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
‘Court case’ US rarity
Comeback for Renault 4
Last of the Minis
Drop Low Emission Zone charges for classics over 30, says HCVA • Classic vehicle support group is lobbying for UK-wide LEZ schemes – and London’s extended ULEZ – to lower the age of exemption to help owners of more modern classics
‘Official’ electric Mini launch
Porsche 912 restomod
Sunbeam-Talbot saved by club
Van-based estates • Creating an estate from a van isn’t new, with many companies using it as a cost-effective way of adding extra models. Check out these favourites of the 1950s and ’60s.
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Tiny Fiats • Fiat’s ‘Nuova’ 500 brought four-wheeled motoring to the masses. We chart the values of Dante Giacosa’s genius creation and two of its significant successors
Modest Mercedes • A name most associated with luxury and high-quality engineering innovation, Mercedes-Benz has a long heritage of more accessible models as well
FOREIGN EXCHANGE • There’s no shortage of British cars that have gone on to enjoy extra careers through collaborative deals and overseas production. Here we pay tribute to nine of the most (and least) successful
MAZDA MX-5 ‘NA’ • The proverbial classic in its own lifetime and still in high demand today, a first-generation MX-5 is guaranteed to be entertaining – although there are still plenty of traps for the unwary buyer
1960s GT SALOONS • Once the preserve of expensive high-performance motors, the initials ‘GT’ were democratised across a new breed of saloons in the late ’60s. Which one’s right for you?
THE STUTTGART V8 • Prefer your Porsche to be of the grand touring variety? The 928 is immensely capable, but you’ll need to buy with your head – not your heart – if financial misery is to be avoided
INSURANCE QUOTE • 1987 Porsche 928 S4, worth £25,000
Mini Cooper Sport
MG TF 160 Monogram
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NEXT ISSUE ON SALE • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28