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Classic Car Buyer 12/05/2021

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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

Hello! Regular readers may well recognise the name and face before you since I have been a fairly regular contributor to these pages. Those of you who have been with Classic Car Buyer for a long while might remember that I was a full-time member of the team for nearly five years up to 2017, when I took a dive into the cold, deep and turbulent pool that is the life of a freelance writer. But now I’m back in the CCB fold, taking up the charge of production editor and helping each jam-packed issue come together as smoothly as possible. Of course now we’re in the new world brought on by the global events of the past year, so now our meandering chats about the minutiae of classic cars happen…

1 min.
national metro & mini show returns

The British Motor Museum will return to show action on June 6, with the National Metro & Mini Show acting as the curtain raiser in line with government guidelines. The event caters for Metros, classic Minis and modern MINIs, with hundreds of examples set to be on display including the first and final classic Minis and the Monte Carlo Rally-winning Works cars of 1964, 1965 and 1967, which are usually housed inside the museum. Tickets for the show also include entry to the Museum and Collections Centre, giving visitors the chance to see over 350 cars including the last Rover 100 produced. There will also be food stands, plus overnight camping on June 5 for visitors wanting to make a weekend of it. The cost for entering a Metro, Mini or MINI online…

1 min.
eastern bloc cars to break free

Eastern bloc classic car fans are poised to gather for a four-day event in the North East at the end of the month, with the Wartburg Trabant IFA Club announcing its first event since lockdown. Open to vehicles from former Eastern Bloc ‘Cold War’ countries, including those from non-members, the events begins on Friday May 28 at the Head of Steam railway museum in Darlington. Saturday sees a rare opportunity to display inside the open-air Beamish Museum, while Sunday sees a full-day’s touring of the north of England’s finest scenery, and Monday concludes with a visit to the world’s oldest railway at Tanfield. In between, the club will take refreshment breaks and enjoy evening meals. Variety among the vehicles is all but guaranteed. Formed in 1969 as the Wartburg Owners Club, the…

1 min.
old-school subaru rarity

It’s easy to forget that there was a Subaru before the rally-bred Impreza but the marque was a trendsetter in the lifestyle pickup market with its 1978-1994 ‘BRAT’ derived from the 4x4 Leone estate and offering a kind of shrunken El Camino appeal. Popular with farming rather than surfing types in the UK, most were worked to death and parked up when they rusted out but Brightwells’ timed sale currently includes what must be the best survivor in the UK, if not Europe. We’ve sampled the 48,000-mile 1992 example this week and can report that it drives pretty much like new with a great retro style. It’s estimated at £8000-£12,000 and you can see the ‘car’ in action at our Classics World YouTube channel via www.youtube.com/ClassicsWorldUK. NEWS IN BRIEF This Wednesday’s Classics World…

2 min.
£100k evo headlines heritage fleet sale

Mitsubishi’s fleet of heritage cars have hit heady heights at auction, with the star lot – a 2001 Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition – selling for over £100,000. Mitsubishi is halting sales of its models in the UK later this year, which led to Mitsubishi Motors in the UK (MMUK) offloading its prized assets. All 14 of its heritage vehicles and a large selection of private number plates were listed online with no reserve via specialist platform Auto Auction, with interested parties having from April 1 until April 30 to place their bids. The Evolution VI was undoubtedly a very special example, having been signed by Tommi Makinen himself and covered just over 10,000 miles. It’s also featured in countless magazines and was the very car we took to Wales for…

4 min.
new auction to boost classic market

The classic vehicle auction arena has received a significant boost in recent times, with existing dealers like Manor Park Classics moving into the auction field and a proliferation in online-only marketplaces. Now the North East is to be represented too, with a new auction house located near Newcastle Upon Tyne to hold its inaugural sale later this month. WB & Sons plans to hold four sales over the next year, with a wide variety of interesting vehicles set to be included in its first auction on May 22. Although it’s a new name, the Killingworth-based business can rely on an experienced family team, with Justin Wray-Brayshaw joined by his three sons. Justin has a long history in tinkering with classics and began buying and selling them on a larger scale over 20…