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Classics Monthly January 2021

Each issue is packed with the best down-to-earth advice, useful specialist information and news based on realistically priced classic cars, which will inspire you to buy, repair and restore your own classic cars. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor

We have details of an intriguing item in our round-up of Christmas Products this issue which really caught my eye. In fact there were a host of interesting products, but the one I am talking about here is the illustrated poster from yourlifeincars.com, who are offering to create a personalised poster featuring all of the cars you have owned in your motoring life. (There’s a 10% discount on offer for Classics Monthly readers too – see p11 for that.) I have often thought about compiling a list of all the cars I have owned, together with photos of either the actual car or one just like it depending on what I could find. I even started making a list earlier this year, and it is still here sitting on my desk…

2 min.
k70 remembered

On 20th October, Volkswagen celebrated the 50th anniversary of their K70, the first VW with a water-cooled engine and front-wheel drive. 'Love the VW K70 – because it opens up a new VW era' was the advertising slogan used for the launch of the K70 50 years ago at a press conference held in Salzgitter, where Volkswagen presented the new car and the plant built especially for the production of this model. With the K70, Volkswagen accomplished the changeover to a drive concept that was entirely new for the brand and would later achieve success with the Passat and Golf. The K70 also had a state-of-the-art chassis with independent suspension, while the long wheelbase allowed for an especially spacious interior and provided very good handling. There was also an emphasis on…

1 min.
new parts for mk1

Mazda is introducing an expanded range of official reproduction parts for the Mk1 MX-5 – in total there are now 156 righthand drive vehicle parts available to support first-generation MX-5 restoration projects. To ensure they introduced the most needed parts, the company consulted specialist retailers and MX-5 fan clubs across Europe. All the parts will be manufactured in Japan using modern methods and the highest quality materials, while maintaining the look and feel of the original components. The new range includes parts that enthusiasts have been searching for, including a newly-developed fabric hood that uses the same rear screen material as the original version. Continuing the authentic approach, Enkei Wheels will be manufacturing aluminium wheels that perfectly match the original design, but using modern technologies to make them lighter and…

1 min.
get a free jaguar desk calendar

The Classic Jaguar giftshop, part of the Motorgifts group of online shops, is giving away a very nice 2021 classic Jaguar monthly desk calendar free with any pack of classic Jaguar Christmas cards, or virtually any other item from their new classic Jaguar giftshop on orders that total £9.50 or more. The A5 size monthly Jaguar desk calendar features a different classic Jaguar model every month, plus a clean, individual day-by-day layout for you to add your own personal information. Choose from a great range of prints, signs, books, DVDs, pictures, weather vanes, greeting cards, Christmas cards, mugs and much more and your calendar will automatically be added to the order free of charge. Click to www.jaguar-giftshop. com for more details.…

1 min.
art of motoring exhibition

The annual Royal Automobile Club Art of Motoring exhibition traditionally takes place at the Pall Mall Clubhouse as part of London Motor Week, and is the premier showcase for British automotive art. Rather than cancelling the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, the Club collaborated with respected motorsport commentator Andrew Marriott and Rupert Whyte of Historic Car Art to curate a virtual event. Now in its sixth year, the Art of Motoring exhibition was launched on Saturday 31st October and draws together the works of nearly 20 prominent motoring artists and sculptors, many of which have not been seen under the same roof for more than a decade. The artworks that are being showcased are hugely varied, but immediately recognisable to a motoring art enthusiast, from John Ketchell’s semi-abstract style to…

2 min.
citroen's 2cv charleston is 40

October saw another anniversary being marked – this time it was Citroën marking 40 years since the launch of the Charleston special series of 2CVs. In 1980, Citroën released 8000 Charleston models designed to satisfy 2CV fans with iconic round headlights and striking maroon and black paint. It marked the start of a new wave of limited editions. With a finish borrowed from the Citroën 2CV Club, the 2CV6 Charleston stood out from the crowd with its special upholstery and round headlights, just like those on the 2CV Spécial. The limited series model was so popular that the following year, in July 1981, it was put into mass-production at the Levallois plant in France and added to the Citroën catalogue. This version differed from the limited edition with its chrome headlights…