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
Mini Fair postponed
New date for Rétromobile
Scramble lifts the gloom
Morgan unveils Le Mans tribute edition
Eco fuel: A false economy? • Drivers’ accounts on E10 fail to stack up against Government claims
UN body grants consultative status to FIVA
Secrets of the Transport Museum returns
Boost for traditional brands
Unlikely rally cars • With the famous Monte Carlo Rally taking place during the last week, we decided to look back at some of the more unusual cars that have made an impact in rallying circles over the years – some with more success than others.
ACA opens its doors
Ex-Peterson Elite at auction
Unique Monk Special heads to market
Valuation busters revealed
PREVIEW: BRIGHTWELLS, TIMED ONLINE, 16 FEBRUARY
Classic Estates • Whether it’s reigniting fond memories of the old family bus or you want to put your classic to work in the here and now, there are plenty of estate options out there. But how are these practical workhorses seen by the wider market?
Strip Speedo Classics • Dashboard are just getting interesting again with digital screens and electric drivetrains – but the 1960s got there first. How much would it cost for a classic that does away with the dial?
Right car, wrong time • Sales success, or otherwise, relies on getting the right car to market at the right time. These models didn't quite manage it but some have redeemed themselves since
A SUPER MINI • A delightful little hatchback – and quite an important one too – the Vauxhall Chevette perhaps doesn’t get the plaudits that it deserves
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
ALFA ROMEO 75 v BMW E30 3-SERIES • Two very different ways of creating a sporting saloon for the ’80s, but which gets the vote today?
A HILLMAN MINX • The name ‘Minx’ stood for solid, dependable family motoring for over 30 years. But what are they like to run as classics? Over half a century after the last of the Audax-series Minxes was made, we look at what the ownership experience can hold
Ford Fiesta XR2
BACK BOX • Old yard vans were a valued education for a budding young car enthusiast like Maurice
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
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