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COFFEE & CHROME
FIRST CONTINUATION JAGUAR C-TYPE BUILT
FORD & VAUXHALL RNECEORWDS
PART OF THE FAMILY
PASSING ON SKILLS
PRODUCTS • DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU’D LIKE FELLOW CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIASTS TO KNOW ABOUT? GET IN TOUCH BY EMAILING: CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK
I'M LOVING THE VARIETY
A LITTLE MORE ON AERODYNAMICS...
A TOP TEN MUSEUM
STATE OF THE NATION
A FLIGHT OF FANCY
A LIT TLE LUXURY • The Mini Mayfair attempted to push the basic Mini envelop upwards in terms of both price and equipment. It was still pretty basic of course, but this fantastic survivor shows just why it was such a sales success.
BACK TO THE FUTURE • To say that a Panhard PL17 looks distinctive would be quite an understatement, for it is clearly a car that has no time for mere conventions. It resembles a B-film spaceship from some angles, while the cabin blends an art deco fascia with brightly coloured plastic upholstery. Jim Baumann’s 1960 example is one of eight surviving UK-market examples.
A CHILDHOOD DREAM • In the July issue we met Joey English and his Ford Capri 3.0S. Now we discover that The Professionals is not the only TV programme which Joey adores – as a kid, he was also besotted with The Dukes of Hazzard. The real star of that programme was of course the General Lee, a Dodge Charger driven by Bo and Luke Duke. It took Joey many years to get one of his own, but it was worth the wait.
MOBILE WELDING SERVICES
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... • Ford was at the top of its game when creating the Escort to take over from the 105E Anglia. Not all Escorts were quick and some were almost as basic as a wheelbarrow with a roof, but they all basked in the reflected glory of the competition giants. Here is our small tribute to a true rallying legend.
PROJECT MGB GT • With strict instructions not to blow the budget, Rob Hawkins is handed the keys to our latest project – a1974 chrome bumper MGB GT – and asked to sympathetically overhaul it to make a reliable daily driver.
Working on the iceberg principle
Big jobs grow from small ones...
A fine collection of cars
A hat trick of wins
Troubleshooting with Steve Rothwell • Our helpful Q&A hotline may be able to solve your classic-related problems, so why not email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to help.
RELIANT REGAL 3/25 DE-LUXE • ‘In for a penny, in for a pound’ would be the ideal motto for this project, as any hopes of a quick turnaround and saving a little time or money here and there are comprehensively dashed. As we had rather expected, there is only one way to save this car, and that is to do a proper job, and to do it thoroughly.
PROJECT ROVER 95 • Our 1964 Rover is pretty tidy on the surface, but there are one or two bodywork issues that are fairly obvious, and the expectation has to be that more problems will be uncovered once we start digging. We start our probing at the front end.
ENGINE CASE STUDY: REBUILDING A FORD CVH • In the first of a three-part mini-series, we put the general engine advice from the previous two issues into practice and follow The Blue Oval Rescue Centre dismantling, machining and rebuilding...