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
Mystery of 100-mile FE
MG tops the charts
Leaf spring additions
Rally star hunt
75 years of Land Rover
Concerns grow for older cars in £110m scrappage scheme • Fears are growing among enthusiasts that London’s controversial ULEZ expansion and a newly announced scrappage scheme could kill large numbers of classic vehicles
Fatality figures revealed
Sherpa resto project
’90s Hot Hatches • Performance ‘hot’ hatchbacks were all the rage in the 1990s – and 30 years on, many are sought-after modern classics. Here are our top picks.
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Jaguar XJ12s • For 25 years, Jaguar had a V12 saloon as its flagship – a breed that often endured a rocky existence, but also produced some magnificent cars that make excellent classic buys
Bubble Cars • Post-war austerity and a mid-1950s fuel crisis led to a boom in microcars, and German ‘bubble cars’ were especially popular. But are they hot property nearly 70 years later?
BRITS WITH FINS • America’s love of tailfins in the 1950s heavily influenced British car design by the end of the decade. Here we pay tribute to some home-grown models that embraced the US styling trait
GENERATION Z • MG’s ‘Z’ range delivered sporting performance at affordable prices, with the ZS being a particularly impressive offering. Here’s how to buy one of the best examples of this modern classic
INSURANCE QUOTE • 2003 MG ZS120 Hatchback, worth £3000
ESTATES OF THE ’70s • Back in the 1970s, anyone in the market for a large estate that wasn’t a Granada might have turned to one of these three offerings – each of which now makes a highly practical classic choice
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF Mk2 • VW’s second-generation Golf built on the success of the original and was a big hit, not least here in the UK. But what’s the Mk2 like to own and live with today?
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