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
Scramble shines for spring
GM loses top spot after 90 years
Early ‘Frogeye’ heads to auction
Citroën ends MPV era
TR door posts reintroduced
“Relax MoT test rules” suggests Transport Sec • UK’s Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, says changing MoT test frequency to two years could help with the current cost of living crisis
Pride of Longbridge returns
60 years of the BMC 1100
Nissan kills off Datsun
Doncaster show is back
Ex-project Montego for sale
Vauxhalls of the ’70s • It was a crucial decade for Vauxhall, with various new-model launches – including this disparate line-up – helping to boost the British marque’s home-market sales and expand its customer base.
PREVIEW: HISTORICS, ASCOT RACECOURSE, MAY 21
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Classic German Coupes • Our icons from three major marques may have appreciated post-pandemic, but there are still bargains to be had if specification is unimportant
Japanese First Wave • The initial field of Japanese cars quickly won converts in the UK. Decimated by rust, the survivors remain within reach of a modest budget
JAGUAR’S TRUE GREATS • It’s 100 years since the founding of the Swallow Sidecar Company, leading to the first SS Jaguar in 1935 and the firm’s rebranding into Jaguar Cars a decade later. Here we pay tribute to eight of the most significant Jaguars of the post-war years…
NORTHERN SOUL • If most modern-classic sports cars are too mainstream for your tastes, you might be tempted by Blackpool-based TVR’s bestseller – the Chimaera. A risky idea or a safe investment? Time to find out…
INSURANCE COSTS • Quotation supplied by Lancaster Insurance
WEDGE ACTION • In the days before premium brands ruled the roost, big cars from mainstream manufacturers were king. But was the technically advanced Leyland Princess better than the simple Ford Granada?
READERS WRITE • Got something to say about CCB or the classic vehicle scene in general? Want to share images of your car? Then get in touch!
BACK BOX • The Cortina was a national bestseller that defined British motoring for a generation. But for Maurice it was all downhill in Cortina land
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Classic Car Buyer