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
CELEBRITY SPECIALS • A Lotus Elan Plus 2 that belonged to Colin Chapman and a Lancia Delta that is currently owned by Rowan Atkinson are entered for auction at Race Retro.
THE MAESTRO CAMION?
MOT PLANS DISCUSSED
HAVE SPRITE, WILL TRAVEL
THE TWINGO TURNS 30
RECORD YEAR FOR BMH BODYSHELLS
YOUNG NAVIGATOR SCHOLARSHIP
SHELBY AT GOODWOOD
PARTY TIME AT PEUGEOT
FORD OIL FILLER CAPS
MINI RADIUS ARMS
FORD SIERRA ESTATE DAMPERS
GOLF MK2 16V METAL COOLANT PIPE
JAGUAR XJS DASH LIGHTING UPGRADE KIT
WHAT A GREAT VARIETY OF CARS!
MERCEDES' RETRACTABLE HARDTOPS
SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE • Kerry Coleman's first car was a Ford Fiesta XR2, and husband Gary is a Ford man through and through. We are sure you can see where this is going, but we'll let Kerry and Gary tell the tale of how it got there.
A TEENAGE DREAM MACHINE • The Mitsubishi Colt Sapporo is a rare sight in the UK, but it is a model that Paul Braham knows well. This is the story of how he came to be the owner of a 1978 GS/R – twice!
A MINOR REVOLUTION IN BRITISH SPORTS CARS • The brochure illustrations for the Alpine Series I helped to create an image of a touring car ideal for the sor t of motorist who regularly wore a t weed spor ts jacket and said: 'Gosh! But the Embassy Black paint work of Mike Glithero’s 1960 Sunbeam evokes a wholly dif ferent persona – sharp, purposeful and dynamic.
SPANISH SUNSHINE • This is the story of eight cylinders, six ferries, four islands and just two explorers as Derek and Debbie Squires take their MG RV8 on a tour of the Balearics. Derek is your narrator.
THE VAUXHALL CARS THAT NE VER WERE • Mike Taylor talks to gifted designer Wayne Cherry about the Vauxhall concept cars that have held his imagination. In the first of two parts, we look at the XVR and SRV.
PROJECT MGB GT • Returning to the problem of rough running, solving the cold-star t issue leads us on something of a wild goose chase, but we get there in the end.
The Daimler's shadowy past emerges
Time to cut the Skoda losses
RELIANT REGAL 3/25 DE-LUXE • We are on the home straight at last, with the body and chassis reunited and the fitting up begun. As usual though, it is a pretty long home straight!
BMW Z3 PROJECT • When it comes to old cars, it is rare to hear somebody admit that ‘it was not as bad as we though it was.’ Even rarer is an old car that comes apart easily.
VANDEN PLAS 1.7 • Welcome to our latest project car – aMk3 Vanden Plas 1.7 first registered on 1st August, 1980. As such, it would have been built by MG in Abingdon using parts supplied by the Austin side of BL to a specification laid down by a London coachbuilder. Complex histor y aside though, why did we get it, what have we got and is it any good?
LAND ROVER • Attention turns to the Land Rover’s engine, which has so far given zero cause for concern apart from some minor signs of old age. That, however, was all about to change.
TRIUMPH HERALD AND VITESSE • The Triumph Herald and the more power ful Vitesse are of ten cited as ideal classics for the DIY mechanic . That may well be...