Classic Car Mart

Classic Car Mart December 2020

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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automotive extremes

In this job, you expect to be hopping in and out of a varied selection of vehicles every month, but even by the standards of classic car publications the last few days have been unusually random. As you’ll read on page 84, it’s project car changeover time again and that means we’ve needed to move on the cars we acquired back at the start of the year by drawing vehicle buying budgets out of a hat. It now seems like a blissfully innocent pre-Covid world where our biggest worry was how to buy a Ford Puma for under a grand. It’s fair to say we didn’t expect one buyer to snap all three cars up at once but that’s what happened and the task was then to get the vehicles which had…

1 min
shell axes lpg

Fuel giant Shell has stopped selling its Autogas liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the UK, citing low demand and prohibitive compliance costs. Autogas was a joint venture between Shell and LPG supplier Calor, but with the current Autogas refuelling network installed around 20 years ago, a spokesman said significant investment would be required to maintain the long-term safe and compliant operation of its facilities. LPG didn’t take off in the UK in the same way as the Continent, never going beyond a niche fuel. Dacia is currently the only manufacturer that sells LPG-equipped cars from the factory in the UK, although several companies still offer aftermarket conversions. Calor will continue to supply LPG at more than 1000 sites across the UK, but the decision leaves only around 1900 stations still in operation throughout…

1 min
rav4 goes retro

Japanese coachbuilder Mitsuoka, perhaps best known to classic car fans for its Nissan Micrabased Viewt styled as a caricature of the Mk2 Jaguar, has given the Toyota RAV4 the retro American SUV treatment to create the Buddy. Squint a bit, and the prominent chrome grille and stacked headlights are reminiscent of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, with a thick chrome bumper to compete the look. At the rear, new upright taillights have been fitted and the Buddy gets additional body creases and chunky BF Goodrich tyres wrapped around 1980s-style steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. The Buddy goes on sale later this month in Japan, but there’s no word yet on export.…

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BERKELEY IS BACK Berkeley, famed for producing sporting microcars between 1956 and 1960, is making a comeback. The company is to produce a new sports car at its original premises at the Old Warden aerodrome in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, launching in April 2021. The new car will be called the Berkeley Bandit, reviving a name from the firm’s failed attempt at producing a mainstream sports car in 1960. The original Bandit was due to be powered by a Ford engine rather than the motorcycle units of previous cars, but only two prototypes managed to make it out of the factory before the company was liquidated. Former aviation and automotive designer Martin Rees and motorsport engineer Simon Scleater are relaunching the marque with a new Bandit Roadster and Bandit GT. The Berkeley SA322 was the…

2 min
mini ev kit launched

Swindon Powertrain is now taking orders for a new kit to convert a classic Mini to electric power. Following the launch of the brand’s own Swind E electric Mini, the Wiltshire firm has responded to strong demand to create the kit, which has been designed to fit with no body modifications and weighs in at just over 70kg – roughly half that of an original Mini’s engine and gearbox combined. The package comprises an 80kW continuous (120kW peak) HPD E Powertrain system mounted to an original classic Mini front subframe, with specially designed inner CV joint housings that allow the fitment of standard Mini driveshaft assemblies. It also comes complete a standard differential, but there’s an option for an LSD. In addition, a whole myriad of aftermarket Swindon Powertrain parts are available…

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peugeot launches restoration service

Peugeot has celebrated its 210th anniversary by launching a new service in France to restore and sell models from its back catalogue. It will operate from the workshops of the company’s own museum – the Musée de l’Aventure in Sochaux – with engineers already hard at work restoring a 205 GTi to factory fresh specification. Peugeot has chosen to resuscitate a later 1.9 variant in black, with the shell already stripped of its engine, suspension and interior. Any rust holes the engineers find are being filled in with the correct gauge steel and stamped to match the original panels, with an army of engine builders, panel beaters, painters and trimmers on hand to complete the restoration. Luckily, the French firm has been hoarding parts for its classic models for over seven years,…