11 Apr Alfa Romeo Spider vs. Triumph TR6, Chevrolet Corvette C3, Lotus Seven S4, MGB, VW Porsche 914-4, Fiat 124 Spider, Morgan 4/4, TVR 3000S, Jensen-Healey

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Alfa Romeo Spider vs. Triumph TR6, Chevrolet Corvette C3, Lotus Seven S4, MGB, VW Porsche 914-4, Fiat 124 Spider, Morgan 4/4, TVR 3000S, Jensen-Healey Alfa Romeo Spider vs. Triumph TR6, Chevrolet Corvette C3, Lotus Seven S4, MGB, VW Porsche 914-4, Fiat 124 Spider, Morgan 4/4, TVR 3000S, Jensen-Healey Photography by Tony Baker

1970s Best buys 10 great sports cars to snap up this spring from just £5000. Seventies scorchers. We sample the 10 best 1970s sports cars for under £20k. Seventies sportsters  From MGB to Porsche 914, and Lotus Seven to Corvette, which of our £20k open-tops is the best classic today? Despite the wild surge in recent years, there’s still a wealth of affordable 1970s soft-top sports cars to be had. Ross Alkureishi puts 10 of the best £5- 20,000 options to the test. Photography Tony Baker.


Market activity over the past decade has taken most 1960s soft-top machinery out of the reach of many of us, and logic suggested that prices for convertibles from the 1970s would be the next to hyperinflate. But C&SC is here as a portent of joy, to tell you the frenzy has passed, tsunami-like, on to the following decade and with just an acceptably mild strengthening of values.

To prove it, we’ve gathered 10 examples showing that it’s still possible to get your topdown sports-car kicks for less than £20,000. If you’re seeking some serious blue-sky action this summer, then it’s time to get your groove on and head back to the funk-tastic ’70s, as we don white coat and clipboard to see which one is pick of the classic pops. Let me be your guide…



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Ross Alkureishi

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