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
EIGHT OF VAUXHALL'S HERITAGE CARS SOLD
UNEXCEPTIONAL EVENT RETURNS
60 YEARS OF NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM'S VAST REFERENCE LIBRARY
MG CYBERSTER CONCEPT UNVEILED
SIX DECADES OF CITROËN'S AMI 6
A NEW OWNER FOR CATERHAM CARS
GRAHAM ROBSON CUTAWAY DRAWINGS
IAIN AYRE FOREIGN EXOTICA
ROD KER WHAT A SPANNER!
LIVING THE DREAM • Here at Classics Monthly, we usually feature cars that readers can remember from their past, or ones they can realistically aspire to own. For a change of pace today though, we are sampling three seductive GTs from the 1950s that were then – and are even more so today – the stuff of dreams.
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL • Austin's sales copy proclaimed: 'Here is the solution to a long-felt need for light transport among the many small businesses of today.’ That was in 1956, but sadly this turned out not to be the solution people were looking for after all!
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... THE FORD CAPRI • Former Capri owner Andy Starkey goes rooting around in the box marked ‘Useless Information’ in search of some lesser known facts about Ford’s evergreen sports coupé.
MG MIDGET PROJECT PART 9 ENGINE OVERHAUL • Having seen a small tidy-up of one sill bloom into a total body restoration, it is a relief to finally be able to break out the spanners and start on the mechanical overhaul of our Mk3 MG Midget.
The MG Owners Club
Keep the wheels turning
Mike gets rattled
Time to call in the professionals
Paul Wager Group Editor
Sadness, but exciting possibilities too
Goldsworthy Simon Editor
Will Armston-Sheret Contributor
The end is in sight
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 7 • It is time to tackle the last body issue on our Mini Clubman before reaching for the spray gun, and that means repairing some accident damage to the rear end.
CLASSIC MINI PARTS PRICES FROM WWW.MINISPARES.COM FOR A 1976 LEYLAND MINI 998CC
PROJECT BMW MINI ONE PART 7 • Rob Hawkins is kicking himself this month for having tried to rescue the MINI One’s rear brakes instead of adopting a more realistic attitude.
PROJECT SHOESTRING PART 5 • In the final instalment of our mini-series, the Acclaim is road legal at last and racking up the miles. However, the burning question is of course: did we bring it home on budget?
Getting back on the road • Cars don’t generally take kindly to storage, and with the enforced idleness during 2020 being longer and more unexpected than anything we can ever remember, this guide should help you nip any emerging problems in the bud as we gear up for a fresh season in 2021.
COMMIE HITHER • Conceived in the dying days of communist Czechoslovakia and spanning Škoda’s takeover by VW, the Favorit was a wholly competent modern small car. Now extremely rare, it’s a slice of history worth seeking out.
THE TRIUMPH SPITFIRE • Triumph’s stylish Spitfire introduced countless drivers to the pleasures of sports car motoring throughout the 1960s, 1970s...