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Where the team pause, as a quirky little motor arrives ‘I have a bionic right arm and I am not afraid to use it. Plus orange gloves.’ Matt ‘China’ Tomkins

‘I’m actually keeping my end up with brain control alone.’ John ‘Mind Ninja’ Simpson

‘How do you lift a 2CV body off? You just lift a 2CV body off.’ Danny ‘Hello to Jason’ Hopkins

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‘I have a man for this sort of thing. In fact I have three.’ James ‘Chevron’ Walshe

o-one is under any illusions anymore. If a manufacturer wants to scrap a good classic then there will be a PR disaster waiting for them. If we hear about a classic going for scrap we will do our best to stop it so keep us informed. To help we need to put our opposition to heritage vandalism into some kind of legal framework. So please sign our petition. We think if a car has Historic Vehicle on its V5 it should be exempt from any scrappage scheme. If you think that’s a decent idea go to the PC website and click through to the Government petitions page. Your support has always been one of the best things about working for PC. Last year you turned out in your hundreds when we

toured the UK judging Britain’s Favourite Classic Cafe… now you can get involved again. Nominate you favourite day out (News p6) and get the place you love to visit in your classic the recognition it deserves. We will see you there when we tour the nation next May judging the competition. Yet more stuff for your to enjoy. The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show (with Discovery) is back at the NEC on March 23-25, 2018. Bigger and better than ever – bag a ticket now and come along and celebrate everything you love about your classic and the magazine. I’ll have the Jensen there… finished… honest. I will, seriously…

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CONTENTS Practical Classics February 2018

CLASSIC WORLD 6 The Big Picture A great lost opportunity of British motoring happened 50 years ago.

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Classic News Is it now time to scrap vehicle scrappage schemes? And it’s the last call for classic destination votes.

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Clubs & Events New year, new events. We list the best places to go to kick off 2018.

20 Memory Lane It’s snow joke with a chilly scene on the M1 in Leicestershire during 1990.

28 Letters and Crossword Fond Ford memories and our fabulous festive crossword.

40 Spotted When did you last see a Mazda Carol? Plus a Bristol in, um, Bristol.

64 Nick Larkin Why does everybody seem to be obsessed by the price of classics?

66 John Simister Why brands mean so much to some, even if it is just badge engineering.

68 Sam Glover Our Sam goes to a banger race and comes away with a positive opinion.

70 Rust In Peace With the kind of Jaguar E-type that you never see nowadays!

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STAFF CAR 92 Ford Sie 96 Saab 96 97 Citroën 98 Riley On 100 Jowett J 102 Volvo Am 104 Peerless 108 Reliant Scimitar 109 Triumph GT6

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RESTORING & ENJOYING COVER 24 Shed Hero STORY Markus restores British cars. But he does so in Switzerland…

34 Your Cars A rare Lancia Beta Volumex, some Morris and Rover love in Oz and an Austin Seven Ruby returns home.

42 Brit Sports Cars vs GTIs

COVER STORY

British sports car classics face up to their new kid on the block GTI rivals.

52 TVR Resto

COVER STORY

Amateur restorer revives his rare TVR Tuscan to absolute perfection.

60 Dyane at 50 Back to the factory with a convoy of Citroëns for the Dyane’s birthday.

88 Cheap soft-top

162 My Favourite Ad Another blast from motoring’s amusing promotional past.

MARKETPLACE 14 New Kit Tools, oil cans, books and one of the coolest table lamps you’ll ever see.

78 Marketplace Russ’ round-up of all the latest market news plus a trip to Land Rover spares specialist Britpart.

82 Buying Fiat 500 They may be small, but there’s still a lot to check.

COVER STORY

88 Bangernomics The budget classics of the PC team. ‘It’ll go even faster when we put the wheels on’

92 Staff Car Sagas A new Ford for Danny and Theo gets to the point with a Javelin.

110 Ask Our Experts Turns out you don’t need many tools to look after a classic.

and Designs exotic engineering beneath surprising Zaporozhets 968.

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IN THIS ISSUE 108 CLASSICS

COVER STORY

42 Trad Brits vs hot hatch rivals 52 TVR Resto

60 Dyane at 50

120 Dart Guide

116 Workshop Basics

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Bodywork Basics

Ask Our Experts

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Alfa Romeo Spider S2 P79 Audi TT p78 Austin A105 van p41 Austin Allegro p26 Austin Maestro Vanden Plas p9 Austin Metro P40 Austin Seven Ruby Deluxe p34 Austin Westminster p64 Austin-Healey Sprite p7 Bedford OB p9 Bentley 4½ Litre p10 Bristol 403 p41 BMC Pininfarina 1800 p6 BMW Isetta p71 Citroën 2CV p12 Citroën CX p97 Citroën Dyane p60, p72 Daimler SP250 Dart p120 DeLorean DMC-12 p79 Daihatsu Copen p88 Fiat 500 p82 Ford Capri MkII p28, p79 Ford Consul MkII P29 Ford Escort MkI p40 Ford Escort MkIII XR3 p43 Ford Ka P89 Ford Fiesta MkI p10 Ford Sierra 1.6L estate P92 Ford Transit Minibus p28 Ford Mustang 289 p37 Hillman Imp p72 Hillman Minx Phase IV p71 Humber Hawk p60 Jaguar E-type p70 Jaguar XJ40 p28 Jaguar XJ220 p31 Jensen Interceptor p24 Jowett Javelin p100 Lancia Beta Montecarlo p79 Lancia Beta Volumex p36 Lotus Europa p31 Mazda Carol p40 Mercedes-Benz 250 S p78 MG Maestro 2.0i P162 MG Midget p42 MG TD p25 MGA 1500 Coupé p27 MGB GT p9, p40, p42, p71 MG YB p27 Mini p10, p112, p112 Morris Eight Series E p12, p18 Morris Minor p12, p34, p40, p62 Opel Rekford p72 Peerless GT p27, p104 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 p43, p79 Princess p27 Reliant Robin p7 Reliant Scimitar P108 Renault Dormaine p41 Riley RMA p9 Riley One-Point-Five p98 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow p72 Rover 75 p34 Rover 214 p89 Rover P4 90 p37, p79 Rover P6 p18 Saab 96 V4 p96 Saab 99 p71 Skoda 440 p35 Skoda Favorit p29 Standard Ten p12 Tornado Talisman V8 p24 Toyota Corolla P41 Toyota Starlet GLS p35 Triumph Gentry p35 Triumph 2500 p9 Triumph GT6 p109 Triumph Roadster P79 Triumph Spitfire p42 Triumph Stag p7 Triumph TR7 P26, p27, p42, p72 TVR Jomar p26 TVR Tuscan p52 Unipower p19 Vauxhall Astra p29, p43 Vauxhall Cavalier p112 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkI p43 Volvo Amazon p102 Willys Jeep p41 Zaporozhets 968 p114

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CLASSIC

WORLD

All you need to know about everything important

Future starts here BMC’s Pininfarina 1800 reaches its half century alf a century after it was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show, the Pininfarina 1800 must surely rank highly in the contest for great missed opportunities. Based on an 1800 Landcrab platform, the radical concept car initially pricked the interest of BMC management and caused Autocar to proclaim that ‘this is

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the kind of shape we shall all be driving.’ However, to the dismay of Alec Issigonis, the design was turned down amid the transition to British Leyland. Soon after, Issigonis sent Pininfarina an 1100 platform to prove the concept could be adapted to suit a smaller car but by then, Lord Stokes and BL management were focusing

attention on designs for the Allegro and Princess. This immediately opened the door for others to take advantage of the concept, leading to the introduction of similarly styled cars such as the Alfasud, Citroën CX and Rover’s SD1 – which arrived almost a decade after the debut of the Pininfarina 1800.

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TESTING A drag coefficient of 0.35 was achieved along with huge space and sleek looks.

THE MONTH IN 5 PICTURES

Beaulieu is celebrating winning the top gold accolade for the PC-sponsored 50th International Autojumble at Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Awards.

Toy was made – but not the actual car!

The Morris Register, the Vauxhall Victor OC and the MGOC have joined the Model A loan initiative. See the PC Resto show spread (p12) for more information.

Reader Pete Ducks is embarking on a very personal restoration. After his son James passed away earlier this year he is going to restore it in James’ memory.

The Reliant Owners Club is challenging you to try out its cars, and bust a few myths in the process. Head to the website to find out how. reliantownersclub.com

The star of the 1967 Turin Motor Show. Who wouldn’t want to produce this? BMC that’s who.

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Renowned railway artist Jonathan Clay is now offering his services to classic owners, with prices for originals starting at £250. jonathanclay.co.uk

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CLASSIC WORLD

Scrapping a car is never the only option.

Last call for classic nominations

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Make sure your destination is in he Footman James Classic Insurance and Practical Classics magazine hunt for Britain’s Favourite Classic Destination has received a huge response. But we still need your help. Nominations received at practicalclassics. co.uk/bestclassic include secret places such as a classic owners’ favourite viewpoint in the Lake District or a little known memorial to WWII secret service veterans at Tempsford

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HANDLE James Walshe says it’s time to scrap the scrappage schemes

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here’s a petition doing the rounds at the moment and it’s well worth signing. You see, we reckon car manufacturer scrappage schemes are a senseless, wasteful, destructive load of old twaddle. Want to knock a few grand off the price of a brand new car? Go to your local dealer and ask for a discount. They’ll give you one, we guarantee it. There’s no government, legal or eco-friendly incentive for them to scrap your old car at all. We’d like to encourage the classic car community to let car makers and dealers know what we think of their loathsome schemes. Naturally, we want the car industry to do well but encouraging unsuspecting people to destroy vehicles of historic importance is contemptible. It is purely a scam to get the unsuspecting punter into the showroom. People don’t always know what they have got. Perhaps the gentleman with a 1976 VW Golf didn’t realise he was about to scrap a genuine historic vehicle. But for him to be told it’s only worth £500 by – in this case – the independent car dealer keen to make a sale is just scandalous. Conversely, some sellers have a role to play in this, too. We have recently noticed a worrying increase in greedy online traders who aggressively threaten to submit classics into dealer scrappage schemes, if the car doesn’t sell for the price they want. It’s a shameful tactic that plays on the emotional connection between buyer and vehicle. It’s called blackmail. So please help us to put an end to this unfortunate mess by remaining vigilant. Keep an eye out for endangered classics as well as any potentially vulnerable motorists out there. And don’t forget to sign our petition. Click here: practicalclassics.co.uk/antiscrappage-petition

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‘Sellers have a role to play in this, too’

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Two ton mobile car cradle with large wheels £330 cjautosheywood.co.uk Ideal for moving your restoration project around your workshop or garage, this excellent piece of kit from CJ Autos can move a two ton car with ease. Fully adjustable in height, length and width, it can be made to suit almost any classic. It comes complete with four rubber pads, four U-shaped stands and four semi-flat stands that are interchangeable, allowing you to find the perfect interface between car and cradle.

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Humber Bridge has five nominations so far.

DULL BUT IMPORTANT

DVLA and Legislation news

MY MONTH IN 5 PICTURES Danny Hopkins shows us what’s in his camera

PARLIAMENT TALKS SCRAPPAGE A parliamentary briefing paper has been published debating the 2009 scrappage scheme and those currently on offer. It has no conclusions but opens the door to further debate. Practical Classics’ anti-scrappage petition is currently online. Get there through our website. practicalclassics.co.uk in a couple of weeks so make sure you get yours in. It’s time to celebrate the places that really matter to us, and give them a chance to have a bit of glory. You can join us on the run and help us decide which is Britain’s favourite classic destination… on the grandest of grand days out. Remember, nominate at practicalclassics. co.uk/bestclassic

DVLA V888 CHANGES The DVLA has confirmed that in midSeptember it amended (unannounced) the definition of reasonable cause for requesting information under V888. Seeking details of former keepers is not now considered acceptable. The website is available at gov.uk/requestinformation-from-dvla. You are able to request details about vehicles formerly registered in your name and the service is now free; conditions are on the above site. DVLA says the Data Protection Act amendments gave it no choice. Another unintended consequence of legislation dealing with a different issue.

My London To Brighton unsung heroes. 1949 Bedford Duple OB, 1948 OB, and 1950 OB ‘Toastrack’.

Skill Shack Restoration Theatre at the Classic Motor Show had my Riley RMA on display… its show debut.

Stroud’s detailing Jedi, Rich March, came to the PC stand at the NEC. Shiny Triumph resulted – thank you!

TRIED AND TESTED This came in handy for Matt T’s Mini and now has Matt G’s TR6 sat on it –we love it!

Ended up at friend of a friend John Carter’s house. He still has his dad’s old MGB – in the family from new.

Reviving my old Maestro VDP has been fun. It is now the standby vehicle for our ‘Winter Warmers’ feature.

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CLASSIC WORLD

Tight at the museum Car nut saves classic Fiesta… by squeezing it into a freight lift!

Specialist WiIliam Medcalf has brought the famous ‘House Find’ Bentley back to life. Stored in bits for half a century in a London house, the unique Victor Broom 1928 4 ½ litre is now back on the road.

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Ford Fiesta MkI has been rescued from a museum in London after it was earmarked for disposal. The unregistered supermini was just weeks away from being chopped up when construction company worker Darren Wisdom discovered it while working on site at the museum. ‘It was donated to the museum and squeezed into the freight lift back in 1981, for use as part of a school of medicine display on an upper floor’ says Darren, from Sidcup. ‘Earlier this year, they decided to scrap the display but having refurbished the lifts, they found the new doors were two and a half inches too narrow to get the car out in once piece.’ In a deal with museum bosses, Darren custom-built a frame in which he was able to place the Fiesta and tip it on its side to manoeuvre the whole car into

New classic show en route

Darren made a bespoke frame to rescue the car – well done that man!

‘To me, to you…’

‘The Fiesta has just 127 miles on the clock’

the lift. ‘We removed the drivetrain and seats to make it lighter and out it came!’ The 1978 Fiesta – with just 127 miles on the clock – was donated to the museum by a dealer in Mayfair in December 1981. ‘The car is in absolutely amazing condition,’ Darren told Practical Classics. ‘There’s no rust and although there are a few parts missing, it’s almost totally complete and very original.’ Darren is currently restoring the car and having recently started it for the first time, it’ll be back on the road in 2018, with PC invited to take the wheel.

ROOTES ARCHIVE TRUST SUCCESS Bespoke building will be opened in 2018

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he Rootes Archive Centre Trust has managed to raise enough money to enable them to move into its own, bespoke archive building near

NEWS IN BRIEF… House find Bentley

Banbury. The official launch is scheduled for Sunday April 22, 2018 when members of the Rootes family will visit the site along with ex-employees and over

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100 Rootes Cars. Andy Bye from RAHT told Practical Classics: ‘This is a fantastic achievement in under two years and helps secure the future for the unique items in the collection.’ Money is still required to complete the purchase of the site though and to that end The Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register (STAR) became the first Rootes Club to visit the site and present a donation. The £7500 towards the Building Appeal means that donations redeived now exceed £100,000. Fundraising is continuing with a further £80,000 being required to purchase the building completely.

Coming soon to Quest is a new classic show – Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars – with antiques supremo Drew Pritchard and classic car nut Paul Cowland. Basically it is a barn-find discovery and rescue format… so we’ll be watching!

BL bookazine The cars of British Leyland are the focus of a new special edition Practical Classics publication. It features cars from the Maxi to the Metro, plus buying guides and an exclusive interview with designer Harris Mann, including unseen sketches of concept cars that failed to make it to the showroom. Available at WH Smiths and via great magazines.co.uk.

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THE PC SHOW

Morris loan

Lucky winner announced at NEC

Our BIGGEST test yet! Live Stage rebuild at the 2018 PC Resto Show

Tearful farewell for Mick and Chris.

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he Morris Register has announced it is to loan one of its cars to a non-member, in an effort to boost enthusiasm for pre-war classic vehicles. The 1939 Morris Eight Series E tourer will be presented at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC in March, where the lucky recipient will be revealed. ‘We hope that it’ll help enthusiasts to develop a lifelong interest in pre-war motoring’ said Morris Register Chairman John Ford. The vehicle was donated by Morris Register members Mick and Chris Roche, who were keen for it to be put to good use in the hands of a new custodian. It follows similar arrangements by other clubs, pioneered by the loan of a 1929 Ford Model A.

STANDARD HOME

Meet it at the PC show in 2018

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he Standard Ten that was recently saved from a Ford scrappage deal with the help of PC has been officially donated to the Standard Motor Club. The 1959 classic was threatened with the crusher when the owner traded it in. As we went to press, ownership was being transferred from the scrapyard to the club. The vehicle is expected to be cared for locally until a new classic collection opens in Caithness. ‘The car is safe at last,’ said Bob Alexander from the Standard Motor Club Scottish Group. There are plans for the Standard to make a triumphant appearance on the Practical Classics stand at the PC CC&R Show in March.

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here will be more project cars than ever before at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery on March 23-25. Star of the NEC event Live Stage will be our new project – a 1954 Citroen 2CV that will be rebuilt live over the course of the three-day event. The iconic French people’s car celebrates its 70th birthday in 2018 and our barn find example, discovered by PC Assistant Editor James Walshe, is one of the earliest in Britain. ‘It was scattered in pieces at locations across North London with the chassis at a house in South Woodford and the body abandoned in a nearby

lockup.’ Says James. ‘The engine and other parts were in another garage up the road. So bit by bit, with help from the owner, we located all of the car and brought them back to the PC workshop.’ The car is now undergoing full inspection and will arrive at the NEC, ready for assembly. If all goes to plan, it’ll be driven off stage with an MoT test b k d f the morning Editor Da Hopkins say 2CV will ap alongside t Morris Mino ‘Lowlight’ t PC team – under Project Manager Matt Tomkins

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James reunites body and chassis for the first time since 1975.

The 2CV will be joined on stage by the Minor we rebuilt at the NEC in 2016.

to nose on stage – the centrepiece of what is Britain’s fastest-growing classic car show.’ While the PC team rebuild the Deux Chevaux, there’ll be more club stands featuring car restorations than ever before. ‘We are thrilled to

bring this incredible event back for 2018,’ added Danny. ‘It’s not like other shows – it isn’t just about the shiny stuff. There are live workshops, plus informative demonstrations and hundreds of clubs, all of whom put in a massive shift and

bring their own cars to work on, too. The activity of those clubs is what makes this show totally unique.’ For more information on buying tickets and getting there, go to our website: necrestoration show.co.uk

The fourth Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show needs you! We want your club to be a part of it. In fact, not just to be a part of it… but a winner! Tickets have already gone on sale for the show that takes place on March 23-25 and one of the highlights will be the third National Car Club Awards that take place on the Saturday evening. So, if you reckon your club magazine can take on all comers, that you’re seriously hot at social media or your website has what it takes, get your nominations in. The 2018 awards will bigger than ever. In 2017, 16 awards across four categories were given out… in 2018 there will be a couple of extra special categories including Best Car Club Contribution to Charity, which will be presented to the club or member that completed outstanding charitable achievements during the past year. We all admire and support people and organisations who go out of their way to fundraise and support charitable aims –the judges are looking to be inspired by your contribution to charity. For a rundown of what your club could be in the running to win, log on to necrestorationshow. com and click on the Awards link. Closing date for nominations is January 22 and we will announce the shortlist in our April 2018 issue.

NEWS IN BRIEF… Clubbed out

A record 130 car clubs will fill the halls of the PC CC&R Show in March. Some 26 of them will be making their show debut, including the MG Car Club. Meanwhile, among all those who are set to embrace the restoration theme, the Fiat Coupé Club UK will be reassembling one of their cars on the stand and while the Frisky Register is stripping and rebuilding a Villiers engine, Ford Nutz will be recreating the Nineties Ford workshop PDI checks.

Fine barn finds

25 rusty classic relics will be rolled out for the PC Resto Show, including six recently unearthed Eighties wrecks. Among them will be an Izuzu Piazza Turbo that was found on eBay, a garage-find Nissan Cherry and a 1987 BMW 7-Series that had been sat festering in a garden for more than 11 years. The display also includes an Audi Quattro, on which only one thing works: the talking dashboard!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! To book tickets for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, simply visit necrestorationshow. com – it couldn’t be easier! Adult tickets are just £18 for a day, or you could upgrade to a weekend pass, or even a three-day one to make sure you don’t miss a single thing at the show! P.S: If you book in advance you could save up to 15 per cent. All ticket bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.50 (this is charged per booking, not per ticket) and include a Show Guide to help you find your way around when you get there.

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PRODUCT NEWS

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Webcon already produces a decent range of fixed and adjustable pressure EFI regulators with single and twin 8mm push on connectors. Now the company has supplemented these with a range of regulators with -6 connectors. There are 11 new units between 2.5 bar (Red WFR325-6) and 0-5 bar adjustable (Blue WFR505-6). They are available directly from Webcon and from appointed Webcon dealers around the world. The company already offer a huge range of replacement carburettor and fuel injectio fitting instructions. For furt Webcon UK on 01932 787100

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The original Lucas base tooling for the Clubman front indicator lights was scrapped years ago but Mini Spares has come to the rescue of Clubman owners with a faithful reproduction of the parts. The Mini Spares front sidelight and indicator lamp units will also fit Lotus and Maxi applications. The lamp units come as complete assemblies and include lam seals and lens to lamp seal rubbers. Parts are also available separately if required. Order as part number ADU3017 for left hand unit ADU3018 for right hand unit.

£18.65 ISBN 1787110265 With impressive visuals and in-depth analysis, James Taylor delves into everyone’s favourite V8, first used by Rover in 1967. The Story of the Engine is essential reading for anyone into these powerful, compact and light engines. veloce.co.uk

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CLUBS

EVENTS

Edited by Richard Dredge

Things will be

Brian has been a busy boy!

Club-developed software can slash admin time

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f there’s one thing that most clubs struggle with, it’s finding enough people to put the time in to run everything efficiently. When Rover P6 Club membership secretary Brian Humphreys looked at streamlining things, he couldn’t find anything to significantly reduce the time needed. Brian told PC: ‘My background is in IT but I’m now a full-time

carer for my wife. As I’m based at home, I decided to create something that allows a club membership secretary to keep on top of members, their cars and their payment schedules. It has taken me almost a year but I was able to unveil the finished article at the recent NEC Classic Car Show. It’s called Crossmember and it allows clubs to go paperless.’

Nominate your venue for 2018

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he hunt for Britain’s best classic destination is on and we want to hear from clubs. Along with our partners at Footman James Insurance we would like to hear about the venues you’ve used for events that you think deserve some praise and recognition. If you go back to the same place every year for your national rally, or if there is somewhere you allways go on a club run to, tell us at practicalclassics.co.uk/bestclassic. 18 FEBRUARY 2018 // PRACTICAL CLASSICS

Accessible via any internet-enabled device, new members can sign up via a club-branded web page and they can also update their own personal and vehicle records. Crossmember pays all money direct to the club’s Paypal or bank account and it’s easy to see at a glance how many and which members are overdue with their renewals at any given time.

Brian reckons that his workload has reduced by up to 90 per cent thanks to such a high degree of automation. ‘I’ve got a few more things to do to make things even easier, but I’ve been using Crossmember to run the P6 Club, so

every time I think of an improvement I can make, I incorporate it. While there’s a small charge to cover my costs, I think Crossmember will prove to be costeffective almost immediately.’ crossmember.co.uk

WHERE WE WENT THIS MONTH… REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW NOV 4, 2017

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e like free events, so this annual precursor to the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was literally right up our street. More than half a million people turning up for a closer look at the 200+ classics lined up. Centre stage was given to the 100 or so veteran

Period dress made a splash.

cars and their drivers who were heading to the seaside the next day. With many in

period dress there was a carnival atmosphere. regentstreet motorshow.com

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Where to go this weekend… THU DEC 28

YORKS Micro Maniacs to Sewerby, YO15 1EW (micromaniacsclub.co.uk)

SUN DEC 31

YORKS Huddersfield Autojumble, Old Market Building, HD1 1RG (phoenixfairs.jimdo.com).

Silverstone Social See website for event details

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cover the running costs. Things started with a Facebook page; 80 classics turned up to our first meeting and we’ve had more than 200 at some of this year’s gatherings. While we have our own meets we also attend bigger events such as the Bicester Sunday Scramble and Sywell Classic.’ For the latest on what Silverstone Social is doing, log on to silverstonesocial. co.uk.

Unipower GT on track recently.

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After 17 years of racing, in 2015 Scott Temple saw the light and turned to classic cars with a MR2 MkI. Struggling to find an event that suited him, Scott set up Silverstone Social. He says: ‘Anything over 20 years old is welcome, along with newer cars that are interesting or unusual. It’s a very relaxed group with no membership fees, although we do welcome donations to

UNIPOWER REGISTER RELAUNCHED Mini-based specials celebrated

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f all the Mini-based specials, the most appealing must surely be the Unipower GT. Just 71 of these mid-engined sportsters were made of which 38 are known to have survived. Tim Carpenter owns the first Unipower made and is behind the recent relaunch of the Unipower GT Register. He says: ‘The Register has been around since the Eighties but it’s only just gone online with a new website. We’d like to track down more of these cars as we’re sure that more than 38 still exist. The Register’s aims are to maintain a database of the surviving cars and to authenticate them for owners. We can provide technical help and insurance valuations so I’d urge any Unipower owner who isn’t in touch with the Register, to contact us.’ The website is at unipowergt.org.uk. There’s also Unipower chat on the related Facebook page: facebook.com/unipowergt To subscribe to PC go to greatmagazines.co.uk/practicalclassics

BEDS Vintage Stony Vintage Car and Motorcycle Gathering, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE (vintagestony.co.uk). SURREY Brooklands New Year Gathering for pre-1988 cars, KT13 0QN (brooklandsmuseum. com). SURREY Post Vintage Humber Club meet at the Oatlands Chaser, KT13 9RW (humber.org.uk). SOMERSET Yeovil Car Club gathering at Haselbury Mill, TA18 7NY (yeovilcarclub.com). DORSET Classic Cars on the Prom, Bournemouth, BH2 5DL (classiccarsontheprom. com). LONDON New Year meet at the Ace, NW10 7UD (ace-cafe-london.com). YORKS Midlands & Yorkshire Classic Car Club’s classic car meet at the Black Swan, Brandesburton, YO25 8RG (eastyorksclassic. com). HEREFORDSHIRE Vintage Sports Car Club gathering at the Royal Oak Inn, Much Marcle, HR8 2ND. Pre-war cars only to attend (vscc. co.uk). WE RECOMMEND

SUFFOLK VSCC (pre1931) classic car meet at the Queen’s Head in Hawkedon, IP29 4NN (hawkedonqueen.co.uk).

THU JAN 4

LONDON Mini meet at the Ace Café, NW10 7UD (ace-cafe-london.com).

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LONDON Saab Club at the Ace Café, NW10 7UD (ace-cafe-london.com). CUMBRIA Classic car meet at the Lakeland Motor Museum, LA12 8TA (lakelandmotormuseum. co.uk). YORKS Rufforth Autojumble at Rufforth Park, YO23 3QH (rufforthautojumble. com). WE RECOMMEND

SUN JAN 7

DEVON Crash Box & Classic Car Club Nearly New Year’s day Run (crashboxclub.co.uk). OXON Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA (bicesterheritage.co.uk). BUCKS Milton Keynes Classic Car Club monthly meeting, The Prince George, Tattenhoe, MK4 3FA (mkccc.com). N WEST Wirral Minis run to Llandudno (wirralminis.com). KENT Autojumble at Lockmeadow Market Hall, ME16 8LW (01622 298159).

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LONDON Ford Enthusiasts Club at the Ace Café, NW10 7UD (ace-cafe-london.com). GLOS Cotswold Classic Car Club New Year’s Day Meet, Shipton Oliffe, GL54 4HT (cotswoldclassiccarclub. com). ESSEX New Year Crank Up at the Museum of Power, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA (museumofpower.org. uk).

SUN JAN 14

WORCS Malvern 4x4 & Vintage Spares Day, WR13 6NW

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(markwoodwardclassic events.com). SOMERSET Haynes Museum breakfast club, BA22 7LH (haynesmotormuseum. com).

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SURREY Wöldinghamring Classic breakfast club at Botley Hill Farmhouse, CR6 9QH (xkeidp@gmail.com).

SUN JAN 21

SURREY Surrey Oaks Breakfast Club, RH5 5DZ (tinyurl.com/yb7ayby6). OXON Autojumble at Exeter Halls, Kidlington, OX5 1AB (woodclass. com). LONDON Classic & Cake at Duke of London, TW8 8AT (dukeoflondon. co.uk). YORKS Huddersfield Autojumble, Old Market Building, HD1 1RG (phoenixfairs.jimdo. com).

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LINCS Lincoln Autojumble, Caenby Corner, DN21 5TJ (lincolnautojumble.com).

SUN JAN 28

ESSEX Coffee & Cars at the Museum of Power, CM9 6QA (museumofpower.org. uk). NOTTS Newark Autojumble, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY (newarkauto umble. co ST Bi (b H m Li C W 8A an

We recommend… ‘What better way to clear your head on New Year’s Day than visiting a classic meet. Cranking up at the Museum of Power sounds like fun!’

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Chills on the motorway as the snow falls M1, Leicestershire, 1990

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ity these poor and chilly travellers. We think this photo was taken after the Great Midlands Blizzard on December 9 and 10, 1990. The area around Derby was worst hit, with two feet of snow lying deep and crisp and even. All rail services in the Midlands were cancelled, which probably explains why there are people on the roads in significant numbers, despite the conditions. Note that the M1 seems to be open in only one direction – a solitary stranded car is being visited by a Range Rover on the other carriageway. This may be Monday December 10, as people attempt to return to work after a weekend of sledging and building snowmen. Maybe they’re the lucky ones; parents stayed home in their droves thanks to school closures and had to put up with lengthy power cuts. Behind the self-drive Bedford box-van in the outside lane we can see

a parade of Vauxhalls – an Astra MkII, a pair of Cavalier MkIIs, a Cavalier MkIII then a silver Austin Maestro and a Ford Sierra. A pale Nissan Bluebird leads a Granada MkIII of a similar hue, after which we have a blue car that might be a Mazda and a gold-ish Granada MkII. Further back with its headlamps on is a Peugeot 505 estate.

Waiting in line In the other line, a white Sierra has its nose cut off at the base of frame, after which is an Astra MkI the colour of that French mustard you only see in pub sachets. Yet another Astra, a MkII, follows it, then a Hyundai Stellar (we think) and a red Peugeot 309 GTi with a sunroof that won’t be

opened for a while. Behind that is a Mitsubishi Lancer then a Cortina P100 pick-up, after which the cars are so tightly bunched we can only pick out a few – see if you can spot the Volvo 340 and the yellow VW Beetle before we get back to the white Nissan Micra and Cortina MkV. Alone on the inside lane is a Ford Cargo/0811 of the Leicestershire Ambulance Service.

