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Classic Car Buyer 21/04/2021

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

2 min.
welcome

We achieved something of a family milestone this week. Not a wedding, christening, graduation or anything like that but something equally important in life’s journey: the first father-and-son scrapyard trip – and to an old-fashioned take-it-off-yourself place too, of the kind which barely exist today. I mentioned in our Staff Classics pages recently how my son had done the necessary maths to prove (at least to his own satisfaction) that an E46 BMW was a viable first car and so with the vehicle in the garage we set about the usual tidying up of the details you tend to perform on any new acquisition. Needing a few trim pieces, plastic clips and other details, a breaker’s yard was suggested and a quick Google showed that the local yard where I and my…

1 min.
miniworld celebrates 30 years

The summer of 1991 was notable for Bryan Adams being top of the charts for 16 long and nauseating weeks, but it also gave rise to a single-marque magazine dedicated to the nation’s favourite small car. That magazine was MiniWorld, and now a special 132-page 30th anniversary issue has been released to pay tribute. A spin-off from Cars and Car Conversions, MiniWorld was meant to be a one-off but quickly became a worldwide success. It went monthly in November 1992 and is now released 13 times a year. In the anniversary issue, you’ll find the full story of the magazine from its infancy, with readers’ memories and 30 of the best feature cars from over the years, plus the usual mix of great content and scene updates. MiniWorld isn’t the only Mini-related…

2 min.
homologation heroes scale new heights

Values for homologation specials from the 1980s and ’90s are up significantly since the beginning of lockdown last year, according to the latest update to UK Hagerty Price Guide. Reportedly, homologation specials are in great demand amongst a 45-65-year-old audience, and this has translated into rising prices. The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is one such rising star, adding an average of £20,200 to its value over the year, with both Bonhams and Silverstone Auctions recently valuing examples for £75,000. Meanwhile, the Audi Quattro Sport – that’s the shortened Group B homologation special one – had a value of £265,000 a year ago. Today, that’s £284,000 and the very top, concours examples are valued at up to a whopping £404,000. Another riser is the iconic Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Rewind to 2006, and an…

2 min.
new motorsport festival for yorkshire

A brand new motorsport festival is set to take place in Yorkshire on June 25-27, with a spectacular closed-road hillclimb taking centre stage. The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival is set to take place over three days in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. It was originally due to debut in 2020, but will now take place this summer having been given the green light by the local council. At its centre will be the Wolfstone Hillclimb – reckoned to be the first-ever hillclimb to be held on closed public roads in the county since the Road Traffic Act was amended in 2017. The hillclimb will be fought over 0.8 miles of closed roads by a line-up of over 80 pre-1986 cars. Other live action will include car stunts, Formula One demos, driver simulators and aerial displays,…

1 min.
honda v toyota

There’s been plenty of banter flying about in the team over which of our staffers purchased the best 1990s Japanese roadster in our latest project car challenge – and now you’ve had your say too. Jeff bought a 1993 Honda CRX Del Sol, while Joe just squeaked into the 1990s with an imported MR-S derivative of the Mk3 Toyota MR2. Both were revealed via our Classics World YouTube channel last month, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/ClassicsWorldUK. Alongside we put a poll asking which car was the better choice. According to viewers, the MR2 has sneaked it 53 per cent to 47. And yet, the comments are overwhelmingly in favour of the Honda. Perhaps this one is still too close to call? NEWS IN BRIEF The Malvern 4x4, Land Rover and Vintage Spares Day…

4 min.
drive-it-day update

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ annual Drive-It-Day takes place this Sunday (April 25), leading to much speculation from enthusiasts as to what can and cannot proceed during these difficult times. A fortnight ago, we reported that it would be a back-to-basics affair based around local journeys and essential trips, but the government has since opened the doors for events to take place depending on your location. Each devolved nation has provided its own bespoke guidance throughout the pandemic, meaning different rules apply in different countries. In England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed, through the Tourism Alliance, that at Step 2 of the road map for exit from lockdown applicable from April 12, an event such as the Federation’s Drive-It-Day may go ahead. However, this…