Classic Car Mart July 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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2 min
pecking order

We had to stop and laugh recently when a discussion about replacing company lease cars saw us seriously considering electric Hyundai and Kia SUVs rather than the usual German-made suspects. As you can imagine, for people writing about cars for a living this represents a big change indeed. Nevertheless, it was a reminder of the speed with which the automotive landscape is changing. As you can read in this month’s news pages, the very future of some of our best-loved brands is looking bleak as the world order changes; two of my personal favourites, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo look set for troubled times as they try to reinvent themselves, although cynics would point out that it’s by no means the first time for either marque. And as the world of new cars…

4 min
classic marques set for shake-up

When it comes to their futures, car manufacturers have never faced more challenges. As well as the UK government’s plan to halt the sale of conventional new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030, there’s the transition to electrification, a global pandemic, trade barriers, a semiconductor shortage, upstart rival companies and changing consumer habits all to contend with. Change is inevitable, but what does that mean for some of our most iconic traditional brands in terms of making – or breaking – them? The fate of Jaguar looks to be particularly worrying. In February it boldly announced that all its vehicles would be electric by 2025 as part of its ‘Reimagine’ plan, but also dropped plans to build an electric version of its XJ saloon. There’s a lot to do…

3 min
crackdown on mot fraud

The public are being urged by government to help protect people from unsafe vehicles by reporting instances of MoT fraud. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on dealing with dodgy testers and garages after hundreds were banned within the last year. Over the past year the DVSA has investigated 2057 fraud reports in England, Scotland and Wales, which resulted 156 garages and 335 testers being stopped from testing. Examples of breaking the law include giving an MoT certificate to a vehicle they know should have failed, passing a vehicle they have not tested and taking a bribe to issue a certificate. MoT testers or centres can be reported to the DVSA without giving your name or details, but you will need to give as much information as…

1 min
sir stirling celebrated at goodwood

The legendary Sir Stirling Moss, who passed away last April, will be commemorated at all three of Goodwood’s headline motorsport events in 2021. It was at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1948 that Moss clinched his first win, a day after his 19th birthday and at only the second race meeting he had ever attended. Over the 14 years that followed, Moss raced at the Sussex circuit on a further 56 occasions, winning 21 times and scoring a further 13 podium finishes. Goodwood was also the scene of four of Moss’s seven Tourist Trophy victories, but was sadly the scene of his career-ending accident in 1962, too. This year’s Revival, on September 17-19, will see one of the biggest-ever gatherings of Moss’s competition cars including the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR ‘722’ in which Moss…

1 min
oldest marina update

Unfairly slated and the subject of tedious piano jokes, the Morris Marina has finally enjoyed a period in the limelight over the past week as it celebrated the 50th anniversary of its launch on April 27, 1971. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to report on the progress of the oldest known Marina, which is undergoing restoration in Suffolk. Around 5000 Marinas were built in readiness for the launch event, but just nine are known to survive today, with VRU 362J, a 1.3 Deluxe Coupe in Bedouin (beige), thought to be the oldest. It was first registered on April 28, 1971, and was in use until 1979 when it was laid up in a leaky shed in Dorset. That was until it was saved by the archivist for the Morris…

1 min
classic crossword 186

Clues Across 1 Tuning specialists who turbocharged the TVR Taimar’s Ford V6 (10) 7 Former Suffolk car maker (7) 8 _ Railton, famous engineer (4) 9 Vanden _, talking version of the Maestro (4) 10 Marque behind the Mini-based Hornet (8) 13 Large Vauxhall MPV from the late 1990s (6) 14 Toyota people carrier - ideal for a packed lunch! (6) 17 Engine type found in the Jowett Javelin (4-4) 19 _ models, entry-level offerings (4) 21 Small Daewoo model introduced in the early 1990s (4) 22 A shooting brake conversion of the Jaguar XJ-S by Lynx (7) 23 Famous US marque of old who made the Lark (10) Clues Down 1 The Bristol Brigand’s non-turbo sister model (9) 2 Ascona marque (4) 3 Kit car company behind the Phaeton (6) 4 Supply source of existing components (5,3) 5 _ Charger, iconic muscle car (5) 6 Bentley models developed…