Per Ardua… …ad Astra. In this case, a MkII version. The second-gen Astra/Opel Kadett used most of the oily bits from the MkI in 1979 but carried Vauxhall through to 1991. One failure was security – the Astra/Belmont MkII was the most stolen car in Britain at one time.

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WHATS GOING ON IN 1990? IN THE NE WS Change is in the air. F.W de Klerk reverses the ban on the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela. Thatcher Then the resigns. Constitution of the Soviet Union is changed to a US-style presidency, and Mikhail Gorbachev is elected. In the UK, Margaret Thatcher resigns on November 28.

Commercial traveller The P100 pick-up or ‘ute’ lasted to 1988 in Cortina MkV form, with all of them being manufactured in South Africa. A short-lived Sierra-based version replaced it.

IN THE CHART S Ex-soap stars and novelty acts were much in evidence, not just Kylie but also Jason Donovan and Craig McLaughlin. Sonia and New Kids on the Block didn’t raise the average much, and neither did Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne, who barked along with Lindisfarne to Fog on the Tyne. Can The Happy Mondays (Kinky Afro, Step On) save us from Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers? AT THE FLICKS This year saw two different results for those who directed Mafia movies: Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas still stands out as one of the highwater marks for the genre, while Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather: Part III almost spoilt his reputation.

MOTORS OF 1990 AUDI COUPÉ S2 FORD SCORPIO 24V LAMBORGHINI DIABLO MITSUBISHI 3000GT RENAULT CLIO Extravagant Diablo was manufactured until 2001.

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SHED HERO 1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Acustomercar,now on thebuttonandwaiting forcollection.

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‘This is the ultimate example of mixing work with leasure’ Markus Tanner has turned an obsession with British sports cars into a business… in the Swiss Alps WORDS DANNY HOPKINS PHOTOS MATT HOWELL

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1952 MG TD In for some routine maintenance. A perfect example and in almost ‘as new’ condition.

witzerland is full of classics. Just about every large house has an undercroft with at least one aged motor hidden from the winter snow and ice; some have even more… some have a lot more. In among this private national collection of older motors, a large number of British classics nestle, owned by fanatical enthusiasts – and many of these cars are looked after by one man: Markus Tanner. His business, Classic Car Connection in Lichtensteig is big – factory big, and it looks after British classics of just about any age. The company carries an enormous stock of OE spare parts and panels as well; Markus is responsible for the continued health of hundreds of Brits abroad. ¾

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1964 TORNADO TALISMAN V8 Tornado Cars co-founder Bill Woodhouse has his signature inside the Talisman’s boot. He came over for CCC’s Plastic Fantastic event in 2016 and drove the car.

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SHED HERO Unique FWD special built by Rolls-Royce engineer.

TVR Jomar flanked by early Plus 8 – chassis 014.

He also has a fabulous collection of classic cars of his own… and it’s every British petrolhead’s dream workshop: Interceptor, XJC, MGC, MGTD, TR2, TR4, TR5. ‘I know, it’s the ultimate example of mixing work with pleasure. And this one is my current pleasure,’ he says. Markus has his hand on a beautifully restored 1964 Tornado Talisman V8 that has been put back on the road by the CCC team. ‘It had been restored before but we wanted it to be perfect, so we focused hard,’ says Markus. ‘Now it looks like this. I love it. It should have been the little brother to the Jaguar E-type but it suffered because it was designed around a shortened SP250 chassis and took the Daimler V8. Jaguar was interested, they even gave it a project name (Inter-City) but it never went any further because basically it was a Daimler underneath.’ Marcus opens the bootlid and shows me a signature… it’s Bill Woodhouse’s, the man who founded Tornado Cars with Tony Bullen in 1957. ‘It’s amazing,’ says Markus. ‘They should have built more. I’ll never sell it. Driving this on the Alpine passes is about as good as it gets.’

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We head on. In a small room to one side Markus introduces me to two familiar shapes. A 1976 Austin Allegro 1300 and a 1978 Austin Princess 2200 HLE. ‘Neither car has any mileage on them. They went straight from the showroom to storage and I bought them when the dealership closed down. I think they might be unique, the lowestmileage examples on the planet.’ Opening the doors on each car fills the nostrils with the new-car smell. It’s not what I was expecting from a workshop in the Swiss Alps. Perfect panel gaps, unfaded paintwork, delivery plastic covering the seats; I have to pinch myself. Next, we go up some stairs and suddenly we are knee-deep in motoring history. ‘OK so this is the first Dolomite Sprint ever imported to Switzerland, chassis 1010, wh

ABOVE Allegro and Princess could be the lowest-mileage examples known. We doubt the Japanese two-stroke has seen much action either. LEFT Geneva Motor Show Plus 8 and Plus 4 with just 3km on the clock.

BELOW Markus with one of his extra special Triumph TR7s.

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ALSO IN MARKUS’ SHED 1948 MG YB Markus’ parents had several YBs in the Seventies (they were proper MG buffs) but he couldn’t find the last one they owned. The car you see here was bought in 1999 from its second owner and has never been welded or repainted! 1959 MGA 1500 Coupé A rally-prepared gem that boasts among its many period competition modifications a reinforced clutch, limited slip differential, Le Mans front, additional Lucas spotlights and reversing lights, and a sports steering wheel.

‘These cars turn up because people know what I do…’ this is the earliest Morgan Plus 8 in Europe.’ The embarrassment of riches here is just mind-boggling. We look at the Plus 8. ‘Yeah, it’s chassis number 14 and was the Geneva Motor Show car from 1969. We’ll get stuck into this at some point and revive it.’ There are also more Morgans to marvel over. ‘The USEFUL maroon car is a 1970 X-flow prototype and the CONTACT other, the orange one, is a 1974 Plus 4 with 3km on the clock.’ He sees my jaw slacken. ‘I know, these Classic Car cars turn up with me because people know what I Connection AG, do. I’m like a magnet,’ says Markus. c More unique classics on parade. Two delivery+ c mileage TR7 coupés, a Sherpa van and then something really extraordinary – a 1968 Fordengined special. It’s a Middleton. Built and designed by a former Rolls-Royce engineer (Mr Middleton), it has an Anglia engine mated Danny says to a Volkswagen Beetle gearbox with drive ‘It just went on going to the front wheels through Austin and on. And when 1100 driveshafts. ‘I have the Shorrock we arrived at the supercharger it came with and the seats Riley Pathfinder that Mr Middleton made so he could fit in I almost wept. A one-stop British it,’ Markus says. ‘I even have the clay classic car model he made before committing to the goldmine right in moulds to make the GRP body. It must the heart of the have cost him every penny he had. It is an Swiss Alps.’ extraordinary engineering achievement.’

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1977 TR7 Sprint Here’s Markus’ latest acquisition and, obviously, it’s not just any old Triumph TR7. It’s one of only four Sprints in Switzerland. It was imported in 1977, and it’s now in Markus’ hands as the result of a 25-year hunt. ‘I went after every one I knew about!’ Peerless GT Markus imported this car from the USA. ‘I had a red one and sold it. The very next day I discovered this one and bought it. So, I didn’t NOT have a Peerless in my life for very long,’ he says. Gary Stretton is currently eating his heart out.

Next, we turn to another rarity… a 1959 TVR Jomar MkII Coupé with a Coventry Climax engine, one of only three made. On our way back to the office we pass a 1970 TVR Vixen S3, ‘the only one in Switzerland.’ Then we stop at a 1963 Reliant Sabre, l with a low chassis number and virtually it. Every one of the cars here would eature in this magazine all on its own. ction it is overwhelming, but with a guy looking after them, I wouldn’t be each of these amazing motors will see ain in the next few years. the prime example of a 21st century ialist. He will do anything for his from a full restoration to selling them a r. His own collection is his pride and joy, he also buys and sells whole cars; the chetypal heritage entrepreneur. That ternoon we look through the parts store nd I find a complete set of panels for a ey Pathfinder. We do a deal and I strap em to my car for the journey home. Q PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 27


YOUR SHOUT Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads

Quick posts Ever had a classic prang?

All aboard: five children, friends, parents, picnic, football, and Gran.

EMAIL OF THE MONTH

A proper people-carrier I studied December 2017’s Memory Lane with great interest, especially that lovely scene of The Flying Scotsman at Ravenglass station in 1974. I grew up in the area and would have been four years old at the time. I also recognised the Transit in the top right corner of the picture. It was ours! As the youngest of six, that Transit minibus (not camper as stated) served as our family transport – we were the only family in the area with such a vehicle. It was bought new from Postlethwaite Seascale, the local main Ford dealer. When your picture was

taken, it was on its second engine as the first one had only lasted six months. Sadly, in 1975 the faithful Transit was replaced by a Volvo estate with rear facing ‘vomit’ seats, as by then my older siblings had flown the nest and we didn’t need quite so many seats. On spotting the Transit in PC, it brought back early childhood

memories of amazing family caravanning holidays and adventures. Dad used to tow a big caravan with it as well as a homemade dinghy on the roof. Fully loaded with mum, dad, five brothers and sisters, a couple of their friends and maybe a grandparent, I’m surprised the thing moved at all. No wonder it needed another engine. My father died in May last year. After seeing that picture in the magazine, I took a look through his old slides and spent some time thinking about those great days. That old Transit really was part of our family. Andrew Pearce, Cumbria EDITOR’S REPLY: We’ve had the writer horsewhipped for calling your minibus a camper, Andrew.

That’s what we call fully loaded: the DIY dinghy travelled on top.

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I had a 1989 Saab 900 T16 Aero coupé – one of only 500 made for the UK market. A neighbour pulled out of the space next to mine in a LWB Mercedes Sprinter and clipped the nose, removing the front corner bumper part and smashing the indicator/ marker light. My insurance company wanted to write it off and offered me 300 quid. I told them to do one, bought it back for £250 and fixed the car for the cost of a 12-pack thanks to a mate who had a good collection of spares. Gav Reid My son, insured to drive my classic cars, took my Porsche 924 to work. On the way home, a woman pulled out from the opposite side of the road and drove straight into the driver’s door and rear quarter of my 924. She tried to blame my son! She was driving a courtesy car because hers was being repaired after a collision – caused by her jumping a red light! Ian Nesbitt

My Capri in 2014… ouch. Lauri Lind A solicitor ran into the side of my VW Beetle once on a mini roundabout. He immediately admitted liability – possibly something to do with the freshly-lit fag in his hand… Phil Parker My 1100 Ford Fiesta MkI was hit when it was parked. But when I returned to it, I spotted a note under the wiper with the phone number. When I met the guy, he apologised and paid me £300! Daniel Smith

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A breakfast Favorit

ASTRANOMICAL I find it hard to believe how scrapping thousands of perfectly usable vehicles early can be beneficial to the environment. I can understand cutting down on plastic bags at supermarkets, but binning your motor that’s less than 10 years old with years left in it is perfectly fine? I’ll be watching your anti-Scrappage campaign, and I’ll be running my 1994 Astra GSi for as long as the Government allows me to legally drive it, despite the £270 per year road tax! James White, via email

The December 2017 letter about Sam Glover’s Favorit brought back happy memories Mine was white with a tan interior and it also never let me down. It did have an irritating wheel vibration at 70mph though, which drove me mad. No matter what I did to the car this shudder would not go away, and when I traded it in for a Felicia it was akin to swapping from a bubble car to a Rolls-Royce in terms of ride quality. I also really enjoyed your ‘Olympic Portions’ feature about the Little Chef chain. It

Olympic gut-busters and 70mph vibrations don’t mix.

made me feel wistful as so many of them have closed now, including the two I regularly used on my favourite drive from Telford to Barmouth. I was a great aficionado of their Olympic Breakfasts which would set me up for the day on

my trips into Wales. One regular haunt was closed completela while back but the other is now a Costa Coffee outlet. I haven’t ventured inside since it became a Costa as I know they don’t do Olympic Breakfasts! Neil Dunbar, Telford

WEB HAS ANSWERS, PC UNDERSTANDS THE QUESTION I’m recently new to Practical Classics – the magazine and in the literal sense. The internet is a wealth of digital information, and more useful than the printed owners’ handbook. But researching,

reading and even watching other people’s opinions and experiences offers so much more depth and understanding. Search engines are quick to bring up a plethora of information stored

by car forums. But quality workmanship often takes time, and sometimes you just can’t do or shouldn’t be doing a quick fix. Just because the rest of our lives seem to speed by, don’t let the

social media frenzy sweep you along in the never-ending scroll of picture and comment. As with every job, I think it’s important to use the appropriate tool. Mark Brereton, Stoke-on-Trent

Futureproofing

Upgrades key to using and enjoying your classic As a recent buyer of a classic car, after a while without one, I was very interested in the upgrading article in a recent issue. I think a swap from dynamo to

alternator and electronic ignition are on the cards for my 1957 Ford Consul MkII as these are the two things I remember most giving me grief when I last owned one

in the early Eighties. I think useful upgrades in today’s modern traffic conditions are an absolute must. I want something I will not have to keep repairing every

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weekend and I want a car I can use. Originality is one thing but using it regularly and enjoying it is another thing entirely. Shaun Matthews, Burnham-on-Sea

I am always intrigued by the discussions on new ‘environmentally friendly’ cars. Both my Alfa Romeo Spider (1978) and Saab 93 convertible (2003) are old, and while they may not be ‘efficient’ they support my theory that keeping a car longer is far better than buying new every three years. I reckon cars of the future will cost more because they will be future-proof and built to last for a long time. The power source will simply be changed when it wears out. The classic experience will be even more enjoyable in the future, too – because we’ll be able to use all those quiet back roads where driverless cars can’t go. Mike Sutton, Ashtead PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 29


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Quick posts

A question of Standards My thanks to you and your team for all the effort you put into trying to save the Standard Ten being traded in under Ford’s scrappage scheme up here in Scotland. I drove to Thurso to meet PC assistant editor James Walshe and was able to see what was going on at your HQ. The phone calls and emails firing back and forth was incredible. You did not accept Ford’s ‘NO’ as an answer and just kept going! It is possible that ‘Bluebell’ might have to

as an exhibit and will not be driven. Even so, this could not have been achieved without you. The car we were trying to save was not a scrapper. I wonder what the fate of my own van or pick-up might have been if scrappage had been around 20 years ago? In fact, ‘Bluebell’ is in better nick than my pickup is now! Bob Alexander, Standard Motor Club

Ever seen an XJ220 up close? I built and tested the instrument binnacles for the production XJ220. Each one was individually calibrated up to 220mph on a cobbled together test rig using a Psion organiser (remember them?) Beneath the nice blue electroluminescent display lies a Ford Granada speedo mechanism! Bryan Barker

A EUROPA IN CANADA I have just read your Lotus bookazine. I moved to Canada from the UK in 1967 and while in Toronto I visited a Lotus dealer. I had been looking at buying a Chevrolet Z28 Camaro but the Lotus vibe dragged me into the showroom. After one short test drive, my old Mini was history and I was suddenly the proud owner of a 1969 Series II Lotus Europa. I ended up putting on 2000 miles before its first service! It was a daily driver for eight years, during which we enjoyed both hot prairie summers and cold northern Canadian winters. The little blue car was the most welcome vehicle at any beach party! Ian Simpson, Alberta

ED: Thanks to you as well, Bob, and the club. We ased to veryday e club e Ten e wonder hat the uture will ring?

My favourite car of all time. It just oozed class and poise and it’s still on my lottery win shopping list! Allan Mawson I used to know a bloke in Gloucester who owned one. He was the landlord of quite a few local residential properties. Martin Fletcher I recall reading one of my dad’s car magazines around release time (possibly Auto Express), with an article on a journalist taking one out on a track and blowing up the engine after going up to 90mph in first gear.

TESTING TIMES – EVEN FOR MODERNS Being an MoT tester, I can say that even modern drivers can let their cars become dangerous. It would seem mechanical sympathy is a thing of the past. Dangerous faults can develop quickly and if the driver doesn’t notice, it will only get worse, not better.

I am talking about eggshaped tyres, worn pads and discs, all in cars fitted with child seats. Once a year these things can be spotted during a test but some responsibility must be on the driver’s shoulders. Robert Mabon, York

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Enjoy our bumper brain-teaser for the holiday period! After solving the crossword, take each letter from the shaded squares (going from left to right and top to bottom) to spell out the classic prize word.

Clues Across

10 A four-door Italian V8 saloon unveiled in 1963 (8,12) 12 Baroque-style BMWs bring Christmas tree decor (6) 13 Land of Kia (5) 14 Better specified versions of the Standard Ten (8) 15 Five in Eighties Honda?(7) 16 Panther Lima evolution (8) 22 Final TR7 production site after Speke and Canley (8) 24 Fastback borrowed parts from its Kadett cousin (4,2) 25 Time to turn on the beams for Santa’s delivery shift (5) 26 Short-lived Sunbeam that employed Superleggera construction (7) 27 Style of roof that featured on the Ferrari 308 GTS (5,3) 30 A word we might connect with ‘dynamic’ Saab performance? (4) 32 Top Mercedes-badged tree decoration? (4) 34 Small German twocylinder car from 1957 (3,5) 35 Which version of the Lotus Europa boasted a much improved 126bhp? (7) 38 Viva __ Sport, a Renault from the Thirties (5) 39 Getting hitched? Here’s an accessory for you! (6) 41 British three-wheeler made in the Fifties (2,6) 43 A car from Sunbeam brought to heel? (8) 44 A solid option for convertible owners (7) 49 Pioneering luxury Jeep SUV from early Sixties (8) 52 Basis for Lotus Eclat (5) 53 A 4x4 version of the Volkswagen Golf (6) 54 Car originally based on the Bentley MkVI and then later, the R-type Bentley (5-5,6,4)

Clues Down

1 Name attached to MG F-type and L-type (5)

2 Japanese brand discontinued in the 1980s (6) 3 John Gordon’s sidekick (3,6) 4 De Tomaso sports car unveiled in the Nineties (5) 5 Alfa Romeo’s 33 – one of only 18 made (8) 6 Paper over Christmas presents – it’s a cheaper alternative to a respray! (4) 7 Like Fifties sports car maker Pegaso, nationality-wise (7) 8 Designer of the original Maserati Quattroporte (4) 9 Lancia that spawned the

famous Integrale name (5) 11 A class of car such as the Alfa Romeo 164 (9) 17 Night motorists would be left in the dark without Yuletide decorations (6) 18 Close relative of the Suzuki Wagon R from Vauxhall (5) 19 Subaru estates for people possibly in the Christmas tree business? (9) 20 It’s a natural choice for convertible hoods (6) 21 Daihatsu models replaced by the Applause (9)

JANUARY 2018 ANSWERS Across 5. Superb 6. Rapier 9. Gilbern GT 10. Roy 11. Asia 13. Corniche 15. Charades 16. Drag 19. Axe 20. Citroën SM 22. Saloon 23. Flavia Down 1. Opel 2. Greek 3. Martina 4. Microcar 5. Sigma 7. Royce 8. Innocenti 12. Isabella 14. Ranchos 15. Class 17. Gamma 18. Rolls 21. Niva

23 ‘Auto’ group from Germany (5) 28 An RMB kit car for the aristocracy? (6) 29 Headlights that featured on the Porsche 924 (3-2) 31 Chrysler __, PSA acquired them in 1978 (6) 33 Constituents of Audi logo get us five gold ones (5) 36 Lower-spec DS (7,2) 37 It evolved from the Renault Floride (9) 40 Chevrolet V8-powered German car 1973-1979 (6,2)

42 New model added to the Triumph range in 1962 (7) 45 USA Passat according Santa’s reindeer! (6) 46 Sporty Sixties Reliant (5) 47 Gearbox selection indicates the opening date for advent calendars (5) 48 Old Aston owner giving colour to the Christmas roast turkey (5) 50 Eye up the Design firm (4) 51 Vinyl feature of the Dolomite Sprint – top landing site for Santa! (4)

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The classics you love, drive and restore

‘It will be passed to the next generation’ 1955 Morris Minor, 2001 Rover 75 (x2) Benjamin Gearing (and Alfie), Victoria, Australia My collection includes a supercharged 1970 Morris Mini, a 1988 Suzuki Mighty Boy ute and a 1988 Reliant Rialto Estate, but the photo shows my lad Alfie with my 1955 Morris Minor series 2. It's the best

car I’ve ever owned and I hope to pass down to Alf. There’s also my British Racing Green 2001 Rover 75. All my cars are driven regularly. The 75 came along after Danny Hopkins' article on the

resto MG ZT. My father came along for the ride, and loved it so much that my brother and I bought him one too! The two cars came down the production line at Longbridge three days apart.

‘I took the car to where it lived 80 years ago’ 1937 Austin 7 Ruby Deluxe, David Elliott-Smith We named our car Bobby, after my dad, who owned Ruby with our mum when they got married. Sadly, we lost both mum and dad recently and looked for a physical reminder of them to cherish. BNP 789 was first registered on January 1 1937. The owner was George Nicklin, who lived at The School House, in Eckington, near Pershore, Worcestershire. Mrs Ella Nicklin was headmistress at the school, and I believe George was a master at the nearby grammar school. I contacted the present head at Eckington primary school and

arranged to take the car ‘home’ to meet today's children and staff. Driving Bobby into the playground 80 years on was very emotional. The children loved the Thirties air conditioning unit (the opening front windscreen) and were intrigued when I started the engine with the starting handle. I have worked hard to bring Bobby back to top notch condition including a stub axle rebuild and gearbox replacement. It also has a new Pigsty Racing ‘trials engine’ that produces 33.9bhp.

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Send us your car photos To practical.classics@ bauermedia.co.uk, marked ‘Your Cars’. Make sure your pictures are hi-res and that you are in them.

‘Under the red bodywork the oily bits are a Herald’ 1968 Triumph Gentry Geoff Knappett, Basingstoke

'One day, son, this will all be yours…

This is my 1968 Triumph Gentry. It started life in 1968 as a Herald but in 1980 it was rebodied with an RMB Gentry sports body. Roger Blockley designed the aluminium body over a metal frame to fit the Herald chassis and running gear. My car is unusual in that underneath the red bodywork the oily bits

are still unchanged from the Herald. I bought the car from the chairman of the Gentry Owners Club who had spent five years refettling the original parts to bring it up to scratch. Having not touched any mechanical parts on a car for

Wendy and Tula celebrate passing their test.

nearly 40 years and with fingers like sausages, learning to work on the Gentry was quite a challenge, but now I love it!

‘Its owner got it because it's got his name on it! 1957 Skoda 440 Mark Hlavach, Michigan, USA

‘I drove her home from my driving test’

I've bought a Skoda 440 from a nice lady whose father, Raymond Skoda, purchased it back in the Seventies because he liked the idea of owning a car with his name on it! I wasn't planning to buy another project – but a Skoda in the US, and

only 50 miles from home? Try and find another! It hasn't run in decades but the bodywork is in decent shape, except for the boot floor, which has completely rusted out along the seam, something I've not seen before.

1998 Toyota Starlet GLS Wendy Walker, Haywards Heath, West Sussex Meet my little Starlet, whose name is Tula. She is a 1998 Toyota Starlet GLS automatic in Metallic Green and I acquired her in 2012 as my first car. Tula has, to date, only done around 68,000 miles and still feels fresh and new. Her proudest moment was when she came along on November 16, 2016 and helped me pass my driving test. I drove her home!

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Mark aims to restore his 440 next year.

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‘I found a set of lamps at a Lancia de l r i icily’ 1985 Lancia Beta Volumex Elliott Moore You never see these any more – where did you find it? ‘I bought it in Surrey in 2010, and I’d been looking fairly hard for five years by then – it’s unusual to find any that aren’t completely knackered. This one was pretty clean but the usual places had a bit of rust, like the sills, door bottoms and bonnet, and the boot lid was rotten. The engine bay was in a terrible state, too. I brought it up to Penrith, where I was living at the time, on a trailer.’ Did you get straight into the restoration? ‘My father and I stripped it and also rubbed down the bodywork. We took the seats and carpet set out, suspension, the lot. Penrith Body Repairs did the welding it needed and then painted it, and I was working away at the time so I found help from a lad who happened to be a grasstrack racer. I’d join in at weekends and we put the engine back in and got the reassembly going.’

Fiat / Lancia twin-cams. It’s now pretty highly tuned; it’s been dyno’d at 161bhp – quite a hike from the original 118bhp. Of course the Volumex supercharger was rebuilt too, which is £1000 on its own. I was expecting the total cost for the engine to be £6000 or £7000 but it ended up at £11,000.’ Wow, that’s some commitment! ‘Well, it’s a car I’ve always wanted. I had a year-old Beta 2000 IE when I was 18 – I was working on electricity pylons and could afford to treat myself, but lusted after a supercharged one. The Beta Volumex is so scarce now – I think there are only six on the road in the UK. The best place to look for parts is South Africa, though I did find a set of headlamps in a

Lancia dealer in Sicily when we were on holiday.’ So has owning this car influenced your choice of holiday destination? ‘No, no. Um… well… yes. I persuaded our lass we should go to Italy again and she’s like ‘Why? Oh yeah. For the Lancia.’ You have to be resourceful… I nearly bought an absolute rot-box of a car for £700 just for the rear corner spoiler, but the spoiler itself was too far gone. It took me three years to track one down in South Africa.’ What about the trim? Was it leather as standard? ‘No, it was a kind of blue dogtooth, but mine was ruined and I couldn’t find a useable set of original seats, so I had the originals done in black Modena leather. Someone

recommended a furniture upholsterer around Penrith. I went to see him and he had no fingers... he’d lost them to frostbite after getting stuck while winter climbing. But he had prosthetics that he used and the quality of his work is amazing – I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.’

CAR OF THE MONTH

We’ve skipped a bit here – that engine looks special. ‘Well, yeah! It was rebuilt by Guy Croft, who’s very well known as a builder of

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YOUR CARS

‘It’s a great drive and a pleasure to own’ 1967 Ford Mustang 289 Hard Top John Boon (In the red cap in the picture below) I 've owned my Mustang for two years after buying it at a Historics auction at Brooklands Museum. It had been imported into the UK in January 2015 so I had to get it UK registered after buying it. I have a large history file that shows the extensive refurbishment it had before coming across the pond. The early paperwork confirms

that the car left the San Jose assembly plant on October 20, 1966. It came out of the factory in Candyapple Red paint, with a red crinkle vinyl interior, a 289 cu in V8 and automatic XP-type transmission. The car was first registered in Denver on October 31, 1966. The history file shows that over the last ten years or so (in the USA) it has had new

brakes and suspension, including fitting rear discs, a recon gearbox, engine rebuild, new carbs, manifold and exhaust – all totalling around $10,000. It’s a great drive and a pleasure to own and, like our MGs, parts are generally available (although sourcing is from the USA of course). Looking forward to the next PC round Britain run in May!

ABOVE: Tuned engine packs way more punch than Lancia intended/ LEFT: Elliott is justifiably proud .

All classic fans love John's '66 'Stang

‘I was flicking through PC when I saw my car!’ 1958 Rover 90 Simon Hine, John Canberra ACT, Australia

It was exciting to be flicking through the pages of Practical Classics when I saw the photo accompanying Tony Cope's letter about the auction of the Flynn Rover collection. ‘That's

my car!’ I exclaimed to the family. I was fortunate enough to buy the black P4 90 in the foreground of the photo, and I'm pleased to report that it has been recommissioned and

registered and is now being used as a 'not quite everyday' driver. Here's a photo I took of the car at the aforementioned auction. I'm certainly enjoying my digital subscription to PC. It's great to hear this P4 is back in action.

