dreaming of top-down driving just now.

1996 Alfa Romeo 145 1.6

Question: when does a car move from being just old and half-forgotten, to re-emerge as a classic? A tricky one to answer.

MG ZS 2.5 180 £5,995

There’s something a touch sad about an 11yo car that’s travelled only a tiny mileage. A sense of promise unfulfilled

1972 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 £11,995

Daimler. The very word evokes notions of John-Bull Britishness, of bulldogs, warm brown beer and cricket.

1999 Audi Cabriolet 2.6E £4495

The wind howls and the rain beats down. It’s hardly cabriolet weather. It is, however, the perfect time of year to buy one.

2012 DFSK Loadhopper 1.3 £5995 (+VAT)

If you glanced in your rear-view mirror and saw this closing on you, you’d swear it was a BMW X5. Imagine your surprise ...

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