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
Restoration Show is back! • We take a look at this brilliant season-opener of 2022, an event that’s as fascinating as it is entertaining
Pride of Ownership
Fuzz &Tim advise buyers “Anything ’80s is on trend” • As a new series of Car SOS begins, its stars offer advice to CCB readers and first-time buyers
New three-wheeler from Morgan
Air-cooled VW extravaganza
MGLive! tickets on sale
Classics at Malvern
4x4 soft-tops • Convertible versions of modern-day SUVs tend not to sell well (hence the short career of the soft-top Range Rover Evoque), but there have been plenty of open-top 4x4 success stories over the years, including this collection of summer-ready stunners.
PREVIEW: CCA, NEC RESTORATION SHOW, MARCH 19-20
PREVIEW: MANOR PARK CLASSICS, RUNCORN, MARCH 12
FORGOTTEN FORDS • Ford has built plenty of bestsellers over the years, but not all of its models made it to the top of the sales charts – including this oft-overlooked trio
V12 JAGUAR COUPES • Jaguar’s all-alloy V12 enjoyed a 25-year life and powered a trio of iconic coupes that have all enjoyed quite a reversal in fortunes
COSMETIC SURGERY • When a manufacturer facelifts an ageing model, the results can be controversial. We take a look at some of the most memorable examples and discuss how they’ve stood the test of time
ALFA ROMEO SPIDER • The first of a new era for Alfa Romeo, road testers compared the ‘916’ to BMWs when it arrived. How does it fare 25 years on?
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
ITALIAN CLOTHES, BRITISH BATTLE • When Britain’s car makers went to Italy to shape their small family cars, the vehicles that returned were radically different from the norm. While survival rates tilt today’s results very much in the Herald’s direction, the A40 has several solid hands to play
BMW E28 5SERIES • BMW has come a long way since the elegant and patrician E28 and not always in the right direction. They were excellent quality cars when new - but that was 35-40 years ago. Are they worth owning now?
Ford Escort 1600 Sport
Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG
REPORTING ON: 1999 Rover 623 GSi
BACK BOX • The so-called 2021 fuel crisis was in fact a crisis of conscience, argues David. Geography prevents many enthusiasts from running their cars on low ethanol fuel, and to use the uncertainty to up prices further does no-one any favours.
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