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HERALD/VITESSE

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Delaney-Galley heater valve 560612 ......................£85.00 Petrol tank............................................................£225.00 Front lower valance 1200 O.E ..............................£195.00 Front lower valance 13/60 O.E .............................£195.00 Front lower valance Vitesse O.E ...........................£185.00 Herald 13/60 front lamp panel 812140 ................£105.00 Herald 1200 front wings ......................................£170.00 Herald 13/60 front wings .....................................£130.00 Vitesse front wings ..............................................£160.00 Front wing ‘D’ plates 703627/8 ..............................£12.00 Windscreen drip channel ............................... £18.00 pair Herald/Vitesse door skins 901338/9 ....................£130.00 Herald Vitesse door skin repair panels...................£25.50 Complete door shell 902256/7.............................£385.00 Sills 803070/1........................................................£29.50 Tread plate repair panel .........................................£11.50 Front foot well........................................................£85.00 Front floor mounting bracket fr 607548...................£9.50 Front floor mounting bracket rear 607549/50....... £9.50 Rear floor mounting bracket 607655 .....................£10.50 B post mounting bracket 703625/6........................£24.50 Stainless steel tread plate finisher.................. £30.00 pair Boot side panel 804611/2 ......................................£35.00 Herald 948/Vitesse rear centre valance ..................£90.00 Herald 1200/13.60 rear centre valance ..................£97.00 Rear Quarter Valence 948/Vit.................................£35.50 Rear Quarter Valence 1200/1360 ...........................£38.00 Inner front wheel arch 903075/6............................£69.50 Rear outer wheel arch 802845/6............................£80.00 Front/rear wing arch repair panel ...........................£24.50 Rear wing front repair panel...................................£19.50 All chassis outriggers/side rails/boot extn ....£27.50 each H/Vit Body Mounting Kit ........................................£32.50 White rubber bumpers (full set)...........................£135.00 Rear overriders 703708/9 ......................................£60.00 Bonnet corner mouldings 706161/2 .............. £27.50 pair Wheel arch/bulkhead seal 704033 ...........................£3.00 Chrome bonnet catch 607663................................£45.00 Door hinges 607824 .....................................£21.00 each Boot hinges 604917/8.................................... £43.50 pair Door to glass outer weather strip.............................£7.00 Hoods vinyl inc zip out window............................£175.00 Accelerator pedal bracket 147655..........................£12.50 Set of 8 front suspension bushes 119451 .......£15.00 set Front suspension shim 122022................................£1.75 Caliper repair kit inc pistons type 12......................£23.00 Caliper repair kit inc pistons type 14......................£20.50 Caliper repair kit inc pistons type 16P/16PB ..........£28.50 Recon exchange caliper type 12.............................£46.00 Recon exchange caliper type 14.............................£41.00 Recon exchange caliper type 16P/PB.....................£56.00 Brake pads type 12 ..........................................£15.00 set Brake pads type 14 ..........................................£10.00 set Brake pads type 16P/16PB...............................£12.50 set Herald/Vitesse Recon steering racks RHD (exchange) ...............................................................................£60.00 Track rod ends .........................................................£9.50 Rear shock absorber GSA385 ................................£18.00 Front shock absorber .............................................£20.00 Herald 3 Syncro exchange gearbox......................£350.00 Vitesse exchange gearbox ...................................£350.00 Fibreglass gearbox tunnel cover ............................£37.50 Recon exchange diff.............................................£350.00 Recon exchange new CWP .................................£450.00 Herald recon exchange drive shaft assembly ......£225.00 Herald/Vitesse non rotoflex drive shaft ..................£95.00 Universal joint grease nipple type ............................£9.50 Herald voltage regulator, original ...........................£25.00 Herald new alternative distributor (exchange)........£59.00 Vitesse Delco distributor cap GDC109 ...................£14.50

Front suspension leg insert ...................................£35.00 Recon steering rack (exchange) ..........................£140.00 Steering column shaft 151032...............................£80.00 Track rod end GSJ157 ...........................................£11.50 Gearbox exchange (reconditioned) .....................£400.00 Recon exchange J Type overdrive........................£385.00 Rear shock absorbers ...........................................£20.00 Rear sub frame mounting 150382 .........................£29.00 Rear wheel bearing kit............................................£22.50 Service exchange drive shaft 311914 ..................£190.00 Recon rear hub assy (exchange) .........................£130.00 Stag recon brake calipers (exchange) ...................£56.00 Caliper seal kit inc pistons .....................................£28.50 Set brake pads .................................................£13.50 set Recon brake master-cylinder exchange................£110.00 Recon Servo exchange .......................................£148.00 Rear wheel cylinder GWC1211 ..............................£15.50 Service exchange oil pump 215573 ......................£35.00 Viscous fan coupling TKC101 ...............................£85.00 Stag MkII Rostyle wheel trims ................ £100.00 per set

Vitesse HT lead set.................................................£12.50 13/60 HT lead set.....................................................£8.00 Herald oil filter GFE 119/150 ....................................£5.00 Herald O.E head gasket GEG 314 ...........................£17.50 Spark plugs 1200/12.50 (set of 4) ...........................£9.00 Vitesse 2 Litre clutch kit ........................................£80.00 Clutch slave cylinder 13/60 ....................................£35.00 Boot catch 611225.................................................£10.50

TR7 Early type bonnet (single bulge) WKC170............£155.00 Late type bonnet (double bulge) XKC3822...........£350.00 Sills L/H and R/H XKC 112/3................................£105.00 Doors FHC WKC5286...........................................£450.00 Door skins YKC74/75.............................................£60.00 Body shell convertible...................................... £5,000.00 LH rear wing Coupe, original XKC190..................£400.00 Late type boot lid XKC3854..................................£180.00 Rear deck assembly convertible WKC4255............£95.00 Window regulators XKC325/6................................£25.00 Door/glass outer weather strip R/H YKC101 ............£6.00 Radiator grille R/H convertible WKC3674 ..............£60.00 Petrol tank retaining strap TKC131 ..........................£8.00 Petrol tank............................................................£250.00 Petrol tank sender TKC3408 ..................................£35.50 Rear lamp assembly R/H TKC232 ..........................£95.00 Recon TR7 (exchange) distributor RKC66 .............£85.00 TR7 distributor cap GDC110 ....................................£9.50 HT lead set (early) GHT 167...................................£12.00 Gearbox 4 speed exchange ..................................£350.00 Recon steering rack (exchange).............................£60.00 Front strut assembly recon/exchange ....................£95.00 Front lower ball joint GSJ154.................................£11.50 Front suspension strut gaiter UKC4981 ...................£8.50 Rear shock absorbers ............................................£20.00 Upper steering joint UKC2449................................£45.00 Lower steering shaft TKC1084...............................£47.50 Track rod ends GSJ185.................................. £16.00 pair Steering wheel (early) RKC509 ..............................£25.00 Brake pads GBP233 ...........................................£9.50 set Brake discs TKC780 ......................................£17.00 each Brake Master Cylinder Recon Exchange.................£85.00 Brake servo recon exchange ..................................£85.00 Uprated brake master cyl/servo assy (exch) ........£250.00 Recon exchange brake caliper................................£46.00 Brake Shoes 4 Speed GBS 794 OE Unipart ............£17.50 Brake shoes 5 speed GBS813 ..........................£18.50 set Wheel cylinders 4-5 speed.....................................£15.00 4 speed differential TKC2619 (exch) ....................£350.00 Jackshaft 215207.................................................£225.00 Recon starter motor (exchange) ............................£87.50 Service exchange oil pump 215573 .......................£35.00 Fan idler pulley bearing ............................................£9.50 Recon w/wiper motor (exchange) ..........................£69.50 Clutch kit TR8 Q/H ..............................................£110.00

TR6 Front L/H flitch panel 907097/576477 ................£120.00 Late type rear centre bumper O.E.........................£165.00 Rear quarter bumper O.E L/H 910153....................£80.00 Seat belts with sensor wire type .................... £95.00 pair Prop shafts recon exchange...................................£85.00 Recon exchange water pump GWP201..................£29.50 Recon steering rack (exchange) ............................£65.00 Front trunnion 142377/8 .......................................£35.00 Top ball joint GSJ131 ............................................£10.00 New Brake servo exchange ..................................£115.00 Brake disc 209327 .................................................£18.50 Recon exchange caliper type 16P/16PB.................£56.00 Brake pads early/late type ......................................£10.50 Hand Brake cable end fork 138247 ..........................£3.00 Gearbox exchange ...............................................£400.00 Recon drive shaft assy (exchange) ......................£190.00 Recon rear hub assy (exchange) .........................£130.00 Diff mounting upper 134235 ...................................£2.50 Diff mounting lower 134236 ....................................£2.50 HT lead set ............................................................£12.50

SPITFIRE Mk I & II & III Nearside/offside front wings .......................£105.00 each Front wing ‘D’ plate 706311/2.......................£14.00 each Front outer wheel arch 903137/8 ..........................£65.00 Front inner wheel arch ...........................................£69.50 Bonnet hinge tubes 811679/811680 .............£48.50 each Hinge tube pivot bracket 612838 ..........................£15.00 Side light mounting panel 907157/8 ......................£85.00 Door skins..............................................................£85.00 Battery box 806707 ...............................................£25.00 Rear valance lamp panel 569900 ........................£105.00 Boot lid 575787 ..................................................£430.00 Dash top cover 714482 .........................................£55.00 Vinyl hood Mk III inc zip window ........................£175.00 Chrome bonnet catch 607663................................£45.00 Rear lamp assembly 208532/217025 ....................£45.00 Track rod ends .........................................................£9.50 Gearbox 3 Syncro exchange ................................£350.00


Fibreglass gearbox tunnel cover ............................£37.50 Recon exchange diff............................................. £350.00 Recon exchange diff new CWP ............................ £450.00 Recon exchange brake caliper type 12...................£46.00 Recon exchange brake caliper type 14...................£41.00 Original head gasket GEG314 ..................................£9.00 Distributor cap GDC123 ..........................................£6.00 Front valance support bracket 712567/8..................£6.00

SPITFIRE Mk IV & 1500 Bonnet stay 613045/613751 .......................... £19.50 pair Front wings 909663/4 PATT ...................................£60.00 Front wheel arch outer 909351/2 ..........................£55.00 Front wheel arch inner 909797/8 ..........................£60.00 Headlamp support panel assembly 818871/2 ........£65.00 Front quarter valance 815391/2 ............................£97.50 Door skins..............................................................£77.50 Sills non Original. 903097/8 ..................................£58.00 Sills O.E. 903097/8 ................................................£87.50 Sill reinforcement panel 806634/5 ...........................£8.50 Inner sill 806638/9 ................................................£32.50 Front sill end plate 706422/3 ...................................£9.00 Half floor (deep pressing) 908900 .......................£170.00 ‘A’ post lower filler panel 706288/9 ........................£27.00 Bonnet hinge pivot box RKC362/3 ........................£49.50 Chassis front gusset 218526/7 ..............................£19.50 Bonnet hinge tube L/H-R/H 911107/8 ....................£60.00 Rear wing non O.E ...............................................£195.00 Rear wing front repair panel...................................£25.00 Rear wing rear repair panel ....................................£28.00 Rear lamp panel 716182 ......................................£240.00 Rear valance 908970 ..........................................£110.00 Boot floor ............................................................£180.00 Boot lid 911327 ...................................................£600.00 Rear inner wheel arch 725563/4 .........................£190.00 Rear outer wheel arch 909661/2 ..........................£112.50 Windscreen aperture drip channels................ £18.00 pair Hard top rear screen seal 911040 ..........................£55.00 H/ top seal roof/ door glass 716183/4 ....................£8.00 Door hinges 607824 .............................................£21.00 Exterior door handle (black) YKC2837/LH .............£85.00 Window regulator 911271/2 ................................£120.00 Window regulator glazing channel ........................£75.00 Front outriggers 209398/9 ....................................£50.00 S/steel tread plate finishers ........................... £32.50 pair Oil pump TKC 1974 (exchange) .............................£32.50 Radiator support cradle TKC 1761 .........................£16.00 Water pump 216939/GWP128 (exchange) ............£29.50 Late type water pump (viscous) UKC774 ...............£40.00 Oil filter GFE119/150 ...............................................£5.00 Heater valve 724021 .............................................£18.00 Front wheel bearing kit GHK1021 ..........................£16.50 Front wishbone bushes 119451 (set of 8) .............£15.00 Front shock absorber GSA364 ...............................£20.00 Front suspension vertical link .............................£125.00 Front suspension top ball joint GSJ155 ..................£9.00 Stub axle UKC697 ..................................................£28.00 Recon starter motor exchange ..............................£60.00 Track rod end GSJ158 .............................................£9.50 Steering joint 142140/FAM1718 ...........................£22.50 Steering lock 216449/UKC2719 ............................£85.00 Fibre glass gearbox cover ......................................£37.00 Gearbox exchange ...............................................£350.00 Recon Exchange D Type, O/D Mk IV ....................£385.00 Recon Exchange J Type, O/D Mk IV .....................£385.00 Recon Exchange J Type, O/D 1500 ......................£385.00 Recon exchange diff............................................. £350.00 Recon exchange diff new CWP ............................ £450.00 Rear wheel bearing kit GHK1029 ...........................£14.50 Early/late rear drive shaft ......................................£95.00

Recon exchange drive shaft assembly ................£225.00 Rear shock absorber GSA385 ...............................£18.00 Rear leaf spring 159640.......................................£120.00 Recon exchange brake caliper type 14...................£41.00 Brake disc 208715 .................................................£13.50 Brake disc 208715 drilled/grooved ............... £42.50 pair Caliper repair kit inc pistons type 14 .....................£20.50 Handbrake front cable 121766.................................£5.00 Handbrake cable end fork 104749 ..........................£3.00 Rear wheel brake cylinder •7 dia ............................£12.50 Rear brake lever 123135 ..........................................£6.50 Clutch slave cylinder GSY103 ................................£35.00 Clutch kit GCK160..................................................£77.50 New distributor 1500 (exchange) ..........................£59.00 Recon distributor 1500 (exchange) .......................£47.50 Distributor cap Mk IV ..............................................£6.00 HT lead set ..............................................................£8.00 Recon starter motor (exchange) ............................£60.00 W/wiper motor (new outright) ...............................£45.00 Universal joint with grease nipple ............................£9.50 Dash top cover 815281 .........................................£55.00 Seat cover set, brown houndstooth material........£115.00 Gearbox tunnel retaining plate 608383 ...................£1.80 Wheel arch to bulkhead seal 613666 .......................£3.00 Hoods original I.C.I. material inc zip window ......£220.00 Hoods vinyl inc zip window .................................£175.00 Inertia seat belts less warning light wire ........ £65.00 pair Inertia seat belts less sensor OE .................... £70.00 pair Inertia seat belts less warning light wire red .. £60.00 pair

GT6 Bonnet assembly Mk II less hinge tubes 908116 ...........................................................................£1500.00 Bonnet Assembly Mk III 913766........................£1300.00 Front wings Mk II 908113/4 ................................£140.00 Front wings MK I 907154/5 ................................£105.00 R/H front overrider Mk I 710717............................£42.50 Boot floor carpet Mk I/II 810841 O E .....................£35.00 Main carpet early Mk III new tan 819813 ..............£32.50 Main carpet late Mk III new tan 822633 ................£27.50 Dash veneer set Mk III 820073 ...........................£160.00 Steering lock 216449/UKC2719 ............................£85.00 Recon Steering Rack (exchange) ..........................£60.00 Seat belts ....................................................... £65.00 pair Recon exchange water pump GWP201..................£29.50 Manifold banjobolt 145155 .....................................£9.00 Gearbox exchange ...............................................£350.00 Fibre glass gearbox tunnel cover ...........................£37.00 Recon Exchange D Type, O/D ..............................£385.00 Recon Exchange Diff............................................£350.00 Recon Exchange Diff new CWP............................£450.00 Clutch kit................................................................£80.00 Front suspension vertical link .............................£135.00 Front shock absorbers ...........................................£20.00 Track rod ends .........................................................£9.50 Rotoflex coupling 152273......................................£39.50 Rotoflex bush kit inc tubes ....................................£16.50 Brake shoe Mk I/II/III rotoflex GBS750 ..................£15.00 Brake shoe non rotoflex GBS746 ...........................£20.00 Front side/flasher lamp assembly 155416 ............£20.50 Delco distributor cap..............................................£12.00 HT lead set ............................................................£12.50

TRIUMPH 2000/2.5 PI/2500 Mk I front wing L/H-R/H 570195/6 ......................£300.00 Mk I front panel (nose cone) 903258 ..................£125.00 Mk II headlamp panel 575894/ZKC1972 ................£75.00 Mk II bonnet 910507............................................£190.00

MKII Rear Lamp Panel 910509 ............................£185.00 Mk II boot reinforcement panel 910505 .................£75.00 Bonnet seal 613894 ..............................................£12.50 Rear centre bumper (estate) plain 576530 ............£97.50 Rear centre bumper (estate) for insert 917813 ......£97.50 Rear quarter bumper (saloon) plain 910158 LH.....£80.00 Rear quarter bumper (estate) 923444 LH ..............£60.00 Rear bumper moulding (saloon) 824479 ...............£27.50 Interior door knob 615888 ......................................£1.50 Dash veneer set 2000TC/2500TC - ZKC1552 .........£65.00 Dash veneer set 2000TC/2500TC - 730397 ...........£65.00 Interior grab handle ZKC 701/711 .........................£20.50 Boot carpet 728551 ..............................................£22.50 Late Mk I 2000 steering wheel 307493 .................£25.00 Recon power steering rack (exchange) ...............£140.00 Recon manual steering rack (exchange) ...............£60.00 Gearbox exchange ...............................................£350.00 Mk II front side/flasher lamp 216149/216150 ........£42.00 HT lead set ............................................................£12.50 Clutch kit ................................................................£80.00 Recon exchange water pump GWP201 ..................£29.50 Rear wheel bearing kit............................................£19.50 Rear shock absorber .............................................£20.00 Recon exchange brake caliper................................£56.00 Brake shoes Mk I (axle set) ....................................£27.50 Brake shoes Mk II (axle set) GBS803 .....................£19.50 Rear wheel cylinder GWC1205 ...............................£17.50 2.5 PI Rostyle wheel trims .......................£125.00 per set

DOLOMITE RANGE Toledo Static Seat Belts O.E. ......................... £35.00 pair Front under rider XKC 83/84 ......................... £48.50 pair Rear lamp assembly 1300 F.W.D. 211874 .............£37.50 Dolomite Rear lamp assembly R/H TKC938 ...........£52.50 Head lamp assembly 1300/1500 Dolo (square) ...£105.00 Headlamp bowl 1300/1500 Dolo (square) .............£28.50 Rear screen rubber 913937 ..................................£37.50 Boot floor carpet 1300 F.W.D. 617831 ..................£25.00 Recon windscreen wiper motor (exchange) ...........£45.00 Dolomite 1300/1500 new exch distributor ............£59.00 Dolo 1300/1500 recon exch distributor ................£47.50 Dolomite Sprint recon exch distributor. Early/late . £160.00 Set of HT leads 1300/1500 ......................................£8.00 Set of Sprint H.T. leads .........................................£59.50 Set of HT leads 18.50 ............................................£12.00 Distributor cap 1300/1500 GDC136 (Lucas) ...........£4.75 Oil filter 1300/1500 GFE119/150 .............................£5.00 Service exch oil pump 18/50 - Sprint 215573 .......£35.00 Sprint gearbox exchange ....................................£350.00 Sprint clutch kit .....................................................£80.00 Gearbox exchange 1300/1500/18/50 ..................£350.00 Gearbox exchange 18/50 3 rail ............................£350.00 C/v joint 1500 FWD 518093 UKC 1160 ................. £75.00 Front subframe mounting cup washer 138626 ........£7.50 Recon steering rack (exchange) ............................£60.00 Track rod end ..........................................................£9.50 Upper steering column joint 157659 .....................£42.50 Lower steering column joint FAM1718 .................£22.50 Front/Rear shock absorber (Dolo)..........................£35.00 Toledo front shock/spring assembly .....................£48.50 Front lower ball joint GSJ135 R/H ..........................£65.00 Anti-roll bar mount bracket 154868 ........................£7.50 Anti-roll bar mount bracket 153669 ......................£12.00 Dolo recon exchange caliper ..................................£41.00 Brake pads Dolo/Toledo ........................................£14.00 Brake pads Sprint...................................................£17.50 Dolo 1500/18-50 brake shoes GBS746 .................£20.00 Dolo 1500/18-50 wheel cylinder GWC1502 ..........£14.00 Sprint wheel cylinder GWC1121 ............................£15.00 Tank sender 1500HL/1850HL/Sprint 215652 .........£27.50

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Older cars in everyday use Mazda Carol This is a Mazda Carol. When did you last see one of these? I had to Google it! Seen on holiday in Takayama in Japan. Nick Rutter, Christchurch

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Austin Metro MkI

Snapped in the Norwegian port of Ă…lesund. Given that Norwegians tend to favour mostly high-end German cars, this interloper was a delight to see. Robert Spence, Shoreham

I spotted this tatty old Metro MkI in Bari, Italy recently. It seems to be in daily use as it was never in the same place when I went to take a picture of it. David Mullen, Carlow, Ireland.

Morris Minor Our three-year-old PC fan spotted this gorgeous Moggy in a Bridport car park and was quick to inform us it was a convertible. Georgina and Hendrix Leech, Dorset

Ford Escort MkI I’ve just come back from a family holiday to Zante, and while I was there I spotted this rough-looking Escort parked outside a disused car showroom. Sid Bennett, Blackburn practicalclassics.co.uk


Austin A105 van Spotted in Polis on Cyprus. I don’t think that the poor old thing will be making deliveries any time soon. Eynon Shawe, Cyprus

Renault Dormaine I spotted this Domaine (estate version of the Fregate) while on holiday in early June this year in Matignon, Brittany. It was parked near a service station with a Renault franchise. Gordon Lodge, Taunton

Toyota Corolla I saw this in regular use, during a trip to Rhodes, Greece. The lack of rust on the Corolla was remarkable. Colin Mowat, by email

Willys Jeep This gorgeous Willys Jeep Woody was for sale. Tempting. Andy Winfield, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bristol 403 I’m a Bristolian born and bred, of 66 years, yet I don’t recall ever seeing a Bristol 403. This one was absolutely immaculate. Barry Cash, Bishopston, Bristol

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THE BIG TEST

Hot hat Was the great British sports car finished when hot hatches arrived? John Simister finds out

MGB GT

WORDS JOHN SIMISTER PHOTOS MATT HOWELL

Triumph TR7

MG Midget

Triumph Spitfire

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nce upon a time long ago, if you were a car enthusiast – especially a British one – you hankered after a sports car. But, because the story of the popular British sports car is inextricably tied to the changing fortunes of British Leyland, once-modern sports cars stayed in production far too long and became ever more dated. BL had one last-ditch attempt at a new one, but it was in danger of being too little, too late and too odd. That became obvious when a new kind of sports car came on the scene – one with front-wheel drive, a roof, a stubby tail and a whole lot more energy. As the sports cars faded, so the hot hatchbacks roared in. So, come back with us now to the early Eighties, as the sports cars wheezed their last hurrah and the hot-hatch revolution took over. With 2017 eyes, which do we love best now? Ë

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Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 VW

Golf GTI

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THE BIG TEST The sports cars Two MGs, two Triumphs, although the oldest design here – the MG Midget – began life as the 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite and ended its days with a Triumph engine. Like its Triumph Spitfire rival, the Midget came only as a roadster, but the two larger cars could be had with a solid roof as with our MGB GT here. In the case of the TR7, open-top convertibility didn’t arrive until late in the model’s production life. That’s the version with us today, a late example of its breed as are the other three cars to represent the ends of their careers. And for the MGs, that of course means rubber bumpers…

MG Midget 1500 The best Midget, most people think, is the 1275cc one from the 1967 to 1974 model years, latterly with the round rear wheel arches. Lively A-series engine, great low-slung looks… here was the definitive small British sports car of the Sixties. Which means that by the Eighties, it was going to be a bit antiquated. But the truth was worse than that, because strange things had happened to the Midget in the meantime. The need to continue selling in the US was the reason, forcing an old design to comply with MEET THE OWNER new regulations. This included being Shirley Baxter: ‘I bought it in 2002 from my able to cope with the front being brother-in-law. bashed at up to 5mph, and the rear He’d owned it for 10 at up to 3mph, without damage. years and did all the It wasn’t about safety, it was about mechanical work. insurance and repair costs. Now it’s had The same applied to the round a respray and a wheel arches, less able to resist new hood… crumpling in a rear impact than the she’s a earlier flat-top ones that were duly really fun little car.’ reinstated. And as the weight went up and emissions rules tightened, the A-series motor could no longer do the job in a credibly sporting fashion. So, in went the Triumph Spitfire motor, detuned to 66bhp. That was just 2bhp more than the previous A-series output in its final form, but it did at least offer useful

Late Midget interior is better equipped than earlier models.

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extra torque. An ignominious end to a glittering career? It was certainly a cynical, cash-strapped and expedient one, but… well, I’m hooning through a bend at the Rockingham circuit in Shirley Baxter’s 1976 example (built the year the Golf GTI was launched) and it’s actually a bit of a laugh. The Autocar road test in 1975 commented on how much more easily the Midget could be punted into oversteer now that the ride height was higher, and Shirley’s Midget – called, not unexpectedly, Bridget – has a steering response of extraordinary eagerness. You twitch the wheel and the bright red MG instantly turns sharply while taking on a precarious lean. This is not the taut-handling sports car you’d expect a Midget to be, instead feeling as though it might trip over itself, and nor does the rather thrashy engine have much energy beyond 4500rpm even if this model is, as it turned out, the fastest of

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LEFT Midget 1500 is surprisingly fun to drive on track. RIGHT Spitfire 1500 is still an elegant beast today.

BELOW Simple interior treatment is part of the Spit’s appeal. BELOW Rugged four-pot has its origins in the Standard Eight.

‘The Spitfire’s tail squats encouragingly as power is applied’ MEET THE OWNER Chris and Jane Smart: ‘It came to us about a year ago. We’d had a 1500 before we were married, then the children arrived. We didn’t really want a green one, but the last owners had cherished it and it hadn’t been restored.’

all production Midgets. But while it might have strayed from the original concept it’s still good open-air fun, with a low, racy driving position and an aura of carefree escapism. The Midget wouldn’t see which way a Golf GTI went but, 40 years on, why should it even look?

Triumph Spitfire 1500 From bright red to bright green: BL had some cheerful colours in the Seventies. This 1978 Spitfire has much the same engine as the Midget and similar amounts of mechanical thrash, not drowned by a rorty, sporty exhaust because tailpipe notes were being reigned in during the Seventies. The separate-chassis Spit also reminds us of a key difference from the Midget: the MG’s structure feels stiff and all of a piece, the Spitfire

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is a bit shaky. Despite that, it handles neatly on Rockingham’s bends, its tail squatting encouragingly as the power is applied out of a corner, its steering precise and progressive. There’s no Midget-like precariousness here, nor any of the unwelcome swing-axle antics of earlier Spitfires. The independent rear suspension might still be simple, but by the Seventies it was working well. Another Spitfire advantage is that it’s a surprisingly relaxed cruiser, thanks to the overdrive controlled by a switch on top of the comically long gear lever. Like the MG it has evolved beyond being a proper sports car and into a gentler plaything, but unlike the MG the Spitfire has kept its aesthetic dignity intact with normal, slim bumpers at either end of a body still crisp and pretty as the Seventies drew to a close. There’s a surprising amount of space inside, too, and this unrestored example on its steel wheels is really rather charming. ¾ PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 45


THE BIG TEST

‘The MGB has a particularly sweet spot of energy around 3500rpm’ MGB GT As with the Midget, so with the MGB. Bumpers, ride height, body roll, goodbye to sporting dynamics and crisp-edged pep; the 1975 model year was when the end began. Enthusiasts were starting to look elsewhere for automotive amusement as the MGB became, in CAR magazine’s words, a ‘silly, irrelevant old car’. Oh dear. And the MGB used to be such great fun. But a spark still lurked within, and our example here (in wacky orange-brown Bracken, another gem from the BL colour palette) unexpectedly reveals it. That’s partly because it seems to have regained the breed’s original ride height. Owner Matt Rathbone says the front has been lowered a bit, and the back has simply sagged through age. So, I’m on the track again, enjoying the distinctive deep boom of an MGB exhaust note. The 1798cc B-series motor feels good and gutsy with most of its 84bhp on duty. There’s a particularly sweet spot of energy around 3500rpm, and the overdrive – controlled here by a small stalk on the steering column – helps keep the engine in that zone with the extra two gear ratios it provides. But it feels very dated in here despite the cheerful colour scheme, what with the wind noise (standard B GT fare), the convex curve of the scuttle, the sheer effort of making the MG move around and change direction. The steering is crisp and accurate, but it demands muscularity from your shoulders as well as your wrists. A B’s steering isn’t normally quite this physical; non-standard wide wheels (Wolfrace, how very Custom Car) are the probably the culprits here.

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As for the handling, it’s tidy enough and the body roll is within the bounds of normality thanks to that lowering. Even on Rockingham’s smooth asphalt, though, the ride is choppy. When lever-arm dampers and leaf springs are calibrated to avoid sloppiness, choppiness inevitably results. MEET THE OWNER Matt Rathbone: ‘This is the second B GT I’ve bought sight unseen on eBay. The first one turned out to be so rusty I didn’t dare drive it, but this one has been a bit of a garage queen. I’ve fitted the front spoiler, the wheels and the bumpers from the other one.’

Triumph TR7 convertible There wasn’t going to be an open TR7 originally. US roll-over protection rules looked set to kill off convertibles, so the TR7, launched in 1974 and as modern as our three previous cars were not, arrived as a coupé with an impressively strong roof structure. But those US regs never quite happened, so in 1979 the TR7 convertible arrived. Finally that wedgy styling with its swoopy side scallop made sense. Production began in Triumph’s Canley, Coventry heartland but moved the next year to Rover’s Solihull plant, where Peter Taylor’s Triton Green metallic example was made. It has a five-speed gearbox rather than the overdrive of its TR ancestors, and its obvious smartness is the result of a life of care rather than a restoration. Straight away this TR7 feels taut, modern, almost new. The 105bhp engine isn’t especially sporting but it’s lively enough and effortlessly torquey. The steering is positive, the ride has the sort of suppleness that encourages a brisk blast on bumpy B-roads without feeling woolly or underdamped. And I love that rectilinear dashboard, the snug driving position, the neat and well-fitting hood.

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Though the TR7 has the edge on the MGB in the modernity stakes, both are eminently usable on a daily basis.

ABOVE Simple 2-litre four-pot is peppy enough and easy to look after. LEFT TR7’s low-slung driving position is quite different to its TR forebears.

Here is the sports car as a conceptual and usability bridge between an MGB roadster and a Mazda MX-5. And then, in 1981, BL killed it. What a shame; live rear axle apart – and it’s a well-located one with coil springs and radius arms – it was still a good, modern car. It was in a twin test against the TR7 that CAR made its damning MGB comment. So, might the TR7 be the sports car to really hold its own against the hot hatches?

The story ends here? Midget production ended in 1979. The Spitfire

stopped in 1980, while the MGB struggled on to 1981 when the plug was also pulled on the TR7. That wedgy Triumph is objectively the best of these sports cars by some margin, but the classic car world isn’t about objectivity. And we can’t ignore how good an MGB or Midget can be with the right, readily-available improvements, nor how great they looked in their chrome-bumper era. You can’t ignore how a classic of this era makes you feel, simply through ownership. Hold that thought as we take a look, over the ¾ page, at what was massing on the horizon…

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MEET THE OWNER Peter Taylor: ‘We had a TR4A but my wife Kate didn’t like it. She thought it was a bit agricultural. So, she made me buy another TR so we could stay in the TR Register.’

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THE BIG TEST The hot hatchbacks Souped-up small cars weren’t new, as the MiniCooper proved. But it was Volkswagen’s Golf GTI that did the first really thorough job, with fuel injection, a three-figure power output and performance potent by any standards, not just those of a small hatchback. And once they had seen how the Golf GTI released a pent-up demand for a new sort of sporting car, other carmakers wanted a piece of the action too. Suddenly, old-fashioned sports cars were history.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

MEET THE OWNER Clive Procter: ‘It’s done 205,000 miles now, but it had already done 165,000 when I bought in 2000. It was a rottedout wreck but I rebuilt it with a lot of new panels and overhauled the mechanicals. A lot of the fun was tracking down all the parts to get the details right.’

Yes, it was the first of its type, launched in 1976 but denied to UK buyers until 1978. At first the ‘Sport Golf’, as the project was initially known at VW, was an unofficial experiment by enthusiast engineers and the management were not keen. Then the marketing department thought it might make a good limited-edition model to use in motor sport. With a new GTI name it appeared at the 1975 Frankfurt motor show, and the rest we know. The hot Golf, soon to be seen scorching all over Europe in a way no small car had scorched before, was launched with a 1.6-litre, 110bhp engine. Not until the 1983 model year did it get the 1.8-litre, 112bhp and rather torquier unit of Clive Procter’s Mars Red example here, but by then the hot hatchback’s ascendancy was unstoppable.

