News: A MINI ITALIAN BIRTHDAY AT CCA’S PRACTICAL CLASSICS AND RESTORATION SHOW SALE

Friends of MotorMartin, the Classic Car Auction (CCA) have shared information with #MotorMartinClassics regarding their latest sale on the 23rd and 24th March at the Practical Classics Restoration Show. And that’s not all as the sale is set to feature … Continue reading News: A MINI ITALIAN BIRTHDAY AT CCA’S PRACTICAL CLASSICS AND RESTORATION SHOW SALE

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News: MINI UK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF THE MINI CONVERTIBLE

MINI UK have explained to MotorMartin recently how they are celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the MINI Convertible, first on sale in 1993. The iconic vehicle is similarly celebrating another ground-breaking landmark as the bestselling convertible model in the UK. 1993 Mini Cabriolet Some recent history for you. The Rover Mini Cabriolet was introduced in June 1993, following a previously successful UK trail of the Mini Lamm Cabriolet in 1991. During the trial, German-based Lamm Autohaus removed the roof of the vehicle prior to sale in the UK and it was an instant hit with all … Continue reading News: MINI UK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF THE MINI CONVERTIBLE

What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

In the first article in this series, What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace, I looked at some of the do’s and dont’s when it comes to shopping in the basket below the bargain basement for your next car, questions to ask and things to look out for. The complete guide if you will. However, mentioned at the beginning of the piece was the promise that certain price points were to be focussed on, meaning that regular readers will be able to find the bargain car of their dreams, perhaps something modern, maybe a classic, perhaps even something … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

One of the reasons for the popularity of MotorMartin is the desire to put forward opinions regarding ‘real life’ motoring, after all, we have surely all thought about our top 10 favourite cars that we’d have in our dream garage that will be built one day and I’d guess that some of those cars may be coming in at around the £100K mark. Certainly the first car on my list would be the all new Ford GT, a car that you needed to apply for and that’s if you have the many, many pounds with which to complete the purchase. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace

How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Here’s a quick quiz to get you thinking today. I was born in 1980 and soldiered on until 1991, there were once over 1.5 million of me but today there are only 478 registered on U.K. roads, I continued with a different name but was basically the same right up until 1997. What am I?   Given up yet or just want a clue? According to howmanyleft.co.uk the Austin Metro is seriously endangered. … Continue reading How To Replace One Icon With Another: Had I Known You Better Then.

News: ‘BRAND NEW’ MG ZT FOR SALE

Classic car auctions and car auctions in general are both high up on the list of trips to do over here at MotorMartin Towers, in fact a car auction is a lovely way to spend an afternoon if cars are your cup of tea. So when news arrived up on the top floor of the Towers that a 2004 MG ZT 1.8 Turbo, with an unbelievable three miles on the clock, will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) September Sale on 24th September at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, MotorMartin’s interest was definitely piqued. What we have here … Continue reading News: ‘BRAND NEW’ MG ZT FOR SALE