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 IMAGE
FoTU entries announced
Ford fans’ big weekend
Tribute to Sir Frank
Major Mini gathering
Community Land Rover project
Classic Car Loan Project moves up a gear with club support • Innovative scheme that encourages first-timers to sample classic motoring via a range of loan cars has been given a major boost with extra impetus from the club world
Astra Mk1 sells for £22k
Ford plans to lose Focus
Hispano Suiza hits Goodwood
Comeback for the MGC?
250-plus clubs sign up for NEC
Alfa hatchbacks • It might be best known for its stylish coupes and sexy convertibles, but Alfa Romeo also boasts a back catalogue of fun-to-drive hatchbacks… including this five-strong collection.
PREVIEW: HISTORICS, WINDSORVIEW LAKES, JULY 16
Class of 1955 • The mid-point of the 1950s saw three key British marques launch new models, each a success that lay the groundwork for even greater achievement later. Here’s how the market has treated these trendsetters
SALES STORY • This year marks 60 years of the BMC 1100, Britain’s bestselling family car for most of the 1960s. We look at how Britain’s new-car buying habits have changed, and why the conventional family saloon no longer gets a look in
THE RINGLEADER • More sinned against than sinning, the Audi A2 was a triumph of innovation over mass-market appeal – and is now one of the best-value modern classics available. But what should you check before buying?
INSURANCE QUOTE • 2000 Audi A2 1.4 SE, worth £3500
The Future’s in Front • Both of these front-drive family cars were launched in the early 1970s. One became the benchmark for an entire market sector while the other remains a yardstick for driver enjoyment… but only one found true success
JAGUAR XJ SERIES 3 • The final version of the long-running ‘series’ XJ saw Jaguar’s much-loved saloon evolve into a model fit for the ’80s – but what’s it like to live with as a classic four decades later?
MG TF LE500
Morris Marina Estate
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BACK BOX • Peter ponders how drivers’ handbooks have changed over the years to match changes to the cars they’re written for
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, JULY 13