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
Ultimate Virage’s 30th anniversary
Lotus factory tours resume
Project Tatra hits the market
Members-only Gaydon meet
Inter-club show leads to awards success • Showing the importance of clubs collaborating, three of the UK’s biggest have jointly topped the National Car Club Awards – for the first time ever
More at Malvern
Classic Car Boot Sale is back
‘Everyday’ rarities at Silverstone
Studio 434 at London Concours
‘Borrowed’ parts • In the world of upmarket sports cars, there’s no shortage of ‘borrowed’ parts from mainstream manufacturers, as specialist makers save production costs by buying in existing components from elsewhere… particularly lights, as this collection proves.
REVIEW: WB& SONS, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, MARCH 26
REVIEW: BRIGHTWELLS, TIMED ONLINE, MARCH 26-30
OVERLOOKED 1990s COUPES • The Ford Probe and coupe versions of the Rover 200 and Peugeot 406 spent years as unappreciated bargain buys, but now their fortunes are changing
1960s COMPACT JAGUARS • The iconic Mk2 remains the most desirable of Jaguar’s compact 1960s saloons, but does it offer the best value? We look at how it compares with two later stablemates
THE TURBO INNOVATORS • With turbocharging now featuring on even the most mundane machinery, we take a look back at the turbo’s heyday of the 1980s – with the CCB team choosing its favourite models from that decade of ‘blown’ power and performance
SIX IN TIME • Two six-pot roadsters with converging histories – and one verdict. Can engineering superiority rule the day, or will the best portfolio win?
VIVA LAVIVA! • The second and third generations of Vauxhall Viva are a sensible classic proposition now – but as you’d expect, there’s plenty for today’s HB and HC buyer to check before taking the plunge
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
BACK BOX • David is left wondering what the ban on petrol and diesel car sales in 2030 will do to the values of future classics
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
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