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 NEWS • We quizzed the UK’s auction houses on their thoughts about the past year, and why they think 2023 will be a good one for buyers.
MARKET TRENDS • MG began by producing hotted-up versions of existing models and would continue to do so for over 80 years. We analyse the changing fortunes of three entry-level favourites.
SPORTS LOUNGE • The C3-generation Audi 100 exemplifies Audi’s transition to a premium brand in the 1980s, but can it still pass muster today? We experienced a rare Sport variant to find out.
DRIVING A WEDGE • The TR7 was the last all-new car to wear Triumph’s famous TR moniker, but was it a worthy send-off?
GREAT CLASSIC TRADE UP: PART SIX • With Phil's VW Golf GTI Cabrio sold quickly and Lancaster’s Mazda MX-5 also finding a new home, it was time to go hunting for the final pair of trading up purchases – and the contrast couldn’t have been greater.
THE REPUTATION GAME • The Morris Marina could never match the sales domination of its contemporary Mk3 Ford Cortina rival in the 1970s, but the figures show that it was far from the failure that common wisdom would suggest. Some five decades on, how do these family favourites stack up against each other?
SUPER SALOONS • Most classics specialise in one thing – be it speed, space or suspension. These choices from across the generations meld the best of all worlds.
POWER OF EIGHT • Prefer your Porsche to be of the grand touring variety? The 928 is immensely capable, but you’ll need to buy with your head – not your heart – if financial misery is to be avoided. Here's what to look out for.
HIP TO BE SQUARE • The original Mini Clubman is now celebrated as a desirable British classic, but it’s had a rollercoaster ride along the way. We look back over the life and times of the oft-maligned slab-front range.
SMOOTH OPERATOR • So you fancy a Mk2 Jag but you think they’re overvalued? The Daimler 2.5V8 or later V8-250 could provide the answer.
JOHN DODD 1932-2022 • Sam Skelton looks back at the time he met one of the car world’s true eccentrics.