Classic Car Mart

Classic Car Mart May 2021

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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managing expectations

Over the years I’ve heard some hilarious anecdotes from classic car dealers, many of them illustrating the massive gulf between the romantic vision of summer driving in a classic sports car and the grim reality of cold mornings and 1970s-vintage demisting technology. In fact on one of my first assignments for CCM I was forced to retreat to an embarrassed distance while a customer berated a well-respected trader for the ‘funny noise’ a newly purchased Morris 1000 was making. A noise which it transpired was the fuel pump doing exactly what it should but illustrated that the customer expected modern standards from a 50-year old car. I experienced it first-hand this month when attempting to clear some garage space by shifting some of those surplus mowers we all seem to collect (or…

4 min
spring sparks ’80s boom

The market for 1980s and 1990s cars seems to be enjoying a significant purple patch, with nostalgia, changing fashions and increased media coverage all potential factors in fuelling a substantial rise in demand and values. While exceptional classics are always likely to do well regardless of era, anyone with a keen eye on the market will have noticed strong prices for good modern classics in recent times, with dealers quickly selling their stock and scores of eye-watering prices achieved at auction. Indeed, the most recent update to the UK Hagerty Price Guide shows that over the last 12 months, the average price across over 40,000 values monitored has dropped by 3.8 per cent, or £8961 per car. However, cars first sold in the ’80s and ’90s appear to be substantially bucking…

1 min
new bristols set for release in 2022

The reborn Bristol Cars company looks to have revealed prices for its ‘remastered’ 2022 models, with fully electric versions of the 411 and Fighter set to be available alongside Chrysler V8-powered variants. Following its liquidation last year, Essex-based property developer and Bristol enthusiast Jason Wharton completed the purchase of the intellectual property rights needed to begin making improved versions of existing Bristol designs, along with equipment such as chassis jigs and body parts. He plans to launch updated versions of the 411 four-seater and Fighter two-seater during 2022, and has placed adverts for each model, both priced at £295,000 plus VAT. The listings claim eight new Bristol 411 Series 8 cars and eight Bristol Fighters will be built, with prototypes available for test drives in Q3 of 2021 The Bristol 411 Series 8R…

1 min
fotu to return this summer

The popular Festival of the Unexceptional event will make a welcome return this summer, organiser Hagerty has announced. Celebrating cars that were once a common sight but are now a rarity on UK roads, the unique ‘Concours de l’Ordinaire’ will take place for the seventh time on July 31, having taken a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic. Since it was started in 2014, the unique event has showcased the oft-maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It’s been a sell-out success on every occasion, so for 2021 there’s a new bigger venue – Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. In addition to providing space for a greater number of unexceptional cars, Grimsthorpe also offers expansive grounds to enjoy with…

1 min
no-reserve auction for mitsubishi heritage cars

All 14 vehicles in the Mitsubishi UK heritage fleet and a large selection of private number plates have subsequently been listed online, with interested parties having from April 1 until April 30 to place their bids. The fleet is being sold via specialist platform Auto Auction, with a comprehensive array of images and videos to accompany each vehicle, plus introductory films by TV presenter and ex-Mitsubishi racer Tiff Needell. Among the cars are two of the earliest original UK Mitsubishis registered in the country, a Colt Lancer and a Colt Galant; both from 1974. The brand’s flagship sports cars of the ’80s and ’90s are showcased by a Starion Turbo and a 3000GT, while its iconic 4x4 models are represented by a Mitsubishi Jeep and two Shoguns; a Mk1 and a Mk2. Upping…

1 min
neue klasse returns

BMW is reviving a famous name from its past, with models from 2025 set to use a new platform called New Class (Neue Klasse in German). The Neue Klasse name was originally used for a line of saloons and coupes produced by the German automaker between 1962 and 1977. Beginning with the 1500 model, it was widely credited with saving BMW after its financial crisis of the 1950s. The 2025 New Class platform is designed to be fully electric but will also underpin cars with combustion engines, including plug-in hybrids. Rear wheel drive with the potential to expand to AWD, it will replace BMW’s current front-wheel-drive UKL platform used for compact cars and by the MINI, as well as the larger CLAR platform used by the rest of the BMW range. Meanwhile,…