Each issue is packed with the best down-to-earth advice, useful specialist information and news based on realistically priced classic cars, which will inspire you to buy, repair and restore your own classic cars. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies
SYNTHETIC FUELS ARE HITTING THE HEADLINES
LANCASTER PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
IT CAN ONLY BE ORIGINAL ONCE
BEST OF BRITISH
THE DERWENT DUCK
NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM BOOKS
HOME ON WHEELS EXHIBITION
THE TR25 CONCEPT
PRODUCTS • DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU’D LIKE FELLOW CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIASTS TO KNOW ABOUT?
A FOR ACHIEVEMENT • Melvin Marshall, an Automotive Engineering lecturer, bought this 1959 Land Rover when he was just 13 years old. The original plan had been just to tinker with it, but by the time a restoration started in earnest, the goal posts had moved.
OPULENCE AND DIGNIT Y • A dark grey Humber Imperial is a vehicle that exudes grandeur. This one (owned by Stephen Lewis, Post Vintage Humber Car Club historian) looks primed for a diplomatic convention, or maybe even a premiere at the Leicester Square Odeon.
EXECUTIVE TOYS • Ford GB has the enviable knack for introducing the right vehicle at the right time and at the right price. The 1953 Zephyr-Zodiac, the 1959 Anglia 105E, the 1965 Transit and the 1969 Capri all fall into this category, as does the 1962 Consul-Cortina. And in 1967 they launched the Cortina 1600E, the definitive transport for the ambitious young professional. Today, Stuart Bird's last-of-the-line 1970 model embodies the advertisement's promise of 'Quite a car.'
100 YEARS OF TRIUMPH CARS • As we saw last issue, Triumph reached the middle of the 1960s with some exciting new models in it line-up. There were more in the pipeline though, and some real crackers among them.
1964 ROVER 95 P4 • Having spent far too long in the workshop, it is time to take our resurrected Rover 95 out for an extended road run to see whether it was worth all the effort.
Choke cables and leaky carburettor dashpots
As much fun as it ever was
Corner weights and brake bias
A trip down memory lane
Making more memories
VW BEETLE PROJECT • Work begins apace on our 23 year old VW Beetle, and it’s not all plain sailing as Andrew Everett replaces the timing belt and water pump after a mild struggle.
STEERING WOES • Our project Vanden Plas proves reluctant to leave the workshop and throws a bit of a wobbly when the time comes for it to move on to pastures new.
BUILD YOUR OWN BARN FIND • Will Holman tries to help an old friend find a classic car, and rediscovers one of his own in the process.
CATERHAM SEVEN • For a true taste of flies-in-your-teeth and wind-in-your-hair motoring, there’s nothing better than a Lotus or Caterham Seven. Find out what to look for when buying one.
SWEDE SPOT • The last of Saab’s distinctive wedge-shaped cars, the 900 had a midlife name change but never lost its identity. Today, it’s a rare and worthwhile car.
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IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN • On 10th September 1975, Jaguar announced it was ‘a black day for Modena, Stuttgart and Turin,’ going on to add: ‘The 12-cylinder E-Type roadster marks the last of the line of that type of car which started with the XK in 1948 and continued with the E-Type in 1961. These were trendsetters in their way, and we hope that the XJ-S is also a trendsetter.’ It turned out to be a trend that few others followed, but as a model it was one that eventually came...