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
AN R-TYPE ICON • Bentley is celebrating 70 years since the start of production of the R-Type Continental, one of the most celebrated cars in the company’s 103-year history.
PORSCHE & AUSTIN 7
IT'S SIMPLY FANTASTIC
ULTIMATE PLAY LIST MARKS CIVIC'S 50TH
THE HALF-TRACK FOX RETURNS
CLASX RANGE OF 10 CLEANERS FOR CLASSICS
KENT ENGINE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER PAD
MINI TRAVELLER/ COUNTRYMAN/ESTATE SLIDING WINDOW RUNNER SET
THE ESSENTIAL BUYER'S GUIDE MAZDA MX-5 MIATA MK3, 3.5 AND 3.75 MODELS
SSP SPRINTSTAR ALLOY WHEELS
LOVE THE FEATURE ON JOEY'S CAPRI
HOW BAD WAS IT?
AN ALFA WORTH SAVING
CONSUL MK2 MEMORIES
GREAT TO BE BACK
HIGH TORQUE FASTENING FOR DIYERS
MODEL NAME GAME
IN PRAISE OF PATINA
IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION • When David New rescued this 1969 MGC GT after it had been sitting under a tree for 25 years, he decided there would be no corners cut in its restoration. As a result, some eight years after its triumphant return to the road, this MG still looks better than new.
ONE FOR THE CONNOISSEUR • Having completed the overhaul of our own rather basic Cortina 1600L, we move upmarket and take a look at Danny Wright's delightful Mk3 Cortina GXL, the plushest of the Cortinas until the arrival of the 2000E.
I WANT THAT ONE... • You may remember Ian Macaulay from the May issue, when we featured his Yugo 513. This issue we make a return visit to see another unusual car in the Macaulay fleet – this 1961 Metropolitan Coupé.
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... • Hillman’s Imp was a thoroughly modern design in 1963 that offered scintillating performance and great style, as were the many variants wearing other badges. Here at Classics Monthly we are big fans of the entire range, and this is our selection of trivia from a story that started with initial thoughts in 1955 and lasted in production from 1963-1976.
RELIANT REGAL 3/25 DE-LUXE • Last issue we introduced our new Reliant Regal project and explained some of the rationale behind it. This issue we break out the spanners and separate the body from the chassis in preparation for the restoration proper to begin.
Parting with the RSP Mini
Sorting the Davrian’s steering
Minor Van surges ahead
A stitch in time saves nine
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell • Our helpful Q&A hotline may be able to solve your classic-related problems, so why not email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
PROJECT TR7 • As far as project cars go, our TR7 was in better shape than most and certainly not in need of restoration. However, there are a surprising number of jobs to squeeze into our final report.
PROJECT ROVER 95 • Exercising our 1964 Rover shows up a couple of faults – afuel leak from the carburettor and wipers that refuse to turn off. We also have a senior moment when trying to use the lights.
ENGINE INTERNALS • This issue, we look at some of the major signs of wear in a stripped engine. This is best viewed as an introduction to the subject, and you will definitely also need a good workshop manual for tolerance figures, and probably some expert advice from an engine specialist too. Hopefully though, we can point you in the right direction.
VOLKSWAGEN T2/T25 TRANSPORTER • Follow our guide to...