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
SHOW STOPPERS • The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show was taking place as this issue was readied for print. Here are just a few of the many cars to grab our attention.
40 YEARS OF BX
ROLLS ROYCE TWENTY CENTENARY
HERITAGE PARTS CENTRE SANTA CRUISE 2022
BMH ONLINE CATALOGUE
THE TRIUMPH 3000 • This car could have moved Triumph's big saloon upmarket and gone head-to-head with Rover's P6 V8. Sadly, the full history may already be lost to the mists of time.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE WEEKEND, SIR? • Alec Dearden has owned his 1970 Saab 96 V4 for 35 years, so it is fair to say that he is a true fan. He has passed that enthusiasm on to his wife Debbie, but what got him started, and what is the appeal of the car today?
UNSUNG HERO • The Morris Ital has taken a lot of stick, but it saved British Leyland in the 1970s. Tim York’s lovely 1982 SLX is a rare surviving example.
BACK TO BASICS • Simon McLauchlan bought his 1991 Phase 2 Peugeot 205 GTi as a former track car, then set about turning it back to standard. Well, nearly standard...
WORTH THE WAIT • As a young boy, Ned Woollard used to tell his dad that one day he would get a Jaguar XJ6. That day has now arrived, but was it worth the wait?
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... • The Volkswagen Beetle was a worldwide phenomenon, a runaway success story that few could have predicted. We are making no attempt to condense its massive history down to just three pages, but we have been trawling the archives to select a few random bits of trivia that might entertain you.
PROJECT MGB GT
Teething troubles become a chore
Welcome to my Wolseley 6/99
The best laid plans of mice and Alex
Now it works, now it doesn’t!
RELIANT REGAL 3/25 DE-LUXE • Reliant Regal engine experts William Jarman and his dad Alan rescue the original engine from our Regal, but have to adopt a mix-and-match approach in bringing it back from the dead.
LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 109 SAFARI • Land Rovers are hot property at the moment, and none more so than the Safari Station Wagon. What can be done to bring a decent but neglected example up to scratch? We are about to find out as Jack Grover takes stock of our new project vehicle
DO YOU NEED AN INSPECTION CAMERA? • Rob Hawkins looks inside sills, fuel tanks and engines to examine the uses for an inspection camera and decide just how useful one could be in helping to identify hidden problems.
LOTUS ELISE S1 • The first generation of the Lotus Elise has become a collectable classic already, with used cars costing as much today as they did when they were new. Is this the time to buy such a modern classic?
BLOCK PARTY • The last of Volvo’s great rear-drive boxes, the 900 Series of 1990-1998 has always been highly regarded. Nowadays it’s well worth investing in.
WHY? JUST BECAUSE! • This issue we have a fairly random set of images for your viewing pleasure ranging from a £100 Ford to a 2,000,000-mile Volvo, but sometimes the only connection you need is that they are all fantastic.
THE DAF FAMILY • These days, Constantly Variable Transmissions (CVT) are...