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
LIFE GOES ON • There is only one news story right now – the COVID-19 pandemic. Enough has been written about this already and we don't propose to go over the same facts you've read a thousand times. Instead, Simon Goldsworthy has 10 suggestions for getting a classic fix in the face of self-isolation and social distancing.
GRAHAM ROBSON • LAUNCHING THE XJ220
IAIN AYRE • THIRD CLASS DEGREES
ROD KER • LIKE A LEAD WEIGHT
THE TOURING ANGLIA • We all recognise Ford's reverse-rake 105E Anglia instantly, and while the estate version is much rarer, it too will barely raise an eyebrow. However, the Ford Anglia 105E Touring is much rarer and even more special.
A VERY MINI TRUCK • Microcar aficionado Derek Cole has restored a great many cars over the years, predominately Messerschmitts and Bonds, but his latest project must be one of the rarest. It’s a 1954 Bond Minitruck MkC, the sole example of a MkC known to the Bond Owners’ Club.
History of the Bond Minicar
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... HILLMAN/CHRYSLER/ TALBOT AVENGER • In this, the 50th anniversary year of the Hillman Avenger, Andrew McAdam reflects on the origins of the model and digs out a few facts that might surprise even those who know the family history well.
PROJECT MORRIS MINOR PART 6: FLUID LEAKS AND BODY REPAIRS • Having cured our Minor of its fuel leak last issue, we now move on to tackle two more fluid-related issues, and also one of the few bodywork repairs on our list of jobs to do.
Peter Love Contributor
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
Stopping leaks on the Allard
Simon Goldsworthy Editor
New Volvo gets ready for the road
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
Performing seals and making contact
Will A rmston-Sheret Contributor
Back on the road again
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell • Our helpful Q&A hotline may be able to solve your classic-related problems, so why not email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help.
PROJECT FIGARO PART 3 BUILDING IN RELIABILITY • Two main tasks are completed on the Figaro this issue, one a precautionary measure and the other an essential repair.
POST-WINTER SAFETY CHECKS • In the first of a series of nine maintenance and servicing features, we begin with a look at the safety aspects of checking your classic following winter storage.
RE-SLEEVING A BRAKE CYLINDER • If you only have one braking circuit on your classic, you want it to be the best. Our Morris Minor project was leaking fluid, so we took a master cylinder from a scrap Minor to Roy Trevor at Contract Auto Engineering and asked him to make it better than new. He did just that, and also explained about the processes involved and the work his company does.
MINI (1959-2000) • Few cars are so thoroughly understood, warts and all, as the Mini. Few classics remain so widely loved, either. So here is all you need to know about buying a classic Mini in 2020.
The origins of the XK120
VISITING WILLIAM LYONS IN 1948 • Peter Morrey was just a schoolboy when he accompanied his father to the Jaguar factory in 1948 to have repairs carried out to the family’s 3.5-litre saloon. He has never...