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
MITSUBISHI MOTOR’S UK HERITAGE FLEET TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER
FAREWELL TO JOHNSTONE SYER
RARE MERCEDES PARTS UNCOVERED
PROPERLY-ENGINEERED LED CONVERSIONS WON'T FAIL A CLASSIC MOT TEST
MOTORING MEMORIES COULD SOON BE LOST
THE STANDARD-TRIUMPH PICNIC
GRAHAM ROBSON ATHENS TO THE ARCTIC
IAIN AYRE A LONG TERM TEST DRIVE
ROD KER GOING, GOING... GONE
CLYDE VALLEY CLASSIC • The Eunos roadster was Japan’s version of the popular Mazda MX5. James Rushford from Scotland’s Clyde Valley owns a superb example that has been imported into the UK, as Bob Weir reports.
THE HEINZ WOLSELEY HORNET • Even if you are not a big fan of tinned soup, when Heinz was offering 57 of these Wolseley Hornet Crayford convertibles as competition prizes, it would surely have been worth picking up a couple of tins of cream of tomato and getting experimental
A CHANGE OF PACE • Mark Wanstall of Fisher Services is well known for his work on MGs and his passion for the MG marque, but when he chanced upon this Series 2 E-type Jaguar it helped him realise a dream.
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... THE TRIUMPH 2000/2500/2.5PI • Triumph’s big saloon was an almost unique combination of luxury, performance and timeless understated styling and affordable pricing when new, and it still ticks all of those boxes as a classic over 50 years later.
PAINTED – AT LAST! • Alan Denne finally reaches the end of the welding marathon, before the Midget moves to Hall’s Garage to receive its new paint – and a little more welding!
The MG Owners Club
TR6 and Cobra – an unholy alliance?
Keep the wheels turning
Tracing an annoying rattle
The to do list shrinks – and grows!
Tackling the loose rear end
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 6 • As our Clubman project continues to grow in scale, we find plenty to be pleased about while digging below the paint and laying bare the true state of the metal beneath.
CLASSIC MINI PARTS PRICES FROM WWW.MINISPARES.COM FOR A 1976 LEYLAND MINI 998CC
PROJECT BMW MINI ONE PART 6 • Do BMW MINIs rust as badly as classic Minis? Rob Hawkins assesses the corrosion on our project car and decides to take action, just in case!
PROJECT SHOESTRING PART 4 • With the brakes sorted, it was time to dive under the bonnet of our project Acclaim, always keeping in mind the aim of making it reliable and safe while also keeping a tight rein on the financial outlay.
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VOLKSWAGEN REAR SUSPENSION OVERHAUL • Nearly all Volkswagen cars from the last 40-plus years have the same basic form of rear suspension. It is tough, but nothing is immune to age. Here’s how to give it a straightforward and life-extending overhaul.
SCORPIO’S RISING • Widely derided thanks to its deeply questionable looks, Ford’s Mk2 Scorpio was actually a uniquely capable car. Now very rare, the time has come to appreciate it.
ROLLER COASTER • Neil Fraser decided to fulfil a long-held ambition of owning a Rolls-Royce, but things didn't always go entirely to plan.
Homologation Specials •...