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Morris Leslie, Online, May 22
Like many of the classic auction houses, Morris Leslie elected to retain the online format for its May 22 sale during which some 106 lots were efficiently despatched complete with a live YouTube video stream. The catalogue included everything from a
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Classic Car Buyer
Tel: 01959 541444 ccb.ed@kelsey.co.uk GROUP EDITOR PAUL WAGER FEATURES EDITOR JEFF RUGGLES DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR JAMES HOWE PRODUCTION EDITOR JACK GROVER EDITORIAL ASSISTANT JOE MILLER Ian Cushway, Paul Guinness, Ian Seabrook, Nigel Fryatt, Simon Go
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Classic Scenes
As the world desperately tries to forget the horror of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, we wind back almost exactly 50 years to a rather better class of music and see the Rolling Stones on the opening night of their 1971 tour, which kicked off in
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Insurance Costs
➤ 1967 Triumph Vitesse, value £9000: £79.08 or £97.08 with Agreed Value ➤ Based on 45-year old, with a second vehicle. It’s garaged, covers 3000 miles a year and lives in an SP2 postcode. They have no claims or convictions, are a club member, and are
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Mercedes-Benz SLK230
Contact: Stone Cold Classics Wrotham, Kent, TN15 7RR Tel: 07711 645465 The original SLK’s appeal in its 25th anniversary year is the same as it was back in 1996 – it’s a handsome, compact two-seater convertible with decent performance and the cachet
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FIVA Calls For Emission Zone Consistency
As travel starts to open up again, FIVA, the worldwide organisation dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of historic vehicles, is urging European policymakers to respect historic vehicles with a consistent approach to low and zero
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Integrale Breaks Auction Record
Saturday May 22 proved to be a busy day for auctions, with a packed day of sales across England and Scotland marked by two astonishing results. Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale took place at Stoneleigh Park and was the firm’s first auction in over a ye
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Or Maybe..?
The front-wheel drive Fulvia was much more expensive but boasted a V4 engine and four-wheel disc brakes and was available in coupe and fastback forms as well. The only direct rival to the MG was Triumph’s 1300, especially in later more powerful TC fo
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Britain’s Cars Getting Older
Cars on Britain’s roads are getting older, according to Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with vehicles from 2008 and earlier making up the largest percentage. For the second year running, there were mo
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Welcome
The environment, and the impact that cars have on it, has been a hot topic for years now, and it’s one that seems to be growing in importance and impact by the day. There’s no denying that when it comes to localised emissions, classic cars can’t even
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Max Mosley 1940-2021
Influential and sometimes controversial motorsport boss Max Mosley passed away last week at the age of 81 following a battle with cancer. Mosley is best known in the automotive world for leading motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, for 16 years. In
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GREEN Thinking
We had one of those comedy moments a while ago while discussing MGFs when a colleague commented how “some idiot’ had recently told him they were good for 40mpg. “That idiot was me,” I piped up confidently and I stand by my comment today. Having run b
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Mg 1100
Contact: The Classicwise Collection North Laithes Farm, Eakring, Notts, NG22 0AN Tel: 01623 411476 In all the long and varied history of MG, the front-wheel drive 1100/1300 twins have to be the most overlooked. Despite warm reviews and good sales (th
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Humber Super Snipe
Contact: Kim Cairns Classic Cars, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7PF Tel: 01485 541526 At the pinnacle of the Rootes range in 1961 was Humber and, since this was after the Pullman had been dropped but before the brief return of the Imperial, the biggest a
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REPORTING ON: BMW 320Ci Honda S2000
When I reported on the BMW last month we’d had it only a matter of days, but since then I’ve used it for a few local trips and I’m pleased to say that since then it’s not thrown up any unpleasant surprises. One of the more pressing tasks was to book
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The Big Image
It takes a lot to make the mighty Bentley Turbo R feel ordinary but earlier this week we found a car which did just that. Group Editor Wager was tasked with comparing Crewe’s finest with the pinnacle of 1990s BMW technology in the shape of the V12-en
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Anglo-italian
For cars that look so radically different, the MG Midget and Fiat X1/9 enjoy a surprising amount of parallels. Both were endowed with 1500 engines later in life, both gained bulkier rubber bumpers and both enjoyed similarly long production spans, alb
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Back Box
And the same might be said for Mazda’s presence in the UK because Ray helped get the marque on the UK map too. He was part of the PR team at Ford in 1971 when I worked for the Gloucestershire Echo where a colleague, Julian Allen, took a call from Ray
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Industry Body Aims To Protect Classic Sector
A new trade association has been set up to protect Britain’s classic vehicle industry and secure its long-term future from uncertainty caused by red tape and environmental legislation. The Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) is a not-for-pr
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ULEZ Beater
With much focus on low emissions zones following FIVA’s call for consistency (see p5) and the start of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) this week, we’ve been looking at cars that can avoid the daily charge in England’s restricted zones. Currently, l
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Or Maybe..?
Paul Wager, Group Editor Triumph Spitfire Since the Spitfire was in fact based on the Herald, it’s no surprise that the two cars offer a very similar ownership prospect. Both are similarly affordable, too and the Spitfire sits somewhere between the d
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Chris Haynes Joins SSN Initiative
The Association of Heritage Engineers’ Sustainable Skills Network (SSN) initiative, which aims to combine the skills of the UK’s heritage businesses and artisans and put them at the forefront of a new repair based, sustainable economy, has welcomed C
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New Auction House Hosts Classic Sale
A new auction house located near Newcastle Upon Tyne got off to a promising start as it held its inaugural classic sale on May 22. WB & Sons Auctioneers put 45 lots under the hammer at its Killingworth premises, with UKTV’s Bangers & Cash star Sarah
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Stratford Autojumble returns
The popular Stratford Autojumble is back on the event calendar for 2021 and will take place at Stratford Racecourse on two occasions: June 13 and September 5. Sponsored by RH Insurance and run by a friendly and experienced team of event staff from Mo
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Opel Reveals Electric Manta
More details have now been released about the Manta GSe ElektroMOD we previewed back in April. The restomod special has been created to showcase Opel’s new electric direction and mark 50 years of the Manta. The old petrol four-pot has been replaced b
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Buyers Search For Dream Classics
The pandemic has seen online searches for sporty ‘dream’ classics proliferate ahead of everyman models, according to new data from classified website Car & Classic. After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, the Porsche 911 has risen from fifth plac
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Across The Pond
In a decade when virtually all car makers were drawing styling influences from America, Vauxhall was the most unabashed. Of course, this was because of Vauxhall being a subsidiary of General Motors, and while the PA was styled by a British team in Lu
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Next Issue Out
We look at cars which brought their makers back from the brink, from the Austin Metro and the Volkswagen Golf to the Bentley Mulsanne and the Lotus Elise. The forward-looking professional of the late 1970s had a tough choice – the space-age but rathe
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New Morgan Archive Opens
The Morgan Motor Company has opened an interactive museum experience, The Archive Room, housed within the redeveloped Morgan Experience Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire. The Archive Room contains artefacts, documents, photographs and footage that ch
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Bolt-on Job
In the late ’50s, Standard-Triumph found itself in something of a tricky position. The firm desperately needed to replace the ageing Standard 8 and 10 models with a new, modern small car, but was facing competition in the marketplace from the mighty
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