Specialists in affordable classic motor vehicles

Classic Car Specialists

At Sussex Classics we specialise in selling classic cars and motor vehicles of all makes and models from what is known as the ‘classic era’. The ‘classic era’ is one of several eras in automotive history that span the following periods:

Steam Era: Up to 1900

Veteran Era: 1888 – 1904

Antique or Brass Era: 1905 – 1914

Vintage Era: 1919 - 1930

Classic Era: 1930 – present day

We find the ‘classic era’ of automotive history the most interesting and over the years have acquired substantial experience working with classic cars and motor vehicles from this period. We use the resulting expertise to find and sell good examples of the best of these classic cars and motor vehicles to fellow enthusiasts.

The list below gives some examples of the classic vehicles we deal in. Below the list is a brief summary of what we see as the highlights of this fascinating era of automotive history:

Examples of classic cars for sale from Sussex Classics:


Austin A30

Austin A35

Austin A40

Austin A55

Austin A60

Austin A90

Austin A110

Austin Westminster

Austin 3 Litre


Daimler Dart

Daimler SP250

Daimler V8

Daimler Double Six

Daimler Sovereign

Daimler Coupe

Daimler DS420

Daimler 420

Daimler Limousine

Daimler Majestic

Daimler Vanden Plas

Daimler Conquest

Daimler XJ6

Daimler V12

Daimler DB18

Daimler XJ

Daimler Six

Daimler 4.2

Daimler Super V8

Daimler LWB


Ford Anglia

Ford Popular

Ford Capri

Ford Cortina

Ford Granada

Ford Consul

Ford Zodiac

Ford Zephyr

Ford Escort


Jaguar E-type

Jaguar XJS

Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XK120

Jaguar XK140

Jaguar XK150

Jaguar Mk10

Jaguar S-type

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XK

Jaguar Mk2

Jaguar XJR

Jaguar XJC

Jaguar Mk1

Jaguar Mk11

Jaguar MkV

Jaguar Coupe

Jaguar Convertible

Jaguar XJ12

Jaguar 420

Jaguar 420g

Jaguar V12

Jaguar Sovereign


Morris Minor

Morris Traveller

Morris Oxford

Morris Mini

Morris Marina

Morris Convertible

Morris 8

Morris 1000

Morris 1100

Morris 1300

Morris Ital

Morris Cooper

Morris Cooper S

Morris Eight

Morris Pickup

Morris Van

Morris Cowley

Morris Bullnose

Morris Tourer

Morris 10

Morris 100

Morris 10/4

Morris Estate

Morris Series E


Rover P2

Rover P3

Rover P4

Rover P5

Rover P5b

Rover P6

Rover Coupe

Rover Vitesse

Rover V8

Rover V8s

Rover 75

Rover SD1

Rover 2000

Rover 2200

Rover 3500

Rover 3.5

Rover 100

Rover 110

Rover 14

Range Rover

Land Rover





Triumph TR2

Triumph TR3

Triumph TR3a

Triumph TR4

Triumph TR4a

Triumph TR5

Triumph TR6

Triumph TR7

Triumph TR8

Triumph TR250

Triumph GT

Triumph GT6

Triumph Herald

Triumph Vitesse

Triumph Stag

Triumph Spitfire

Triumph Dolomite

Triumph Sprint

Triumph Roadster

Triumph 2000

Triumph 2500

Triumph Toledo

Triumph Mayflower

Triumph Renown

Triumph 2.0

Triumph 2.5

Triumph 1500

Triumph Mk3

Triumph Convertible


Vauxhall Viva

Vauxhall Victor

Vauxhall Cresta

Vauxhall Velox

Vauxhall Chevette

Vauxhall Cavalier

Vauxhall Wyvern

Vauxhall Magnum

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall 101

Vauxhall Carlton

Vauxhall Senator

Vauxhall Royale


Wolseley 1500

Wolseley 4/44

Wolseley 15/60

Wolseley 16/60

Wolseley 6/99

Wolseley 6/110

Wolsey Hornet


Highlights of the 'Classic Era' of Automotive History:

Pre-War Classic cars: 1930 – 1944

Headlights, wings and running boards became integrated with the body of the car. Boots/trunks became incorporated at the rear for storage in fully-enclosed body styles. Open top touring cars and runabouts were phased out. The number of manufacturers declined significantly as the automotive industry matured and consolidated.

Post-War Classic cars: 1949 – 1980’s

High compression ‘V-configuration’ engines were introduced and more creative, integrated ‘ monocoque/unibody’ car designs evolved.  In the 1950s innovative vehicles such as Issigonis’ Mini, Fiat’s 500 and Germany’s VW Beetle shook up the European and American small car markets. The 1960s were characterised by the adoption of increasingly sophisticated technology by European manufacturers and emergence of a new breed of compact more efficient cars. Japanese car makers played an increasing important role as Japan emerged as a serious global car producer. Muscle Cars appeared as the American car manufacturers tried to counter the growth in imports to the U.S. and respond to the post-war consumerism demanding bigger and faster as always better. The expansion of national highway networks and petrol becoming plentiful further fuelled the demand for more power and speed.

However, the muscle car era was brought to an end by the Clean Air Act of 1970, the oil embargo of 1973 and the Corporate Average Fuel Economy rule in 1978 in the U.S. Throughout the 1970s sales of innovative, smaller and more efficient Japanese and European cars grew at the expense of gas-guzzling rivals. Small performance cars from Toyota, Nissan and BMW replaced big-engined cars from Italy and America.

The most significant technological developments of the post-war classic car era era were more widespread use of independent suspension, fuel injection, turbo chargers and a growing focus in the design of vehicles on safety.

Modern Classic cars: Last 25 years

The modern classic car era has been characterised by increasing use of computer-aided design, platform sharing and standardization. Most cars are of a ‘ monocoque/unibody’ design with transversely-mounted, fuel-injected engines and front wheel drive. Three new body styles have emerged globally; hatchback, people-carrier, and sports utility vehicle. In America a fourth is the pickup truck.

The technological emphasis has been on improving fuel efficiency, emission control, engine output and safety. The most significant improvements being delivered by computerised engine management systems.

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