It is one of the coolest British sports of the 1970s – and this 1975 Triumph Stag is currently on eBay at just a single penny.
James Bond drive a Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me, which you may remember, turned into a submarine. This 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 doesn't do that…at least, not as far as we know.
But it does have one special feature – the power to turn heads. This is 1970s excess on four wheels, the kind of car no one in their right mind would build in 2011. But it was around in the mid-70s, with this example in silver with a red leather interior, fully working, with new bumpers, a new battery and a stainless steel exhaust.
If you fancy dipping your toe in the waters of classic car ownership, this 1972 MG B GT could be a good place to start.
That year is important, as it is one of the last tax-exempt MG Bs, as well as being one of the models with chrome bumpers and overdrive in 3rd and 4th gear. It's also described as 'mechanically sound' and with 'sold bodywork', with the added bonus of a Webasto sunroof and Rostyle wheels, not to mention a modern CD MP3 player within.
Ok, it's not the James Bond variation – no option to go underwater and no firing of missiles here. But you can pick up this Lotus Esprit 2.2 for much less than the movie car thankfully.
This is a later 1988 model, but still with much of the look, perhaps with a few more rounded edges, but still unmistakably the Lotus Esprit. According to the seller, this two-seater has a 2,174cc engine, 65,000 miles on the clock, all the documents and MOT certificates, removable glass sunroof, alloy wheels, electric windows and mires plus modern additions like a 12-CD multichanger.
It's been in storage for two years, so you'll have to take that not account. But on the plus side, you get the personalised plate. £4,000 is the current asking price if you want to turn some heads.
Fancy doing the rounds in an extravagant drive of a bygone era? Check out the Lotus Excel SE that's on eBay right now.
Amazingly, this car has had just two owners since being built in 1986 and has done just 60,081 miles in that time. Emigration means the current owner is looking for a third owner to take it on. Just 100 miles ago, it underwent a £1,000 service, along with new discs, pads etc. It's also currently undergoing re-commissioning work and an MOT and comes with a full service history plus a recent AA/RAC inspection.
Possibly a future classic (they just don't make cars like this anymore), it's available for £3,995 on a 'buy it now' or you can make an offer.
It's an icon of an era and was once the car to be see in for the man (or woman) about town. 40 years on and this Jensen Interceptor MKII is still a car that turns heads.
Dating back to 1971, with just under 90,000 on the clock and a whopping 6,276cc engine, this particular Interceptor has apparently had £5,000 spent on it over the last nine months and has a good paint job, with just a couple of blemishes. Aside from that, most of what you see is original and tested, including the electric aerial, cigar lighter, boot interior light, under bonnet lights and door open lights. The air-con should be fine with a bit of work too.
On top of all that, this tax-exempt drive has had a full service, change of oil and new filters. Check out the photos for a close-up inspection and if you like, the opening bid is £3,000.