Young, affluent buyers wanted a GTI even more than their predecessors had lusted after a sports car, and maybe even more than they had wanted a Mini-Cooper S. All that pace, and usable space, too. Clive’s Golf is 34 years old. Can you believe that? This Golf looks as crisp and fresh as a two-year-old car, and that’s how it drives. It is taut, light, lithe, its handling eager but always faithful. Its suspension, though fresh, is to standard specification and the better for it; this GTI drives exactly as I remember them driving when they were new. The engine zaps to the top of the tacho scale with the correct zing, that deep Golf burble smoothing into an eager but refined blare, and only a loose-feeling gearchange – the shift was never the GTI MkI’s strong point – feels a misfit in this temple to precision. And with its four-square stance, its black detailing, the red grille outline and those handsome wheels, it’s a great-looking car. Those envious car-making rivals had a big job on their hands.

Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 The sports car was fading into memory by the time the 205 GTI came along in 1984, so much so that the new question was whether the new Peugeot might render even the first-wave hot hatchbacks old hat. Here was an obvious progression, smaller than the other three but nearly as roomy inside and powered by a similarly feisty engine. Shades of latter-day Mini-Cooper were stronger than ever here, and the pert, pretty and punchy Peugeot was an instant hit. More than ever it looked like a car with enthusiasm bursting out of its body. A 1.6-litre came first, initially with 105bhp, later with 115. At the end of 1986 the 1.9 arrived with 130bhp, longer-legged gearing and the torque to pull it, plus bigger wheels, disc brakes and subtle changes to suspension geometry. The result was, many reckoned (and still do), the best and most entertaining hot hatchback there has ever been.

Jazzy cloth seats and an ergonomic dashboard layout became Golf calling cards during the Eighties.

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No hot hatch has ever matched the 205’s extraordinary steering feel, its alertness and feedback either side of the straight-ahead position, the way its cornering line can be so precisely adjusted with the accelerator. Its chassis dynamics are among the most ‘transparent’ you’ll ever experience in a front-wheel drive hatchback, and combined with the gutsy, revvy engine’s super-crisp throttle response and the ultra-swift gearchange it all makes for car of vast entertainment potential. A car for good sport, in fact. Yet it rides well, the seats are comfortable, it’s civilised at speed. What’s not to like? Well, not all 205 GTIs go as well as they should. Neither of the two 1.9s I have tried from Peugeot’s own heritage collection in France felt as quick as the one I owned until recently, and nor does the immaculate, very late example here owned by Matt Wright. That’s because it has a catalytic converter and a lower compression ratio. Power is officially 122bhp but it feels less. It is merely lovely to drive rather than

breathtaking. Nowadays car manufacturers know how to compensate for a cat’s constriction, but in the early Nineties they were still learning. It could have been worse, though. A late, cat-equipped, US-market MGB was down to one carburettor and produced just 70bhp… ¾

Late-model GTIs benefited from half-leather seats that help to up the luxury quota.

MEET THE OWNER Matt Wright: ‘It’s a 1994 catalyst model, one of the last, with Motronic injection and 122bhp. It does feel a bit flat compared with the last one I had, but in this condition I couldn’t resist it. I bought it last July from Hollybrook Sportscars – it had done just 4000 miles in the past 10 years.’

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THE BIG TEST

‘With the GTE came wheelarch extensions, sill skirts and spoilers’

Vauxhall Astra GTE The ingredients of the GTE MkI could almost have been snaffled out of Volkswagen’s GTI department by a sneaky spy, so similar are they: overhead-cam 1.8, Bosch K-jetronic injection, five-speed gearbox, struts at the front, torsion beam at the back, German genes. It was later on the scene, though, the Astra MkI and its Opel Kadett sibling not arriving until 1979 and a carburettor-fed SR version doing warm-hatch duties until 1983’s GTE. With the GTE came bumpers, wheelarch extensions, sill skirts and spoilers all in the same colour. In the case of our rare GTE from Vauxhall’s heritage fleet, the colour is white – including the wheels with their cross-shaped covers. The motoring press of the time mostly wrote good things about the boxy-looking GTE, but you could sense a reticence compared with the outpourings of wonder triggered by the Golf. All becomes clear when you drive it today. The pace on offer from the 115bhp engine is similar, but longer-legged gearing means you have to work

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harder to find it and the heavy, short-travel accelerator discourages subtle inputs. The same sort of tactile fog applies to the steering and unfrisky handling, not so good at generating joy. Big, broad sweeps of input are what you need to make the Astra work, and don’t expect the tail to help you obligingly round a tight corner when you come off the accelerator. Balancing one force against another isn’t the Astra’s way, nor was it the General Motors way of the time. This is a hot hatchback but it doesn’t feel like one. GM still had a lot to learn about engaging dynamics. This is a good interior, though, with its diagonally-striped, Recaro-like seats and a centre console impressively densely stacked with useful stuff.

MEET THE OWNER Stuart Rowell: ‘It had been parked for 14 years in the third owner’s garage, and was just starting to go at the arches and the bottom of the doors. I bought it nine years ago – let’s just say that eBay and alcohol don’t go together – and I’ve had it resprayed and the wheels refinished, and recommissioned it.’

Ford Escort XR3 This is Ford’s Golf riposte, at a lower cost and using a set of visual tricks to give it an air of Eighties sportiness But where’s the ‘i’? There isn’t one; that came later, when Ford realised its opening salvo wasn’t quite up to scratch.

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LEFT Early GTE had a 1.8-litre engine. Later models got a 2-litre. RIGHT Escort gained fuel injection in October1982 to create the XR3i.

Nowadays a carburettor-fed, 96bhp XR3 is rare car indeed. It looks terrific with spotlights, rear spoiler and four-hole wheels. Stuart Rowell’s 1982 example – late enough to have a five-speed box and one of the last made before the XR3i took over – is in an unusual metallic blue, too. Ford, seeking a driving feel instantly sporting but perhaps short on subtlety, gave the XR3 some curious suspension geometry and settings: obvious positive camber and the front, negative camber at the rear and pretty firm springing and damping. The motoring press were guarded in their enthusiasm for the XR3’s dynamics, but time has been kind. The 1.6-litre CVH engine feels smoother than its reputation promises. It’s nowhere near as punchy as the Golf, but neither does the twin-choke Weber 32/34 DFT carburettor seem to be holding it back. The XR3i had 105bhp, it was a better-sorted, more sophisticated car, but I rather like the naive charm of the original XR3. Do it cheaply, make it look good, make it fun. That’s very Ford.

Old hand Simister made sure to get up close and personal with each car.

The story so far This was always going to be a Golf-versus-205 battle. For pure hot-hatch thrills the Peugeot, the purer driving machine, should win but in this case the engine spoils the party. This time, we’re giving it to that feisty, frisky, fabulous Golf GTI.

The reckoning

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So, did the hot hatches render the sports car redundant? Or, three or four decades later, have sports cars never really gone away and we love them still? Clearly the hot hatchbacks are better as cars. But that’s not what matters in our world. What matters is how the cars make you feel, are they fun. Now that the manufacturers of these cars aren’t chasing sales and their buyers aren’t chasing fashions, all eight of our cars can be enjoyed for what they are. All the sports cars have a strong following and great back-up from clubs and specialists, and that mostly applies to the hot hatchbacks too although parts for these newer cars are, paradoxically, harder to find. It seems, then, that the death of the sports car was greatly exaggerated. The MGs became shadows of their former selves but earlier, purer examples are available and later ones can be backdated back to life. If I have to choose one of the eight cars here, it would be the brilliant Golf although the TR7, with its wind-in-the-hair thrills, runs it close. But if you offered me a chromebumper MGB roadster with a suspension upgrade and a hot engine, I’d find that very hard to resist. Q PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 51


THE BIG RESTORATION AS FOUND

The Tuscan arrived on Ed s drive with a seized engine, blown head gaskets, dodgy electrics and rotten outriggers. Typical well-used TVR then…

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to the limit Unimpressed by what he’d seen, Ed Keen decided to rebuild a TVR Tuscan to professional standards WORDS RUSS SMITH PHOTOS BOB ATKINS

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mbition, determination and a clear goal can overcome many obstacles, and Ed Keen found plenty of those during the two-year restoration of his TVR Tuscan V6. Not least the ones he created for himself. ‘I’d never done a full one before, only paint and bits, but I wanted to see if I could match the standards of a professional restoration with just the help of local chaps. I’d looked at a lot of restored TVRs and, well, to me they were just not quite restored.’ Ed was also determined that the project wouldn’t take too long, setting a target of 18 months to complete it. Once he started, anyway. He found this 1970 Tuscan advertised in the classifieds of PC sister title Classic Car Weekly just over three years ago, and admits he paid too much. ‘I gave £11k, but Dad said it was a sound car, and there was another buyer after it. TVR Club guys have told me projects now change hands for £15k. The car sat under a cover for the best part of a year while Ed finished off his garage/workshop, which is an enviable place to work. ‘It’s in a converted barn and when the dwelling above was renovated we had the plumber put a couple of secondhand radiators and a sink into the garage. It gets really toasty out there in the winter.’ His first discovery was that the engine had seized, so he poured lubricant down the bores. It did free ¾

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THE BIG RESTORATION Ed’s justifiably proud of his beautifully restored Tuscan – and it goes just as well as it looks.

off, so Ed had a go at starting it – only to discover that the head gaskets had blown. ‘I’m no engine builder so I booked the V6 to go off to CK Motor Engineering in High Wycombe, a classic engine specialist. They took ages but did a good job.’ It quickly became clear that the chassis had the usual TVR issue of rotten outriggers and much of the rest was covered in surface rust. The body would have to come off, though that would allow Ed to get everything finished to the standard he wanted. But first he took everything out of the body, photographing every item beforehand to help with reassembly, including all electrical connections behind the dash. He says, ‘I was going to rewire

‘And now it actually runs…’ Ed shows PC’s Russ Smith the Tuscan’s 3-litre V6.

THE RESTORER A self-confessed Mini nut, Ed Keen works with father Stephen in the family’s building business. He still owns a ’65 Cooper, along with a Sebring Sprite replica and a Spitfire. The TVR was his first resto but he’s now started on an MGB.

sections that I didn’t know where to start. I got an auto electrician o make me a new front loom from ratch and work in mods so I could cate the coil to somewhere more ble, plus a few other bits.’ g the body off the chassis was mple. Only eight bolts hold them together, h most were seized. Once undone, it was r Ed and a mate to lift the shell clear. as put to one side while the chassis was tled. Again being methodical, Ed bagged up elled all the nuts and bolts as they came off, t them like that to a fixings supplier. ‘It was new ones all came back in similar labelled h made reassembly so much easier. practicalclassics.co.uk


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Alfistis look away now – Ed painted his Blackpool bruiser in Alfa Rosso 501.

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MAR 15 Snappy answer

One of the window runners had snapped, so Ed fabricated a new one from aluminium channel section.

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Ed labelled all the wiring before removing the loom – and discovered this rather scary burnt-out section under the dash.

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There were just a couple for the diff mounting they couldn’t match, so I cleaned up and re-used the old ones.’ Once stripped, the rusty outriggers were cut out and replaced. ‘A local steel fabricator found me the right 38mm tubing and I cut and welded that in myself, which with such easy access and the chassis on trestles proved both simple and enjoyable. Then it went off to Sprayblast Engineering in High Wycombe who blasted it then powder-coated everything in satin black. Including the suspension wishbones and other bits, the bill came to about £400. Bolting all that lot back together when it was clean and shiny was great!’

Cannabalised gearbox The gearbox was stripped and found to need a third gear layshaft. Ever resourceful, Ed says, ‘I knew a mate had one of these ’boxes in his garden so I got that off him and took the shaft out.’ The overdrive unit was rebuilt by a specialist as a precaution, though they said it was actually OK. The bigger issue was with the gear lever. It had been cut down so the knob was right down in the recess and really hard to operate. Ed says, ‘I got another Ford lever and welded that on to put it back to what I hoped was the right level. I did that while the body was still off, so it was a bit off a guess. It came out close enough though. The linkage was rebushed, too – there were actually no bushes left!’ Getting back to the body, Ed spent weeks with a scurfer and DA sander stripping the paint off, then rolled it over on an old mattress and spent another fortnight doing the same to the underside. Quite a bit of crazing and old bodge repairs were revealed that needed doing right. The door fit was also awful. ‘You could get your ¾ restoreroftheyear.co.uk

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APR 15 Just crazy The body looked pretty sound but stripping off the paint revealed poorly repaired damage and areas of crazing which had to be cut out and repaired.

MAY 15 Welded bliss

The chassis outriggers were rotten, but with the body off Ed found it easy to weld in new tubing and did the whole job for fifty quid.

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Ed cut out this bodged section of wheelarch then built up a structural repair so it won’t crack again.

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MAY 16 Back to basics With the body rolled onto a mattress, Ed spent a very messy two weeks playing with power tools to get the underside of the shell back to bare glassfibre.

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THE BIG RESTORATION Gone are the ratty old Cobra buckets, replaced by classy repro Vixen seats.

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hand in some of the gaps. We had to cut and re-weld the hinges to get the fit right.’ The body then went to Dan White at Bucks Bodyworks in Amersham. ‘It’s a small family firm and they’ve done quite a few cars for my Dad – their work’s great.’ This is one area where Ed deviated from originality, choosing Alfa Romeo Rosso 501, almost de rigeur on classic Alfas, but on a TVR? ‘It’s a real deep classic red and suits the shape and age of the car so well. Ferrari red looks too ritzy.’ Ed then applied himself to tracking down parts. ‘It drove me mad at times. Everything’s off something else so you have to track down the source; it’s like starting from scratch every time.’ Sidelight chrome surrounds came from a Royal Enfield motorbike, indicators with the correct but hard-to-find chrome backing from a Triumph autojumble. Ed also tracked down a better set of the Cortina MkII door handles, with the bonus of set of keys – the car had come with none. The Tuscan had arrived with knackered Cobra bucket seats, which Ed binned. Unable to track down a correct set, he found that Adrian Venn at Exactly TVR had taken moulds off a Vixen and could provide new seat shells. These were upholstered by Gary at Auto Lounge in Rickmansworth, who Ed highly rates. Adrian Venn was also able to fix the driver’s window winder, which had all the teeth worn off one end. It only uses half

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE With just 300 miles on the clock since completion, everything about Ed’s TVR feels new-car tight. There’s a crisp bark to the engine as it hurls this very light car down the road. I grab the next gear via the weighty but super-precise gearshift and repeat the process up through the ’box with no let-up in the rate at which the

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Tuscan accelerates. Steering response is instant, and the firm suspension and short wheelbase make it great for zipping around twisty Buckinghamshire lanes. It’s cosy in here, while you are so close to both the door and the centre console that

the bucket seats are almost superfluous. It’s not a car you could ever really relax in – but if it was it wouldn’t be a proper TVR.

the donor car’s arc, so the trick is to drill out the rivets, flip it and use the fresh teeth at the other end. The non-standard fuel tank was cleaned out. It hadn’t been properly mounted before so Ed made straps from one-inch aluminium strip along with foam to stop any chattering. These were bolted to the body at one end then through to the chassis at the other. ‘You have to do all that with the rear screen out – there’s no other way to get to it.’ The crazed and discoloured rear screen was replaced too – they’re plastic and available from TVR specialists.

So – was it all worthwhile? Is Ed pleased with the results? ‘Very much. I had it completed and running in the planned 18 months, though I spent another six debugging it. I imagine it owes me around £30k but haven’t dared add it all up. Plus, all my time, but if you’re an enthusiast you don’t worry about that.’ Q practicalclassics.co.uk


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MODEL MIN-MAX AMPS EXC.VAT PRO90 24-90 £189.98 110E 30-100 £229.98 135TE Turbo 30-130 £249.98 151TE Turbo 30-150 £279.98 175TECM Turbo 30-170 £449.00 205TE Turbo 30-185 £489.00

INC.VAT £227.98 £275.98 £299.98 £335.98 £538.80 £586.80

FROM ONLY .98 119EX.VAT .98 143INC.VAT

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.99 194EX.VAT .99 233INC.VAT

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MODEL AMPS 105EN 30-100 151EN 30-150 130EN 30-130 160EN 30-150

EXC.VAT £194.99 £219.98 £234.99 £274.99

.98 39EXC.VAT .98 47INC.VAT

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ARC WELDERS For home user, automotive and industrial applications MODEL SEE THE EA110 FULL EA165 RANGE 115N ONLINE & EA200 IN-STORE 160N #Turbo fan 190N 190TEN# cooled 235TEN#

INC.VAT £233.99 £263.98 £281.99 £329.99

AMPS EXC.VAT 40-100 £54.99 65-160 £67.99 30-110 £69.98 60-200 £96.99 40-150 £71.99 50-185 £99.98 35-180 £147.99 40-210 £156.99

INC.VAT FROM ONLY £ .98 £65.99 129EX.VAT £81.59 £ .98 ARC / TIG 155INC.VAT £83.98 £116.39 INVERTER £86.39 WELDERS NEW £119.98 Efficient inverter £177.59 technology Variable £188.39 output current MODEL MIN/MAX ELECTRODE OUTPUT DIA. CURRENT (MM) EXC.VAT AT133 10A-130A 2.5/3.2 £129.98 AT135 10A-130A 2.5/3.2 £169.98 AT162 10A-160A 2.5/3.2/4.0 £149.98 FROM ONLY AT165 10A-160A 2.5/3.2/4.0 £199.98 £ .99

CAR RAMPS

26EX.VAT .39 32INC.VAT

INC.VAT £155.98 £203.98 £179.98 £239.98

FROM ONLY .99 17EXC.VAT .59 21INC.VAT

£ £

Multi-position 64EX.VAT .99 charge regulator £ Overload protection 77INC.VAT on charging cycle MODEL MAX AMPS CHARGE/BOOST EXC.VAT BC130C 15/120 £64.99 BC190 38/180 £94.99 BC210C 25/200 £109.00 BC410E 35/400 £129.98 WBC180 35/180 £129.98 BC205N 30/200 £179.98 WBC240 45/240 £159.98 BC520N 50/100 £179.98 WBC400 60/350 £199.00

.99 32EX.VAT £ .59 39INC.VAT £

PER PAIR

HYDRAULIC BOTTLE JACKS

INC.VAT £77.99 £113.99 £130.80 £155.98 £155.98 £215.98 £191.98 £215.98 £238.80

.99 7EXC.VAT .59 9INC.VAT

Ratchet action for quick height adjustment Sold in pairs #per FROM ONLY single £ .99 11EX.VAT stand £ .39

14INC.VAT

MAX MIN/ MODEL TONS HEIGHT EXC.VAT CAX2TF 2 235-360mm £11.99 CAX-3TBC 3 300-430mm £21.99 CAX6TP 6 333-500mm £24.99 CAX-6TBC 6 400-615mm £31.99 CAX10TP# 10 450-750mm £79.98

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2/3 TONNE TROLLEY JACKS

*Telescopic Range JACK HEIGHT MODEL CAP. (mm) CBJ2B 2 148-276 CBJ3B 3 180-350 CBJ5B 5 185-355 CTBJ5* 5 220-495 CBJ8B 8 190-365 CBJ10B 10 195-375 CTBJ10* 10 210-525 CBJ12B 12 200-380 CTBJ12* 12 235-580 CBJ15B 15 205-390 CBJ20B 20 217-407

FROM ONLY .98 139EX.VAT .98 167INC.VAT

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JACKS ALSO IN STOCK UP TO 5 TONNE

CTJ3000G MODEL TYPE TONNEEXC.VAT INC.VAT CTJ2B DIY 2 £22.99 £27.59 CTJ2MB DIY + Case 2 £27.99 £33.59 CTJ2250LP* Low Profile 2 £39.98 £47.98 CTJ3000QL Quick Lift 3 £49.98 £59.98 CTJ3000GB Pro Garage 3 £69.98 £83.98 CTJ2001G NEW Pro Garage 2 £79.98 £95.98 CTJ3000QLB Quick Lift 3 £79.98 £95.98 CTJ3QLG NEW Pro Instant Lift3 £83.99 £100.79 CTJ3000G Pro Garage 3 £99.98 £119.98 * CTJ2250LP has a 2.25 tonne capacity, has a low entry of only 80mm and includes 2 sockets

ALUMINIUM

INC. VAT £9.59 £14.39 £17.99 £59.98 £21.59 £26.39 £83.98 £29.99 £107.98 £35.98 £41.99

HYDRAULI PRESSES

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SELLER

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY Built for tough daily use in automotive/ CSA10BB industrial workshops * Available with/without 7 pce pin, bracket & pressing plate kit ‡ Adjustable polycarbonate safety screen # Economy model MODEL EXC.VAT INC.VAT 4 tonne bench# £139.98 £167.98 10 tonne bench* £198.00 £237.60 12 tonne floor*# £249.00 £298.80 20 tonne floor £329.00 £394.80 30 tonne floor‡ £649.00 £778.80 50 tonne floor‡ £1299.00 £1558.80

Quick lift Non-marking nylon wheels Rubber contact pad - helps protect vehicle undersides CTJ1250AB

STANDS FROM ONLY £47.98 INC.VAT

.99 94EX.VAT £ .99 113INC.VAT £

*steel chassis

CTJ1250AB 1.25T £94.99 £113.99 CTJ1800A 1.8T £159.98 £191.98 CTJ2500QLG* 2.5T £149.98 £179.98

26950LH

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CEW1000

CAT113

FROM ONLY .99 18EXC.VAT .79 22INC.VAT

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MODEL DESCRIPTION EXC.VAT CAT110 ½" Impact Wrench £26.99 CAT111 Air Orbital Sander £21.99 CAT113 3" Cut Off Tool £18.99 CAT117 13 piece ½" £34.99 Impact Wrench Kit CAT120 43 Piece Air Tool Kit £99.85 CAT121 Dual Action Sander £24.99 CAT123½" Reversible Air Drill £29.98

.99 44EXC.VAT .99 53INC.VAT

£

149EXC.VAT .98 179INC.VAT

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INC.VAT £179.98 £179.98 £227.98

LCD INSPECTION CAMERA WITH

Versatile tool for viewing objects in 9MM inaccessible areas LENS .98 • 4 LEDs and 5 brightness £ settings • 1m long, flexible £59EX.VAT .98 71INC.VAT camera probe • Inc carry case, inspection mirror, CIC2410 magnetic pick up and hook attachments

£

†V-Twin *230V

AIR DISP. MOTOR AIR EXC. INC MODEL cfm (HP)RECEIVER VAT .VAT XEV11/100(OL)†* 9 2 100ltr £369.00 £442.80 XEV16/100†* 14 3 100ltr £399.00 £478.80 XEV16/150†* 14 3 150ltr £429.00 £514.80 XEV16/200(OL)†* 14 3 200ltr £499.00 £598.80 XEV16/150(400V)†14 3 150ltr £499.00 £598.80 XET19/200 (OL)* 18 4 200ltr £599.00 £718.80 XE18/200 (OL)* 18 4 200ltr £559.00 £670.80 XEV26/200† 23 5.5 200ltr £699.00 £838.80 XE37/270 (OL)* 36 2x 4 270ltr £1149.00 £1378.80

ELECTRIC BELT DRIVEN AIR

Super range of COMPRESSORS belt driven air compressors, ideal for powering all commonly used air FROM ONLY £ .00 tools 289EXC.VAT & spray £ .80 346 INC.VAT equipment.

HUGE CHOICE IN-STORE/ ONLINE

£

MODEL DESC. CFC500F 1/2 ton fold CFC100 1 ton fold CFC1000LR 1 ton long reach

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.00 369EXC.VAT .80 442INC.VAT

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WORKSHOP CAT117 AIR TOOLS

.98

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HUGE 450NM

MAX MAX MODEL CHARGE BATTERY EXC.VAT INC.VAT HFBC12 6 Amps 100Ah £44.99 £53.99 HFBC12/24 20 Amps 200Ah £79.98 £95.98

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NEW RANGE

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CES680F

BOXER 14/150 INC.VAT £32.39 £26.39 £22.79 £41.99 £119.82 £29.99 £35.98

MODEL CFM HP RCVR EXC.VAT INC.VAT RACER 9/50P* 9 2 50ltr £289.00 £346.80 RACER 9/100P# 9 2 100ltr £339.00 £406.80 BOXER 14/50P O/L* 14 3 50ltr £329.00 £394.80 BOXER 14/100P O/L 14 3 100ltr £389.00 £466.80 BOXER 14/150 O/L# 14 3 150ltr £399.00 £478.80 BOXER 14/200 O/L 14 3 200ltr £489.00 £586.80 * 110V model in stock # 400V model in stock

AUTOMOTIVE WHEEL DOLLY SET

ENGINE STANDS

AWD1

Rotates through 360˚ Fully tested to proof load

.99 44EXC.VAT .99 53INC.VAT

£

BIG

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3" CASTORS

PER PAIR

Four non-marking castors for easy movement in confined spaces Heavy duty steel construction - load rating 500kg per dolly

EXC. INC. MODEL CAPACITY VAT VAT *Folds for CES340 340kg £44.99 £53.99 storage CES450 450kg £64.99 £77.99 BUY NOW CES560 560kg £79.98 £95.98 SPR D CES680F* 680kg £99.98 £119.98 THE COST

TOOL CHES AND TOOLS

E PACKALG DEA

6 SPEED METAL LATHE WITH 12 SPEED MILL DRILL - CL500M

FROM ONLY .98 259EX.VAT .98 311INC.VAT

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LOW ENTRY ONLY 85MM

Ideal for dispensing diesel, light fuel oils or refueling vehicles Self-priming Includes 2m cable with battery clips, 2m delivery hose, 2m suction hose with foot valve/filter assembly & nozzle

£

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MODEL DESC EXC.VAT INC.VAT PRO12C/ 1.2mm, £22.99 £27.59 14C/18C 1.4mm, 1.8mm PGF14/18 Pro, Gravity £26.99 £32.39 AP15 HVLP, 2.2mm £26.99 £32.39 PGF14 SP14/18C 1.4mm/ 1.8mm £27.99 £33.59

FUEL TRANSFER PUMPS

MODEL MOTOR MAX FLOWEXC.VAT DFT12 12V 40l/min £149.98 DFT24 24V 40l/min £149.98 DFT230 230V 56l/min £189.98

INDUSTRIAL AIR COMPRESSORS

Top quality belt driven air compressors for industrial & commercial users inc; garages, factories, workshops and farms. 10 bar/150psi max working pressure

XEV16/100

53INC.VAT

£

22 27

CRANES ELECTRIC IMPACT WRENCH

Microprocessor HFBC12/24 provides appropriate charging rate Variable current output for quick, medium or trickle £FROM ONLY .99 charge 44EX.VAT

FROM ONLY HUGE .99 CHOICE £ EX.VAT IN-STORE/ £ .59 INC.VAT ONLINE

# With sanding belt *8" whetstone & 6" drystone MODEL DUTY WHEEL DIA EXC.VAT INC.VAT CBG6RP DIY 150mm £32.99 £39.59 CBG6RZ PRO 150mm £42.99 £51.59 CBG6RSC HD 150mm £54.99 £65.99 CBG6SB# PRO 150mm £54.99 £65.99 CBG6RWC HD 150mm £59.98 £71.98 CBG8W* (wet) HD 150/200mm £56.99 £68.39

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* ’V’ Twin Pump EXC.VAT INC.VAT £89.98 £107.98 £94.99 £113.99 £109.98 £131.98 £119.98 £143.98 £139.98 £167.98 £209.00 £250.80 £259.98 £311.98

MODEL STAGES BATTERY EXC.VAT INC.VAT CB03-12 3 6Ah-40Ah 12V lead acid £24.99 £29.99 CB09-6/12 9 Up to 80Ah 6V / 12V lead acid £39.98 £47.98 CB09-12 9 Up to 160Ah £59.98 £71.98 12V lead acid & calcium

SPRAY GUNS BEST

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£ £

Keep batteries n top condition over a long period

MODEL MOTOR CFM TANK 8/250 2HP 7.5 24ltr 7/250 2 HP 7 24ltr 11/250 2.5HP 9.5 24ltr 8/510 2HP 7.5 50ltr 11/510 2.5HP 9.5 50ltr 16/510* 3 HP 14.5 50ltr 16/1010* 3 HP 14.5 100ltr

HIGH FREQUENCY BATTERY CHARGERS

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AXLE STANDS

CB09-12

GRINDERS & STAND Stands come complete with bolt mountings and feet anchor holes FROM ONLY

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MODEL CAPACITY EXC.VAT INC.VAT CR2 2000kg £26.99 £32.39 CRW25 2500kg £36.99 £44.39

.99 24EXC.VAT .99 29INC.VAT

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BC520N

SEE FULL RANGE IN-STORE/ONLINE

• Lift cars safely and quickly • Tough angled steel construction

FROM ONLY £

ARC BATTERY CHARGERS/ ACTIVATED ENGINE STARTERS FROM ONLY HEADSHIELDS Ammeter £ .99 Activates instantly when Arc is struck Protects to EN379 Suitable for arc, MIG, TIG & gas welding

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIC CHARGER / MAINTAINERS

AC80

12V BATTERY CHARGERS For lead acid batteries *Automatic BEST charger SELLER - maintains optimal charging condition MODEL MAX EXC.VAT INC.VAT CHARGE AMPS LA4 4 £17.99 £21.59 LA6 6 £19.98 £23.98 AC80* 8 £33.99 £40.79

£

MIG145

£

MODEL MIN/MAX AMPS EXC.VAT INC.VAT MIG 102NG* 35/90 £119.98 £143.98 MIG 145 35/135 £169.98 £203.98 MIG 180 40/160 £194.99 £233.99 MIG 196 40/180 £219.98 £263.98

£ .98 89EXC.VAT .98 107INC.VAT

WHERE QUALITY COSTS LESS

Uses flux cored steel wire, which creates own gas shroud as it burns 151EN FROM ONLY

*no gas only

SUPERSTORES NATIONWIDE

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Professional type torch with on/off control Thermal overload protection Turbo fan cooled Easy conversion to gas with optional accessories

Superb range ideal for DIY, hobby & semi-professional use FROM ONLY

.99

164EX.VAT .99 197INC.VAT

£

EXC.VAT INC.VAT £169.98 £203.98 £164.99 £197.99 £219.00 £262.80

Folding and fixed frames available Robust, rugged construction Fully tested Overload safety valve to proof load CFC100

£

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329 HAND CHT624 TOOLS

This great value set includes CTC900B 9 drawer chest & CTC500B 5 drawer cabinet Includes the most popular sockets, spanners, pliers, drivers, wrenches etc

