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Some More Classic Cars You Can Buy For Under £10,000

If they don't blow up in three days, you'll have a great new ride!

7w ago

Classic Cars are incredibly desirable things. Everybody has at least one classic they truly want - myself included. However, most people cannot afford the style of a Porsche 959 or the sheer speed of a Ferrari F40, so we must settle on something else. Welcome to my new series, where I'll spend too much time looking around the internet for the coolest cars you can buy for under 10,000 British pounds. Here we go:

1. 1979 Ford Escort MK2 - £9,990

The Ford Escort was a proper people's car from the 70s, and more than 4.1 million were sold over it's 33 year run. This one appears to be a fine example of one of those - a '79 MK2 with around 90,000 miles on the clock. The 1.6L four-cylinder does only produce around 85 horsepower, but there's not much weight to slow it down. This specific Escort also has a 5-speed gearbox (doesn't say whether it's an auto or a manual) and... 5 new tires fitted? I wasn't aware that cars had 5 wheels back in the 70s but you learn something new everyday. The car is painted in a rather striking orange with a black roof and the proper RS1800-style 4-spolk wheels. If anyone is interested in this car, here is a link: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1290312

2. 1977 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super - £8000-£9000 (Auction Estimate)

I love the Giulia Super. It's one of the unsung heroes from Alfa's past, and can go for quite cheap even today. This specific car, as you can probably tell, is far from stock. It's powered by the 2.0 four-cylinder from a GTV, which produces around 150 horsepower (if I'm looking at the correct GTV). That power increase in a car that weighs around 1000 kilos will make it a rocketship. It also has aftermarket suspension from Alfaholics in order to keep that power in check through the corners. Unfortunately, the webpage doesn't say how many miles that car has done, but... I don't really care. If anyone is interested in this car (other than me,) here is a link: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1287516

3. 2000 Fiat Coupe Turbo - £7,995

The Fiat Coupe is a marvel of a classic - specifically a marvel of how a classic should look. It's one of the prettiest cars ever made - and you can buy one for eight grand! What makes this Fiat Coupe especially cool is that it is the 20-valve Turbo model, where power settles at around 217 horses. This specific Fiat has done a fairly reasonable 57,000 miles, and doesn't appear to be showing all that driving time one bit. It's painted in what I believe is the best colour for one of these and has some very traditional-looking 4-spolk rims. The only slight concern is - of course - the famed Italian reliability of the electrical system. If anyone is interested in this car, here is a link: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1289922

4. 1990 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - £7,995

But what if Italian style isn't your thing? Well, there's something out there for you too! This is a 23,000 mile, 1990 'Foxbody' Mustang GT Convertible. And don't worry - if you zoom in really close on the front wings, you can in fact confirm that it is the 5.0L V8 model. This car, then, produces 225 horsepower - and presumably a brilliant racket. It's also a convertible, which means on a sunny day, you can roar around the countryside with the top down. It's finished in a rather fantastic white colour, and has the 5-point star rims that were standard at the time. According to the previous owner, this car has had it's oil filter, oil, sump plugs, fuel filter, battery bracket, rims, and tyres all changed in the last service - so it should run well. If anyone is interested in this car, here is a link: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1285078

5. 1972 VW Beetle Beach Buggy - £9,500

I've mentioned many times in my multiple cheap classics series(es?) that after a while, all the pages just become full of VW Beetles. Well, they did, but not in the normal way. Here we have a VW Beetle Beach Buggy - like Clarkson, Hammond and May drove in the Season 1 of the Grand Tour. Unlike the ones featured on the Grand Tour, this beach buggy is entirely custom-made. The chassis, arms, shocks, brakes, wiring, exhaust, LED front/rear lights, and roll cage are all completely new, along with the 1200cc Beetle engine and some Corbeau race seats. To top it all off, it's done a microscopic 9,000 miles. This is the epitome of cool, I'll tell you now, and it's selling for way less money than an entirely custom car would usually. If anyone is interested in this car, here is a link: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1220335

Well, there you have it - a range of interesting and very cool classic for less money than you'd pay for a new Fiesta. Which car would you like to own? Do you know of any other cheap but interesting classics? Write it down in the comments - I'm very interested in this topic now.

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Comments (19)

  • C4 Corvette. Modern enough to use on modern roads. With the rise of RadWood there are way more options for events and shows. 90s are the next big thing.

      1 month ago
    • I did see quite a few C4 Corvettes for quite good money

        1 month ago
    • If I did buy a Corvette I'd make it a blue C3, simply because not all people think the C4 is visually pleasing

        1 month ago
  • Volvo P1800

      1 month ago
    • You can get an unrestored one of these for around £9,000, I believe.

        1 month ago
  • Now is the time to get an.. MG-F or TF.

    They're currently being broken, and you can get a good Trophy for under 10 Grand easy. Once you get there head gasket thing sorted and have a coolant temperature warning system.

    It's a great sportscar really, mid engined, also known as the poor Man's Lotus Elise. Still sporty but more comfy.

      1 month ago
    • Rescued an F from the scrapper during lockdown 1 and finally got it back on the road at the start of this month. They're definitely at the bottom of their depreciation curve and they're fantastic fun. If you get one with the monogram...

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        1 month ago
    • I love the MG F, I'll keep that in mind!

        1 month ago
  • MG B. The defining small sports car that set the template for all to come. Extremely pretty, sounds great, reliable (pre-Leyland) and a ton of fun to drive. Its even available with a V8 for those that want something a little more fiesty. Pair that with massive parts availability and an extremely active and supportive owners club and you're in the golden zone!

      1 month ago
  • The Fox Mustang is a definitely a practical classic- the last of the Mustangs to be true to the original concept and also a sensible size for here in the UK. I'd prefer a late 5.0LX rather than the GT though.

      1 month ago