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Classic Car Buyer 17/03/2021

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

2 min.
welcome

With many working from home or on furlough, and with no shows taking place currently, we can all be forgiven for not knowing what day it is, let alone what week. So I hope you’ll extend that forgiveness to me for being a week in arrears when it comes to announcing our latest project car reveal. Last year, we got in ahead of lockdown to buy three classics as project cars, all with different budgets. We’ll never agree which was best, but it’s fair to say we had plenty of fun before the trio was sold at the beginning of winter. It also meant we had space for some more cars to play with. Now the restrictions of a global pandemic haven’t helped, so we opted for two cars this time, united…

1 min.
surge in scrapped cars

Future stocks of classic cars look to have taken a significant hit during the pandemic, with the news that Britain saw a surge in cars scrapped throughout 2020. Data from the national Scrap Car Network saw an increase of over 10,000 more drivers scrapping their cars in 2020 compared to two years ago in 2018. Overall, 37,000 cars were scrapped last year, with the data showing the numbers across every part of the UK were up on the years before. Tazamul Sarodia, MD, from Scrap Car Network, said: “We’ve been the busiest we have ever been with people scrapping their cars in droves. As working from home has become the norm, drivers are seeing less and less need for their vehicles, plus with more people moving away from cities to more rural…

1 min.
mitsubishi to auction heritage fleet

Mitsubishi UK’s transition to an aftersales-only business in the UK will sadly mean the sale of its heritage fleet. The vehicles are to be sold via a specialist auction that will take place from April 1-30, with participants given a one-off opportunity to own a piece of Mitsubishi history. The fleet has been developed and refined in recent years to represent the company’s fascinating back catalogue. These cars have had to earn their keep, though, being loaned to the press, used by dealers for display and used at lots of public events, with most of them being sold very much as runners with fresh MoTs. We don’t know what cars will be included in the sale at this stage, but we do know that the fleet includes such rarities as a…

2 min.
classic race line-up confirmed

The full line-up of track action for Silverstone Classic’s 30th birthday has been announced, with an eclectic mix of Formula One, GT, endurance, sports and touring cars from yesteryear set to take to the Northamptonshire circuit on July 30-August 1. As originally announced for 2020, The Classic will mark its anniversary with a ‘Greatest Hits’ programme of retro races. In addition to previously confirmed races featuring the Masters Historic Formula One cars, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars, Formula Junior, the Yokohama Trophy for Masters Historic Sportscars and the Adrian Flux Trophy for the Historic Touring Car Challenge, a further six proven crowd-pleasers have been added to the bill. Two of these, the Pre-War Sports Cars featuring its Bentley and Bugatti entrants and the Masters Endurance Legends with its…

1 min.
porsche to be celebrated in the capital

Porsche will be celebrated at this year’s London Concours in June, with a 12-car display confirmed as the first of the event’s Great Marques classes. The earliest example will be a 1955 Porsche 356 T1A GS Carrera Coupe, which will be joined by the first model to wear the ‘RS’ badge, the homologation-special 911 2.7 RS. These and 10 more will be on show at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in London for the fifth edition of the event on June 8-10. Also confirmed are a 911 930 turbo, one of just 292 Porsche 959s and a 997 GT3 RS. The 12 cars will form one of 11 classes in total, which includes the line-up of Italian Berlinettas revealed last month. “When it comes to significant marques in the world of motoring, they…

4 min.
fuel grade confusion

Few classic drivers will have escaped the news that E10 fuel is to be made available on UK forecourts from September this year, containing double the ethanol content of the current E5 fuel which is permitted to contain up to 5 per cent ethanol. Ethanol in fuel has been an important issue for drivers of older cars for several years now since its effect on the fuel systems – and even fuel tanks – of older cars is generally unfavourable. The ethanol itself has a detrimental effect on everything from older rubber hoses to carburettor floats, with potentially disastrous consequences ranging from poor running to the risk of fire. The ethanol is also hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs water when cars are left unused for long periods and so has the potential…