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Classic Car Buyer 24/02/2021

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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.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
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in this issue

2 min.
welcome

Last weekend, I did something very out of character. I sold a car. More specifically, I sold the trusty 52-plate MINI One that I’ve covered around 30,000 miles in. But rather than rejoice in having some money in my pocket and a spare parking space, I went out and bought another car almost immediately. In this climate that meant I looked at photos and had a mate in the trade fetch and deliver it, but the result was the same. While many would take the opportunity to try something different, I must confess that in place of my silver MINI is now, ahem, a silver MINI. The only major difference is that it wears a Y-registration, marking it out as one of the earliest 2001 cars. Ever since a register was…

1 min.
garage find mga heads to auction

A classic MGA 1600 discovered under piles of rubbish is to go under the hammer in April. Dorset auctioneer Charterhouse discovered the stricken roadster after being instructed to inspect and clear a property. The 1960 example had been buried in a garage and is believed to have not moved since before the new millennium. It was hidden by piles of wood, plastic, old wires and more that had built up around and on top of it over the years. It is thought that car was moved to the property 50 years ago, and stayed with the house while three different owners moved in. In the 1980s it did go through a partial restoration, as documented by photos also found in the property. Some of the old panels were replaced and it was…

2 min.
replica case rumbles on

The furore surrounding C-Type replicas has continued, with Jaguar Land Rover issuing an open letter to the Jaguar community in response to a recent news release by the defendants in a recent Swedish court case, which in turn led to a further response from the defendants. In December, JLR won a landmark copyright infringement case at the High Court in Sweden, giving the brand copyright protection over the C-Type’s external shape in a case it brought against a company manufacturing replicas of the iconic 1950s model. As covered in last week’s issue, that led to the defendants Karl and Ann-Christine Magnusson hitting back with their side of the story, branding Jaguar “the unacceptable face of capitalism” and setting up a crowdfunding page to help support a challenge to the ruling. The…

2 min.
fbhvc urges dvla patience

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is urging patience as work continues with the DVLA to resolve the concerns of historic vehicle owners. The Federation says it’s sympathetic to the enormous challenges the pandemic has placed on DVLA staff, acknowledging their efforts to continue services despite around 500 cases of Covid-19 at its Swansea offices. However, during the pandemic the Federation has been pursuing five policy matters of significant concern to its members and the community that they represent. These broadly surround the non-acceptance of ‘Date of Manufacture’ numbers marked on vehicles, issues around notifying DVLA when a vehicle is dismantled, special case V765 registrations, CKD vehicles, and finally concerns around original and copied documents and new bodies on re-constructed classics. Resolving these concerns was not helped by a DVLA communication…

5 min.
classics pushed out of the capital

London is heading for a massive shake up of its car fleet, with the impending extension to its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) set to make a host of 1980s and 1990s classics unviable to run in much of the Capital. The ULEZ currently covers the same Central London area subject to the Congestion Charge, but from October 25 will expand to cover a larger zone bounded by the North and South Circular roads. It will continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with vehicles that don’t meet Euro 6 standard for diesel or Euro 4 for petrol (roughly pre-2016 and pre-2006 respectively) facing a £12.50 daily charge. Historic vehicles over 40 years old are exempt, but that still leaves a lot of cars we’d consider as…

1 min.
cumbria museum to celebrate donald campbell

Lakeland Motor Museum is set to mark 100 years since the birth of speed daredevil Donald Campbell – but only when its safe for people to return. Born on March 23, 1921, Campbell was tragically killed on Coniston Water on January 4, 1967, while he was attempting to break his own world water-speed record in his Bluebird K7 craft. His legacy – along with that of his father Malcolm, is chronicled at the Cumbria attraction, where full-size faithful replicas of some of his most famous land and water vehicles including the K7 are proudly displayed in their very own on-site exhibition. His classic blue coloured 1937 Bentley is also housed in the main showroom. When it’s safe for people to return, the museum will be continuing to follow government guidance to ensure…