Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. On-sale every Wednesday, it is packed with the biggest and most comprehensive news section plus auction reports and events - anything related to the classic car scene, you can read about here first. In addition, you’ll also find in-depth features covering all aspects of owning a classic car – buying, maintaining, driving and – crucially - enjoying. There are comprehensive buying guides, informative road tests, a nostalgic pull-out spread depicting a scene from the halcyon days of motoring, staff car sagas, guest columnists, market reviews, a detailed club directory and a regularly updated price guide. The publication is also packed with hundreds of cars and parts for sale in its Free Ads section, making it THE place to buy or sell your classic. There is a dedicated classifieds spread on classic commercial vehicles and machinery. Classic Car Buyer provides the best insight into bread and butter classics – every week! Edited by John-Joe Vollans, it is backed by a hugely knowledgeable team who have had years of experience running their own classics. That combined with an unending enthusiasm.
THE BIG IMAGE
Holden heads to auction
Drivers overcharged for petrol
WB Sunday Club
Toyota set to launch recycling scheme
Ford drops out of Top Ten
Online vehicle scams worsen • Classic car fans risk being ripped off by fraudulent Facebook listings
New Bangers & Cash
Works BMC/BL cars to be celebrated
Noise cameras trialled in France
DriveTribe to close
Axed saloons • First it was the Mondeo, now it’s the Passat. Volkswagen has ended production of the saloon version of the eighth-generation Passat for Europe, leaving only the estate version on sale. It comes at a similar time as Volvo’s insistence it will continue to make saloon cars alongside its more popular SUVs, but generally it appears that the four-door saloon is on its way out. We look back at five that were once street furniture but have disappeared from new price lists.
PREVIEW: SWVA, ONLINE, JANUARY 28
PREVIEW: MANOR PARK CLASSICS, TIMED ONLINE, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 6
1950s SALOONS • SUVs might crowd our streets these days, but turn back the clock and it was saloons that were all the rage. This issue of Classic Car Buyer, we’re looking back to the 1950s for some of the most popular family cars around at the time
MG’S SPORTY ALPHABET • The world of 1960s sports cars can be a bit of a soup of letters, not least with MG. But that soup includes some of the best-loved classics of all time and ones which it is well worth keeping an eye on the values of
ODE TO COLOGNE • Originally confined to obscure German-market saloons, Ford’s Cologne V6 worked its way into British car culture in the 1970s and 1980s before setting off to power cars across the Atlantic as well. It has powered an impressive array of cars from the Blue Oval and other makers
ROADSTER RIVALRY • When two German giants, both with fearsome sporting legacies, decided to build roadsters in the 1990s the results were always going to be compelling. Both BMW’s Z3 and Mercedes’ original SLK were very popular, but they were also very different. How did they differ and which would you buy today?
LEADING FROM THE FRONT • The Traction Avant is the pre-war car that drives like one from many decades later and it has a unique and unmistakeable style all of its own. A tempting package that is different from the norm. But what pitfalls are there?
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