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Classic Car Buyer


Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. On-sale every Wednesday, it is packed with the biggest and most comprehensive news section plus auction reports and events - anything related to the classic car scene, you can read about here first. In addition, you’ll also find in-depth features covering all aspects of owning a classic car – buying, maintaining, driving and – crucially - enjoying. There are comprehensive buying guides, informative road tests, a nostalgic pull-out spread depicting a scene from the halcyon days of motoring, staff car sagas, guest columnists, market reviews, a detailed club directory and a regularly updated price guide. The publication is also packed with hundreds of cars and parts for sale in its Free Ads section, making it THE place to buy or sell your classic. There is a dedicated classifieds spread on classic commercial vehicles and machinery. Classic Car Buyer provides the best insight into bread and butter classics – every week! Edited by John-Joe Vollans, it is backed by a hugely knowledgeable team who have had years of experience running their own classics. That combined with an unending enthusiasm.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
R 55,77
R 1 394,37
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min

As you might imagine, there was much discussion around the table when we were deciding which cars to include in this week’s automotive pioneers feature. As you’ll find on page 16, we decided to go with the designs which created big waves in the car world and either created new genres entirely or challenged conventional thinking. I can’t help thinking though that there are countless other cars out there which were pioneers in their own small way, quietly introducing handy features to the market which we now take for granted. For example, it was presumably a Ford which introduced us to the masterpiece of simplicity that is the ‘joystick’ fader/balance control, while the heated front windscreen was similarly a Blue Oval first, meaning a humble Escort driver was on his way to…

1 min
prisoner moke escapes to auction

A Mini Moke used in the 1968 cult TV series The Prisoner is to be put under the hammer by Silverstone Auctions at its NEC Classic Motor Show sale next month. Four Mini Mokes were converted by Wood & Pickett in the summer of 1966 for the series and transported to the filming location of Portmeirion in Wales during September 1966. HLT 709C is one of two survivors and was driven in the show by lead actor Patrick McGoohan. The car’s 848cc engine was replaced by a 998cc Cooper-spec unit at the time of the Wood & Picket conversion. After filming concluded in 1967, little is known of this particular Moke’s history until it turned up in a barn in Holland in 2011. In a sorry state, it was shipped to the…

1 min
museum to host classic quiz night

The British Motor Museum is to host a brand-new Quiz Night on Tuesday November 9 in the first of a new series of ‘Museum Lates’ running over the winter months. The evening includes time to look around the museum from 5.30pm, when the bar also opens. Round one will be a trail around the exhibits that must be completed by 7pm, which is when the next quiz rounds start. Pie and mash including vegan and vegetarian options will be served at 7.45pm and is included in the ticket price. The winning team will receive a cash prize, and all proceeds from the event will go towards the vital work of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The museum’s curator, Catherine Griffin, said: “We are delighted to be hosting our inaugural quiz which…

3 min
f1 to switch to sustainable fuels

Hopes that the historic vehicle community can continue to enjoy combustion-powered vehicles in future have been boosted with the news that Formula 1 is planning to run on 100 per cent sustainable fuel from 2025, which it later envisions becoming available for mainstream use. The championship will introduce a new internal combustion power unit to replace the current 1.6-litre hybrid V6 units by the middle of the decade, and wants them to run on fully sustainable fuel to help Formula 1 achieve its goal of being Net Zero Carbon by 2030. Crucially, the fuel will be ‘drop-in’, meaning that engines require no specific modifications in order to be compatible, while also matching the energy density of today’s high-octane racing fuels. F1 says the fuels will be laboratory created using an advanced component…

5 min
london’s classic clearout

The 18-fold expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is now merely days away, making a host of 1980s and 1990s classics unviable to run in much of the Capital and leading to fears that they may be scrapped. Plans for the ULEZ were laid out when Boris Johnson was Mayor of London and introduced by Sadiq Khan in April 2019, replacing the previous toxicity charge, known as T-charge. It currently covers the same Central London area subject to the Congestion Charge, but from Monday (October 25) will expand to cover a much larger zone bounded by the North and South Circular roads. Within six months, the original ULEZ was said to have cut toxic air pollution by a third in central London, so the expansion was somewhat inevitable. However, the…

1 min
regent street show returns

Following last year’s postponement, the popular Regent Street Motor Show will make a welcome return to central London on November Held between 10.30am and 4pm, the single-day Royal Automobile Club event is free-to-view and regularly attracts around half a million visitors. As tradition dictates, it will take place on the eve of the much-loved London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which this year celebrates the 125th anniversary of the original Emancipation Run of 1896. More than 100 of the extraordinary pre-1905 vehicles bound for Brighton will be on show for all to admire on Regent Street, while at the other end of the motoring spectrum will be displays of vehicles propelled by the latest generation of electric, hydrogen and PHEV technology. To bridge the gap, this year’s showcase will feature classic icons…