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
TOP 10 TUNNELS • The best road tunnels in the UK for motorists to enjoy the sound of their cars have been revealed in the new Alfa Romeo Sound Tunnel Index.
MINT AND BOXED!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PETROLIANA
NEW HIERARCHY OF ROAD USERS BEGINS
DONINGTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE CAPRI
A CONSUL ADVENTURE
IS IT AN OPEL?
MINI GEARBOX SWAPS
THE RIGHT EYES NEEDED
FERRY ACROSS THE SEVERN
MINOR UPDATE AND A SPITFIRE ON THE NC500
IAIN AYRE IS IT REALLY PROGRESS?
PHIL WHITE INTO THE RABBIT HOLE
IN MISS FAWCETT’S TYRE TRACKS • Ivan Ostroff is given a rare treat when he is handed the keys to the oldest surviving Morgan four-wheeler, one that closely resembles the car entered by Miss Prudence Fawcett in the 1938 Le Mans 24 Hour race.
FORGOTTEN TREASURE • The Hillman Hunter GLS was a true sports saloon with great pedigree and sparkling performance. Sadly it is often forgotten and overlooked today, although this glorious example in eye-popping paint is going some way towards redressing the balance.
I DID IT MY WAY • Jeff Vaughan wanted to create a TR6 that was perfect, but by this we mean perfect in his eyes rather than those of a concours judge. Did he achieve his goal? Well he’s still got the car after 20 years…
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT… THE SAAB 99 • This issue, we are digging out trivia on the car which really put momentum behind Saab’s push upmarket – the 99 that they built from 1968 to 1987.
FORD CORTINA MK3 PROJECT PART 7 • As is so often the case, what you can see is only the tip of the iceberg and what looked like a relatively small but crude repair in the spare wheel well turns out to be somewhat larger than expected.
Pride comes before a fall
It’s all getting very real
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell • Our helpful Q&A hotline may be able to solve your classic-related problems, so why not email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help.
PROJECT PANDA • With the major mechanical work on our Panda completed, attention now turns to making it structurally sound once more.
STRUCTURAL REPAIRS • The biggest part of any project is likely to be putting strength back into a rusty bodyshell. Here are a few tips and tricks that will hopefully make this task slightly less daunting.
AUSTIN MONTEGO ESTATE • Our beige beauty is returned to the road, as we attend to a few last little details before handing over the keys and saying a fond farewell.
SPREADING THE JOY! • The time has come to bid farewell to our Montego.
CLASSIC LAND ROVERS BUYING GUIDE • Rob Hawkins provides an overview of the history of the first three Series of Land Rovers, and some top tips on what to look for if you are keen to buy any one of them.
YOU MIGHT ALSO CONSIDER… • Classics Monthly editor Simon Goldsworthy and Lancaster Insurance’s Car Clubs Manager Dave Youngs are allowed just one car each that they would recommend as a Series Land Rover rival.
PER UNO • Launched among a crop of groundbreaking superminis, the Uno helped turn Fiat’s fortunes around. Exceptionally rare today, it is a clean-limbed near-classic that’s well worth seeking out.