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
CLUBS INVITED TO UNITE
TWR ANNOUNCES XJ-S PROJECT
PRODUCT PICKS • Here’s CCB’s latest hand-picked selection of essential new products for you and your classic car
OLDER CARS FACE PARKING SURCHARGE
CAR CLUBS DEFY GROWING THREAT TO SURVIVAL • Classic car clubs defy increasing challenges to their existence with healthy membership numbers
“TIME-WARP” ITAL UP FOR GRABS
SOMERSET MOTOR MUSEUM OPENS
CLASSIC ATTRACTION ANNOUNCES NEW APPRENTICE
PATSY BURT XK120 HEADS TO AUCTION
ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATES VANTAGE
LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2023 • The Classic Motor Show returned to Birmingham’s NEC on November 10-12 with a huge turn-out and countless exciting cars on display
REVIEW ICONIC, NOVEMBER 11
PREVIEW WB & SONS, DECEMBER 2
ROLLS-ROYCE GAME CHANGERS • Each of these three models represented a revolution for Rolls-Royce – but how are they faring in today’s classic car market?
SOMETHING FOR THE WINTER • Knowing where to start with your first classic car restoration project can be daunting, but there’s no time like the present. Over the following pages, we’ll share our tips to help you cut out some of the headache and get you on a solid footing
CHOOSING AND ASSESSING A PROJECT • You’ve decided you want a project car – but how do you select the right model? And how do you know it’s the car for you?
ESSENTIAL TOOLS • You could easily spend more on tools than you did on buying a car to restore in the first place, and it is a fact that you can never have too many spanners! But what constitutes a basic starter kit?
OUR RESTORATIONS • In between writing, we do manage time for a few Classics World project cars. Some have proven to be rather inspiring; others serve as a warning for what not to do…
YOUR RESTORATIONS • We went hunting through the archives of our sister titles MiniWorld, Classic Ford and Classics World to bring you three very different restoration tales, all with a strong element of DIY
ALL NINE LIVES LEFT • Jon drives a storied XK150S with just two owners from new and a colourful rally history
BREAKING BOUNDARIES • Ford’s venerable Kent engine went through various guises during its 43-year run, powering everything from city cars to single seaters. We pay tribute to its impressive journey
DEUTSCH DELIGHTS • We evaluate a trio of prestige 1990s roadsters from three German giants; the Porsche Boxster, BMW Z3 and Mercedes-Benz SLK
LUCKY SEVEN • The car that transformed the motoring landscape, the Austin...