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
HISTORY PRESERVED • Vauxhall Heritage Collection heads to temporary home in Ellesmere Port
TOP AWARD FOR ROOTES ARCHIVE
NO NEED TO PANIC • The FBHVC has issued the following statement in light of the UK government's proposed ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2030.
CAN IT MAKE FINANCIAL SENSE?
50 YEARS OF EASIRIDER
LAST MORGAN 3-WHEELERS
GRAHAM ROBSON BADGE ENGINEERING
IAIN AYRE FERRARI? NO THANKS!
ROD KER JAGUAR MEMORIES
THE BEST THE NATION CAN OFFER • The title above is not our own take on this 1971 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Automatic, but is a quote from Carmagazine at the model's launch. However, we must admit that we couldn't have put it better.
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THE WEEKEND • Mike Taylor talks to Jim Bull, a man with a passion for Rootes’ Alpines in general and his rare Sunbeam Harrington Alpine GT in particular.
CAVALIER CABRIOLET • Vauxhall Mk2 Cavaliers were once simply part of the street furniture, but now they are a rare sight indeed. The convertible version was always a little bit extra special though, the most expensive variant in the range. This is a long-cherished survivor.
Buying and running a Cavalier Convertible
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... MAZDA MX-5 • Mazda’s MX-5 is now such an integral part of the motoring scene that it is hard to remember just what a breath of fresh air it was in 1989. Here are just a handful of trivia highlights along a road that is still being travelled.
IN FOR A PENNY… • The original plan of repairing the nearside only for now and then moving onto the offside at a later date has to be drastically revised as we chase the structural problems round the front of the Midget and into the driver’s side.
The MG Owners Club
Water leaks and unevenly worn tyres
Good riddance to bad rubbish
The Stag is ready to run once more
Little tweaks make a big difference
Time to pause and draw breath
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell • Our helpful Q&A hotline may be able to solve your classic-related problems, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
PROJECT MINI CLUBMAN PART 2 • Last issue we explained how and why we ended up buying this low-mileage 1976 Mini Clubman automatic. This issue, we give it a close examination to see just what work needs to be done.
PROJECT BMW MINI ONE PART 2 • With the MINI One at his home, Rob Hawkins starts to pick over the car and compile a long list of jobs to be done.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING UP • In the final instalment of our maintenance and servicing guide, we look at lubrication and degreasing when it comes to general maintenance and cleaning.
XK ENGINE REBUILD: PART ONE • Follow our two-part guide to stripping and rebuilding a Jaguar XK engine
A CRASH COURSE IN LEATHER • Gliptone and Leather Master, available from Staingard, are two of the most famous names when it comes to leather care, and in the UK both are in the same family. We visited their Cheshire premises where experts Paul Aiston, Tom Aiston and John Severn explained all about leather, then showed us how to make an invisible repair in a modern example.
IMMACULATE CONCEPT FUN...