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About PistonHeads

The car enthusiast's automotive marketplace

  • #1 performance and premium used car marketplace in the UK

  • Founded in 1998 by Dave Edmonston

  • More than 1.3 million members

  • 149,566 cars for sale right now

About us

Founded in 1998, PistonHeads is known around the world for its large and devoted online motoring community, distinctive editorial tone and bustling used car marketplace.

Originally petrolheads.co.uk, PH disrupted traditional print publishing and was one of the first to bring automotive news online.

PistonHeads quickly became a go-to website for instant access to the latest news and reviews on performance cars, with popular features like Shed of the Week and Brave Pill.

Hailed as the Mumsnet for men by The Times, the forums were born as a base for car enthusiasts in London to meet to talk about cars and quickly grew to be the largest online motoring community in the UK.

The classifieds were originally created as a tool for members to sell cars to each other amongst trustworthy enthusiasts โ€“ this ethos is still alive today and just one of the reasons that millions of people come to PH every month.

CarGurus acquired PistonHeads in 2019, where we continue to operate as an independent brand, maintaining our popular forums and editorial content, while applying CarGurusโ€™ technology to enhance our classifieds and site experience.

Why PistonHeads

We are the car buying resource for car enthusiasts. With more than 20 yearsโ€™ worth of car reviews and buying guides written by our expert team, if there isnโ€™t a piece of content we havenโ€™t written or a question we havenโ€™t already answered, then our passionate community are on hand in the forums to help.

Youโ€™ll find thousands of performance and premium cars for sale in the classifieds from our community and some of the most respected car dealers in the UK and around the world, so let us be your one stop shop for all of your motoring needs.