Get the latest car investment advice
It’s been some time now since Swedish car company, Saab, declared bankruptcy, but they left behind a legacy of well-built, stylish cars that still excite many today. One of Saab’s most successful cars was the 900; their showcase model that was manufactured for 20 years.
For many, the recognisable silhouette of the Nissan Skyline GT-R will be a fond memory from their days playing Gran Turismo on the Playstation back in the late 90s and early 2000s. The road-going racing car was a favourite amongst gamers and car enthusiasts alike thanks to its incredible performance and imposing presence.
The 80s were an interesting time for Volkswagen; new joint ventures, acquisitions, and sales of the Golf and Polo were going well across Europe. Their flagship coupe, the second generation Scirocco, was also selling well, yet VW had something else up its sleeve. By 1988 it had added another coupe to its range; the quicker and more upmarket Corrado.
If you were to ask people what springs to mind when the name ‘Honda’ is mentioned, most would mumble something along the lines of ‘reliable’, ‘slow’ and perhaps a little… ‘bland’.
But every now and again the Japanese manufacturer comes up with something which totally dispels these preconceptions; the superb NSX, for example, or the much celebrated Civic Type R, to name a couple. In 1999 they launched what was to quickly become another of Honda’s illustrious masterpieces, the S2000.
As self-confessed petrolheads we’re bound by unwritten rules stating that we need to have an unhealthy infatuation with Italian sports cars. It’s just one of those things; we’re totally aware that an Italian car built with passion and adoration rather than a German car built with maturity and rationality would be a ludicrous choice to make, yet one manufacturer in particular keeps defying the odds and producing cars that people revere; Alfa Romeo.
In the mid-nineties Ford fans were coming to terms with the announcement that the legendary Escort RS Cosworth would cease production, but were promised its replacement model, the Focus RS, would be something to behold.