Classic Car Mart is the UK’s best selling cars for sale magazine. Whether you’re looking for a project or something to enjoy at weekends, there’s a classic car for you in our busy classified section, boasting 1000s of classic cars and parts for sale. The publication is packed with entertaining and informative features. Aside from the latest news, products, auctions round-up, maintenance advice and show reports, Classic Car Mart also boasts buying guides, road tests, a sprinkling of archive material and nostalgia plus loads of essential advice to buying and running your next classic car. The magazine is well established, using experienced and knowledgeable motoring writers, and continues to be ‘the bible’ for classic car ownership. Covering a wide variety of popular British classics, Classic Car Mart regularly features iconic makes such as Jaguar, Daimler, Triumph, MG, Morris, Austin, TVR, Lotus and many more; ranging from £500 projects to £30,000 dream cars. And for the real aspirational classics, the Prestige sections features dream cars from luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes.
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AUCTION ROUND-UP • Blue Ovals and oddballs impress as we look back at the headlines and talking points from this month’s classic auctions.
MARKET TRENDS • Plenty of manufacturers have dipped into the past for inspiration, but where do three of these modern evocations stand in today’s market?
MISTIMED CHALLENGE • The MGB GT V8 was a valiant attempt at giving BL’s ageing sports car the shove many buyers had demanded, and though it wasn’t a sales success, it’s well worthy of a fresh appraisal as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
CIT Y SLICKER • The 1990s Fiat Cinquecento had a much shorter production run than its predecessors and successors, but 30 years after its UK launch, is it worthy of being mentioned in the same illustrious company?
A NEW AGE • The Rover 2000 and Triumph 2000 ushered in a new breed of compact sporting executive car, targeted at younger professionals with the means to enjoy cars of distinction. But as both turn 60, which is the more compelling package?
THE CLASS OF 1983 • Four decades ago, a raft of new model launches came for cars we now hold dear. We pay homage to the models celebrating their 40th anniversaries.
MODERN CLASSIC • With Ford funding, Jaguar was able to update the XJ40 into the car industry onlookers reckoned it could have been from the start. Today, the ‘X300’ XJ saloon makes a practical, easy-to-own prestige saloon.
ROOTES MANOEUVRE • The Hillman Imp was Rootes’ brave step into the unknown, sporting many new and untried ideas. We look back at this inspiration in light car design and how it fared against a challenging backdrop.
MOVE TO THE FRONT • The Mk3 and Mk4 Escort dispensed with the layout that had served their trusty rear-wheel drive predecessors so well, but went on to be huge successes. Here’s what you need to know when buying one today.
NO TIMEWASTERS • Our man Skelton wonders when the unwritten rules around car buying changed for the worse.