Classic Car Mart December 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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1 min

Back to basics Much has been written recently about the growing popularity of more modern classics from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s and indeed the Retro Cars section of this very magazine illustrates perfectly the appeal of the machinery from the period. Cars from this era are so often attainable without deep pockets but frequently offer fun no longer found in modern cars and are eminently practical as modern daily transport. Even if some of the cars we now regard as modern classics do make me feel my age: it seems like just last week that a man from Ford handed me the keys to a shiny new Mondeo ST220 on press loan. Which is perhaps why it’s good every so often to step back into the world of the traditional classic…

9 min

NEW THREAT FOR MODIFIED CLASSICS? Enthusiasts have expressed concerns over a new Department for Transport consultation on modernising vehicle standards. The government wants the power to go beyond the existing Road Traffic Act 1988 in favour of a framework that better suits ever-advancing new vehicles, but there are fears that proposed new laws on ‘tampering’ will have consequences when it comes to altering vehicle systems and components on older cars. On the face of it, the aim appears to be to tighten emissions and allow a structured framework for autonomous vehicle testing, as well as preventing modification of factory speed limiters and data loggers, which are required on new vehicles by May 2024. However, the wording of the section on tampering is vague and has led to worries that it could prevent…

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classic crossword 192

Across 3 _ Carriers Ltd, former name of AC Cars (4) 5 & 20 across System pioneered by the Citroen Traction Avant (5-5,5) 8 Berlinetta _, Ferrari’s replacement for the Daytona (5) 9 See 23 across 10 One way that sunroofs open (5) 12 German marque behind the huge 1930s DS8 Zeppelin (7) 15 Servicing premises or parking spots (7) 16 The Tickford Turbo was a version of this classic Ford coupé (5) 18 Fuel measurement relevant to MPG (6) 20 See 5 across 22 Former Belgian coachbuilder (6,4) 23 & 9 across Not a full-blown 4x4 (4-6) Down 1 A Lloyd model that became a Borgward in the early 1960s (8) 2 An old tyre manufactured for reuse (7) 3 SEAT people-carrier - close cousin of the VW Sharan and Ford Galaxy (8) 4 Tinker with engines to improve performance (4) 6 Honda supercar released in 1990…

10 min
auction news

REVIEW: BRIGHTWELLS, TIMED ONLINE, OCTOBER 28 Having spent a day viewing the Brightwells catalogue and even taking the Fiat Panda 4x4 for a spin round the car park, we followed the sale with interest since there were some quirky lots to be had. Chief among them was a Citroën BX in rare GTI 4x4 form, which as a non-runner made just £675, while a nicely preserved ’92 BX turbodiesel made £1085, but the 2CV-based Acadiane van went for £5051. Of the more traditional classics, a straight US-import MGB GT was a great way to get into a chrome-bumpered B but was unsold at £5150, while a South African import MGA at £16,100 was similarly appealing and a running Triumph Spitfire project made for an enticing starter classic at £3000 and an LPG-converted…

3 min
aston martin db7

The DB7 and the old question – “Should I or shouldn’t I?” – is a conundrum faced by many a motoring enthusiast swooning over those sleek lines and the badge cachet with its illustrious heritage. But, fundamentally is it a good buy? This is a simple enough question without a simple answer – every car is a little different and will have responded differently depending how it was built and how it’s been used and looked after in the intervening 26 years since the first six-cylinder cars rolled off the production line. As a result, the car has always had a mixed reception by the motoring enthusiast and used car market. A bit too ‘Jag’ for some, a bit too slow, a bit too ‘bitsa’ with its MX-5 door handles and obvious…

6 min
great new taste

Come the late 1960s, Ford basically owned the UK car market: the small car to own was an Escort and if you wanted a sensible family saloon, you bought a Cortina. The Mk1 was a runaway success and the Mk2 Cortina went onto be Britain’s best-selling car, so you might imagine that when it came time for the third-generation Cortina, Ford would stick to the tried and tested formula of gently refining the existing product to maintain that mass appeal. But no, the Mk3 Cortina would be all-new and in many ways, a radical departure from the norm; up until then, the European equivalent of the Cortina had been the Taunus, a comparable small saloon but with changes made to the styling and mechanicals to suit European tastes. To streamline…