Classic Car Mart

Classic Car Mart

June 2021
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Classic Car Mart 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, auctions round-up, maintenance advice and show reports, Classic Car Mart also boasts buying guides, road tests, a sprinkling of archive material and nostalgia plus loads of essential advice to buying and running your next classic car. The magazine is well established, using experienced and knowledgeable motoring writers, and continues to be ‘the bible’ for classic car ownership. Covering a wide variety of popular British classics, Classic Car Mart regularly features iconic makes such as Jaguar, Daimler, Triumph, MG, Morris, Austin, TVR, Lotus and many more; ranging from £500 projects to £30,000 dream cars. And for the real aspirational classics, the Prestige sections features dream cars from luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes.

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everyday heroes

I’ve mentioned before on this page how the perceived glamour of a job in car magazines doesn’t always match up to the reality of the hours spent staring into a screen, but every so often you leave the house with an added spring in your step when you know you’re off for a photo feature on an interesting classic. And so it was just last week, when I set out on the road with more anticipation than usual. The car in question? Not a D-Type, Testarossa or anything half as exotic, but the humble Morris you see at the top of this page. We’d had the idea some time ago of marking the Marina’s half-century with a road test feature but as we quickly discovered, the cars are rarer today than…

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fotu entries invited

The Festival of the Unexceptional returns this summer to showcase the once-ubiquitous and frequently maligned ‘ordinary’ classics that have become rare sights, with entries now invited for a coveted space on the concours lawn at the event’s new venue of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire will celebrate mundane motoring with a tongue-in-cheek take on the familiar concours format. It’s open to classic cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles built between 1966 and 1996, but spaces are limited, so owners of eligible vehicles should nominate their entry at the earliest opportunity. In the spirit of the event’s ‘unexceptional’ theme, spaces will be awarded to the less celebrated models, so a Merit will be selected in preference to an SRi for example, or a City chosen over…

2 min.
hyundai unveils restomod pony

We’ve seen plenty of manufacturers reimagining iconic models from their back catalogue as restomods in recent years, but we suspect a modernised Hyundai Pony will still be a surprise for many. Nevertheless, the Korean manufacturer has come up with a sleek one-off concept based on its humble 1970s hatchback. The original Pony was something of a landmark car for Korea and Hyundai, making its debut in 1975 and becoming the country’s first mass-produced and exported car. The concept version has been called the Heritage-Series Pony and keeps the original Giugiarodesigned silhouette, but features a host of mod cons to complement its sleek matt silver exterior. These include camera-based mirrors, digital-touch transmission and the same pixelated U-shaped headlights and tail-lights as the forthcoming all-electric Ioniq 5 that’s due for release soon. There’s…

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pagoda sets new uk record

A Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda has set what is believed to be a new UK auction record for the model at Historics’ Ascot Racecourse sale on April 17, selling for a whopping £184,800 – 65 per cent above the middle of its £95,000-£120,000 estimate. A rare right-hand-drive, UK-supplied car showing a mere 45,700 miles, the SL was subject to a two-year ground-up restoration by marque specialists Red Castle Classics near Cardiff. It has been finished in the classic colour scheme of silver with red leather interior, and was also supplied with a matching factory hardtop, the desirable third seat option and a Becker Mexico radio from 1971. The sale price is not far short of the €230,000 (currently equivalent to £198,268) achieved by two separate 280SLs in Belgium in 2016 and in Monaco…

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homologation heroes scale new heights

Values for homologation specials from the 1980s and ’90s are up significantly since the beginning of lockdown last year, according to the latest update to UK Hagerty Price Guide. Reportedly, homologation specials are in great demand amongst a 45-65-year-old audience, and this has translated into rising prices. The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is one such rising star, adding an average of £20,200 to its value over the year, with both Bonhams and Silverstone Auctions recently valuing examples for £75,000. Meanwhile, the Audi Quattro Sport – that’s the shortened Group B homologation special one – had a value of £265,000 a year ago. Today, that’s £284,000 and the very top, concours examples are valued at up to a whopping £404,000. Another riser is the iconic Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Rewind to 2006, and an…

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record rise in potholerelated breakdowns

Pothole-related breakdowns on UK roads continue to plague motorists, with a record rise in cases according to the RAC. The breakdown recovery firm said many roads “resemble the surface of the Moon” after it received 4694 call-outs for vehicles likely damaged by potholes between January and March. That’s a threefold increase on the total of 1461 during the final three months of 2020, representing the firm’s largest rise between quarters. The news comes after the latest Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey produced by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) was released, claiming that the average frequency of road surfacing now stands at once every 68 years and a one-time catch up to fix the maintenance backlog on local roads in England and Wales would cost an astonishing £10.24bn.…