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.
Classic Car Mart
ULEZ EXPANSION THREATENS FUTURE OF ANNUAL MINI RUN
NEW MG WEBSITE
911 RS CELEBRATION
HYDROGEN FOR CLASSIC COROLLA
COMMUNITY RESTO PROJECT
TOM KAREN, 1926-2022
FOCUS TOPS ‘SCRAP’ CHART
AUCTION ROUND-UP • We quizzed some of the UK’s leading classic auction houses on the cars that could take the market by storm in 2023.
WILL DANIELS, BRIGHTWELLS
OWEN SHEPHERD, SOUTH WESTERN VEHICLE AUCTIONS (SWVA)
RICHARD BROMELL, CHARTERHOUSE AUCTIONEERS
JAMES WRAY-BRAYSHAW, WB & SONS
ROB HUBBARD, SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS
JAMES JOHNSON, HOBBS PARKER
MARKET TRENDS • United by their country of origin, their title-winning prowess and special editions named after famous drivers, we look at the values of three Japanese rally legends from the 1990s.
BOXING CLEVER • The Fiat 126 was the straighter-edged replacement for the legendary 500, but has never been as desirable for UK buyers. We find out if they’ve been missing a trick.
ROVER THE TOP • The well-engineered P4 defined post-War Rover, yet is largely forgotten compared to its P5 and P6 successors - does it deserve a second look?
GREAT CLASSIC TRADE UP: PART SEVEN • Our two contrasting final purchases had made it to the NEC, but now it was time to see which car the lucky winner would choose – Lancaster’s Austin 1300, or our own Jaguar XK8.
FRUGAL FUN • The Mini and the Citroën 2CV offered the only truly entertaining four seaters at the sharpest end of the market throughout the 1980s. But which of them is the more complete car?
POCKET ROCKETS • Big isn’t always better as these diminutive performance cars prove, and they may just provide all the entertainment you need.
STYLE AND SUBSTANCE • The MGA is one of the most attractive of all the classic British sports cars, with simple mechanicals and a back-to-basics driving experience adding to its appeal. Here’s what to look for when buying one.
SPORT NOT SO LEICHT • A symbol of wealth, good taste and sense, the fourth generation SL went from old-fashioned to state-of-the-art overnight and still impresses almost 35 years on.
FINAL FLOURISH • With petrol prices getting a little more sensible once again, the cheapest route into E-Type ownership is now back on the menu. We look at what you need to know when buying the V12-powered Series 3.
BANGERS AND TOO MUCH CASH • Paul Guinness laments the effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on his ability to enjoy the ‘bangernomics’ scene.