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Classic Sports Car - - Buyer’s Guide -

MOR­RIS MI­NOR 1000 1956-’71, 847,491 built Greater weight and dated styling but 37bhp 948cc – then, from 1962, 48bhp 1098cc – en­gines and 12V electrics. Rust is the killer. Price now £2500-12,500

VW BEE­TLE 1200 1954-’64, 7,267,899 built More torque but no more power from the un­burstable air-cooled flat-four, with 6V electrics and a four-speed gear­box.

Price now £5000-20,000

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