Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. On-sale every Wednesday, it is packed with the biggest and most comprehensive news section plus auction reports and events - anything related to the classic car scene, you can read about here first. In addition, you’ll also find in-depth features covering all aspects of owning a classic car – buying, maintaining, driving and – crucially - enjoying. There are comprehensive buying guides, informative road tests, a nostalgic pull-out spread depicting a scene from the halcyon days of motoring, staff car sagas, guest columnists, market reviews, a detailed club directory and a regularly updated price guide. The publication is also packed with hundreds of cars and parts for sale in its Free Ads section, making it THE place to buy or sell your classic. There is a dedicated classifieds spread on classic commercial vehicles and machinery. Classic Car Buyer provides the best insight into bread and butter classics – every week! Edited by John-Joe Vollans, it is backed by a hugely knowledgeable team who have had years of experience running their own classics. That combined with an unending enthusiasm.
THE BIG PICTURE
$1M DOWNEY JR GIVEAWAY
PRODUCT PICKS • Here’s CCB’s latest hand-picked selection of essential new products for you and your classic car
‘PAGODA’ CELEBRATED AT SILVERSTONE
MARCOS MARKS RETIREMENT
UNFAIR DVLA DEMAND THREATENS CLASSICS WITH Q PLATES • Amended VIN plate policy implemented with “no warning” infuriates enthusiasts
SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS BECOMES ICONIC
HUNT FOR UK’S ‘CLASSIC CAPITAL’
SPIDER HEADS TO AUCTION
PREVIEW ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS, AUGUST 19-20
LOAD LUGGERS • With the recent news that Volvo will no longer be selling estate cars in the UK, we examine how three capacious classics are performing on the open market, starting with a Volvo of old
BACK WITH A BOOM • Following a lull, roadsters returned with a bang in the 1990s. We look back at some of the most significant
CIVIC DUTY • We experience a rare surviving example of an early 1980s Japanese hatch, and come away suitably impressed by its qualities
CLASS ACT • We compare three classy coupes to see which the best option is to buy today – the Jaguar XJ-C, Mercedes-Benz C123 or the two-door Fiat 130
FINAL FLOURISH • We take to the road in the last of the ‘traditional’ Bentleys – a well-maintained example of the imposing S3
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED • An impressive range of abilities has seen the E39 5 Series transition from a desirable executive salon into an equally desirable modern classic, so here’s how to buy the very best
INSURANCE QUOTE • 1996 BMW 525i, value £6000.
BMW E39 TIMELINE
Triumph TR7 ‘Grinnall’ Convertible
ROVER SD1 3500
Classic Car Buyer
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