RICHARD BARNETT

MAR­KETS ED­I­TOR

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

It’s easy to for­get just how im­por­tant the main­land Euro­pean market was for Bri­tish sports cars in the 1950s and ‘60s, and that love af­fair with MGs, Tri­umphs and Jaguars is clearly just as strong to­day. The ever-pop­u­lar MGB in par­tic­u­lar makes good sense for ex­actly the same reason they do here – it’s af­ford­able, good to drive and backed by strong spares and club sup­port, the lat­ter two points mak­ing own­er­ship eas­ier and more en­joy­able. As a re­sult it’s not sur­pris­ing to see that their pop­u­lar­ity with buy­ers on the con­ti­nent is push­ing up prices – the big ques­tion will be whether this has a long-term ef­fect on UK val­ues.

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