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News: The Ultimate Convertible? - Andrew Burford's Ford Skyliner

Andrew Burford is the owner of what might well be the ultimate convertible on British roads.

News: Meet The Owner - John Fisher's 1966 Austin Mini Convertible

When the Mini collector John Fisher takes his Tweed Grey 1966 Austin Convertible for a spin he often encounters one of the following questions - ‘did you cut the roof off it yourself?’ or ‘why hasn’t it fallen in half?’ To which the answer is always, the work was undertaken by Crayford of Westerham in Kent - and their standards were renowned in the UK and overseas.

News: 10 Convertibles that Will Make Your Summer

With spring finally here and summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to look at buying a soft-top for some summer fun. Whether you prefer your classic car to have a dash of the high-life, sporty, quirky & fun, stylish or big & brash, we think we’ve found 10 cars that will compliment your lifestyle. From turning up at a country house to driving some of the great ‘B’ roads of the UK to turning up at the beach or a festival, there really is a convertible for all.


The clocks have changed, and there is a certain crispness in the air – in short, it is that time of the year when many classic sports car enthusiasts start considering a coupe rather than a convertible. However, the Sunbeam Alpine GT, with its detachable roof and soignée lines, really was the best of both worlds – assuming you only required two seats.

News: Top tips for buying a car at auction

Auctions are a great place to pick up a classic car. Depending on which end of the market you’re operating in, you might be able to get your hands on a bargain or that rare gem you’ve always wanted. But to come away with a good deal, you’ve got to play your cards right.

News: Andy Roberts Shares his Restoration Show Highlights 2017

Where else but at The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show are you likely to find not one but three Austin Ambassadors, all of them the flagship Vanden Plas version, and a 1975 Wolseley-badged blue Wedge?

News: Lancaster Insurance is summer ready with its new convertible schemes

Classic car insurance intermediary Lancaster Insurance, has announced that it has widened its convertible offering to now include an additional 300 models as we hit the summer months. Updated schemes are specifically designed for two and four seat convertibles including Alfa Romeo Spider, Toyota MR2, Audi TT and Mercedes SLK.

News: Top Ten Four-Seater Classic Convertibles

When the sun shines (last year it was on August 5th) many a classic enthusiast has the urge to head for the beach. And with any of these fine top ten four-seater classic convertibles, they can take friends or family with them... - Written by Andy Roberts.


To restore a Land-Rover Fire Engine is a significant achievement – especially one that was once used by your father. Lees Fell worked for the Aylesbury printing firm Hazell, Watson and Viney where 16 members of its staff doubled as part-time firemen.

News: Are you planning on buying a new classic?

With lockdown being gradually eased and from Monday, car show rooms in England being able to trade, people appear to be turning their attentions to purchasing a new car.


'I have had a few runs out with the roof down, but as I only bought it last September, I am looking forward to using it in better weather'. With a car such as a Super Minx Convertible, it is quite understandable why Rob Foskett is anticipating the summer.


On the 24th October 1980, one of the world’s most famous car factories closed its doors. Here we pay tribute to just some of the cars that were made in Abingdon.