– Octane: It will give you food for thought.

We can hear some readers nibs sharpening: ‘Cars should be bought by enthusiasts, not investors!’ And we do empathise. But even if you’re buying a car purely because you love it, you’ll feel happier knowing that it isn’t actually losing you money during your ownership.
Love or hate the concept of this book – which is not a ‘how t do it’ manual, more an explanation of how classic car values are arrived at – it will give you food for thought. There are photos of nearly 400 cars (most of them from auction catalogues) but, frustratingly, no index. That’s a serious omission from an otherwise very thorough work.