FULL RANGE OF ACCESSORIES IN STOCK

£ .00 995EXC.VAT .00 1194INC.VAT

£

430mm between centres Compound slide with 4 way tool post Power fed screw cutting facility Forward/reverse lathe operation Clutch for independent mill/drill operation Floor Stand Including Suds Tray £169.00 Exc. VAT/£202.80 Inc. VAT


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JUMP STARTS Provides essential home, garage and roadside £ .98 assistance Integral work 59EX.VAT light 910 includes air £ .98 71INC.VAT compressor Long life battery MODEL START PEAK BOOST AMPS EXC.VAT INC.VAT 900 400A 900A £59.98 £71.98 910 400A 900A £69.98 £83.98 CLIPPJS NEW 200A 400A £74.99 £89.99 4000 700A 1500A £124.99 £149.99 12/24 1000A@12V 2000A@12V £139.98 £167.98 500A@24V 1000A@24V FROM ONLY

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EXTRA LONG 1m LEADS

HEAVY DUTY GARAGES/WORKSHOPS

IDEAL ALL-WEATHER PROTECTION

Ideal for use as a garage/workshop Extra tough triple layer weatherproof fabric Heavy duty powder coated steel tubing Ratchet tight tensioning FROM ONLY .00 229EXC.VAT .80 274INC.VAT

£ £

ZIP CLOSE DOOR

MODEL CIG1015 CIG1216 CIG1020 CIG1220 CIG1224

SIZE (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3 x 2.4M 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.6M 6.1 x 3 x 2.4M 6.1 x 3.7 x 2.5M 7.3 x 3.7 x 2.5M

EXC.VAT £229.00 £299.00 £289.00 £349.00 £429.00

INC.VAT £274.80 £358.80 £346.80 £418.80 £514.80

10' RANGE NARROWER WIDTH GREAT WHERE SPACE IS TIGHT

INVERTER GENERATORS Produces pure sine wave & stable power, essential for computers & sensitive equipment Low noise 12V battery charging facility 4 stroke IG1200 engine FROM ONLY

MODEL IG950 IG1000 IG1200 IG3500F IG2000 IG2200

MAX WEIGHT EXC. OUTPUT KG VAT 800W 9.3 £179.98 1000W 15 £229.98 1200W 12.4 £259.98 NEW 3400W 35 £329.98 2000W 19.4 £369.00 2200W 26.6 £389.00

INC. VAT £215.98 £275.98 £311.98 £394.80 £442.80 £466.80

Honda engine models available

FROM ONLY .99 22EX.VAT £ .59 27INC.VAT £

MODEL DESCRIPTION EXC.VAT INC.VAT CMC36 Car creeper £22.99 £27.59 CMC40 With tool storage £36.99 £44.39 CMC45 With adjustable headrest£29.98 £35.98 CMC50 Folding car creeper £47.99 £57.59

PARTS WASHER FLUID FROM £5.99 INC.VAT

PROPANE GAS FIRED

£

HP 6.5 7 7 13

EXC.VAT £99.98 £159.98 £179.98 £239.98 £269.00 £499.00

INC.VAT £119.98 £191.98 £215.98 £287.98 £322.80 £598.80

PRO 7" SANDER/

69EX.VAT .98 83INC.VAT

£

.98

£

CP185

• Includes hook & loop backing pad and hook & loop wool polishing bonnet. • 1200W motor

26950RH

Heavy duty steel construction sandblasters for the quick removal of surface rust, paint, dirt/grease etc. CPSB100 INCLUDES SANDBLASTING GUN, DELIVERY HOSE, 4 CERAMIC NOZZLES AND SAFETY HOOD

.98 39EX.VAT £ .98 47INC.VAT

MAX EXC. MODEL OUTPUT KW VAT Little Devil II 10 £79.98 Little Devil SSII* 10.3 £84.99 Devil 660 SS* 15 £99.98 Devil 700 15 £99.98 Devil 900 24.9 £139.98 Devil 910 SS* NEW 17.6-24.9£159.98 Devil 1600 36.6 £169.98 Devil 2100 49.8 £259.00 Devil 4000 70-131 £398.00

INC. VAT £95.98 £101.99 £119.98 £119.98 £167.98 £191.98 £203.98 £310.80 £477.60

MODEL TANK CAP. W2D 10Ltrs CW1D 45Ltrs CWM20 22.5Ltrs CW40 75Ltrs

TYPE EXC.VAT Bench £39.98 Floor £99.98 Floor £139.98 Floor £159.98

INC.VAT £47.98 £119.98 £167.98 £191.98

TAP & DIE SETS

High quality tungsten steel Supplied in metal storage case (except 16pce) FROM ONLY .99 15EX.VAT .19 19INC.VAT

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SELLER

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59INC.VAT

DEVIL 6003

DEVIL 7003 MODEL VOLTAGE HEAT EXC.VAT OUTPUT KW DEVIL 6003 230V 1.5-3 £49.98 DEVIL 7003 230V 3 £59.98 DEVIL 6005 400V 2.5-5 £74.99 DEVIL 7005 400V 5 £84.99 DEVIL 6009 400V 4.5-9 £119.00 DEVIL 7009 400V 9 £139.98 DEVIL 6015 400V 5-10-15 £179.00 DEVIL 7015 400V 15 £199.98 DEVIL 7025 400V 22 £299.00 DEVIL 7030 400V 30 £349.00

Ideal for fast efficient heating Extra-long run fuel tanks – up to 53 litres Variable heat output with thermostat control MODEL MAX OUTPUT EXC.VAT XR60 14.7kW £189.00 XR80 20.5kW £239.00 XR110 29.3kW £289.00 XR160 46.9kW £349.00 XR210 61.5kW £399.00

£

TYPE EXC.VAT CHT203 16pce Metric £15.99 CHT302 24pce UNC/UNF/NPT £19.98 CHT303 28pce Metric £23.99 CHT304 33pce Metric/UNF/BSP £32.99 CHT774 37pce Metric £38.99 CHT527 32pce Metric £46.99 CHT776 76pce Metric £64.99

£59.98 £71.98 £89.99 £101.99 £142.80 £167.98 £214.80 £239.98 £358.80 £418.80

£

MODEL

TANK FLOW RATE EX. VAT INC.VAT VOLUME REQ. CPSB100 32 litre 6-19 cfm £139.98 £167.98 CPSB200 63 litre 12-20 cfm £169.98 £203.98

ANGLE GRINDERS FROM ONLY

24EX.VAT .99 29INC.VAT

£

.99

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CAG800B INC. DISC & HANDLE

MODEL DISC (MM) CAG800B 115 CON1050B 115 CON115 115 CAG2350C 230 CON2600 230

MOTOR EXC.VAT 800W £24.99 1050W £29.98 1010W £36.99 2350W £52.99 2600W £79.98

INC.VAT £29.99 £35.98 £44.39 £63.59 £95.98

BLAST CABINETS

DIAGNOSTICS

Blast away paint, surface rust, scale, burrs, carbon & dirt & revitalise aluminium Min. air flow 10cfm Bench & floor standing models

FROM ONLY .99 37EX.VAT .59 45INC.VAT

£ £

ALUMINIUM OXIDE POWDER FROM ONLY FROM ONLY £9.98 EX.VAT £ .98 EXC.VAT £11.98 INC.VAT CSB20B

109 .98 131INC.VAT

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MODEL DESC. TYPE EXC.VAT INC.VAT CSB20B Compact Cabinet Bench £109.98 £131.98 SB30 Large Cabinet Floor £299.00 £358.80

STRUT SPRING COMPRESSOR XR80

• Foot operated hydraulic powered • Adjustable for springs up to 350mm dia. & 254mm in length • Yoke travel: 340mm • Weight 31.5kg SSC1000

INC.VAT £226.80 £286.80 £346.80 £418.80 £478.80

109EXC.VAT .98 131INC.VAT

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Range of precision bench & floor presses for enthusiast, engineering & industrial applications £FROM ONLY .99 B = Bench mounted £66EXC.VAT .39 F = Floor standing 80INC.VAT MOTOR (W) EXC. INC. MODEL SPEEDS VAT VAT CDP5EB 350 / 5 £66.99 £80.39 CDP102B 350 / 5 £79.98 £95.98 CDP152B 450 / 12 £139.98 £167.98 CDP202B 450 / 16 £185.00 £222.00 CDP10B 370 / 12 £198.99 £238.79 CDP352F 550 / 16 £229.00 £274.80 CDP452 NEW 50 / 16 £229.00 £274.80 CDP502F 1100 / 12 £499.00 £598.80

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INC.VAT £19.19 £23.98 £28.79 £39.59 £46.79 £56.39 £77.99

FROM ONLY .98 139EX.VAT .98 167INC.VAT

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DIESEL/PARAFFIN HEATERS

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PRESSURISED SANDBLASTERS

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*stainless steel

FROM ONLY

.98 99EX.VAT .98 119INC.VAT

• Oil resistant vinyl covered padded backs & headrests • Swivel castors for easy manoeuvrability

.98 79EXC.VAT £ .98 95INC.VAT

.00 189EXC.VAT .80 226INC.VAT

£

CAR CREEPERS

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DYANE AT 50 Five decades of Citroën s workhorse celebrated with a blast home to Rennes! WORDS & PICTURES JAMES WALSHE

Citroën Dyane The Dyane was launched in 1967 and boasted many refinements over the 2CV. With 435cc or 602cc and a 75mph top speed, you could also opt for a centrifugal clutch system that meant clutchless changes in 1st and 2nd. Douglas Bader reportedly owned one and drove it always at full speed.

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people’s car that combines mechanical durability, comfort, space, fuel efficiency and unmitigated practicality is a goal designers and engineers have been chasing for 100 years. Citroën reckons it hit the jackpot in 1967 with the Dyane – and I think they were on to something. This diminutive hatchback was to become the great uncelebrated workhorse of Europe and a car so popular in Britain, for a while it actually outsold the car it was meant to replace. Visual similarities with the 2CV are no coincidence. It’s almost all Deux Cheveaux underneath, but with a couple of crucial improvements – including that full-length tailgate and folding seats – to enhance practicality further. Improved aerodynamics over its older sister meant you could drive flat-out all day at 70mph, too.

Many happy returns Celebrating a true masterpiece of pragmatism, we decided the Dyane’s fiftieth birthday should be marked with a road trip to its place of birth: PSA’s giant factory facility at Rennes. My own vehicle of choice was made simple by virtue of the fact we already have one in the family. My father bought his well-travelled ¾

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TEAM ADVENTURE Dyane some years ago, having already owned two Loaded up and ready for – back in the Seventies and again in the Eighties. Brittany Ferries’ finest. Nowadays, this Mimosa Yellow mean machine is my parent’s daily driver and occasionally mine, too. I spread the word to members of both 2CV GB and the Citroën Car Club and soon after, a vision of multi-coloured madness was cutting through the blustery gloom of Poole harbour and bouncing onto Brittany Ferries’ finest. Hours later in Cherbourg, we were bathing in autumn sunshine and collectively unfastening poppers and rolling back the canvas. Within yards, it became apparent we were causing a bit of a spectacle. Locals waved and we grinned back. There is huge affection for the Dyane in France, where 1.4 million were manufactured between 1967 and 1983. exactly what we hoped for The Dyane was one of the most and the reason I came affordable vehicles of its time, easy along,’ said Ian Pacey – the on fuel and mechanically simple owner of a fine jade green with comparably few moving parts. Dyane that he uses almost Citroën suggested that on the every day. Ian drove from basis that ideally, water ought not Shipley in West Yorkshire to to be allowed anywhere near join the convoy. ‘I use it to machinery or electricity, air-cooling ferry the kids around locally Walshe (left) with brother Nik and increased the likelihood of and it’s actually easier to dad Jeff in 1981. dependability. A wheel brace that doubled as hop in and out of than our Picasso.’ a hand crank was also useful, should your Our journey took us through rolling battery to go flat. green countryside via Avranches, catching As with its older sister, combining front-wheel a glimpse of Mont Saint-Michel’s pointy bits as we drive, disc brakes and all-independent passed. We pulled into the car park of our hotel just interconnected suspension (laid flat along each sill) as the fading sun disappeared behind the tiled expanded the cabin space, kept the centre of rooftops in a picturesque village outside the city of gravity low and improved stability and grip in poor Rennes. John Stenhouse is there waiting for us, conditions. It also shared removable seats for having come from a French rally in his own Dyane. picnics and bolt-on panels for ease of replacement. He’s a committed Citroën nut with three Dyane models, a Mehari, Ami, BX and an Acadiane (van) with a 1299cc GS engine and five-speed box. ‘I got Afternoons and coffee spoons my first Dyane aged 17. I off-roaded it, took it snow We dodged the autoroute and lolloped along the drift jumping in the backroads near where I lived and arrow-straight D900 via Bricquebec, stopping off an it’d cost a fiver to fill up!’ After closing hoods in hour later at a café in the market town of La unison and locking up for the night, we wandered Haye-du-Puits where we took a seat in the warm across the road to check in and curiously, were met sunshine with coffee, numerous pastry delights and with some mild hostility from the lady on reception. the view of our fleet in the town square. ‘This is

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ABOVE Former factory line worker (R) inspects Calvin Bradley’s Dyane. BELOW Lots of roll but Dyane grip is tenacious.

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Former Dyane production lines now occupied by Peugeot models.

The reason became clear next morning. As daylight broke and we all gathered for breakfast, the hotel manager peered through the window and noticed the multi-coloured cars assembled outside. ‘You are not golfers?’ We shook our heads and with a strong French accent and in a joyous tone he proclaimed: ‘Ah! I thought you were English golfing men! These are your cars? You are welcome ‘ere!’ Evidently, she’d had a bad experience with rowdy Brit golfers. After breakfast, as we gathered at the cars and readied ourselves for a short drive to the factory in Rennes, we were approached by an enthusiastic local – an elderly gentleman clutching a French stick. ‘I build these cars!’ He circled the 1968 car of Calvin Bradley, pointing his baguette at numerous panels and enthusiastically explained how he worked at the factory as a spot welder from the late Sixties until retirement, paying particular attention to the rear bodywork: ‘I make this!’ Owner of the brown 1968 car – Graham Colwill – ushered our new friend over to his car and pointed at a small patch of surface rust. The Frenchman belly-laughed, performed a perfect Gallic shrug, and chuckled off down the road.

Back to the line Our arrival at PSA Rennes caused a stir at the factory gates. Our convoy filed onto factory turf and workers stopped beside the access roads to cheer us as we made our way to the admin block, where beaming faces appeared at the windows. Since 1961, the lines have churned out the likes of the best-selling Ami, GS and BX models, as well as the Visa, XM, Xantia and more than 1.4m Dyanes. Our guide, Loic Taupin, took us inside, where a host of Peugeots are now built (Peugeot took a majority stake in 1976 and produced the first Peugeot badged car here in 2004). We were shown the entire build process, from the sheet metal arriving in rolls ready for stamping by hydraulic presses to the paint shop, final assembly and witnessed the moment each vehicle was started for

‘A shrieking convoy files onto factory turf and workers stop to cheer us’

the first time and driven off the line. It was only when you looked up to the ceiling, you realised this is a plant with history. Steel vaulted beams and dusty panes of frosted glass cloaked what would have been a cacophony of Sixties car production. We got goosebumps as we remembered our friend back at the hotel and others like him: the men and women who built the very cars we have arrived in. Back outside, Mark Montague-Drake checked the levels on his green Dyane before the journey home. ‘It doesn’t use any oil so I don’t know why I bother!’ As John Gagen and Richard Edwards worked out the route home, Pete and Alison Cross explained how they bought their car new in January 1983. ‘Alison went down to the local dealer in Leicester to buy a headlight bulb’ says Pete. ‘She came back with a brand-new Dyane.’ With nods from the others, it was agreed the little Citroën is an example of perfect practicality: of function over form. The uninitiated might say the Dyane is ‘quirky’ but that would suggest there is something flawed about it. But what is odder than a car with an obstructive transmission tunnel and spaceinhibiting suspension turrets in the boot? The group concluded this particular model presented solutions to all of these ‘quirks’. Indeed, I have since studied the index of every classic car book and no matter how hard I try, I cannot think of a more sensible car. Happy birthday, Dyane. Q

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ABOVE & INSET Our intrepid fleet outside the admin block at Rennes, close to where the Dyane was built alongside the Ami and GS.

THANKS TO 2CVGB Citroën Car Club Citroën UK

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‘Why obsess over financial values?’ All this talk of classic prices has got to our Nick!

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ou may have caught me at a rare bad moment but I’ve nearly gnawed my NEC Classic Motor Show programme to pieces in annoyance at one tiny aspect of the event. Nothing to do with the organisation or joyful selection of cars. Maybe this was just me, or I was in the wrong places, but it seemed that so many of the attendees I exchanged banter with were obsessed by the price of every single car there. How much did I think the Cadillac Cashflow or Morris Moneypit was worth? What classic could I guarantee would double its money in the next five and a half minutes? Was that Nissan Almera Sport a really good investment? Tactfully suggesting that it was really difficult to predict future trends and that there were dealers at the show far better qualified to do so than me seemed to fall on completely deaf ears. One punter, brandishing an enormous hot dog (on which he had smeared so much tomato sauce that I recoiled in shock, thinking it was a severed limb), launched into a Churchillian-style oration over Jaguar E-type prices.

David Wells with the Humber Hawk owned by his family for over 55 years.

the retreating figure. Let’s forget Nineties vehicles and look at a ‘proper classic’ at the show, a Humber Hawk that has been owned by brothers David and Geoffrey Wells for 55 years. The car, bought because the family had outgrown its previous Hillman Minx has been enjoyed ever since, and been extremely well looked after so has never needed major attention. ‘It is just part of the family, and we could never sell it. It’s priceless to us,’ David explained

‘It is human nature to want to know the value of anything you own’ He became very animated and I was so concerned that flying excess gooey red condiment would attack the paintwork of the concours Jaguar next to us with an acidic hiss that I ended up wading in with a hastily conceived prediction of my own. ‘Er, what about the venerable Jaguar XK8?’ I meekly cooed, risking a shower of half-masticated bread, gristle and gooey red sauce. ‘They are nearly as beautiful as the E-type, much more useable and you can even get a convertible for £10,000 or so. Okay, so they did make a lot of them, but if you got one with a supercharger…’ ‘Fords,’ my new friend replied. ‘They’re Fords!’

Part of the family

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Good to hear. Imagine having a car for 55 years, witness to all those family ups and downs, picnics, holidays and rushing home to watch It’s Lulu on TV. Ah yes – I suddenly remembered the Austin Cambridge I’ve had since 1984, which I have never thought of as being an investment. I am wondering if part of my anti-classic-pricediscussion mode is that the value of my current collection has never led to my being flown by private jet to discuss the possibility of putting just one of my cars in the Pebble Beach uuction. And I have to confess that my genuine list of all-time ‘yes-I’ll-take-the-lie-detector-test Jeremy’ classics includes at least six cars of which you could buy a nice example for £10,000. Of course, it’s human nature to want to know the value of anything you own, but why obsess all the time over financial values? Think I might buy some shares in Westlers Hot Dogs, though. Q

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‘A Kangoo van can be bought as a Mercedes’ John reminds us that car brands really do matter

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adge engineering. The indigenous British motor industry did this so well, sweeping up small, separate companies into large conglomerates but keeping the old names going by applying their badges to fractionally different versions of essentially the same car. And why not? It kept the dealers happy, it capitalised on customer loyalty, and it made for a more varied carscape. Sometimes, though, owners can be very defensive about their cars’ marque identification even in the face of obvious absurdity. It’s noticeable in the Imp world that I sometimes inhabit. At a classic car show recently was a Singer Chamois with a large sign on its windscreen saying: ‘This is NOT a Hillman Imp’. Perish the thought, indeed. So, BMC was at it. The Rootes Group was at it. Even Rolls-Royce was at it, more blatantly than anyone bar BMC with its almost identical Austin and Morris Minis. But then a new variation in badge engineering began to creep in, the phenomenon of the mis-branded vehicle. BMC, by now British Leyland, was again the pioneer. It happened at about the time the Minis were rationalised into a single marque called Mini. The Morris Minor van suddenly became available as an Austin complete with wavy grille slats. This was not badge engineering, because that term at least implies a plan to make differently-branded versions of the same car at, or near, the start of production. It was sheer, deliberate mis-branding, threatening to kill the equity and gravitas of both the previous and the newly-dragged-in brands stone dead.

Morris MInor van… or, with a wavy grille, an Austin van.

Lonsdale YD41, anyone? There have been lots of examples of this in more recent times. One thread concerns the products of ‘transplant’ operations, manufacturing plants building cars of a design obsolete in the country where the car was originally designed. The UK’s Mitsubishi importer briefly brought in old-model Sigmas from the Australian plant at Lonsdale, and sold them as the Lonsdale YD41. This was not a success – what on earth is a Lonsdale? Then there was the Sao Penza, a previous-model Mazda 323

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and still then sold as such in its ‘native’ South Africa. That sank without trace here, too. Sometimes, manufacturers’ joint ventures can cause a car obviously created by one company to be sold by one you might consider a rival. So, a four-wheel drive Nineties Suzuki Swift became a Subaru Justy, and a recent Suzuki Alto has the alter ego of Nissan Pixo. Today a Renault Kangoo van can be bought as a Mercedes-Benz, and a MercedesBenz Sprinter can be had as a Volkswagen Crafter. One of the odder identity fudges was that of the mid-Nineties Mazda 121. It was a re-badged, re-grilled, Ford-built, Ford Fiesta with a better warranty and a lower price. The Fiesta 121 bombed. I’ve saved the best till last. Step forward Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as this unlikely conglomerate is named. Lancia, as we all know, faded out of the UK in the Nineties but continues in mainland Europe. Chrysler has a UK presence. How sensible it would be, thought the marketing experts, to bring Lancias back to the UK and call them Chryslers. So, the Chrysler Ypsilon and Delta were launched here, bearing a passing facial resemblance to their notional PT Cruiser predecessor. Meanwhile the Chrysler 300C became a Lancia Thema in Italy, a Sebring became a Flavia and a Voyager became a Phedra, and Lancisti worldwide cried into their Chianti. ‘The customers don’t care,’ said the PR man, ‘they just want to be able to plug in their iPhones.’ Chryslerised Lancias are no more. Some of the cars sold here had a badge-and-grille transplant to re-assign their Lancia identity, because owning a Chrysler-that-obviously-isn’t was just too odd. Brands matter: abuse them at your peril. Q

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‘Fortunately, our passions are different’ Sam infiltrates a banger race and feels oddly at home

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he magnificent Nick Larkin asked why people banger race classic cars in the December 2017 issue of PC. This struck me as an odd question. He might as well ask why anyone does anything with classic cars. Why do he and I hoard more cars than we’re ever likely to have the time and resources to get on the road in our lifetimes? Why do people spend £80,000 on Jaguar E-types then drive them slowly? Why put a Chevy small-block in a Ford Model A or drive up the Col de Turini? Few facets of classic ownership are wholly rational. We do such stuff because we’re passionate about it. Fortunately, our passions are all slightly different.

SA M GL OV ER The atmosphere at the Westminster race was nostalgic, not sadistic.

Westminster apocalypse Some time ago, I attended the much-publicised all Austin Westminster banger race at Arlington Speedway, Sussex. I felt far more at home in the paddock than I’d anticipated. Engineering and workmanship exceeded my snobbish expectations. Some cars had Healey cylinder heads. Others had been fabricated from scratch from knee-level downwards, often to higher structural standards than some MoT’d examples I’ve crawled under. The transferrable nature of skills and enthusiasm was demonstrated by well-restored Westminsters driven to (and from) the event by racers. There were many impressive displays of resourcefulness. One car featured a Triumph 2500 floorpan and drivetrain. ‘I had a rolled Triumph and a Westie with no floor,’ reported its owner, ‘so I just cut-and-shut the two. I’ve given all the Westie bits to a mate who’s restoring a Wolseley 6/99.’ Most participants were surprisingly normal (in the context of us classic car enthusiasts, at least). There were a few purse-lipped individuals who weren’t keen on me poking around their cars – but the same was true in the Ford GT40 paddock when I last visited the Goodwood Revival. The event got a bad wrap for removing 100 or so Westminsters and derivatives from circulation. Critics missed the point that the majority had already been out of circulation for decades, having decomposed unwanted in fields and scrapyards. Only a small proportion of cars looked as though they’d been in rescuable condition before being stripped, braced and graffitied. Most had clearly decayed beyond the point of no return. Any car is restorable, obviously, but whether anyone would realistically do so is a different matter. ‘My A110 was too good,’ admitted one racer. ‘It needed sills and stuff – but it was all do-able. I advertised it for sale online for months – and not for much money – but the only people interested

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were other racers. I ended up parting it out, and I sold the interior and brightwork for more than I’d been asking for the whole car. Then I thought: what the hell – better raced than crushed. The engine, gearbox and axle will be going on eBay if they survive. They usually do.’ The racing was terrifying and rather gruesome, but unarguably spectacular. It’s easy to see why banger racing boasts a level of public appeal that’s lacking in some less-accessible forms of classic motorsport. I found the activity in the paddock between races more interesting, as cars were gas-axed, bent and welded back into shape and bespoke subframes were fabricated from scaffold poles. The atmosphere was nostalgic. ‘I’ve raced Westies since the Seventies,’ said racer and restorer David Laing, ‘but this is the last time an event like this can ever happen. There simply aren’t enough rough Westies left now. It’s emotional.’

Most Westminsters were beyond feasible restoration. Workmanship in the paddock was impressive.

Each to their own Our Nick likens classic cars to antique glassware, Chippendale chairs and terraced cottages in Littlehampton – all static objects that warrant careful preservation. Banger racing involves the use of classics at its most brutal and uncompromising. He and banger racers inhabit different parts of a rich spectrum of classic car enthusiasm. Crucially, though, it's the same spectrum. There’s also no reason why we can’t enjoy several parts of the spectrum at once. Q

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SAAB 99 Best of his driveway derelicts is a filthy but complete 1973 Saab 99 in Bexley. The car is showing as being on SORN so it’s not been forgotten about, although it appears to have been off the road for 10 years.

HIllman Minx Phase IV This Hillman Minx Phase IV (1949-51) was spied in a village in Co. Durham looking forlorn and fedup in the corner of another driveway. We can only hope all of Oliver’s finds have recommissioning plans from their owners at some point.

1975 MG BGT Another rust-yellow ornament from Morpeth, this complete and restorable MGB GT was registered in August 1975, is also on SORN, and appears to have been sitting there even longer then the Saab.

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Hillman Imp Glyn Roberts found this Imp hiding away at the back of his property near Mold in North Wales. We have Glyn’s phone number if anyone is interested in making contact.

Citroën Dyane This Dyane was spotted on the island of Thasos, just off the coast of Greece, by holidaymaker Graeme Kann. No doubt the mild weather has stopped the little car’s thin metalwork from dissolving too quickly.

Triumph TR7 Clay Adams from Canada found this Triumph TR7 in a side street of the tiny town of Oroville, Washington, USA, close to the Canadian border. A sad state of affairs and (based on the plate) unregistered since 1996, but relatively rust-free.

Opel Rekord Derek Boles has spent years watching this wonderful late Fifties Opel Olympia/Rekord gradually fade into the scenery in a small yard in South Somerset that’s accessible only by a footpath. Derek believes the owner passed away about 18 months ago.

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Still on the driveway theme, Robert Lazenby spotted a rotting Rolls-Royce Silve Sh d i t vill g i High resto plate

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Paint it… blue. Ex-Wyman Merc was good value.

WITH RUSS SMITH

‘… the five-bob Fords I used to fettle’

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erhaps inspired by the growing number of one-make auctions, Silverstone tried a partial one-make sale for the Saturday leg of their double-header at the NEC Classic Motor Show. And it was a partial success. A collection of mostly beyond-superb fast Fords made up 24 of the 67 lots, and their presence packed out Silverstone’s fenced-off area of Hall 2. A lot were just Ford fans along for the show. But there were also plenty of people who could – as became apparent – afford Ferraris, but choose loyalty to the Blue Oval logo. Having got Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead to warm up the crowd, the first jaw-dropper was a rare white Sierra Cosworth RS500, 6000 miles on the clock, which sold for £112,500. The scene was set; how about a Capri Brooklands for £47,250, a Fiesta XR2 MkI for £22,500, and my pasty went cold when my mouth wouldn’t close as the bidding for a 900-mile Escort MkII RS2000 crept all the way to £97,875. It went on: £91,125 for a barely driven ’96 Escort RS Cosworth; £44,438 for an Escort RS Turbo with a bunch of trophies. Plenty of folk in the crowd came away looking shell-shocked, me included. It’s hard to believe this stuff was in any way related to the five-bob Fords I used to fettle with mates in grubby Essex lock-ups back in the Seventies. But the side-effect of all this Ford fever was that it did rather detract from the other cars on offer, of which Silverstone Auctions barely sold half, compared to 71 per cent of the Fords. Available free online, the One can only assume PC Price Guide is your anyone hoping to flog guide to classic values: an Aston or Merc there practicalclassics. co.uk came away less than partially pleased.

‘My pasty went cold when my mouth wouldn’t close…’

Price Guide online

Russ Smith has been following the classic car market for more than two decades and contributes to Practical Classics, Classic Car Weekly and Classic Cars.

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REVIEW

It’s all over now Rock and film cars star at Historics

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istorics final sale of 2017, held at Mercedes World, included a selection of cars with loose – or not so loose – rock star and

film connections. We’ll start with the real thing, a MercedesBenz 250 S bought new by Rolling Stones bass man Bill Wyman, then

bought back by him in 1991 as a wreck, which he had restored. Wyman finally sold it again in 2015, when it made £20,700 at a Bonhams

TT: classic in waiting?

PRACTICALLY CLASSIC Emerging classic at the bottom of its price curve Is it still too soon for Audi’s 4WD 2+2? Almost 20 years old already, we reckon it’s time to take a look now as you can bag a decent fixer-upper for as little as £800. Even the base ones got 180bhp, though obviously the 225bhp model is better, and from ’03 there was also a smattering of 3.2 VR6

models with 247bhp. Hmm. But those already getting enthusiast attention are the 75kg lighter Sport 240 (237bhp). Just 800 of those were sold in the UK from ’05-’06.

The Good Auction Guide PC’s pick of the best FRI JAN

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South West Vehicle Auctions, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset (01202 745466, swva. co.uk)

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Anglia Car Auctions, The Cattlemarket, King’s Lynn, Norfolk (01553 771881, angliacarauctions.

