Classic Car Mart Magazine - Spring 2023
Classic Car Mart Magazine - Spring 2023
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In this issue
We round up the talking points from a trio of very successful recent classic car auctions.
Tracking the changing values of V12-powered Jaguar saloons from the 1970s to the 1990s.
BUYING GUIDE: TRIUMPH TR5
The TR5 may have only been in production for little over a year, but it’s a highly desirable classic. Here’s how to find a good one.
3D Technology To Preserve Classics?
Traditionally, the unavailability of a critical component has had major repercussions for owners of historic vehicles, putting the brakes on a restoration project or even forcing a historic vehicle off the road.
Two British-made modern classics which made credible sporting saloons despite their unlikely origins.
A crossover model before the term had even been invented, the original Range Rover could well be the perfect multi-purpose classic.
Fancy an MGB without the welding and SUs? The much modernised RV8 should fit the bill.
1980s FLEET FAVOURITES
We profile a line-up of popular mid-sized '80s company cars ranging from the ubiquitous Sierra and Cavalier repmobiles through to the king of the company car park, the BMW 3-Series.
Although a well-preserved Volvo 120 Series ‘Amazon’ makes a good choice as an occasional everyday classic driver, the range can be confusing. We play the numbers game and reveal some of the Amazon’s main foibles.
Round-Up - 1990s Jaguars
Following Ford’s acquisition of an independent Jaguar in 1989, the Coventry-based luxury car maker underwent a transformation that led to the introduction of a range of capable models that today are reasonably affordable as well as being fun to own and drive.
Myth And Rumour
The Stag may have suffered a poor reputation when new, but in the 21st century it’s one of Britain’s most popular classics – and justifiably so. We take a look at the pros and cons of investing in Triumph’s sporting flagship.
The Full English
An English-built Citroën meets English wine as we enter a slightly bizarre parallel universe.
Tailgate Revolving Doors
Paul Guinness looks back at his experiences from 35 years ago, when he helped to arrange a club stand at the first-ever Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC
Six Of One
Rising values of the MGB mean the four and six-cylinder cars now overlap in the marketplace. Which gets the vote as a £20k classic MG purchase?
Database: Rover P6 (1963-1977)
We chart the life and times of the advanced P6 which was a real high point for Rover and created a whole new market sector.
Two 1970s executives, both sporting a swoopy fastback style but so very different under the skin. We try to choose between conservative Rover and complex Citroën.
Arguably Rolls-Royce’s most important model to date, the Shadow still represents excellent value
We run through some of the milestones in automotive safety which helped create today’s super safe modern cars.
ROUND-UP PRACTICAL ITALIAN CLASSICS
Hidden among the blue-chip exotics you can find a surprisingly interesting selection of practical classic Italian machinery that’s cheap to buy and fun to own.
EIGHT INTO FOUR
BL’s reluctance to produce a V8-powered version of the MGB Roadster left a yawning gap in the marketplace that was eventually filled by several enterprising companies offering either turn-key conversions or DIY kits. Here’s what to look out for when buying converted B.
The Late-model MGB
For 43 years the rubber-clad MGB has been a controversial and seemingly unpopular car. How did it come about, was it really that disliked and what should we think about it now?
The Rover ‘R8’ was a winner for Rover but nobody expected the rangetopping model to offer 200 bhp and 150 mph.
We revisit the swansong Metro, which despite lacking a marque badge and packing only four gears remained a competitive contender into the ’90s.
The Other Big Cat
From extravagant replicas and six-wheeled fantasies to the Kallista and a restyled Dolomite, we chart the ups and downs of Panther.
Andrew Everett questions the accepted wisdom at the exotic of the market.
Tailgate Progressive Thinking
Only Andrew Everett could find a parallel between Peter Gabriel and the Citroën CX
Stopping Distances Rethink
Road safety charity Brake has called for the government to extend the stopping distance in the UK Highway Code “as a matter of urgency” after it found the published figures were wanting.
This rare surviving example of the all-electric Enfield 8000 city car was recently discovered parked at a roadside in Birmingham by CCM contributor Paul Guinness. In the weeks since he first spotted the Enfield, it doesn’t appear to have moved – although, according to the DVLA, the car is currently taxed.
Duel: Silver Shadow V Jaguar MkX
Jaguar’s wide boy and Rolls-Royce’s most modern car for decades were once both vying for the title of best car in the world. How do they compare today?
Renault’s 5 GT Turbo showed the world a new era of performance, but did the Clio then take the crown from the Peugeot 205 and open the world’s eyes to what a hot-hatch can do?
You Don’t See Those Every Day...
Tailgate - The Dark Knight
Ted Connolly remembers his amateur roadside rescue exploits.
From the badge-engineered duo launched by BMC in 1957, it was the twin-carb Riley that most appealed to keen drivers. We get behind the wheel of a sturdy survivor.
Classic Car Mart Magazine Description:
Publisher: Kelsey Media
Classic Car Mart magazine is the UK’s best selling cars for sale magazine. Whether you’re looking for a project or something to enjoy at weekends, there’s a classic car for you in our busy classified section, boasting 1000s of classic cars and parts for sale. The publication is packed with entertaining and informative features. Aside from the latest news, products, auction s round-up, maintenance advice and show reports,
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