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
No-reserve star turn
Aston Martin mag launch
NEW START FOR MINI RUN
Racing Skoda recreated
Heritage survey results
‘Preserve our industry’ plea to youngsters • HCVA offers incentive to young enthusiasts to help safeguard the future of UK’s classic vehicle scene
Trainees’ Mini project
‘NEW’ BRM ON DISPLAY
Fuzz and Paul team up
Mini Marcos project
Korean successes • Kia was the best-selling marque in the UK in January, taking a bigger market share than major players like Ford, Vauxhall and VW, with its sister brand Hyundai also doing well. To mark the occasion, we pay tribute to five of South Korea’s earlier efforts.
REVIEW: MATHEWSONS, ONLINE, FEBRUARY 4-5
PREVIEW: MANOR PARK CLASSICS, TIMED ONLINE, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 6
DIESEL PIONEERS • Heavy oil may be increasingly frowned upon nowadays, but for our trio, compression ignition represented a brave new frontier in the decades that followed. Professional drivers and those of economic restraint embraced diesel well before its heyday in the Nineties and Noughties
NAMED AFTER CHAMPIONS • Licencing a famous driver’s name became a common ploy among manufacturers over the decades – although, as history records, the market values some efforts more than others, regardless of rarity, provenance and specification
INSIDE STORY • The CCB team pick their favourite classic car cabins
TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE • The Nissan R32 Skyline was guaranteed to be a future collector’s item from the moment it was launched, one of the first ’90s cars to achieve modern classic status. But that was a long time ago and the market for R32s has changed a lot in recent years.
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
CAT FIGHT • They chronologically bookend Jaguar’s compact saloons of the 1960s, but which of these Coventry cats is the best choice?
Austin Maestro &Montego • These sensible all-purpose family cars were the big hope for British Leyland’s future. They were meant to be simple to service but won an unfortunate reputation for niggles. Which side of their nature comes out when you live with one?
Alfa Romeo Giulia
REPORTING ON: Jaguar X350 XJ8 Sport
BACK BOX • A recent feature on niche cars of the 1970s and ’80s sent Maurice down some niches of his memory
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
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