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
HYUNDAI CONCEPT RECREATED
FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD
SIR WILLIAM LYONS EXHIBITION
FILM STAR CARS TO BE REUNITED
HOFFMAN X-8 AT LONDON CONCOURS
THE MG CYBERSTER
CLASSICS ON THE COMMON IN HERTS
SEICENTO: A FORGOTTEN SMALL FIAT
HOLDEN MONARO FEATURE
LET'S HEAR IT FOR DIVERSITY
RELIANTS DESERVE RESPECT
GOOD NEIGHBOURS, GREAT FRIENDS
WHY THE TOYOTA SERA HAD TO GO
IAIN AYRE COMEDY SKETCH SHOW
PHIL WHITE DESTINY'S HILL
A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE • It would be fair to say that Sean Greenwood is a Sierra enthusiast. His fleet comprises an ex-Europcar rental 1986 1.6 L Emax, a 1986 LX and the star of this feature – a1982 1.6L in glorious Coral Beige. It is one of the oldest examples on the road and a car that embodies the joys of taking a walk on the mild side.
TWO WHEELS TO FOUR • AJS – surely they made motorcycles, didn’t they? Well yes they did, but they also made a serious attempt to build cars and open up a middle-class market. Phil Homer describes the cars they built and speculates on why they failed.
THE ROAD TO NOWHERE • Classics Monthly often features cars that were once virtually street furniture, but the Tagora does not fall into this category. In the early 1980s, new examples of Talbot's alternative to the Ford Granada were a rare sight indeed, despite the model enjoying a press reception that was far from negative. Today, enthusiasts such as owner Tony Owen will argue that the Tagora was a much-misunderstood vehicle.
MELVEN RUTTER LIMITED
100 YEARS OF TRIUMPH CARS • Under new ownership and with a new vision of the future, Triumph got off to a shaky start in the 1940s, but really hit their stride during the 1950s.
1970 MG MIDGET MKIII • The MG Midget is instantly recognisable as a timeless British classic and a fixture on the classic car scene. What is it actually like to drive, though? Here are our thoughts after a 130-mile outing.
The Morris Minor Van gets a ticket to ride
You can never have too many hydropneumatic Citroëns!
Light at the end of the tunnel?
BMW Z3 PROJECT • The Z3 is now complete and has found a new owner, ironically just half a mile down the road so we can occasionally bring you updates. A spares car also donates a few bits, but was too late for a decent hood.
LIGHTING FAULTS AND A HEAD EXAMINATION • Having successfully secured the headlining back where it belongs last issue, this month we are puzzled by some electrical glitches and a misfire on our posh Allegro.
LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 109 SAFARI • In the final report on our Series Land Rover, we finally come up with an acceptable solution for the horn.
MGB REVIVAL PROJECT • With the rusty sills cut off the BGT, we set about welding in new metal to make repairs that are effective, look good and will last, all the while trying to keep the cost down to a level that make sense on an affordable car such as this.
RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE • Looking for a classic family-sized grand tourer where the bodywork doesn’t corrode? The Reliant Scimitar GTE may be the answer.
TOP CAT • Accomplished, characterful and luxurious, Jaguar’s S-Type was one of the best British saloons of its generation. 25 years on, it is a...