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Bonhams, Les Grande Marques du Monde, Grand Palais, Paris, France (020 7468 5801, bonhams.com/cars)

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BUYER PROFILE

‘I JUST HANDED THE CASH OVER’

If I had the money… Russ Smith’s pick of cars offered through ClassicCarsForSale

Steve Radley’s Triumph 2000

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have two other MkIs, both modified. I want to compete in more historic rallying events and needed a 1967 or older standard 2000. The guy who owned this did the Club Triumph RBRR with us in 2012 and then bought the car, but did nothing with it. He heard I was after an original car and offered it. The fact it had never been welded and still has original sills makes it a strong shell and good prospect. No haggling needed – the £1000 asked was so cheap I just handed the cash over. Paperwork shows it has been laid up twice: in 1988 and again in 1999 until my mate bought it in 2012. Making the 54,000 miles on the clock genuine. I have an overdrive gearbox to fit as the standard four-speed screams its head off at 60mph!

ABOVE Alfa wasn’t perfect but still made good money. BELOW DMC-12 was a slow burner – values have stalled.

auction. The car has since covered just 3000 miles so we reckon whoever paid £16,800 for it at Historics got a good deal. As mentioned in the previous issue, prices of DeLoreans have stepped back in time. Low mileage examples aren’t rare, but this two-owner 9900-mile example looked good, though not good enough for its £40-50k

estimate. Reality prevailed with the seller and it was eventually let go for £26,000. Two years ago we’d have guessed £45k. As the owner of one, it was good to see an imperfect Alfa Spider S2 perform well. A left-hooker with some visible flaws and a few mods, it was estimated at £10-14k but sold for £15,120. Prices keep gradually improving.

1963 Rover P4 95 Price: £6500 Lovely little car, still in fine order after a professional respray some ten years ago. Good chrome. Just needs a little attention to the front seats.

Prepped and rally-ready for 2018.

1992 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 Price: £5495 In the very rare colour of Sorrento Green complete with decent half-leather interior. Much spent in last two years including new bonnet and tailgate.

TRENDING AND ENDING? What’s hot and what’s not right now Triumph Roadster Like a number of early post-war sports cars – Jag XKs are another prime example – Triumph’s pretty but far from racey Roadster has taken a downturn of late. The Bergerac fan club isn’t what it was either.

HOT

+50% Ford Capri Mk II/III 3.0

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IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

This is fast becoming the mainstream Capri of choice. Now significantly more valuable than the 2.8i that replaced it, these sleek rubberburners are also nearing values of Essex V6-motored MkI cars.

-6.7% IN THE PAST YEAR

1977 Lancia Montecarlo Price: £11,000 Much sought after late Series I car with just 50,000 miles on the clock. Solid, good-driving car let down a bit by less than professional quality of respray.

classic auctions FRI FEB

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Artcurial, Rétromobile, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France (artcurial.com)

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Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Sale, Stoneleigh, Warks. (01926 691141, silverstoneauctions.com)

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Barons Auctions’ Classic Winter Warmer, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. (023 8066 8413, barons-auctions.com)

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Historics at Brooklands, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire (01753 639170, historics.co.uk)

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Brightwells, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire. brightwells.com (01568 611122, brightwells.com)

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ritpart is big. Really big. Hardly surprising really considering it is the leading independent wholesaler of parts and accessories for Land Rovers in the world. It supplies in excess of 1000 retailers worldwide from government agencies to trade outlets, to copper mines in Poland (we kid you not). It’s a bit of a legend. The name Britpart has been around for over 35 years and today the companies base in Craven Arms, Shropshire is the size of a small town. Over 300 people are employed in a wide variety of roles from dispatch driving to marketing and product development, the site is always busy. Looking after the company is MD Paul Myers, who takes us around the site during our visit. ‘Like a lot of employees I have been here for a long time, almost 20 years in fact,’ Paul tells us as we enter a simply enormous despatch warehouse. ‘It’s a great team to be a part of, and that means that staff retention is good.’ Despite the size, the operation runs like clockwork and everyone seems to know what they are doing. We’ve never seen an operation like it – certainly not ion the classic parts supply world. Britpart is assessed to Lloyds Quality Assurance BS EN ISO 9001:2008, which means that very specific quality controls are in place to

ensure that every product leaving Craven Arms meets a certain standard. ‘That’s important,’ says Paul. ‘We give value through economies of scale but that can never be at the expense of quality.’ We head for the exit, dodging fork lifts on the way. ‘It gets very busy in here sometimes,’ says Paul, ‘and we offer swift delivery as part of the service, so there’s no room for error.’ Pallets stacked and packed and addressed to all four corners of the planet await their wagons as we move on into a storage warehouse full of galvanised chassis. It is simply amazing, a valley of steel. Land Rover appointed Britpart as an ‘Approved European Parts Distributor’ for all Land Rover Genuine Parts; this, together with Britpart’s own range of parts and accessories, along with their extensive inventory of O.E.M. product, means they are one big one-stop shop… and that includes complete chassis. ‘You could build a Land Rover from the parts we stock, and probably tailor it completely to your liking.’

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little motor. It needs a spot of fettling and I’ve already begun accumulating service parts, but I’m enjoying being back in a 205. STARTING BID £300. PAID £380.

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BUYING GUIDE 1957-1977

FIAT NUOVA 5

Good things come in small packages – and tha certainly true of Fiat’s tiny masterpiece, whic this year celebrates its 60th anniversary

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he most characterful cars tend are often those designed for buyers on a budget. That’s why the Mini, Beetle, 2CV and Fiat 500 are so endearing – they’re full of gioia di vivere even though they’re not fast or luxurious. 2017 marked 60 years since Fiat’s Nuova 500 made its debut. With its air-cooled two-cylinder engine buzzing away in the back, this was a car that put a nation on wheels, with almost four million built in a 20-year production run that began in 1957. Available as a saloon or an ultra-cute estate (dubbed Giardiniera), there’s little difference between one 500 derivative and another. Carlo Abarth did work his magic on some cars, but today they’re very rare and valuable. The 500 has long been a cult car, but since Fiat revived the brand in 2008 interest in the originals has gone stratospheric. As a result, some Nuova 500s change hands for far more than they’re worth – but don’t be taken in by a shiny paint job, because if you don’t do your homework you could end up buying a tarted-up parts car. However, pretty much any 500 can be revived if your pockets are deep enough. Buy well and you’ll have a car that’s easy to work on, cheap to maintain and a real hoot to drive.

PRACTICAL CLAS A WEEK WITH A FIAT N A week behind the wheel of a 500 provides the perfect antidote to modern life, so when we got the chance to borrow a 1970 500L we

grabbed it with both hands. It would be easy assume that a lack of power would make ever drive frustrating – but n at all because that perk two-pot is surprisingly flexible. While it will at high revs for hours on end, it does get nois and tiring which is wh lower spee are much more relaxing; it easy to see

dash incorporating a rectangular speedo so it doesn’t have the charm of the older car) and the 500R. The latter is the rarest of the lot and also a bit more usable because its 594cc engine makes it a bit more powerful. But not much. There’s also the Giardiniera estate to consider, and if you’ve got really deep pockets there are Abarths too. Genuine Abarths are rare and expensive, but there are quite a few replicas around and if you buy the real thing most classic car buffs will probably assume it’s a fake anyway… As with most cars that came out 60 years ago there are more ropey 500s about than good ones

Which one? Most of the 500s that are available differ only in detail. Early cars with suicide doors are few and far between so you’re likely to have to choose between a 500F (with round dials and lots of character), the 500L (slightly more luxurious but with a revised

Production line How the 500 grew up (but not much) 1957 The 479cc 500

1958 The 21.5bhp 500

1960 Engine capacity

debuts at Turin. There are Economy and Standard editions, the latter with hubcaps and an upholstered rear seat.

S a s with no cloth iffen the bodyshell), but within a year a shorter cloth sunroof is an option.

a ower increase 99.5cc and 17.5bhp respectively and the 500 Giardiniera estate is launched.

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Quote from Lancaster Insurance 45-year-old male, postcode SP2, 3000 miles, garaged, second car, club member. 1972 500L valued at £8000. £81.32 or £99.32 inc AV*. Brought to you by Lancaster Insurance. Call for a quote today on 01480 220071.

Topo tip

Engine

Many people think of this car as the original Fiat 500, but it wasn’t. That was the Topolino (little mouse), launched in 1936.

The engine doesn’t have much power, so keeping it serviced is essential. A new set of spark plugs can transform how it runs.

comply with UK regulations and put right any problems – and the chances of finding a totally problem-free 500 are low.

THE FIAT 500 MARKET

Bodywork The 500 can rot badly. If there are visible signs of significant rust, much worse is likely to be hidden. Lift the front bootlid and examine the battery tray, which rots once the drain holes block and the tray fills with water. Check the wings and wheelarches, taking the wheels off for a thorough inspection. The whole length of each sill also needs checking closely because bodged repairs are common. Inside, check the floorpans and inner sills for rot; lift the rubber mats or carpets to do it properly. Expect corrosion in the door bottoms as the felt ¾

Project cars start at £1000 or so, with tatty but usable examples from £4500. A condition 2 car is worth £5500 while really nice ones sell for about £6500. Exceptional 500s fetch £10,000-£12,000, but you’ll pay at least twice that for a superb Abarth – and most are now superb as they’ve generally been restored. Abarth replicas are usually worth the same as a

£7.5 k £7k £6.5 k

Condition 1

£6k £5.5 k £5 k £4.5 k 2013

2014

standard car plus the value of the parts fitted . Values

2015

2016

2017

aren’t affected by which side the steering wheel sits.

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Wings

Spot the grot

They rust at both ends of the car, but decent replacements are available.

… where your 500 may need TLC Anywhere!

Battery tray

Chances are that horrors will be lurking somewhere beneath the paint…

Few areas are double-skinned so spotting damage is easy. This is the battery tray.

Wheels Bigger wheels and tyres are a common addition, but they can foul the wheelarches.

THE OWNER Geoffrey Alton bought his 1972 500L five years ago from a student and his grandfather who had restored it. ‘They did a fantastic job; it’s like new,’ says Geoffrey. ‘It took me six years to find the right car but I’m so glad I did. I also have an Aston Martin V8 Volante and a Bentley Continental GTC, but the 500 gives just as much pleasure.’

window seals rot away and the drain holes become blocked. The front-hinged doors of post-1964 cars can be sourced easily enough but earlier cars’ rear-hinged doors have all but disappeared. The shallower windscreen of these earlier cars is also hard to get. The outer panels are as susceptible to rust as the inner ones, especially anything aft of the B-post; the metal at the base of the rear screen dissolves and the engine cover can too, especially around the air vents.

Oily bits Don’t expect a quiet engine, but if it’s really raucous the timing chain has probably worn; a DIY fix costs £42 or it’s a £250 garage job. Oil leaks from the rocker cover or sump gaskets are common and

easily fixed, but if the dipstick is being ejected from the engine a £1400 rebuild may be needed – or it could just be a failed valve in the £10 oil filler cap. Blue smoke from the exhaust on the over-run points to worn valves and guides; budget £600 for a reconditioned exchange cylinder head. A thermostatically controlled air vent should open once the engine is warm; it can fail, but usually in the open position, so there’s no damage. If the engine overheats, the head gasket will probably fail, making the engine run badly. The outlet pipes either side of the engine will also be pressurised (put your hand over them to discover if they are). The fix is a new gasket – £400 if you go to a specialist. A correctly adjusted fan belt cuts the risk of overheating, so check its tension.

Production line Still cool all the way throu h to the ’70s 1965 1965: The 500F

1968 The ‘luxurious’

1972 1972

1975 Production of

makes its debut, with an 18bhp engine, front-hinged doors, a larger windscreen and round dials.

Lusso, or 500L, arrives with extra trim inside and out, radial tyres, a fuel gauge and a revised dash .

g powere same 23bhp 594cc engin as the new 1

the 500 finally ends after 18 years, with nearly 3.5 million made plus another 327,000 Giardinieras.

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Back seat The metal under and behind the back seat rots, but panels are available.

OUR SPECIALIST

Rear arm This is the rear suspension arm that can corrode then fail altogether.

Manj Lal and Amelia Bishop formed Swindonbased Weenie Fiats ten years ago. ‘We started it as a hobby, after buying a couple of our own 500s,’ says Manj. ‘I was already a mechanic, so setting up the business made perfect sense. We started off selling parts via a website. Next came premises and

we now offer servicing, repairs, MoT repair work, storage, recommissioning, parts, recovery, inspections and transportation. We ship parts all over the world and restore cars for enthusiasts all over the UK.’

SELECTED SPECIALISTS

Weenie Fiats, Wilts. 01793 230385, weeniefiats.co.uk Auto Rossa, Hants. 01425 478 648, autorossa.com Motobambino, Lancs. 01524 730937, motobambino.com Proiettis, London. 0207 607 0798, fiat500.cc Ricambio, London. 0208 669 3800, ricambio.co.uk Middle Barton Garage, Oxon. middlebartongarage.com

‘Buy well and you’ll have a car that’s easy to work on and a real hoot to drive’

Gearboxes last well, but with no synchromesh they can get damaged by ham-fisted drivers; trying to engage first on the move will probably break it, so see if the car jumps out of first and reverse on the move. If the gearchange is really nasty, the linkage probably needs adjusting. A Metalastik bush in there perishes over the years and the only solution is to renew it at £25. Oil leaks can be caused by overfilling the gearbox or weeping joints; there aren’t any gaskets, which doesn’t help to keep things oil-tight. A major gearbox leak takes five or six hours to fix, which can be costly if you farm the job out rather than doing it yourself. Driveshaft gaiters can leak, too. Two types of driveshaft were used, with those on pre-500L cars being slimmer; many earlier cars have now had the thicker driveshaft fitted.

The simple worm-and-sector steering box is durable but the idler bushes can perish, leading to play in the steering. Uneven tyre wear suggests fresh track rods are needed at around £20 apiece. New idler bushes are about £11, while an exchange idler costs around £160. An exchange steering box will set you back £354, or you could convert to a rack for about £500. The suspension is simple, but even if the front kingpins are greased the metal can still wear, as the design is poor and the lubricant doesn’t get to where it should. The result is a worn or seized bottom bearing, which is a £180 fix. The front suspension can also suffer from a worn single transverse leaf spring, so see if the car sits level from head on; if it leans to one side a new spring is needed at £72 for a standard part or £132 ¾

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Like just about everything else, trim parts for the 500 are readily available.

for one that lowers the car. The telescopic dampers can also wear; replacements cost £80 per pair. The biggest potential suspension issue is at the back: corrosion within the swing arm. If this has cracked or corroded the arm may break away and you could lose control of the car. A specialist will charge £300 to put it right. The all-drum braking system works fine if it’s maintained. If the car has been standing, one of the wheel cylinders may have seized, so see if the car pulls to one side under braking. Replacement wheel cylinder seals don’t last long, so check for leaks from perished rubbers. New cylinders are £40 each.

Trim and electrics Apart from a few early cars, all 500s have a sunroof. As it ages the material loses its weatherproofing, but an entire new roof (covering and frame) is available for just £120. The roof’s retaining catches should be metal but sometimes cheap plastic replacements are fitted instead, and they break. With metal catches available for just £14 apiece, they’re cheap to renew. High-quality interior trim is available in red, tan or black. You can buy a complete set of replacement

FOR SALE Opel Mantas from…

1972 Fiat 500L £5500 ovno

48,750 miles. Recent MoT. ‘A little jewel.’

1968 Fiat 500 £10,500

34,175 miles. Mint, brand new tan interior.

Parts supply is as good as it’s ever been, with most panels that you’re likely to need readily available. Prices aren’t high, either; a front panel costs £95, a front wing is £47 and a complete door (skins aren’t available) is £342. An inner sill panel is £35, outers are £37 apiece and a complete rear wing is just £150. However, only pattern parts are available and none fit as well as the originals, so they need some fettling. You can get everything you need for a complete mechanical rebuild and interior trim is also available off the shelf. The only significant parts that aren’t available are righthand drive wiper motors along with steering boxes and idlers. Consider some upgrades if you’re doing

Most work is straightforward.

a major restoration. It’s easy to swap the 499cc engine for a 594cc or 652cc Fiat 126 unit to give up to 24bhp – a sizeable jump in power. WHAT TO PAY?

Project: £1000-£2500 Runner: £4000-£6000 Good: £6000-£10,000 THINK AGAIN IF…

You want originality – only pattern body parts are available these days.

OWNERS’ CLUBS

Fiat 500 Enthusiasts Club, fiat500enthusiasts.co.uk Fiat 500 Club, fiat500club.org.uk Fiat Motor Club (GB), fiatmotorclubgb.co.uk

seat covers for £390, while a carpet set is £144. You can even buy a repro rubber mat set for the 500F for a rather steep £340. The electrical system is simple but can give problems. The fusebox that sits in the nose is usually reliable, but the wire connecting the ignition coil and the distributor becomes brittle and breaks, so the engine cuts out or won’t start. A new wire should fix things. Q

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500 Sport (1958-60)

500D (1960-65)

500F/500L (1965-72)

Engine Power Torque Top speed 0-50mph* Economy Gearbox Length Width Height Weight

479cc/2-cyl/OHV 15bhp@4000rpm 20lb ft@2500rpm 56mph 53sec 62mpg 4-speed manual 9ft 9in (2.97m) 4ft 4in (1.32m) 4ft 4in (1.33m) 1069lb (485kg)

499cc/2-cyl/OHV 21bhp@4000rpm 22lb ft@3000rpm 65mph 44sec (*0-60mph) 58mpg 4-speed manual 9ft 9in (2.97m) 4ft 4in (1.32m) 4ft 4in (1.33m) 1069lb (485kg)

499.5cc/2-cyl/OHV 17.5bhp@4400rpm 26lb ft@3500rpm 59mph 47.2sec 58mpg 4-speed manual 9ft 9in (2.97m) 4ft 4in (1.32m) 4ft 4in (1.33m) 1102lb (500kg)

499.5cc/2-cyl/OHV 22bhp@4400rpm 26lb ft@3500rpm 59mph 35.8sec 51mpg 4-speed manual 9ft 9in (2.97m) 4ft 4in (1.32m) 4ft 4in (1.33m) 1356lb (615kg)

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Budget roadster thrills for PC production guru Rob Rob McCabe It was easier than I thought. With a simple ‘What do you think?’ intoned with as much couldn’t-care-less-what-youthink-because-I’m-not-actually-that-botheredmyself as I could muster, I handed my wife the iPad. And the seller’s excellent photographs of his pretty little Daihatsu Copen did the rest – well, that, and the realisation that a car that looks like this could change hands for not a lot of money. I found myself in the right place at the right time, given that these tiny Japanese roadsters – never big sellers here anyway – certainly aren’t going to get any more numerous and that their day in the classic-car sun will surely dawn sometime soon. This is especially true of the later 1.3-litre 4-cylinder model (2007-10), which is greatly outnumbered in the UK by its 0.66-litre turbocharged predecessor. A quick recce of (the very few) 1.3s that are for sale as I write this suggests I’d be paying at least a grand

more for the fingers e-hand examples that can se to the mileage/condition/history of min It’s spending a week with the e car as a motoring hack some 12 or 1 s ago that can be blamed for this almost-impulse-buy. It was such brilliant fun, I never really forgot it. So, off I went on the train to go to see this one, having provisionally agreed a deal. And I was gobsmacked when I first saw it – prettier than I’d hoped, with few giveaways that it hadn’t just rolled out of the showroom. The owner gave me the full-works guided tour and encouraged me to take a decent test drive in it. I did. The 86bhp 1.3 is lively, smooth and flexible, the gearshifts short and sweet. It feels like it’s going faster than it actually is, so you get your 80mph kicks for 60mph petrol money. So, great fun – and creature comforts, too. Air-con, heated seats, front and rear fogs and leccie mirrors are all standard, plus the seller had replaced the crap stereo with a Pioneer USB/Bluetooth head unit and speakers. He’d also lathered the underside and all known cavities with anti-rust wax. You can even get a week’s shopping in it with the roof down – although you will have to pop back to Sainsbury’s afterwards to fetch your partner. Q

LISTED ON AUTOTRADER 2008 Daihatsu Copen 1.3 47,000 miles, full service history, nearmint, underside and cavities anti-rustwaxed. Advertised at £3800 BOUGHT FOR: £3650

THE VERDICT I wish the 200-mile drive home on that sunny Saturday afternoon could have been longer.

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‘Ka: ultimate bargain mini’

BOUGHT FOR £150

Craig with the third of his R8s. This one’s hot.

Ford’s ‘fun egg’ will never be any cheaper. Buy now and enjoy! Danny Hopkins I was never a fan unti I drove one. The Ford Ka, to me, was a shopping trolley for the elderly. How that changed when I got behind the wheel of my mother-in-law’s 25,000-mile example. She had given up driving and I had bought it as a daily for the family. The drive home told me all I needed to know – the Ka was wasted as a shopping trolley (although my wife’s mum was never a slouch behind the wheel). Even with the old Kent-based 1.3-litre Valencia engine it was fast and, frankly, brilliant. Like the Focus, the Ka was a product of the Richard Parry-Jones era BOUGHT ON EBAY at Ford, so its handling is as 2003 Ford KA sharp as a knife – 50 miles and ‘Offered with MoT and I had become a Ka convert. ready to drive away. That car is now 30k miles old, Rust around the filler still in the family, and we love it. cap and needs new front wishbones. 79k Our Ka number two was a later miles though with very Duratec 1.25-litre example that strong mechanicals needed work. I bought it to get and decent interior.’ home from a car delivery BOUGHT FOR: £175 mission (cheaper than a train

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ticket) and once I had serviced it, replaced both bottom wishbones (the Ka’s Achilles heel along with rust around the filler cap) I sold it on for a small profit. For four weeks it plugged a gap in my fleet and was just as much fun as the other family Ka. It is now proving its worth for a friend’s daughter as her very first car. Even good examples are changing hands for nothing – rough ones are being given away like sweets. Grab a SportKa and you will have a sure-fire future classic. Q

THE VERDICT They will never be cheaper. They are a hoot to drive. You can work on them at home and there are thousands to choose from. Do it.

‘Rescued from banger boys’ Destined for the oval, it deserved better Craig Cheetham I have a confession – I’m quite a fan of banger racing. If cars weren’t scrapped, there’d be no such things as classics. The majority of cars that end up on the oval are unloved and often too far gone to justify repair – they provide parts to keep others on the road. The R8 Rover (1989-95 200/400 Series) has long been a banger boys’ dream. They’re light, strong and they handle. The K-Series punches above its weight in a sea of Vauxhall Hi-Torq and Ford CVH engines. And in the sub 1.5-litre class, 214s are hot property. Just ask Josh. He is a 20-year-old lad from Soham in Cambs, who was asked by his grandfather to sell the car he’d owned since it was one year old. Indeed, Grandad’s very first journey in the car was on New Year’s Eve 1996 to meet his new grandson for the first time. Josh was inundated with offers. All but one (mine) came from banger racers, who were prepared to pay more than my £150. Happily, Josh and Grandad decided to sell it to me. It isn’t perfect, but it has a big service history, immaculate interior and a solid undercarriage. I’ve already sourced a replacement for the scabby wing, and the running problem disappeared with a new set of leads, dizzy cap and rotor arm. I have three R8s and they’re all good but the entry-level 214i is a rare beast. So, does it stay or does it go, as is? Banger racers need not apply. Q

BOUGHT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA 1996 Rover 214 ‘One owner from new. 21 years in the same hands. Full service history but now has a running problem. Needs to go to a good home.’ BOUGHT FOR: £150

THE VERDICT It would have been a shame for it to die on the oval. It lives on… even if another project is the last thing I need. Danny and two tame Kas.

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STAFF CAR SAGAS Kettle on… time for some steamy tales from the PC workshop Danny Hopkins EDITOR

1986 Ford Sierra 1.6 L Estate Engine 1593cc/4-cyl/OHC Power 75bhp@5300rpm Torque 89lb ft@2900rpm Gearbox 4-speed manual 0-60mph 13.7sec Top speed 103mph Fuel economy 36mpg

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Out in the open for the first time since 1992. Body was sound apart from wheelarches and rear chassis rail.

Also in Danny’s shed 1950 RILEY RMA Theo G is on with the offside wheelarch – he’s a genius. 1956 RILEY PATHFINDER More metalwork… sigh.

rra awakens 1970 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Work proceeds at PALE Classics in Chippenham. I972 TRIUMPH 2000 NEC Triumph! New radio fitted. Stars in Skill Shack. 1986 AUSTIN MAESTRO 1.6 VANDEN PLAS We have had a new key made and turned it! 1987 MAZDA 626 COUPÉ Almost ready for the road. MoT looms. Need steering column cowling – please? 1991 MERCEDES 190E 2.0 German. Runs and drives. I’ve always fancied one. 1997 SAAB 9000 CS 2.3 Swedish. Awaiting my attention. It will be fun.

Danny chooses a Ford garage-find as his winter warmer very year, we at PC set ourselves a competitive challenge – to get a classic (aged 25 years or over) on the road for less than £750. The resulting line-up is usually eclectic and their condition always variable. I like a bit of a mountain to climb (anyone remember ‘Olive’ the Rover P4 from 2017?) and this year will be no different. My ‘winter warmer’ chose me, but reader Adrian Andrews set me on course. He had an old Sierra estate in his garage and he needed the space more than he needed the car. I was intrigued by the low mileage… only 38,000 miles on the clock, it having been laid up since 1992 when Adrian’s wife decided it wasn’t for her. But 25 years in a garage had been surprisingly kind to the car. Adrian was extremely detailed in his description of the main areas of concern. A wheelarch needed doing and the rear, nearside chassis rail (there are two under the payload area)

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was rotten. He told me both repair panels would come with the car. I told him I would be down within the week. I love a ‘barn find’ as much as the next person, and this was as exciting as any I have unearthed. Adrian and I spent a good hour getting rid of boxes and towels from on top and inside the Sierra that had obviously seen excellent service as a cupboard and storage shelf. The pay-off was a dry space – all that cardboard and cloth had soaked up any moisture. The car was very, very sound. A smidge under £250 secured it (along with a promise to come back so Adrian could judge my handiwork) and I trailered it away within a week. Adrian told me as I departed that it had ‘new tyres’, and, yes, they still had the rubber tags and no tread scrub. It had been on blocks as well so no flat spots; they looked perfect. But they were put on the car in 1992 when it was laid up… I promised myself I wouldn’t be persuaded to keep them.

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And it works. Purring like a kitten for the first time in 25 years.

Webcon replacement carb fitted. Straight swap.You can re-use the air filter housing.

Every earth point needed cleaning and protecting.

‘The estate’s brake flexihoses were a catalogue of brittle splits’ New Nexens from Vintage Tyres.

My first call was, therefore, to Ben Field, former PC technical editor and now managing director of Vintage Tyres at Beaulieu, Hants. A set of Nexen N’Blue Plus 185 R13s were ordered up and a little under £200 saw the estate ready for a heavy load again. These tyres have a modern tread pattern, but they still look correct for the car.

Rubber reasoning Ben is understandably vociferous when it comes to old tyres. ‘The bottom line with tyres is that originality and patina is fine for paintwork and trim, but not for rubber because it is safety critical,’ he says. ‘Rubber continues to vulcanise throughout its life, so tyres get harder and harder. ‘Even though the Sierra’s tyres have legal tread and would fly through the MoT, they will be too hard, which means reduced grip in the dry and practically perilous in the wet. Take them off and hang them up as trophies, but do not drive anywhere on them.’ That’s sound advice. The industry view is to never fit tyres that are more than eight years old and to replace any over ten, regardless of tread depth. My Sierra tyres had been kept in the dark, but that won’t stop the vulcanising process.

Tester Nick has a look over the car as a pre-MoT check.


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How to replace a wheelarch Offer it up

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This is an original Ford panel so it fits. Mark out the area you need to replace, cut the panel appropriately, offer it up and draw round it in black felt tip. Then cut a halfinch inside the line (you’ll need a small overlap to joddle) and then remove the old metal.

While you’re there… The inner wheelarch is also corroded. Make up a cardboard template and cut fresh steel to weld in to meet the outer arch panel. Repeated trial fits required!

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Grind away your weld to make it as flush as possible. Prime and fill. End with high-build primer, flatting back between coats. Use your hands and eyes to ‘feel’ for any imperfections.

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New inner arch metal in and outer edge carefully worked (joddled) to accept the trimmed repair panel. Masking tape protects surrounding paintwork.

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Clamp panel in place and spot weld along its joined edge to avoid too much heat going in at the same time. Fill in between welds, pausing to cool.

Next Matt Tomkins, Theo Gillam and I got stuck into the bodywork back at the PC workshop. The cutting out of the rotten leg and welding in of the new item was deep surgery but worthwhile, particularly as the Sierra had a towbar fitted. I welded a small patch into the offside rear wing and worked with Theo on the nearside repair (see the five-step guide above). Then I spent a happy day attacking brittle underseal and treating what surface rust I could find with converter and underbody wax. Bodywork ready for its winter test then? All will be revealed in the next issue when we announce details of the adventure.

MoT roller test revealed perishing flexi-hoses.

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Before refitting the wheels we took apart the brakes and reconditioned them with new cylinders and pads on the back and pads and rebuilt calipers on the front. The flexihoses looked fine, but after a quick run on our MoT tester Nick’s rollers, there was a slight inefficiency. When we stamped on the pedal up on the ramp, a bulging hose was revealed. All the flexis were replaced – a catalogue of brittle splits showed me this was the right thing to do. Then I spent another happy day trying to start the car. New oil, filter, battery and electrickery, plus fresh fuel, filter and lines had the 1.6 Pinto chugging after a fashion. Time for a new cambelt and tensioners – an easy(ish) job. New alternator (from my stash) and water pump were also fitted ‘while I was there’ and then it was back to trying to get the Sierra to run well. Three days of failure to tune the gummed-up Weber 28/30 DFTH carb with its stuck auto-choke had me on the phone to Webcon UK to order one of its replacement kits for next-day delivery. It took three hours to bolt on, tune up, fit a bracket for a manual choke, plumb in the cables and go for a drive. The best £255 I have spent all year. It felt perky, tractable and strong. Like a new car. Time for the first test, then. Will it pass an MoT? Qdanny.hopkins@practicalclassics.co.uk

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Saab gets posh new chairs, thanks to an old friend

T 1971 Saab 96 V4 Engine 1498cc/4-cyl/OHV Power 65bhp@4700rpm Torque 85lb ft@2500rpm Gearbox 4-speed manual 0-60mph 16.5 sec Top Speed 93mph Weight 920kg

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here are many things I am perfectly capable of but heavy stitching and the intricate arrangement of delicate vinyl piping are not among them. Typically for Saab of this vintage, the upholstery had ssolved like a loaf of bread in a puddle. he vinyl bolsters seemed okay but the fabric as in shreds. A chat with everyone’s favourite weed-wearing Lancastrian, tech genius and PC’s resident concert pianist Ed Hughes, saw me stuffing a wad of cash into his top pocket and the seats into the back of a Wartburg Tourist. While Tomkins and I began tinkering with the crusty malfunctioning electrics (more of that next month), Ed performed his magic. ‘The vinyl seat sides are in good condition – supple and neither shrunken nor stretched – so I decided to re-use all of that’ Ed explained. The original cloth inserts had retained enough of their shape for use as templates and although the top of the rear seat had completely rotted away, that piece was a straight and unshaped section. Nevertheless, the most time-consuming part of the job for Ed turned out to be the base of the

rear seat back – a relatively complex two-piece construction underneath all that fabric and foam. Clever and very Swedish, Ed reckoned. ‘There’s one run of fabric covering two separate sections that must be able to sit taut with the seat up – but it must also fold as the seat drops down.’ It took Ed eight hours to carefully dismantle and reassemble. ‘It was something of a buttock-clenching exercise to try to get it all straight, correctly-tensioned and able to fold in the right places without straining the vinyl panels around the sides.’ Meanwhile, I made the tea.

