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(1 Customer Reviews)   |     Write Review 13 issues per year Retro Cars is the only dedicated monthly magazine for modified classic cars. Reflecting the massive diversity and attitude of this growing and stylish market, the magazine focuses on cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, and is packed with the finest show, daily-driven, and concours classics around. Ultimately if it's old, cool and oily, you'll find it in Retro Cars.

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Retro Cars  |  No.76 GROUP-B BRAWLER  


I’ve entered Alfa Romeo ownership for the fi rst time this month and have loved every minute of it so far.
The Alfa in question is a GTV 2.0-litre Twin Spark and was bought for the tiny sum of just £450. Now normally I’d be worried by such a cheap purchase, especially as it’s my fi rst foray into a frankly infamous
marque. Horror stories are frequently off ered by ‘pub experts’ about Alfa reliability and build quality and there’s no denying that there have been some hiccups along the way, however, the GTV is a rare exception to the rule. The reason why I wasn’t overly worried by my purchase was that I’d given it a good inspection and test drive before buying it and was convinced that nothing substantial was broken. For extra piece of mind
though I booked the GTV straight into Alfa specialists Autolusso near Luton for a once over. They soon confi rmed that I’d bought an ‘above average’ example and actually admitted that they’d bought cars for
more than I paid simply to break them.
So feeling a bit smug I proudly drove the car onto their ramp and confi dentally awaited the result of the inspection… sadly there was quite a lot that I missed. See page 68 for the full story.
Anyway that’s enough about my shoddy motors, what else is in this issue?
We’re going all Group B again with a monster Metro 6R4. This car was the object of obsession for its owner who’d wanted one of Austin-Rover’s rally weapons ever since he saw one sliding around a Welsh forest as a child. See page 36.
Vauxhall Nova, not a model that instantly screams retro quality. The poor little GM hatch has had more than its fair share of poor rep due to the Max Power brigade. This one sets the record straight with a
quality resto. and motorsport vibe (page 6).
We’ve given out a lot of front-engine Porsche love recently but it’s well worth giving these awesome cars one more feature this year.
Retro Cars is the only dedicated monthly magazine for modified classic cars. Reflecting the massive diversity and attitude of this growing and stylish market, the magazine focuses on cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, and is packed with the finest show, daily-driven, and concours classics around. Ultimately if it's old, cool and oily, you'll find it in Retro Cars.

With accessible technical features covering all aspects of modified classic cars, and unrivalled extensive show coverage from around the world and so much more, this is the magazine that classic car owners and enthusiasts can't get enough of...
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   Great content spoilt by extremely poor quality photos Reviewed 26 February 2017 SUBSCRIBER
I had a subscription to this magazine for a couple of years but ultimately the inability to get clear photos on zoom forced me to cancel my subscription. Other digital versions of magazines manage to offer the ability to zoom into photos while retaining the quality and detail. Unfortunately when you zoom into the pictures in this digital magazine the photos look like they have been taken by one of the very first digital cameras, not the premium experience you expect today. The magazine is great apart from this failing which is a real shame.
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Retro Cars   |   No.76 GROUP-B BRAWLER   


I’ve entered Alfa Romeo ownership for the fi rst time this month and have loved every minute of it so far.
The Alfa in question is a GTV 2.0-litre Twin Spark and was bought for the tiny sum of just £450. Now normally I’d be worried by such a cheap purchase, especially as it’s my fi rst foray into a frankly infamous
marque. Horror stories are frequently off ered by ‘pub experts’ about Alfa reliability and build quality and there’s no denying that there have been some hiccups along the way, however, the GTV is a rare exception to the rule. The reason why I wasn’t overly worried by my purchase was that I’d given it a good inspection and test drive before buying it and was convinced that nothing substantial was broken. For extra piece of mind
though I booked the GTV straight into Alfa specialists Autolusso near Luton for a once over. They soon confi rmed that I’d bought an ‘above average’ example and actually admitted that they’d bought cars for
more than I paid simply to break them.
So feeling a bit smug I proudly drove the car onto their ramp and confi dentally awaited the result of the inspection… sadly there was quite a lot that I missed. See page 68 for the full story.
Anyway that’s enough about my shoddy motors, what else is in this issue?
We’re going all Group B again with a monster Metro 6R4. This car was the object of obsession for its owner who’d wanted one of Austin-Rover’s rally weapons ever since he saw one sliding around a Welsh forest as a child. See page 36.
Vauxhall Nova, not a model that instantly screams retro quality. The poor little GM hatch has had more than its fair share of poor rep due to the Max Power brigade. This one sets the record straight with a
quality resto. and motorsport vibe (page 6).
We’ve given out a lot of front-engine Porsche love recently but it’s well worth giving these awesome cars one more feature this year.
As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

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You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Retro Cars magazine print subscription.
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