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
Ex-Jaguar designer moves over to GM
J40 gets Austin branding
Ferrari wins Salon Privé
Alzheimer’s legacy for MGA
Classic market offers potential ‘hedge against inflation’ – report • High-value classic cars remain among the safest investments during this era of rising inflation, according to an influential report. And it’s a trend that looks set to continue
New batch of MGB shells
‘Time warp’ Renault rarity
Rover Coupe celebration
Hagerty Clubhouse plan
Fiat CoTY winners • Fiat has enjoyed more success than most manufacturers in the European Car of the Year, with the Italian giant regularly claiming victory. Here we highlight five of its most successful winners.
PREVIEW: HISTORICS, BICESTER HERITAGE, SEPTEMBER 24
1950s Austin-Healeys • This famous sporting marque included both ‘Big Healeys’ and ‘Little Healeys’ by the end of the 1950s. We reveal how the range is faring on today’s classic market
THE CLASS OF ’92 • Three decades ago, the UK was beginning to emerge from recession and there were grounds for optimism in terms of car sales, aided by these new-model launches of 1992
BABY BLOOMER • The third generation of Ford’s Fiesta was bigger and bolder than ever, eventually blossoming into the bestselling Mk4 of 1995 – and it’s one of today’s most affordable starter classics
INSURANCE QUOTE • 1991 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ghia, worth £3000
SPORTING SEMI-ESTATES • Combining the qualities of an estate car and a sports car seems an unlikely recipe, and yet it’s resulted in some brilliant all-rounders over the years – including this particular threesome
Jaguar Mk2 3.8
Toyota Avensis 2.0 CDX
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NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21