Wrinkled flutes Elsewhere, the fabric had extra padding in the form of an additional sheet of scrim foam sewn in. ‘It’s vital to keep this straight and free from bunching as you work, or the flutes come out wrinkled or stand out to different heights.’ Ed explained that cutting the old sections out required care, as there were strips of delicate vinyl piping sewn between the vinyl and the cloth. ‘I cut the stitches in such a way that the piping stayed attached to the vinyl, thus

It’s possible James’ Saab was home to a particularly angry cat.

Tech guru and all-round clever stick Ed Hughes gets stuck into seats.

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BEFORE

Citroen scavenging 1988 Citroen CX 22 TRS Engine 2165cc/4-cyl/OHV Power 115bhp@5600rpm Torque 137lb ft@5600rpm Fuel economy 39.1mpg

Work since last report

Park ya bum Ed’s expert work turned shredded seats into plump and cosy delights .

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removing a di cult alignment task on reassembly. The delicate piping would have gone all wobbly as the machine stomped over it.’ With magazine deadlines galore (the bulk of our workload at PC is in the office, remember), project time and workshop space have been lacking these past months. Our prep for the NEC Classic Motor Show meant Tomkins was busy reviving a little green Mini and rummaging through his dressing up box for a Mr Bean outfit. In addition, we we were faced with what to do about our forthcoming annual ‘Winter Warmers’ adventure. In case you didn’t know, we buy an interesting old car for peanuts and drive somewhere inhospitably wintry in an effort to prove you can use a classic in winter months without worry. I came to realise the Saab would be perfect for the job. However, there is still so much to do…

Inspection, dismantling, parts sourcing and many many cups of tea.

We spend most of our lives here at Practical Classics trying not to be distracted from the important jobs. Chiefly, it is our duty to produce a magazine, which means we are almost always busy in the office writing. Which is annoying, as between us we have projects coming out of our ears. One of mine is the Citroën CX, whose original engine expired a few months ago (a suspected cracked head). I’d heard rumours of a scrapped

Safari was too far gone to be anything other than a donor.

CX Safari in Sussex, so in an effort to get things moving and bag some valuable spares, I travelled from Cambridgeshire to the yard near Pease Pottage in the hope it might yield a spare cylinder head. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a different engine to that of my own. Nevertheless, I spent the day stripping the rusty hulk for parts, filling my old C5 estate

to the brim and returned home with obsolete interior trim, switches, lights and panels. In fact, pretty much everything I didn’t need. Always the way, isn’t it?

Brand-spanking new GAZ dampers!

Onward and sideways We had plans last month to get the engine started but instead we found ourselves distracted by other essential tasks, such as replacing the fuel tank and pipes, then refitting the windscreen and fixing the heating system. All this was done with the expert help of Tomkins and Saab nut John Green who kindly travelled up to Lincolnshire again from his Dorset home. I purchased new rubber from Vintage Tyres and had a chat with the chaps from Jetex about a solution for my heavily-corroded exhaust. Just weeks later, a shiny new exhaust appeared. ‘We’ve done more

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than a few of these for Saabs and it really gives that V4 a bit of extra oomph,’ Neil Jones from Jetex beamed. ‘And it sounds great! We reckon you’ll love the results.’ I will have to wait until the car is running, of course, but we fitted the unit anyway. It looks purposeful without being over-the-top. I can’t wait to hear it. Q james.walshe@practicalclassics.co.uk


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Matt Tomkins PROJECT MANAGER

Matt goes back to where it all began ay at the races rekindles a love for historic motorsport

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way from home for the first time, university is a time when late nights lead to early mornings. Midnight oil is burned, and you grow as a person confidence and competence. This was nly the case for me. I studied environmental science at Oxford Brookes University, but it isn’t my course that I remember the most, and it wasn’t academia that required most late nights. It was the many happy hours I spent, lifelong friends I made and huge amount of experience I gained working with the Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation (OUMF) restoring, building and maintaining a small fleet of historic race and rally cars. Entirely independent of Oxford Brookes and Oxford University, OUMF was set up in 2005 by then mature student Ding Boston in an attempt to bridge the gap between the highly academic engineering and motorsports degrees offered by the universities and applications in the real world. Historic motorsport, says Ding, is the fastest growing form of motorsport. He adds: ‘If youngsters can be hooked early, and gain the

1972 MGB GT

Perfect winter daily drive… now with working heater.

Matt’s salubrious accomodation.

experience necessary to achieve careers in the industry, then there is a future for the hobby.’ Funded entirely through sponsorship and goodwill, nothing is wasted at OUMF. ‘We’re in danger of breeding a generation of fitters rather than fixers,’ says Ding. ‘Necessity is the mother of invention, so if it can be fixed in-house it will be. We simply can’t afford to throw things away.’ It was through this wonderful initiative that I learned so much about working with classic cars –welding, paint preparation, engine rebuilds and suspension geometry, both in-house and on regular industry visits, meeting people and making contacts. It’s what gave me the confidence to restore my Morris Traveller and in turn, set me on the track to get where I am today. The project closest to my heart was the total ground-up build of a Riley OnePoint-Five racer, specifically to compete

Many careers have stemmed from skills gained with OUMF.

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Awaiting the grid… the Morris Minor is raced by Chris Rea.

Our Matt fits a new set of NGK plugs.

‘Qualifying put us third on the Coys Trophy grid – an OUMF best’ in Historic Racing Drivers Club (HRDC) meetings under the patronage of Julius Thurgood. I caught up with the current team and the car, still going from strength to strength, at Mallory Park for the penultimate race meet of the 2017 season. I arrived on the Sunday morning, the rest of the team having prepared the car the previous day before trailering it to the track, and set about a final ‘spanner check’. This ritual is essential in a race environment, but also useful on a road car. Every nut, bolt and fixing is marked to denote its position when torqued correctly, and each and every one is checked to ensure it hasn’t moved. Off its stands the Riley came, and it was across to see the scary men with clipboards in the scrutineering bay.

A well-timed pit-stop can gain places.

Snapped Panhard rod mount. Oops!

success here, and we finished third in class and eighth overall. With only a few minutes between this and the second race, a quick check of the car revealed an issue. The mounting bracket for the Panhard rod, used to laterally support the rear axle, had snapped. There was little that could be done in the time available other than remove it completely and hope. Somewhat amazingly, despite this, The Riley’s fastest lap of the day was recorded early on in the race. A slick pit-stop saw us back in third place, after dropping a couple of positions at the flag, but shortly after, disaster. A fuel pump issue caused the Riley to coast into the pit lane. Only three minutes later, it was up and running again, but by this time there were three laps to make up. Days like this teach us the highs and lows of racing; the adrenalin and the disappointment. But it’s also reminded me why I love it so much, and I’ll certainly be back supporting OUMF at another race very soon. Q matt.tomkins@practicalclassics.co.uk

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Mallory’s highs and lows They checked the car thoroughly to ensure that all safety requirements had been met, for any oil or fuel leaks and correct operation of the electrical kill and fire extinguisher detonation switches. Of course, all was well, and we drove the car back to the paddock, filled the tank with sufficient fuel for qualifying and took the car to the collecting paddock for the first session. A sub one-minute lap time put us eighth on the grid for the HRDC Allstars race, and in the second qualifying session, a stunning third in the Coys Trophy, OUMF’s best ever grid position. Evidently Mallory’s extended curves suited the car’s stance well, so no change to set-up was required. The first race, HRDC Allstars, was a 25-minute contest with no pit stop. Consistency was key to

There’s really nothing like the smell of race fuel and burning rubber.


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Phony

Chris Spencer gave up a day to help recover the Jowett.

Kilos of filler flatter the front wings but Javelin-shaped metal needs to replace holes further back…

Theo Gillam CONTRIBUTOR

Looking touch and go… Theo was only given six weeks 1952 Jowett Javelin Deluxe Engine 1486cc/4-cyl/OHV Power 50bhp@4500rpm Torque 76lb ft@2600rpm Gearbox 4-speed manual 0-60mph 22.4sec Top speed 80mph Fuel economy 32mpg

Work done Car collected, parts loaded, parts unloaded, books pored

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Also in Theo’s garage 1955 AUSTIN A135 PRINCESS Spare Gardner 4LK diesel engine secured and rebuild planned. 1963 STANDARD VANGUARD ESTATE In an ever-sorrier state: now leaving a rusty outline.

y the time you get to read this, I may have been involuntarily separated from my scrotum. My other half, Sarah, left me alone for a week to go on holiday leaving me three clear instructions: eat sufficient vegetables; change my underpants; and don’t bring home any more cars. I did relatively well on the first two but failed miserably on the last. As a result, I’m hiding sharp items, particularly the grapefruit knife. It’s all Danny’s fault. He challenged me to find a classic car, on the road, for £750 that could take part in this year’s annual Winter Warmers challenge. I didn’t really fancy a modern classic but then I got to thinking: nothing devalues a car more than ferro-leprosy; yet at about £30 for a 2mx1m sheet of 1mm steel, some gas and wire, and a bit of tin-welting, big improvements can be made quite cheaply to something older. It was thus that I happened to mention this cunning plan to Chris Spencer at Flat Cap Classic Cars, who reminded me of the free 1952 Jowett Javelin Deluxe that desperately needed a home. Despite the attractive price tag, no-one had taken on the project. I wondered why until I heard the story.

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The car’s recent history has been rather traumatic: loved dearly by its owner for many years and mechanically cosseted and improved; sent to a ‘professional’ restoration company for some much-needed bodywork; chopped apart, unbraced, for a bilateral sill replacement while leaving the doors swinging on the B-pillars in the breeze; allowed to twist, cut and welded until the doors had no chance of ever shutting again, then returned; left outside in long grass until it literally collapsed; sent to another resto company who put right the prolapsed structure and one side’s doors, then it was left outside in a state of dismantlement under a tarp for over 15 years. It sounds like my kind of dreamboat: not only rusty and in pieces, but also fundamentally ruined. Cue a hired trailer (£50), a dolly made by Chris for moving wheel-less Javs around, and my big

‘Despite the price tag, no-one had taken the car on…’ practicalclassics.co.uk


How to begin a new project 2

Probe engine

The flat-four is soundly seized… a cheap borescope showed a lack of corrosion but the bores look quite wavy, so the rebuild was clearly some miles back.

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Engine haunted by moisture and a pesky seizure.

Assess project

There are three categories: buggered; rotten; and missing. This car has numerous items in all three areas and will need plenty of TLC.

3 Lubricate bores Currently dosed in XCP to loosen it up. If it turns, a cylinder leak test will indicate if the open valves’ seats have corroded, meaning head off and a quick tickle.

Lots of straps required to prevent clown-car-type disintegration.

van. The engine had been rebuilt prior to the first round of disappointment but has since been sitting under the car along with the rear axle, venturis gaping in moistness, so it’s seized. The rest of the bits had been shovelled into the car, the seats and other bits still being with the owner. So what’s the plan? At the time of writing, there are only six weeks to the epic journey that is Winter Warmers, so the only goal is to get the car roadworthy: anything that constitutes titivation has to be shunned for now, although Chris and I want to get it looking nice eventually to prove it can be done on a shoestring. For now, the doors need to be made to fit nicely, sills created and welded in, new floors cut from ply, then just the mechanical stuff sorted for the MoT. Easy. Thankfully, the Jowett Car Club is pro-active, hands-on and generally brilliant: they don’t just sit in pubs and talk about what other people have done to their cars: most clasp their pints in filthingrained hands. There’s a dedicated spares section that spends a day a week ensuring there are new and secondhand parts available to members, too. My membership application is in and I’m writing a long list… Q practicalclassics@bauermedia.co.uk

USEFUL CONTACTS Blendworth Trailers, blendworthtrailers.co.uk Flat Cap Classic Cars, flatcapclassiccars.co.uk Jowett Car Club, jowett.org

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Assess structure

This is where the most work is required. The Javelin has a unitary construction, its ‘chassis’ members being integral with the body.

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Fit doors

The doors need to fit so there’s a sensible gap; they need to open and close nicely; and the swage lines need to line up. Only then can the sills be made.

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Bodges slammed

The doors are easy to fit, requiring only two bolts, so it was quick to see how wrong the first company had got it: the rear door was clearly fouling the C-pillar and roof so it’s been cut into a wavy edge, allowing the skin to separate from the frame.


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Sam Glover TECH EDITOR

Re-establishing standards Sam unmodifies his ‘Amazon’ to make it go faster

1965 Volvo ‘Amazon’ Engine 1780cc/4-cyl/OHV Power 90bhp@5000rpm Torque 105lb ft@3500rpm Gearbox 4-spd manual + o/d 0-60mph 14.4sec Top speed 100mph Fuel economy 25mpg

Work done Overhauled suspension, fitted correct carburettor needles, soundproofed, rallied.

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Also in Sam’s garage 1952 JOWETT JAVELIN Next in the queue for the two-post ramp. 1960 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Cruised to and from the Tatra Register Netherlands rally. 1968 MORRIS 1800 Engine and gearbox removed for improvements. 1982 WARTBURG 353 MoT’d but UK registration delayed by the DVLA’s unwillingness to send a V55/5.

t’s remarkable how much time and money you can spend elevating an old car from ‘functional’ to ‘satisfactory’. ‘Perfect’, I fear, is a purely theoretical level that I may never each in my lifetime. My recently-acquired Volvo Amazon’ had been in regular use since a brake rebuild, a week of welding and a heavy bout of servicing had rendered it roadworthy. There was still a lot wrong with it, but, being a Volvo, it was capable of ploughing on regardless. I added impetus to perform further improvements by entering it into the 2017 November Sun Run – a four-day rally in the French Alps that’s become a fixture on my calendar. The Volvo came with dual-rate three-inch lowering springs and stiff aftermarket shock absorbers, leading to a terrible ride and handling that was easily unsettled by British road surfaces. I opted to retain the shocks but replace the springs with bog-standard items, which came in a box bearing reassuring Swedish text. The rear bushes seemed rather unyielding, so I took the opportunity to replace them with ‘comfort’ polyurethane items. Removing the four trailing arms that locate the axle revealed that lazy repairs meant they hadn’t really been doing their job. One end of each arm locates on a bracket sandwiched between doughnut-shaped bushes. The bushes squish into cups to centralise the arm in its mounting hole. A repairer had done away with many of these cups and another had eroded to a stump on its own initiative. This meant the arms were free to slop around and clatter against the holes. I bought new cups, enlarged their holes and welded them in place on the body and axle. As I bolted everything back together, it occurred to me that the Panhard rod was of standard length, so the axle must’ve been located

a little off-centre with the lowering springs fitted. Fitting the front springs called for no such surgery, but exposed a sloppy balljoint that had somehow outwitted both me and an MoT tester. Previous owners had encumbered the car with twin SU carburettors, a hot camshaft, noisy air filters and a rude exhaust. The impossibility of finding a satisfactory timing setting, a tendency to pink at mid-throttle and a stink of unburned petrol on hard acceleration gave me a suspicion that the carburettors hadn’t been re-needled to cooperate with the other modifications. A session at my friendly local rolling-road specialist – RJ Bradley and Sons, Shipton-underWychwood – confirmed this. Mystic SU needle charts were consulted on mintylamb.co.uk, three promising candidates were selected and the winner was chosen through trial-and-error. The improvement was even greater than I’d anticipated. Performance was better but, more usefully, the engine now worked adequately below 4000rpm and at light and medium throttle openings, meaning that it drove like a normal car.

Reach for the lasers The new springs and fully-attached axle had transformed the ride and handling, but the car’s lack of inclination to deviate from a straight course of travel suggested too much toe-in. The laser tracking gauge at RJ Bradley and Sons reported that it was set at 4mm in. I plumped for 1mm in, which I’d seen recommended with authority on an intenet forum. This was too little, making it twitchy in a straight line and a shade too tail-happy on corners. Back at home, I marked the positions of the trackrods and added more toe-in incrementally between test-thrashes until a good compromise Bush locating cups had been deleted during previous repairs.

Lowering springs (left) ruined ride and handling. Volvo knew best.

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The ‘Amazon’ requires a welding session at every 3000-mile service.

The Volvo produced a respectable 103bhp with its new needles.

‘The box bore reassuring Swedish text’ was achieved (somewhere in the ballpark of 2mm in, by my reckoning). Much of the Volvo’s soundproofing had been lost in a distant restoration, making the exhaust and air filters all the more offensive. I succumbed to popular practice and gave Dynamat a whirl – Hoodliner on the bonnet and Dynamat Extreme on the bulkhead, floorpans and transmission tunnel. It proved highly effective. Annoyingly, though, it expanded my mid-term ‘to do’ list by exposing final drive rumblings that’d hitherto been lost in the cacophony. I installed my Brantz rally tripmeter, hastily addressed a freshly-bloomed patch of rust on a front ‘chassis’ rail and sped to Alsace, France, for the start of the Sun Run. The Volvo clipped along the autoroute at what the speedo claimed was 90mph, but a satnav later reported to be 105mph. Four happy days of hammering on twisty, slippery roads followed. This provided an opportunity to fully bond with the car… but also to expand the list of ways in which it’s still far from perfect. Q sam.glover@practicalclassics.co.uk

Dynamat Extreme adds refinement; a Brantz tripmeter makes it a rally car.

The Sun Run was a brutal shakedown. PHOTO: TONY LARGE

ABOVE: Three subtly different SU needle profiles were trialled.

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Gary Stretton CONTRIBUTOR

1959 Peerless GT Engine 1991cc/4-cyl/OHV Power 110bhp@4800rpm Torque 117lb ft@3000rpm Gearbox 4-spd manual + o/d 0-60mph 10.8sec Top speed 120mph Fuel economy 28mpg

Work done New gasket fitted, PCV blocked off temporarily.

Hell and back

A bizarre chain of oily events gets Stretton stressed

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’ve learnt a few lessons in life, such as never hang a flag outside new premises or the business will fail and never fit shiny parts to a restoration project until all you have left to do is polish paintwork. I’ve always obeyed the first rule but spurred on by the running engine and working clutch and brake hydraulics, I lapsed on the second and polished up the radiator P-grille to an almost chrome-like shine. But more of that next month.

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Next in line for full restoration once the Peerless is finished.

With smaller jobs such as topping up the silicone brake fluid completed, I connected the final four wires to the second half of the fuel pumps’ waterproof connector, primed the driver’s side pump from a fuel an and then pulled fuel through to the carbs from the powered RH pump. I was now able to run the engine without feeding the carbs via a gravity supply. After a few minutes of running up to temperature and checking all was well, I fine-tuned the ignition timing with a timing gun. It was only a couple of degrees out. While doing this, I noticed the first sight of a black splodge on the floor beneath the radiator, then another and another… I switched off and discovered the overflow pipe was chucking out what looked like bubbling oil. My heart sank.

It could only be engine oil, but how and why? A compression test on all cylinders confirmed that No.1 was much lower than the others. The cylinder head would have to be removed to find the cause. I drained the hot coolant from the engine and went home very disheartened. Tom Boyd at TR Enterprises got wind of my plight and suggested I call, which I did and discussed the problem at length with him and Simon Watson his business partner the following morning. While pouring the soiled coolant into containers for recycling, I realised oil wasn’t floating on top of the coolant as you’d expect, but instead a black layer of whatever it was had settled at the bottom of the drainage bowl. I measured the coolant and it was the correct amount for the engine’s capacity.

Tea and epiphany The plot thickened. I stripped the cylinder head of manifolds and carbs, noticing drip marks from the join between head and block. I undid the head studs’ nuts. Were some looser than others? I inspected the cylinder bores. Oily for sure on all four, but when wiped, clean as a whistle. The cylinder head was the same. The multilayered gasket gave no clues of failure, either. I was stumped, although the gasket had been breached. I also checked the heights of the wet

Guilty? A borrowed wrench confirmed that Gary’s own had torqued the head inaccurately. Recalibration required.

Using a correctly calibrated wrench, the head goes back on.

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Compression tests revealed that all the cylinders were leaking.

The one liquid you don’t want to find in your cooling system.

liners but they were all the same and within tolerances at 0.006in. But over a cup of tea, I had an epiphany. I’ve fitted a TR4a-spec PCV valve between the rocker cover and the inlet manifold which enters close to the inlets for cylinders three and four. They were the oiliest bores, too. The induction vacuum is sucking in the oil mist from the rocker cover. That would explain the oil being pushed past the breached head gasket on No.1 and entering the coolant system under compression. This in turn caused the coolant to pressurise and the bubbling black oil I saw was an accumulation of crankcase oil forced to the overflow pipe, I was lucky to be standing by it with a timing gun as soon as it blew. But why did the head gasket fail? I rang Simon and explained my theory, which he agreed was unusual but feasible. I ordered a new copper 89mm gasket. The gasket, cylinder head face and block face were all cleaned dry with thinners and then given a light coating of Wellseal. This flashed off for 30 minutes and then the rebuild began. Unnerved by my fleeting observation that some head stud nuts seemed easier to undo than others I borrowed another torque wrench from my good friend Brian to compare with mine. Much to my surprise, mine was clicking much sooner than his above 50 lb ft. I tightened the nuts in sequence

OLD The uprated MLS gasket

to 80 then 100lb ft using mine. I checked them with Brian’s wrench and discovered there was still some way to go on all of them. I was not amused. Had I found why the gasket had failed?

A welcome clunk

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I finished building up the engine again and reset all the valve clearances. Then I compression tested all the bores, achieving consistent and higher readings than previously. Cranking oil pressure was up too. With fresh coolant added, I fired up the engine and it immediately sounded less lumpy, with higher oil pressure when revved. My PCV theory was also proven correct when I discovered the amount of vacuum suck generated by the inlet manifold. I’ll have to rethink that one. So, after a huge journey of discovering, diagnosing and fixing a number of faults, not necessarily connected, I finally got to bolt on the propshaft and select first gear with the rear wheel off the ground. I have never been so happy to hear a clunking driveshaft UJ. Q strettonclassics@gmail.com

Rocker valve clearances all reset to compensate for head gasket thickness.

PCV valve is plugged to prevent excessive oil being sucked into the bores.

NEW TR Enterprises’ 89mm solid copper version.

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Classic Health Check Edd China on why now is the best time to assess your classic at home

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re-1960 classics are no longer required to pass an MoT test and from May all ‘Historic Vehicles’ will become MoT exempt. Whether you think this is a good idea or not, it does put the onus on us, the owners, to make sure our cars are roadworthy. So, don’t forget, even without an MoT, YOUR CAR MUST BE ROADWORTHY – BY LAW. Performing a classic car health check at home is well within the capability of most owners and so I am really pleased that Heritage Classic Car Insurance has given me the opportunity to share some of my top tips with you via the series of Skill Shack tuition videos currently accessible via the Heritage website. Why now? Well, winter is a great time to give your classic a good once over, particularly for owners who don’t need to MoT their classics from next May. If you find an issue with the car there is plenty of time to get it sorted before you hit the road in Spring and if you are one of those wise owners who will still present your car for MoT even if it doesn’t officially need it, this is a great way to make sure it comes away with a clean bill of automotive health. A thorough check at home in readiness for the real deal can save you time and money.

will you need? 1 What If you want to be really thorough, It is helpful to have a copy of the DVSA’s MoT Tester’s Ma checklist, a depth gaug helper, acc

Edd China delivers his MoT health check to camera.

a ramp (or jack and axle stands if you don’t have a ramp), basic tools, long pry bar, basic tool kit and fluids for topping up.

checks 2 Walk-round Look at the car as a whole. Are there any exposed wires or cables hanging down? Are there any sharp edges? Check all mirrors are present and clear – and is there any loose trim? Now open and close the boot, checking it locks securely, then do the same with all the doors. Check the

Edd with a willing helper in the PC workshop…

hinges for rust, attachment and for smooth operation. Now the big rust check. Look for holes in panels, bubbling and rusty edges. Tap everywhere you see anything that looks dodgy with firm finger and thumb pressure or the ‘corrosion assessment tool’ – a toffee hammer would be right. You need to do this because a tester would. While you are walking round check the integrity of the fuel filler cap and condition of any tow bar. 

check 3 Bounce Bounce all four corners of the car. If the car bounces firmly once, all is OK. But if it continues to bounce, then replacement dampers are the order of the day. You can check dampers for oil seepage when you are underneath the car.

NEXT TIME: Edd describes the other steps to a happy classic.

EDD CHINA’S CLASSIC CAR HEALTH CHECK There’s a full series of video tutorials waiting for you, plus some added extras. Sign up today to watch the full series at heritagecarinsurance.co.uk/ edd-chinas-classic-car-health-checks STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO WORKSHOP COURSES

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STAFF CAR SAGAS Landy window regulator works a treat.

Smart Sometimes you need to think outside the box when original parts are no longer available. Nigel has done well here.

Nigel Clark CONTRIBUTOR

Window works Nigel replaces the Scimitar’s winder mechanism

1977 Reliant Scimitar SE6A Engine 2994cc/V6/OHV Power 138bhp@5000rpm Torque 192lb ft@3000rpm Gearbox 4-speed man + o/d 0-60mph 9.4sec Top speed 118mph Fuel economy 25mpg

Work done New window regulator mechanism for the Scimitar.

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Also in Nigel’s garage 1970 TRIUMPH TR6 Going well and clocking up the miles, including a recent long weekend jaunt to the Cotswolds.

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he driver’s window winder mechanism on the Scimitar has finally given up the ghost. Regular readers will recall about a year ago the same window jammed. On that occasion I was able to get it working again by cleaning and lubricating the regulator and glass channels, though I knew at the time the notchy winding action meant the mechanism would soon need replacing. Final failure followed the law of sod and occurred at the start of a week long holiday. Not even beer mats wedged into the weather strip would keep the glass up! We were lucky to get a dry week away, so the interior avoided a soaking through the permanently open window. So now it’s time to replace the worn out regulator but guess what? They’re no longer available. Spares supply for Scimitars is generally pretty good for a low volume classic, but the window regulator appears to have been unique to Reliant and the last one has long since gone from the Scimitar parts specialists’ shelves. The Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club forum was able to offer advice. Rover SD1 right-hand manual regulators would fit; inevitably only left-

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hand units are available as the right-hand ones get used most and wear out fastest. The other forum suggestion was to use a regulator from a Land Rover Defender, which could be adapted for the job. The Landy part is available for a mere £12, so I figured it had to be worth a try.

Don’t wind me up Arriving home from holiday, the new regulator was waiting for me. Opening the package and inspecting the contents showed straight away that some clever reworking would indeed be necessary, as the winding spindle was never going to take the original Scimitar splined handle. I set to and removed the door card. With the window glass held up by gaffer tape over the top of the door frame, releasing the old regulator was straight forward. Looking at both old and new regulators on the workbench side by side, I was clearly facing a good news/bad news situation. The good news was that the Landy regulator’s dimensions were similar: operating arm lengths and winder spindle location closely matched the old Scimitar part. The not-so-good bits were that the mounting of the handle on the spindle was

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GT6 comes home at last 1972 Triumph GT6 Engine 1998cc/6-cyl/OHV Gearbox 4-spd man + o/d Power 98bhp@5300rpm

Work since previous report GT6 arrives home after major cosmetic surgery. The GT6 is home again after a marathon of body repairs and a top class paint job. Ben from Complete Car Care turned up one fine morning with his trailer bearing my little red

Triumph. In almost twenty years of ownership, this is by far the longest the GT6 has been off the road… and I’ve missed her. The waiting is almost over and once I’ve completed the refitting she will be back on the road. I have to say the body now looks better than I’ve ever seen her. The clear-overbasecoat Triumph Pimento finish is absolutely pristine.

totally different, the captive mounting nuts for the winder mechanism were spaced differently and one of the guide channel rollers was of a different design. None of these problems seemed insurmountable, so I decided to start with the guide roller as it seemed a fairly simple fix.

Getting down to business The guide rollers’ spindles were pressed and peened into their respective metal arms, so it didn’t take long to drill and remove them. Next I took the old Scimitar spindle, drilled down its centre line and used a pop rivet to fix it to the Landy arm. All nice and easy so far. Now for the winding spindle mismatch. The Landy regulator had a short stubby spindle with an irregular hexagon plate to which the handle would mount. The Scimitar spindle was longer, with a spline for the handle. Even if the Scimitar handle could be persuaded to fit the Landy spindle, the spindle would be too short to poke through the door Old and new – not quite the same.

Ben returns one shiny GT6 to the Clark homestead.

Hopefully it will stay that way for years to come; externally the lacquer topcoat should prevent colour fade and internally, every cavity has been

USEFUL CONTACTS Complete Car Care, completecarcare.co.uk Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club, scimitarweb.co.uk

Old channel guide was teamed up with the new regulator.

thoroughly treated with corrosionpreventing wax. I’m not going to rush into the final assembly. I’m waiting for a moment when I’m not

too busy and can finish putting together the little GT6 calmly, enjoying the experience rather than feeling under the pressure of a deadline.

card. Thinking ‘well it was cheap, so what if I wreck it’ I reached for the drill again and released the peened fixing points for the winder spindle and cog. Once these had been removed from old and new regulators, I found the new Landy cog could be placed on the Scimitar spindle. Better still, this could be reattached to the Landy regulator with more pop rivets. I greased the hybrid mechanism and gently tried winding on the bench. It worked! Fitting the new regulator back into the door required the final modification, simply drilling new holes for the mounting bolts into the glassfibre of the inner door shell. Everything fitted back together without problem and soon came the moment of truth. The window would once again wind smoothly up and down, and would stay at any point in between. Better still, so far none of the several pop rivets have let go. It may seem like a relatively small victory but to me, there’s great satisfaction in managing to transplant an unavailable old part with something new from another vehicle. Q practicalclassics@bauermedia.co.uk Winder spindle also needed changing.


