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Classic Car Buyer Magazine

51 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €1.57 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.191 'Eighties Morgans  


One thing that has become clear to me in the year (give or take a couple of weeks) that I’ve been on
the CCB team is that the desirability of a classic car often has very little to do with how it stacks up
as a piece of automotive engineering. When I was driving the Vauxhall Viva that featured in last week’s issue, I kept trying to find a reason why cars with the Griffin badge from the ’Seventies are
so overlooked while those with the Blue Oval from the same period have such a fervent enthusiast
following. After three hours behind the wheel I didn’t have the answer. After thinking about it for a bit,
I realised that the answer was down to more than simply how good the car was as a machine. As a fan of both British Leyland and Citroën products, I am more than familiar with cars that are marvellous technical achievements but that failed to capture the public’s imagination. That an Austin 1800 is superior to a MkII Ford Cortina from a technical point of view can’t be disputed, but that’s not the point. The ‘Landcrab’ was never desirable. While BMC offered lots of space, advanced suspension and front-wheel drive, Ford created the 1600E, which came with a peppy engine, extra dials, plush seats and some badges, to tell everyone what you were driving. This was backed up with superb advertising, with the result that the Ford was the car people wanted to drive and to be seen in. That has an effect on the classic car scene as well – how many of us buy classics because we coveted the cars when they were new? Put simply, Ford was better at generating enthusiasts for
its cars than Vauxhall was, and that’s reflected in the following (and prices!) of the cars today.
Whichever make of classic tickles your fancy, we should have it covered in this issue of Classic
Car Buyer. In a bit of a change from a Viva estate, I’ve been driving an Aston Martin DB7, which
threw up some surprises.
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 Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Top magazine, love reading it!

Top magazine, love reading it! Reviewed Tuesday, February 9, 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 Tuesday, July 16, 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 Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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