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Classic Car Buyer Magazine

51 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £1.37 per issue Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. Out every Wednesday, it’s 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, Classic Car Buyer 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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Classic Car Buyer  |  No.198 EU car sales crisis  


As most of you probably already know, all 39 DVLA Local Offices are to close by the end of this year; our local branch in Peterborough is among the second batch of closures and will shut its doors for the last time on Saturday, November 30. I’ve been a pretty regular customer there these past 20 years; annual trade plate renewal, change of taxation class for ex-police vehicles, registration of ex-MoD cars and numerous other registration-related matters that were a bit complex and consequently needed a bit of face-to-face contact with someone who actually worked for DVLA rather than an agency on its behalf. I can see that there’s less work now for local offices than there was, say, ten years ago. Traditionally the biggest job has been registering new cars for dealers. There’s now no reason why this can’t all be handled centrally from Swansea using online links. Similarly, change of taxation class can be handled by Post Office branches; in fact that’s how it’s now done. However there are still some things that really do require face-to-face contact, either because that’s the best way of doing it or to prevent possible fraud. For example, number plate transfers. Most of these are now a simple paper exercise. However DVLA reserves the right to inspect donor or recipient vehicles, and the possibility of this happening has to be some kind of incentive not to make a fraudulent application. Where will any inspections take place after the local office network has gone, bearing in mind that government-owned Goods Vehicle Testing Stations are also being phased out? And who will vet applications for new trade plates, issue of which is at present completely discretionary and dependent on whether a locally-based DVLA employee thinks the applicant is genuinely in the trade or has a genuine need? Then there’s the process of one-off registrations of imported vehicles…
Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. Out every Wednesday, it’s 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, Classic Car Buyer is backed by a hugely knowledgeable team who have had years of experience running their own classics. That combined with an unending enthusiasm for classic motoring makes for a most informative and entertain read.
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Classic Car Buyer

It is good to see that despite a very difficult time at the moment the Staff manage to keep up the very high standards. Well done to all.
Reviewed 08 April 2020

Top magazine, love reading it!

Top magazine, love reading it! Reviewed 09 February 2016

A good read

I like looking at the cars for sale, want to get something this year for up to £2,000. The news coverage is also interesting, just not sure if I want to get a years subscription so tend to buy single issues, but that is working out more expensive! Reviewed 16 July 2013
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Great Magazine, even better digital

Living on the continent it makes no sense to subscribe to a weekly magazine when it's printed. With this digital version I have instant access to the comprehensive information on markets, current offers of classic cars and very informative and useful articles. I think it's the best brand-independent weekly magazine. Reviewed 19 June 2013

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