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
DAIHATSU APPLAUSE IS CROWNED CHAMPION
200+MPH TIME CAPSULE!
HARRIS MANN 1938-2023
THE BEST-PERFORMING CLASSIC DECADES
SOUTHPORT CLASSIC & SPEED 2023
MOST DESIRABLE CLASSICS?
A CAR FOR THIS SUMMER!
PRODUCTS • DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU’D LIKE FELLOW CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIASTS TO KNOW ABOUT?
FAILED ALLEGRO BEARINGS
JAGUAR TRANSPORTERS • Following Dennis Ward's request for information on Jaguar race transporters, it’s my understanding that Jaguar drove their cars to races. The cars were either registered for the road (eg. OKV 1 for the 1954 Le Mans) or bore trade plate numbers (eg. 774 RW for the 1955 Le Mans).
MY HUMBER SUPER SNIPE
3 FOR THE PRICE OF 1
1933 MORRIS 10-6
TERROR AND BEAUTY
THE WIDER ISSUE
DREAM MACHINE • Sports car aficionado Mike Pim-Keirle always aspired to a Lotus Elan. He's now had this +2S/130-5 for 15 years, so has it lived up to his expectations?
COMING OF HAge! • The Bedford HA was produced for over 19 years, the earliest having a ‘B’ at the end of the registration number and the very last an ‘A’ at the beginning. This one comes from near the end of that impressive run, and so has only just qualified in the eyes of the DVLA as historic.
A TRUE SURVIVOR • Richard Farrell is a collector of British classics with a preference for family cars that have a story to tell. He also has a superb eye for detail, as this Morris Mini Minor demonstrates.
THE PERFECT SERVANT • There are many reasons for wanting a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, but John Antonaki, the owner of this particular example, has a pretty good handle on what makes them quite so special.
100 YEARS OF TRIUMPH CARS • Buffeted by the winds of corporate change and increasing financial crises during the 1970s, Triumph still managed to turn out some cracking cars for us all to enjoy.
FORD PUMA 1.7 • After two years and 7000 miles behind the wheel of his own Puma, contributor Alex Zeller has a pretty good handle on what the cars are like to own and drive. Happily, he is willing to share that experience with the rest of us!
Into the poshoshpere
Burning Jeeps and wobbly MGBs
The shoestring gets a little longer
A persistent misfire on the Mercedes 500 SEC
VW BEETLE PROJECT • After a slightly challenging timing belt replacement last month, we’d hoped replacing the front dampers would have been easy – but it wasn’t and our project Beetle fought Andrew to the bitter end.
A CHANGE OF HEART • If there is one component on an automatic Vanden Plas Allegro that you don’t want to play up, it is the automatic gearbox. So naturally ours decides to throw the car’s second major wobbly.
JENSEN CARS THAT NEVER WERE • Mike Taylor reviews the F and G-Types, two fascinating projects from Jensen Motors Limited, both of which proved to be dead ends and never made it into production.
THE BMW ’02 FAMILY • The baby BMW that predates the 3 Series, the BMW ’02 family are cool classic saloons that you can use daily. Here’s what you need to know.
THE JOY OF SAX
THE SUPERCAR MADE AFFORDABLE • Rover’s SD1 was a bold and innovative design that took inspiration from exotic Italian supercars but mixed it with some down-to-earth British practicality. Unfortunately it also suffered from...