Classic Car Mart is the UK’s best selling cars for sale magazine. Whether you’re looking for a project or something to enjoy at weekends, there’s a classic car for you in our busy classified section, boasting 1000s of classic cars and parts for sale. The publication is packed with entertaining and informative features. Aside from the latest news, products, auctions round-up, maintenance advice and show reports, Classic Car Mart also boasts buying guides, road tests, a sprinkling of archive material and nostalgia plus loads of essential advice to buying and running your next classic car. The magazine is well established, using experienced and knowledgeable motoring writers, and continues to be ‘the bible’ for classic car ownership. Covering a wide variety of popular British classics, Classic Car Mart regularly features iconic makes such as Jaguar, Daimler, Triumph, MG, Morris, Austin, TVR, Lotus and many more; ranging from £500 projects to £30,000 dream cars. And for the real aspirational classics, the Prestige sections features dream cars from luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes.
CLASSIC CAR MART
3 WHEELER RETURNS
BICESTER SCRAMBLERS FOR 2022
FORMBY’S JAGUAR MAKES £87k
ASTON MARTIN DRIVER LAUNCHES
752-MILE MG HITS THE ROAD
CLASSIC FINDINGS RELEASED
SIGNIFICANT SKODA RECREATED
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MARKET TRENDS • At around the turn of the 1980s, the American car industry had a problem. US citizens had developed a taste for Japanese cars, so much so that the big domestic companies like GM and Ford were losing major chunks of their market shares. Import restrictions soon followed, meaning that the marques from the Far East had to get creative. If they were going to continue raking in cash while selling fewer cars overseas, the cars in question would need to edge upmarket.
FIGURE OF EIGHT • The first V8 Jaguar saloon has enjoyed a mixed reputation. But what’s it like today?
DIRTY DOZEN • Nobody needs this many cylinders in their car engine but it’s nice to know you can. As the green writing on the wall appears for the V12 engine, we compare some favourites.
THE REAL THING? • Forget the ‘kit car’ associations and the better replica cars can come surprisingly close to the real deal
RISING STAR • As Silver Spirit values climb off the floor, the earlier Silver Shadow has gained in classic status. Now’s your chance to grab one while they remain affordable.
MGB (1962-80) • The life and times of the ultimate evergreen British icon that’s still sold today as a new EV.
STAFF CLASSICS • We revisit some old projects, welcome some new members to the collection and look into staffers’ own garages.
SPICED UP • Porsche’s first foray into the SUV market may have been a fancy VW underneath, but makes an intriguing alternative to a modern Range Rover.
MARKET TRENDS • Nissan’s humble Micra has provided the platform for some memorable retro boutique creations, which have become popular grey imports.
HANDS ON • Peter ponders on how driver’s handbooks have changed over the years to match changes to the cars they are written for.