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Classic Car Buyer  |  No.217 Secret Sale of Rare Cares  


Due to the wonders of social media, I recently had a discussion over Twitter with JJ, who was wearing his editor-of-Retro-Cars hat at the time, about modern car design. The gist of the discussion was that modern cars are all very much alike and there was much more stylistic variety
back in the ’Seventies. It’s not a point of view I really agree with. People have been bemoaning the fact that ‘all cars look the same these days’ since time immemorial. In the ’Seventies we had the MkIII Ford Cortina,
the Hillman Avenger and the Vauxhall Viva HC, all of which were indistinguishable in side profile to all but the ardent car enthusiast. There was styling variety in the period but the likes of the NSU Ro80 and the Citroën GS were regarded as freakish and unfashionable. Interestingly, what all three of those cars I just mentioned had in common was variety in engineering, and there I would agree that there is much less choice in the modern car market than there was in the classic era. Back then BMC championed front-wheel drive against the established products from GM and Ford. Citroën had its dedication to hydraulics and aerodynamics,
Mazda believed the rotary engine was the future, Tatra knew that the
boot was a silly place for an engine but stuck with it, Saab thought that
the turbocharger was a pretty nifty idea and so on. By the ’Nineties this had all coalesced into a mass of indistinguishable cars with frontwheel
drive, transverse engines, MacPherson strut front suspension and round steering wheels. The reasons for this are many – as the car matured as a product it became clearer to manufacturers what does and doesn’t work.
Technology advanced and required fewer compromises (you can get
the same ride as Hydragas with normal steel springs these days). The science of aerodynamics has led to all cars gaining the same basic shape as that’s what works best. Legislation on emissions and safety discourages off-the-wall engineering.
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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   A good read Reviewed 16 July 2013
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!
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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.
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Classic Car Buyer   |   No.217 Secret Sale of Rare Cares   


Due to the wonders of social media, I recently had a discussion over Twitter with JJ, who was wearing his editor-of-Retro-Cars hat at the time, about modern car design. The gist of the discussion was that modern cars are all very much alike and there was much more stylistic variety
back in the ’Seventies. It’s not a point of view I really agree with. People have been bemoaning the fact that ‘all cars look the same these days’ since time immemorial. In the ’Seventies we had the MkIII Ford Cortina,
the Hillman Avenger and the Vauxhall Viva HC, all of which were indistinguishable in side profile to all but the ardent car enthusiast. There was styling variety in the period but the likes of the NSU Ro80 and the Citroën GS were regarded as freakish and unfashionable. Interestingly, what all three of those cars I just mentioned had in common was variety in engineering, and there I would agree that there is much less choice in the modern car market than there was in the classic era. Back then BMC championed front-wheel drive against the established products from GM and Ford. Citroën had its dedication to hydraulics and aerodynamics,
Mazda believed the rotary engine was the future, Tatra knew that the
boot was a silly place for an engine but stuck with it, Saab thought that
the turbocharger was a pretty nifty idea and so on. By the ’Nineties this had all coalesced into a mass of indistinguishable cars with frontwheel
drive, transverse engines, MacPherson strut front suspension and round steering wheels. The reasons for this are many – as the car matured as a product it became clearer to manufacturers what does and doesn’t work.
Technology advanced and required fewer compromises (you can get
the same ride as Hydragas with normal steel springs these days). The science of aerodynamics has led to all cars gaining the same basic shape as that’s what works best. Legislation on emissions and safety discourages off-the-wall engineering.
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You'll receive 51 issues during a 1 year Classic Car Buyer magazine print subscription.
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