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
PADDY HOPKIRK LE • The pull of Hopkirk's legendary 1964 Monte Carlo Mini victory is still so strong that a brand new MINI Limited Edition is named in his honour.
F-TYPE PAYS TRIBUTE TO E-TYPE
THE RENAULT CLIO CELEBRATES ITS 30 TH ANNIVERSARY
ASTON MARTIN RETURNS TO F1 AFTER 60+ YEARS
DVLA HALTS GROWTH OF BLACK & SILVER PLATES
BMW E36 VOTED BEST 1990S CAR
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE'S 75 YEARS
COMMENT GRAHAM ROBSON GRAHAM ROBSON DEVELOPING ROOTES
IAIN AYRE ROUNDABOUTS? GREAT!
ROD KER LANCIA LOVE AFFAIR
E-TYPE FIRST & LAST • We celebrate the Jaguar E-Type's 60th anniversary by bringing together roadsters from each end of the legendary line.
A WORD FROM SNG BARRATT GROUP
THE 'OTHER' KARMANN GHIAS • Mention the words 'VW Karmann Ghia' and most enthusiasts will picture the curvaceous Type 14 cars. However, the company also produced the more sharply chiselled Type 34, and we have a bonus for you today with two examples of the breed to feast your eyes upon, both of which belong to the Chair of the Karmann Ghia Owners Club (GB), Mark Poulton.
THE VW KARMANN GHIAS
THE END OF AN ERA • MGB production lasted longer than anybody at its launch in 1962 could ever have imagined, but this last-of-the-line LE Roadster mixes 1960s nostalgia with a hefty dose of 1970s and 1980s style.
10 TO THINGS KNOW THE BOND YOU ABOUT BUG NEED ... • The Bond Bug from Reliant marked a sea change in the world of three-wheelers, replacing austerity motoring with something that was radical, youthful and designed almost purely for fun. In advertising, they even touted it as a bird-pulling dolly bug (their words, not ours!). Here are some other facts about this wedgiest of wedge shaped cars.
MG MIDGET PROJECT PART 5 RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY • After what seems like months of destruction, we can finally start building the Midget back up by welding in new sill panels on the nearside.
The MG Owners Club
Porsche service and Davrian improvements
A proper test for the Stag
Road test time for the new Allard L
A little van that needs a lot of work
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 3 • Simon Goldsworthy postpones a decision on the Mini’s bodywork that could really change the course of this project and concentrates on sorting out some small but potentially critical niggles.
PROJECT BMW MINI ONE PART 3 • Rob Hawkins gets stuck into servicing the engine on our 2001 MINI One, and discovers that some maintenance aspects have been attended to whereas others have been neglected.
XK ENGINE REBUILD: PART TWO • In the final instalment of our two-part Jaguar XK engine rebuild, we follow the experts at SNG Barratt as they assemble a 4.2-litre unit.
PROJECT SHOESTRING • With classic car price rises showing little sign of abating but many enthusiasts finding themselves in straightened circumstances, we kick off a mini-series that seeks to prove that you can get on the road in something interesting and undeniably classic without it having to cost an arm and a leg.
AMERICAN IDOL • Name-checked by a rapper,...