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
MINIS’ NEC SUCCESS
PRODUCT PICKS • Our hand-picked selection of essential new products for you and your classic car
UNIQUE TRIUMPH DISCOVERY
METRO 6R4 REBORN
SUSTAINABLE FUELS SPARK ROW • The car industry is divided on the future of sustainable fuels, which could save the combustion engine from eventual extinction
C-TYPE COURT CASE WIN
END OF THE CAMARO
‘SLUG’ RESTORATION PLEA
Overlooked German cars • THESE FIVE GERMAN CLASSICS WERE ONCE UNDERDOGS AMONG THEIR PEERS, BUT TODAY THEY ENJOY VARYING DEGREES OF DESIRABILITY…
REVIEW CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS, MARCH 24-25
PREVIEW HOBBS PARKER, APRIL 19-20
UPMARKET UPDATES • These prestigious British classics benefited from late-career updates, giving each one a new lease of life – but how are they faring now?
TOP 10 ‘ESSEX’ CARS
ONLY WAY IS ESSEX • Launching in the mid-1960s and enjoying a successful career in both the UK and South Africa, Ford’s Essex engine remains a classic among V6s… with many successful applications
BELLA ITALIANA • Can a late-model X1/9 provide a tempting alternative to a traditional British sports car? We get behind the wheel to find out
’60s COMPACT SALOONS • With this trio of British classics enjoying a dedicated following and good parts support, we take a look at their various pros and cons today
OLD-SCHOOL COUPE • Classic coupes hold plenty of appeal, and the Opel Manta B boasts a fine mix of style and performance to rival the evergreen Capri. But what needs checking before you buy?
INSURANCE QUOTE • 1984 Open Manta GT/E 2.0 Coupe, worth £15,000
Vauxhall Cavalier Convertible
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