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Classic Car Buyer 14/04/2021

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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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in this issue

2 min.
welcome

It’s difficult to look back at cars like the Hummer H3 as anything other than a grotesque symbol of early 2000s excess; 2.2 tonnes of fake chrome bling culture, 3.5 to 5.3 litres of pretending fuel prices would always be at record lows, and five by three by two metres of supposed downsizing. And yet, just as the era of austerity that made the H2 look even more ridiculous seems to be continuing, we’ve got a new one for 2023. In a way, it’s good for us, because a 2.8-tonne behemoth larger in every dimension than any Hummer before it and with so many batteries that General Motors hasn’t managed to add them all up to tell us yet, well that’s surely not going to reflect well on the tightly…

1 min.
mg cyberster revealed

New images of MG’s all-electric Cyberster concept car have been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Potentially representing MG’s return to the sports car market, the Cyberster is a two-door, two-seater sports car featuring what MG claims are styling cues from classic models. These include round ‘Magic eye’ headlamps that are uncovered when switched on, plus a slim grille design. Other striking details are the ‘laser belt’ LED strip down the side of the car and a flat ‘kamm tail’ rear, which has tail lamps featuring a Union Flag design in a similar vein to the recent MINI hatch. The Cyberster’s all-electric architecture will enable a range of 500 miles and deliver a 0-62mph of less than three seconds. More information when the model…

1 min.
caterham under new ownership

Caterham Cars is beginning a new chapter under the Japanese ownership of VT Holdings. VT Holdings is one of Japan’s largest retailer groups with over 200 showrooms nationwide and investments in UK, Spain, Thailand and South Africa. It’s been the Japanese importer for the Seven since 2009, where it currently sells over 120 cars annually, and is also the importer for many others including Royal Enfield and Lotus. Commenting on the acquisition, Chief Executive Kazuho Takahashi said: “We have not only purchased a globally renowned performance car manufacturer but become custodians of a motoring legend. We will protect and develop the Seven to meet the legislative challenges that lie ahead.”…

1 min.
classic events dates released

The 2021 dates for Mark Woodward’s Classic Events have been released, with a packed schedule of shows set to run from May until the end of October. Things kick off on with the Malvern 4x4, Land Rover and Vintage Spares Day plus Drive In Day at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire on May 23, followed by the 35th Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show at Ripley Castle on Monday May 31 and the 21st Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show at Ripon Racecourse on June 13. Then on June 20 it’s a Father’s Day special, as the 18th Classic Cars in The Park takes place at Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith. July is set to feature another three events including two 4x4 spares days, while in August shows are planned for four consecutive weekends. There’s…

1 min.
robert opron: 1932-2021

Robert Opron, the French car designer responsible for some of the most iconic French and Italian cars of the 1970s and 1980s, sadly passed away at the age of 89 on March 29. Although he had been in poor health for quite some time, the cause of death has been attributed to Covid-19. Born in 1932, Opron’s first foray in the motor industry was at French manufacturer Simca, where he styled the futuristic Fulgar concept car in 1958. After a spell as a furniture designer, he joined Citroën in 1962 and made his mark by updating the DS in 1967, endowing the new Series 3 car with a smoother nose and pioneering directional headlights. The SM, launched in 1970, was all Opron’s own work, combining unique aerodynamic styling with a Maserati engine…

2 min.
heritage vauxhalls head to auction

Nine vehicles from the Vauxhall Heritage Collection are to be included in Manor Park Classics’ inaugural auction at its Runcorn premises on April 27, all offered with no reserve. The vehicles are being sold to “right-size” the Collection ahead of its future move to a new location. Currently, Manor Park Classics is acting as an interim custodian of the entire collection, which is now based at Vauxhall’s nearby Ellesmere Port plant following its recent switch from Luton. The oldest vehicle is a 1929 R-type 20/60 in need some of light recommissioning. It’s joined by another pre-war model in the shape of an imposing Grosvenor-bodied Big Six BXL limousine from 1937, which is said to be in excellent running order. Moving on a generation, a 1953 E-type Wyvern represents Vauxhall’s first all-new post-war design,…