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
Renault celebrates 50 years of the R5
Mini preferred to Maxi
New online auctions launched
MP backs MoT exemption
Loan Project: Over to Clubs • Car clubs encouraged to build for future by taking the reins of young enthusiast scheme
MINI launches Recharged project
Scottish Low Emission Zones to arrive this summer
Snetterton to get new historic racing event
New September dates for MotoFest
5 OF THE worst Spoilers • The art of body styling add-ons is a delicate one: the Mk1 Golf GTI’s neat chin spoiler was a perfect illustration of how to do it right, but even some original equipment spoilers look more Ripspeed than OEM. Here are the ones which were more despoiling than sporting.
PREVIEW: WB & SONS, NEWCASTLE, FEBRUARY 12
PREVIEW: MORRIS LESLIE, ONLINE, FEBRUARY 19
MODERN MG SPORTS CARS • Sporting MGs didn’t die with the MGB. We track the values of the cars which formed the brand’s ’90s revival
TOP OF THE RANGE • Across four decades the flagship Ford was a target of aspiration and a source of envy. Now you can’t even buy a new one. We look at the history of the big cars from the Blue Oval
HIDDEN VIRTUES • Marking a change of direction for Daimler but proving to be a short-lived model under Jaguar ownership, the SP250 offers individuality and exclusivity – but does that make it a sensible choice today?
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
ROVER RIVALRY • Rover’s tradition of upmarket small executives stood it in good stead for the launch of the 75. But was the final jewel in MG Rover’s crown as good as the legendary P6?
SAAB 900 • There aren’t many mass-market vehicles that are quite as visually quirky as this one. If you want a retro ride with plenty of character – that won’t let you down mechanically - then look no further than the Saab 900.
Lotus Elan S4
BACK BOX • The Blue Oval losing its dominance in the sales charts wasn’t a surprise for Maurice. Now he’s pondering why Ford’s Fiesta has ended, and what the future for mass motoring could be
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
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