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
DEPEND ON IT! • After 43 years in a barn, 12/4 proves Austin really is ‘Britain’s dependable car’
ALL MOTOR CLUBS VERY WELCOME!
CLASSIC FORD MAG TRACK EVENING
FIRST 10 LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP CARS
NEW THREE-WHEELER FROM MORGAN
LOST FOR 70 YEARS
MAJOR MINI PROJECT FOR APPRENTICES
DRIVE IT DAY 2022
YOUNG AND FOOLISH
AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST
A BOX OF WONDERFUL VELOX BITS • Mick Johnson was handed a large pile of boxes when he took on a Vauxhall Velox in 2014, but he has turned it into a beautiful car. Phil Homer tells the story, and speculates as to why so few of this marque and model survive.
Ms SKYLARK AND HER BUICK • We all love our classic cars, but every so often you run into a classic car enthusiast who is infatuated. Someone like self-confessed petrolhead Jette Elizabeth Skylark of Copenhagen, who loves her car so much that she even adopted its name.
SMALL WONDER • Kevin Newman and Rich Briggs-Price have a wonderful collection of extremely desirable cars, but it is this Auto Union 1000 SP that remains closest to Kevin's heart.
DKW AND THE AUTO UNION
AMERICAN BEAUTY • This remarkably low-mileage and original 1976 Federal-spec XJ-S was recently imported back to the UK for recommissioning by a new owner. We find out the history behind this remarkable car, before driving it ourselves.
Getting the Blue Lady blues
My Chevy to the Levee
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell
PROJECT PANDA • We uncover one or two horrors on our 1992 Panda’s inner sills, but also loads of good metal to which we could weld our home-made repair panels.
PROJECT TR7 • With the help of some lovely people at the TR Drivers Club, we get a TR7 convertible that promises to give us only a few minor headaches and a whole lot of driving fun. Well, that at least is the plan!
PROJECT ROVER 95 • We add a little luxury to the project fleet with the acquisition of this rather grand Rover P4 of 1964 vintage.
FORD: 1945-89 • For many years in the post-war era, the Ford UK sales juggernaut was virtually unstoppable. Welcome to our celebration of the cars that helped put them on top.
ANGLIA, PREFECT AND POPULAR 1945-1959
FORD PILOT 1947-1951
CONSUL, ZEPHYR AND ZODIAC 1951-1972
ANGLIA, PREFECT AND POPULAR (100E AND 107E) 1953-1962
ANGLIA 105E & 123E 1959-1967
CONSUL CLASSIC AND CAPRI 1961-64
FORD ESCORT MK1-3 1968-1990
FORD CAPRI 1969-1987
CONSUL AND GRANADA 1972-84
FIESTA 1 & 2 1976-1989
MGF AND TF BUYING GUIDE • Rob Hawkins explains what to look for when buying what is probably MG’s least expensive sports car.
TERIOS NOVA • Appearing just as the UK was waking up to the idea of the SUV, Daihatsu’s Terios deserved success. It was simple, characterful and useful, and a first-generation car is well worth considering today.
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PROOF THAT TIME IS A GREAT HEALER • Andrew couldn’t wait to get rid of this Golf, but would now quite like to have it back!
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