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
PRISTINE JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT BACK TO 1961
MORGAN SPORTS CAR CLUB TURNS 70
40 YEARS OF THE CAVALIER MK2
GRAB YOUR OWN SLICE OF BRITISH TV HISTORY
CLUB TRIUMPH BIDS A SAD FAREWELL TO DAVID SHEWRY
125 YEARS FOR SKODA
GRAHAM ROBSON PERSIL'S MINI MARATHON
IAIN AYRE THE ALI OF BOXSTERS
ROD KER A VERY SOGGY SIMCA
THE WAY I SEE IT... • Paul Ziller bought a rusted out hulk of an Austin-Healey 100-6 and rebuilt it from the ground up, adding a few little tweaks of his own along the way.
DONALD HEALEY AND THE AUSTIN
PASS THE PARCEL • After many decades with its first owner, this TR7 passed through a few hands, each one improving it before the current owner could claim his prize.
YOU CAN RING MY BELL... • Andrew Roberts falls in love with a Metropolitan Police Wolseley 6/99, and gets immediately transported back to the 1960s. ‘MP to Charlie 3-4. Urgent message follows. Stolen Jaguar MkVII believed to be involved in Hatton Garden raid sighted in Oxford Street. Car contains suspects Victor Maddern, Sydney Tafler, Harry Fowler and Michael Balfour. Message ends.’
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... THE FORD CORTINAS • The Ford Cortina really was a legend in its own lifetime. Progressing through five generations between 1962 and 1982, it defined an era of family motoring in the UK. It also ruled the commercial traveller roost for much of its life, and was a demon on track too. Here are some other facts about this superb family line.
MG MIDGET PROJECT PART 6 THE OFFSIDE RULE • Having replaced the sill panels and finished welding up the nearside, Alan Denne turns his attention to the offside of our Midget in a bid to restore its full structural integrity.
The MG Owners Club
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.
Welding and Windows
A rival to the Minor van?
The cull continues
PROJECT MINI CLUBMAN PART 4 • This issue, Simon Goldsworthy bites the bullet and starts work on the one area of visible rust on his 1976 Mini Clubman automatic – the offside A-panel, which is a notorious rust spot on any Mini.
CLASSIC MINI PARTS PRICES FROM WWW.MINISPARES.COM FOR A 1976 LEYLAND MINI 998CC
PROJECT BMW MINI ONE PART 4 • Rob Hawkins attempts to fix the MINI One’s rear brakes by being frugal, but realises there are limits to cutting costs.
PROJECT SHOESTRING PART 2 • Last issue we set out the background to this attempt to buy a classic car and get it on the road for under £1500. This issue, we can introduce our chosen weapon properly – a base spec Triumph Acclaim from 1984.
WATERPROOF YOUR CLASSIC • Follow our top tips for preventing water from getting inside your classic car and causing damage.
FREE RANGE • After 49 years and just three models, Land Rover broke new ground with its Freelander. Instant success followed and a future classic was born.
FREELANDER PARTS PRICES
THE 1960 MOTOR SHOW REVISITED • You may recall that in the October issue we had a news story on a virtual rally for the Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club, organised by club Chairman Neil Lamond. As part of this virtual rally, he put together a...