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
75 YEARS LATER • GOT A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL IT TO CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK OR POST IT TO CLASSICS MONTHLY NEWSDESK, KELSEY MEDIA, THE GRANARY, DOWNS COURT, YALDING HILL, YALDING ME18 6AL
LAND ROVER IN PALL MALL
THE SILENT SPORTS CAR IN CREWE
IAN (DEL) LINES 1942-2023 • GOT A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL IT TO CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK OR POST IT TO CLASSICS MONTHLY NEWSDESK, KELSEY MEDIA, THE GRANARY, DOWNS COURT, YALDING HILL, YALDING ME18 6AL
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ALLEGRO HUB NUTS
LIGHT SHOCK, AND HOW TO AVOID IT
SOME VAUXHALL MEMORIES FROM NEW ZEALAND
BLOWING INDICATOR FUSE
FORD CORTINA MK2 IN THE 1970S
IAIN AYRE A MOVING TARGET • BIO: Iain Ayre's automotive enthusiasms span everything from Minis to Bentleys. He has prototyped several car designs without commercial success, and has written 18 books on random motoring subjects. He continues to avoid getting a proper job.
PHIL WHITE TALKING TURKEY • BIO:Phil White's first job, at 15, involved restoring classic cars. A decade later he began writing about them in magazines. 35 years on, he's still at it. He plans to grow up at some point, but in the meantime climbing rocks, running, cycling and, you know, writing about classic cars, seem to get in the way.
AN AERODYNAMIC EDWARDIAN • The Big Healey managed to combine elements from an earlier age of sports car motoring with a thoroughly modern dynamic prowess in the 1950s. Over 60 years later, it is a highly coveted classic that can still deliver a thrilling ride.
ALL MY OWN WORK • A mixture of financial constraints and the desire to create something different led Simon Baker to create these two slightly modified Minors. This is the story of how they came about.
RESTORATION THERAPY • When a rare Skoda was involved in a serious accident, it looked to have reached the end of its road. Fortunately its heart is still beating, much to the delight of its owner.
A FAMILY AFFAIR • Brother and sister Andrew and Jill Green share a passion for classic cars, but they've chosen two very different examples as their chariots of choice.
EUROPEAN DREAM TEAM • The Consul and Granada of 1972 marked a new direction for Ford in Europe, combining the talents of their UK and German operations to create an executive car that offered new levels of road-holding, handling and comfort.
One thing leads to another…
From Robins to Bentley Beasts
It's mission accomplished
Getting ready for the cameras
Suck, squeeze, fart, blow
VW BEETLE PROJECT • Some big bills come in at the end of this project, but in fairness we always knew they were lurking in the background and the car is worth it.
FIAT 500 PROJECT A STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN • We take a gamble on our next project, paying a premium in the hope that we can avoid expensive bodywork repairs.
ROBIN ROAD TRIP • When Iain's friend Helen called from Vancouver and asked if he fancied a road trip from Glasgow to the Isle of Man in a Reliant Robin, there was only ever going to be one answer. Of course he would!
VOLVO 200 SERIES • With healthy sales throughout its two-decade career, the 240-series...