Solutions to tech problems & answers to classic questions Hammering tip

Sam Glover

It’s generally more effective to use a heavy hammer gently than a light hammer hard.

TECHNICAL EDITOR

Sam has broken down in a gigantic variety of classics over the years, then worked out how to fix them.

John Simpson MASTER MECHANIC

Big John has worked at the greasy end of the motor industry since leaving school.

Good stuff Cheaper screwdrivers are made of soft metal and chew vital screws as they self-destruct. Cheap spanners fit badly and damage nut heads (and knuckles). Invest in a small quantity of good quality tools.

Theodore J Gillam TECHNICAL EXPERT

Theo teaches automotive engineering and makes amazing things in his shed.

Ed Hughes WORKSHOP GENIUS

Ed singlehandedly keeps a fleet of obscure classics on the road. He’s never owned a modern car.

Kim Henson

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What basic tools do I need?

Kim’s been restoring classics for over four decades. BMC vehicles are his speciality.

Nigel Clark DIY RESTORER

Nigel’s driveway achievements rival those of professional mechanics. He’s our resident Triumph expert.

DIFFICULTY LEVELS One to two spanners An easy job that’s well within the reach of any home mechanic. You’ll need a basic tool kit, a little patience and a steady supply of cups of tea.

Three to four spanners Requires a higher level of knowledge and skill, but it’s still achievable at home.

Five spanners Requires expert or professional skill levels. Specialist tools or assistance might be needed.

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I’ve just bought my first classic – a Maestro Clubman – and I’m planning to maintain it myself. I’ve cleared the garage and installed a bench. What tools do you recommend I buy? I’m dazzled by the array of stuff on offer. Bradley James, Wakefield

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Most jobs on most classics can be accomplished using three sizes of screwdriver and five sizes of spanner. A pair of pliers and a lump hammer add versatility to the ensemble. Seriously, a huge investment in tools is not necessary. We suggest that you assemble a basic toolkit, then add items

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as and when required. A decent socket set is a fine early investment. Get one with ¼in and ½in ratchets. Six-point sockets are generally preferable to 12-point types – and try to get fine-toothed ratchets. Other than this, large sets of things – especially screwdrivers – are often a waste. Just buy a few quality items in the sizes you need... most of a large set will remain unused long after the popular items have become chewed, lost or broken. Spanner sets are a similar proposition: outside the range of 7 to 19mm (or ¼in to ¾in) you might as well just buy individual sizes when you need them. Even within that range, you’ll only be using

a handful regularly. It’s much better to get a smaller set of quality items than a huge set of mediocre ones. Add a good pair of pliers, long-nose pliers, water pump pliers and side-cutters, plus a heavy hammer. A pair of medium-sized molegrips will be useful for all sorts of things. Feeler gauges are vital for setting points, spark plug and valve clearancess – and get a decent, pencil-type tyre pressure gauge. Buy a torque wrench at your leisure: you’ll need it for serious work, but rarely for servicing. Make a 12V test lamp using a sidelight bulb and socket plus two crocodile clips. Buy the best automotive multimeter

you can find for £20. You’ need crimp terminals and a crimper at some stage. Get a ratchet-action crimper, not a squeezetogether type. Special tools like balljoint splitters, pullers and circlip pliers are best bought when needed. They come in many shapes, sizes and qualities – so randomlybought items will inevitably turn out to be the wrong size or not up to the task. Beware of duplicating tools: your set of spanners could be ‘improved’ with a set of ratchet spanners, extra-long spanners and stubby spanners. The bulky heads of ratchet spanners preclude their use in the small spaces where

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LOTUS ELAN

Note the harsh contact angles of the pinion and crownwheel teeth.

Lazy Lotus fan

Q

Torque control Buy a torque wrench at your leisure. Most people tend to overtighten things as a matter of course. It’s often a surprise how modest the correct torque settings are.

After a head rebuild, a water pump and a re-cored radiator, I let myself be persuaded to put waterless coolant in my Elan +2. It now runs hot (95-100°C) at speeds of less than 30mph unless I switch the electric fan on manually. Should I revert to standard coolant? Mike Pim-Keirle, via email

A

We don’t think this is related to the coolant. As it’s a low-speed problem that’s mitigated by

switching on the fan, we’d say it’s an airflow issue. The fan should cut in before the temperature reaches 95°C. Try replacing the fan’s thermoswitch with one that’ll cut in somewhere between 92 and 95°C. It will typically cut out after reducing the temperature by about 5°C (hence the 92-87 designation in the photo below). If this doesn’t cure it, the cylinderhead must be running hotter than the radiator – replace the thermostat.

The numbers designate the operating temperature range.

they’d be most useful and extra-long ones are great for stripping threads and cracking castings. We’d make an exception for stubby spanners – they can be lifesavers in confined spaces. You’ll need to work under the car, of course. Buy a trolley jack and a substantial and stable set of axle stands – and don’t venture beneath the car without them. A pair of wheel chocks is a useful safety device. Finally, you’ll need a few things to tackle corrosion. A wire brush will clean dirt off the underbody and running gear for inspection and repainting. A drill with a few abrasive stones and a polycarbide disc will be ideal for grinding away rust spots.

GEAR OIL

HANDLING EXTREME PRESSURE

Q

Is it really unwise to use GL-5 oil in a gearbox or axle for which GL-4 is specified? Albert R Hall, Porthcawl

A

In theory. The best analogy we’ve come across is that the extreme pressure (EP) additives adhere to the metal surfaces, in effect forming a coating that’s worn away instead of the metal. Additives in Gl-5 cling more strongly than those in GL-4. In older gearbox types with bronze synchro rings, scuffing this coating away is a bit like tearing gaffer tape off a wall: it’s likely to take the wallpaper off with it. GL-5 is thus implicated in

the accelerated wear of synchro rings, bronze bushes, etc. For the vast majority of classics, GL-4 provides more-thanadequate protection for hypoid rear axles, while not damaging bronze parts of gearboxes. A higher or more modern oil specification is not always a ‘better specification’ – it may actually be less suitable for older designs. Having said that, we’ve run old ‘boxes to 200,000 miles using any oil that’s come to hand. We suspect heavyhanded gearchanging and labouring the transmission at low rpm causes far more damage than incorrect oil.

PEUGEOT 106

A dash of bother

Q

The speedo, rev counter and fuel gauge have all stopped working on my Peugeot 106. This happened after I connected a new battery. The instrument illumination and LCD odometer work fine. I’ve taken the instrument cluster apart and I can’t see anything wrong with the circuitboard. What next? Mark Jeffery, via email

A

Anecdotal evidence suggests this is a common problem after battery replacement on the 106 and Citroën Saxo. Some owners report merely ‘fiddling’ with the positive battery terminal to

correct it; others rather more sensibly suggest disconnecting it for a few minutes to allow the instrument circuits to reset themselves. The safe practice of connecting and tightening the battery positive lead before fitting the earth lead (to prevent accidental short-circuits while tightening the clamps) can sometimes confuse modern

Try turning it off and on again. electronics, which prefer to be connected to earth first.

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BUREAUCRATIC ORDER

Q

Can I MoT my Italianregistered Innocenti Mini before the NOVA declaration is made? Lanita Gilmore, Islip

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VOLVO 122

My Volvo’s too fast

Q

My Volvo 122 has a factory-fitted overdrive, but the engine really labours if it’s engaged below 80mph. It has standard 165 R15 tyres. Is it meant to be like this? Miles Creamer, Daventry

Yes, you can. You’ll need both an MoT and a NOVA declaration to register the car in the UK, but they’re totally separate things. You need to make a NOVA declaration

within 14 days of permanently importing the car. MoTing the car doesn’t necessarily prove that it’s been permanently imported – there’s nothing to stop you taking it out of the UK again afterwards. Nevertheless, it’s probably a good plan to complete the NOVA declaration within 14 days of the MoT.

LANCIA AURELIA

SILVER LINING?

Q

I’m about to send my Aurelia’s clutch off for relining. Is there anything I need to know about materials to help the chap doing the job? Barrett Schott, Düsseldorf

A

The relining specialist should possess the requisite knowledge. He’ll stock a range of materials to suit road or competition use. Yours will be from the soft end of the scale, offering smooth engagement at the expense of wear rate and heat resistance.

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We suspect somebody has fitted a highergeared 4.1:1 final drive from a nonoverdrive model – thus rendering the overdrive surplus to requirements. Fitting a 4.56:1 final drive should return it to factory gearing and improve drivability significantly.

VAUXHALL CAVALIER

Is it just a load of HHOt air?

Q

What are your thoughts on HHO (hydrogen) generators for cars? The internet is full of plans of how to make and feed hydrogen into an engine for an apparently cleaner and more economical burn – and I see that readymade items can now be bought at some expense. Should I be considering fitting one to my MkI Vauxhall Cavalier? Mark Burndred, Stafford

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‘Free energy’ is a fallacy. If voltage is applied to water with a dash of sulphuric acid, then hydrogen (and oxygen) will be given off. This can be collected, fed into the engine and burned. This process of electrolysis consumes current supplied by the alternator – which makes the engine work harder, using more fuel. The cost saving is thus likely to be nil. Ready-made HHO systems make grand

claims relating to emissions. This makes sense as burning hydrogen doesn’t produce carbon. It’ll have a particularly significant effect at idle and times of low fuel demand, when the hydrogen forms a greater proportion of what’s burned. Ecstatic customer testimonials relating to improved economy are not necessarily to be relied upon. We’d ask how long it’d take for the device to pay for itself at the sort of annual mileage that most classics cover. We suspect a very long time indeed

An electric pump isn’t necessarily an upgrade.

TRIUMPH HERALD

SHOULD I GO ELECTRIC?

Q

Is there anything to be gained from replacing the faulty mechanical fuel pump on my Herald 13/60 with an electric pump? Keith Lee, Macclesfield

A

Should we all be fitting hydrogen generators? Probably not, no.

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The main advantage is that if the car’s been laid up, the carburettor is instantly filled by the electric pump when the ignition’s turned on. It’s necessary to crank the engine to get a mechanical pump to do this, which can take a while and imposes a strain on the battery

and starter. On the other hand, at least the oil system’s been primed by the time the engine fires. You’ll have to find somewhere sensible to put the electric pump, then reroute the fuel pipes and wire it up. This done, it may prove more reliable in the longterm as the rubber parts of cheap mechanical pumps or aged new old stock items can degrade quickly. Both types make a perfectly adequate job of things, providing they’re in good condition and correctly installed.

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TRIUMPH GT6

Instrumental gains

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I’d like to add some instruments to my Triumph GT6. Where should I wire a voltmeter to? Do I need to fit a fuse for an ammeter? I believe the instrument voltage stabiliser can only be used to power a maximum of three gauges. How do I wire another stabiliser in? Albert R Hall, Porthcawl

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The voltmeter should be connected so it’s live when the ignition’s on. D ’t ect it to just any ve circuit: it may ted by voltage other items in the re turned on. as close as you

Sam says ‘If the new gauge is illuminated, connect it to the speedometer lamp. Check earths and the main supply if it dims significantly. ‘

Lightly abrasive cleaner will succeed where soap fails.

FORD XR3

OAT intolerance?

Q

A garage refilled the cooling system of my XR3 with pink OAT antifreeze. Should I drain it out? Also, I’ve been using a lead replacement additive with an octane enhancer as the manual states 97 octane fuel. Is this necessary? Keith Tansey, Norwich

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Some OAT antifreezes contain an additive that softens silicone hoses and some silicone-based gaskets and sealants. It’s also said – though we can find no hard evidence – that it’s not ideal for cooling systems with soldered copper or brass components. Drain and flush the system at your leisure. Fill it with plain water for a day and drive it around, drain and repeat the following day, then drain and refill with blue ethylene glycol antifreeze mix. You don’t need to use lead replacement additive – your valve seats will be fine. Standard 95 octane petrol will be fine, too, but you may need to retard the timing a little if it pinks.

can to the output of the ignition switch. Either use a piggy-back terminal on the back of the switch or splice it into the nearest wire junction in that circuit. Fit a 1A fuse as close as possible to the junction. Earth the gauge to a clean and convenient nut or bolt. The ammeter should be placed in the wire between the battery or starter motor and the rest of the electrical system. Fit a fuse of 50-100A. This will protect against short-circuits while not being at risk from normal electrical loads. 50A will be plenty if the car has a standard alternator and isn’t festooned with extra lamps. The voltage stabiliser earths through its mounting and has two connections. Connect ‘B’ (battery) to the ‘B’ terminal of the original stabiliser and ‘I’ (instrument) to each of the additional gauges.

FAILURE OF THE MONTH

Ed discovers that cleanliness isn’t everything

HILLMAN AVENGER

AVENGING STUBBORN STAINS

Q

How can I remove ingrained dirt from the vinyl headlining of my Hillman Avenger? Greg Winslet, Haverfordwest

A

Soak a microfibre cloth in soapy water, wring it out and rub the strain moderately firmly. Be careful not to cause stretches or tears if the vinyl is old and fragile. If the stain

remains stubbon, try using a nailbrush or toothbrush and a Ciftype liquid or Astonishtype paste. Some stains are the result of mould that’s chemically penetrated the surface of the material. Try dabbing these gently with a little thick bleach on a tissue – but be very careful to keep it away from seats, clothes, eyes, etc.

I removed the air filter housing lid of a friend’s Fiat when trying to start it. An alarming quantity of grit had got past the filter. The filter had been crushed slightly and wasn’t correctly sealing with the lid of the housing, so dirt was simply being sucked over the top of it.

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Zaporozhets 968 Exotically-engineered Soviet people’s car mocked by the uninformed

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he Zaporozhets is one of those left-field cars from far away that encourage uninformed commentary and lazy ‘World’s Worst Cars’ online clickbait. However, there’s plenty to interest anyone with a preference for facts and imaginative engineering. The ‘Zapor’ could scarcely have emerged anywhere but behind the Iron Curtain, yet it sits comfortably in the ‘people’s car’ story with a combination of sound principles from economy cars around the world. Its front suspension was inspired by the Volkswagen Type 2 and its rear suspension by the Fiat 600. Styling came from the Chevrolet

Corvair, via the NSU Prinz. Much of the rest, though, is fascinatingly alien. It was the cheapest car available in the USSR, but its design was almost wilfully overcomplicated. Build quality was poor and standards of maintenance the stuff of nightmares. A wellsorted Zapor, however, is a joy. It’s compact but not cramped and equally at home zipping through city traffic or labouring up a muddy track. The light, rear-mounted engine and clever suspension deliver surefooted handling – and ride quality on poor roads is exemplary. Vladimir Putin cherishes his 968.

Good brakes

Odd gearchange

The unassisted but generously sized drum brakes have twin hydraulic circuits. The wheel cylinders incorporate clever automatic adjustment and the twin-leading-shoe front brakes, curiously, have a ¾in and a ⅞in cylinder per drum, which means that all four front cylinders are different. Quite a few parts have imperial sizes and threads, probably a legacy of licence-built Fords assembled by GAZ from 1932.

The gate-pattern of the 968’s gearlever is backwards – with 1st left and back, 2nd forward, 3rd right and back and 4th forward. The revised 968M debuted a conventional gate. Like the crankcase, the transaxle case is lightweight magnesium alloy.

Unitary body The all-steel unitary tub is almost flat-bottomed with no exposed members or ancillaries. A central spine carries the gearshift rod and the handbrake, accelerator and choke cables. There are stiff transverse body structures at the front and under the back seat. The engine sits on rubber mounts at either end of a pressed steel bridge beam, minimising twist and gyration, with a third support across the nose of the transaxle.

Ample interior The driver and front passenger sit sports-car-style with legs outstretched under the boot. The front seat frames are retained by sprung bolts that are pushed home by the doors, allowing them to hinge when the doors are open. Safe from carbon monoxide from deteriorating exhaust heat exchangers, the Zapor’s proletarian owner enjoyed a similar petrol-burning heater to those keeping his more fortunate ‘equals’ warm in their Tatras.

ZAZ evolution Zapors were built at the Zaporizhia Automobile Factory (ZAZ) in Ukraine. The 965 was mechanically similar to the 968 but loosely resembled a Fiat 600. The 966 and closely-related 968 introduced the Corvair look.

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Front suspension Twin transverse torsion bars that act as short upper and lower trailing arms are similar in design to those of the Volkswagen Type 2. Uniquely, though, the Zapor’s firm torsion bars are supplemented by softlysprung coil-over dampers, effectively giving dual-rate springing. The front hub assemblies attach to the suspension arms via horizontal balljoints with eccentric cotter pins, which allow the ball pins to to be screwed in or out to adjust camber.

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Stump-puller

Air-cooled V4 engine

Clever balance

The engine seems a very complex means of generating just 40bhp, but its talent is slogging slowly and unstoppably. This suited the harsh conditions of the USSR.

The 1.2-litre oversquare V4 was designed by NAMI – the USSR’s central automotive research institute. It predated the Zapor, having been developed for the amphibious LuAZ-967 jeep. The crankcase is cast magnesium alloy – two thirds lighter than standard aluminium alloy. Four finned cast iron cylinders are sandwiched beneath two alloy cylinderheads. Hollow tappets and pushrods carry oil to and from the valvegear. The crankshaft pulley acts as a dynamic balancer and incorporates a centrifugal oil filter. An oil cooler sits in the centre of the ‘V’ and a 12-volt alternator is hidden in the hub of the cooling fan.

Lancia and Ford are the only other manufacturers to have built V4s for production cars. The layout is compact, but not noted for its smoothness. Lancia’s solution was a narrow ‘V’. Ford’s 60° V4s used balance shafts. The Zapor combined a 90° angle for optimal primary balance and an ingenious

Boot expansion The spare wheel moved to the rear in the 968M and the front panel – like that of the Corvair – changed from concave to convex.

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Rear suspension Driveshafts

76x66mm BORE/STROKE

Inspired by those of the Fiat 600, the driveshafts have universal joints at their outer ends and bi-pot De Dion plunging joints acting directly in the transaxle. Rubber boots enclose the joints and retain the transaxle’s oil.

Large pressed triangular trailing arms with rubber-bushed pivots eliminate camber change and tuck-under. Coil-over dampers locate at the bottom onto angled spigots behind the wheel hubs, making replacement simple. The large steel wheels have no centre disc and fit around, rather than over, the brake drums.

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WORDS IAN TISDALE

Various fairytales surround the Zapor. ‘Ice fishing holes’ in the front footwells are in fact drain holes for dipping the shell during paint preparation. The engine being a tank starter motor is pure nonsense.


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How to replace your door weathersheets Solve mysterious water leaks and stop your doorcards warping You will need With Ed Hughes

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Scissors, sharp knife, sealant or adhesive, cavity wax, gloss paint (optional).

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ow you ever struggled to track down the cause of soggy footwells during wet weather? Or are your classic’s doorcards gradually warping into weird shapes? The culprit in both cases is likely to be the weathersheets in the doors – or rather, the lack of them. These often-overlooked items are surprisingly important. Quite a lot of rainwater naturally finds its way past the seals of roll-down windows, even if they’re in perfect condition. Naturally, hardened, cracked and split seals further increase the rate of ingress. Depending on the design of the door or the angle at which the car’s parked, the water can dribble towards the inner frame of the door – and therefore onto the doorcards. The doorcards soak up the water, warping and rotting in the process. Water that isn’t absorbed continues its journey down the back of the doorcard and directly into the car’s interior. Cars are manufactured with a plastic sheet between the doorframe and the card. This is supposed to keep water inside the door. Sometimes, though, it’s removed and thrown away by slapdash repairers or feckless restorers. Or it may simply split, unbond itself from the doorframe or – in the case of weathersheets that are loosely suspended inside the doorframe – simply fall down inside the door. In this feature, we’ll demonstrate how to make and fit a new weathersheet, giving you a few useful tips along the way. Contact adhesive is a good choice for attaching weathersheets – but semi-setting sealant is easier to work with and can be unstuck and restuck in future if you need to get at the catch and window mechanisms inside the door. It’s also used for windscreen rubbers, sealing rear light units to bodywork, and similar. Take a little care, though: the black semi-setting sealant we’re using here generates a terrible mess if it gets accidentally spread around. Keep some white spirit and a clean rag to hand.

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While you’re there… Obtain spare trim clips and anything else that’s missing or broken. Get some grease and rustproofing wax, too, and you can service the entire door in one fell swoop.

Contact adhesive If you’re using contact adhesive, apply it to the frame, then to the sheet – then fit the sheet immediately. This buys time for minor adjustments.

Scissors Treat yourself to a large, sharp pair of scissors that will glide through the weathersheet.

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PREPARATION

Tech Tip Don’t use domestic silicone sealant – it won’t adhere to the plastic once cured.

some good sheet 1 Find Heavy polythene damp-proof membrane

your adhesive 2 Choose Contact adhesive creates a fast and

designed to be laid under concrete floors is ideal weathersheet material. A fiver will buy a huge sheet from a DIY store. Strong plastic sacks work well, too.

permanent bond. Semi-setting windscreen/body sealant is more versatile: it sticks well but allows the plastic sheet to peeled back and restuck in future.

a plan 3 Form If your original sheet is missing, work out the best way to cover the holes in the frame. If the frame is largely open, a single sheet is easiest. If it has small apertures, cut individual pieces for each.

MAKING AND FITTING

Tech Tip Clean and degrease the frame before applying adhesives.

housekeeping 1 Good Do a bit of housekeeping before fitting the

adhesive 2 Apply Apply adhesive around the apertures in the

sheet. Grease and adjust winders, catches and so on. Silence rattly fittings and linkages. Spray cavity wax around the inner joint between the frame and skin.

frame, paying special attention to the lower edges. Apply extra where more support may be required to prevent sagging. A 6mm bead of sealant is adequate.

sheet 4 Fit Spread the sheet fully out and pierce holes for winder spindles, trim clips, etc, as necessary. Work reasonably quickly if using contact adhesive. Apply extra behind the sheet with a brush, if needed.

fettling 5 Final Press the sheet firmly in position on the beads of sealant or adhesive. Trim the sheet to size, so it doesn’t stick out from behind the doorcards. Don’t score the paint if you’re trimming with a knife.

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sheet 3 Cut Cut the sheet slightly oversize, using the doorcard as a template. Start to fit it at the bottom: this is the critical part that must align properly. Fit it loosely but don’t press it against the sealant, yet.

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Doorcards can absorb moisture even with good weathersheets in place. A good preventative measure is to paint the reverse of the cards with a couple of heavy coats of household gloss. Q

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Protect your chrome How to keep your classic’s brightwork rust-free and lustrous over the winter STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO WORKSHOP COURSES

Semisetting wax Comes in aerosol form, so is easy to apply. Some stay slightly tacky and are self-healing if scratched. Cheaper types are simple paraffin wax, which dries almost completely and picks up very little dirt.

Paint reverse The reverse side of a bumper is seldom thought of until a rusty hole appears. Paint and wax will prevent this (see below).

Petroleum jelly The traditional choice for coating chrome in winter. A thin layer is very cheap and very effective. It never dries, though, so it can collect dirt and rub off on to clothes.

Using or storing? Even if the car’s put away for the winter, the chromework will suffer from condensation and residual road salt.

Chrome polish By all means polish the chrome before protecting it. Don’t rely on polish alone to preserve the plating over winter, though.

Tech Tip Remove petroleum jelly and waxes in the spring with petrol or white spirit.

WORDS & PHOTOS ED HUGHES

Protection tips

inside bumpers 1 Paint Remove the bumpers and wire-brush loose rust away. If you have time, apply a rust remover and let it do its stuff. Apply two coats of direct-to-metal paint with a decent brush.

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inside bumpers 2 Wax Once the paint has cured, apply a good coat of rustproofing wax. Underbody wax is best, here. It should last three to five years. Don’t neglect it after this – it dries out and flakes off.

Mazac 3 Protect Mazac (‘monkey metal’) zinc castings are used for mirror bases, grilles, etc. They pit badly when the plating fails and replacements can be of iffy quality. Protect these with wax too. Q

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Daimler SP250

Get your ‘Dart’ performing perfectly and burbling beautifully Hinges and catches Lubricate all catches and hinges with fresh engine oil or aerosol grease. Wipe off excess.

You will need Trolley jack, axle stands, oil pan, AF spanners, screwdrivers, long steel bar or lever, test lamp or multimeter, grease gun, oil can.

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Bounce each corner of the car to check the function of the shock absorbers. It should rebound once then stabilise.

Tyres Inspect for perishing, wear and damage. Investigate uneven wear. Recommended radial tyre pressures: 26psi (front), 28psi (rear).

What’s it like to work on?

Copious nipples

Servicing is straightforward and most of the required operations are a joy rather than a chore. The only slight exceptions are reaching the grease nipple on the front universal joint of the propshaft and extricating the gearbox dipstick through the small hole in the transmission tunnel – both of which require a little patience. There’s a surprising amount of underbonnet space around the compact V8. All the parts needed for servicing are available through specialists – and prices are surprisingly reasonable.

Like many cars of the early Sixties, the Dart has a multitude of lubrication points that require regular attention. A grease gun with a flexible nozzle will be useful.

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Common add-ons A Triumph TR4 steering rack and BMC 1100 trackrod ends can be fitted relatively easily in place of original steering box and idler set-up. Overdrives were listed when the Dart was launched, but were never fitted at the factory. If yours has one, note that the transmission oil capacity will be

higher than standard. The distributor has two sets of points, but these are often replaced by electronic ignition systems. Spin-on oil filters are also common.

This also applies to… Many engine-related procedures apply to the Jaguar Mk2-based Daimler V8 saloons produced from 1962 until 1969.

Thanks to Martin Sinclair, Andrew Morland and John Copleston at Phoenix Classic Cars, Dorset (01202 622808, phoenix-classics.co.uk).

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Tech Tip Make sure the upper balljoint and trackrod end boots are in good condition.

Tech Tip Check for play in the wheel bearings. Adjust if necessary. Spin to check for roughness.

suspension 1 Front The hub assembly pivots on a balljoint at

and trackrods 2 Trunnions Raise the front of the car slightly and use

the top and a trunnion at the bottom. Check both for play using a long lever. Also check the wishbone bushes for play and deterioration. Inspect the shock absorbers for leaks and the springs for damage.

a long lever between the tyre and the ground to check for up/down play in the trunnions. Rock the wheel side-to-side and look/feel for movement in the trackrod ends and steering box (or rack if fitted).

bar 4 Anti-roll A front anti-roll bar wasn’t originally fitted –

rack 5 Steering If your car’s acquired a steering rack, make

but it’s a common add-on. If your car has one, make sure it’s securely attached to the chassis and its mounting bushes are in good order. Also check the bushes/balljoints of the droplinks at its ends.

sure its gaiters are in good condition. There are two universal joints in the steering column (tucked away and tricky to access). Check them for play and make sure their pinch-bolts are fully tightened.

points 3 Grease Apply grease to the nipples on the trunnions, balljoints, trackrod ends, propshaft universal joints and handbrake cable. If your car still has its steering box setup, grease the idler and steering ‘side rods’, and top up the steering box with 140EP oil.

wheels 6 Wire If wire wheels are fitted, encourage the spinners to undo with a soft-faced hammer. Inspect the wheels for loose spokes and corrosion. Check the splines on the hubs and wheels for wear. Sparingly apply copper grease before refitting.

Tech Tip Make sure the brake lamp switch works. It’s on the chassis on the right-hand side.

hydraulics 7 Brake Check the flexi-hoses for damage and deterioration, and the brake pipes for corrosion and unsafe routing. Inspect the master cylinder closely for leaks and check the fluid level and condition. Replace the fluid every two years or 24,000 miles.

brakes 8 Disc Make sure all the caliper pistons move freely. Check the discs for corrosion, pitting and warping and the pads for wear. Investigate uneven wear. The lower sets of pads on the rear calipers operate the handbrake – make sure they move freely.

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mechanism 9 Handbrake Grease all moving parts. There’s a ½in AF adjuster on each caliper. Adjust until you can snugly fit a 0.030in (0.76mm) feeler gauge between the pads and the disc. Make sure the wheels lock when the handbrake’s on but spin freely when it’s off. ¾ PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 121


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Kim says

Tech Tip Slip a cable tie through the eye of the dipstick to make it easier to remove.

‘Service every 3000 miles or annually, whichever comes first. Variations relating to specific components are identified in the steps.’

suspension 10 Rear Check the springs for cracks, corrosion and

11 Gearbox Remove the plug on top of the transmission

loose clips. Make sure the spring eye and shock absorber bushes are in good condition (manipulate with a lever). Inspect the shock absorbers for leaks. Spin the wheels to check the bearings for roughness.

tunnel and check the oil level with the dipstick below. Top up with 20w50 engine oil if necessary. Drain and replace the oil with the transmission warm every 12,000 miles. Capacity: 1.5 pints (0.85 litres).

Don’t forget… 14 Propshaft Check for play in the universal joints by attempting to contra-rotate the yokes.

axle 12 Rear Check for leaks from the hub and pinion seals. Remove the filler plug (⅜in square) and make sure the oil comes up to the base of the filler aperture. Top up with EP90 if required. Drain and refill (warm) every 12,000 miles. Capacity: 1.5 pints (0.85 litres).

Tech Tip Clean the rocker cover gaskets on reassembly. Replace if ailing.

system 15 Clutch Check the cylinders for leaks and correct operation. Renew the fluid two years or 24,000 miles. There should be a little free-play at the pedal, but no more that 0.25in (6mm).

16 Exhaust Check the whole system for leaks, corrosion, dodgy mounts or insufficient clearance between it and other parts.

and body 13 Chassis Inspect the whole chassis for rust, paying particular attention to the extension sections at the front and the areas around the rear spring mounts. Rustproof annually. Inspect the glassfibre body for cracks, particularly around body-to-chassis mounts.

17 Interior Ensure the pedal rubbers are in sound

clearances 18 Valve Remove the HT leads, spark plug tubes, air

condition. Check that all switches, instruments and lights work. If seat belts are fitted, ensure they’re in good order and securely mounted.

filter and rocker covers. Set the clearances on each bank in turn using the ‘rule of nine’: set valve 1 with 8 fully open, 2 with 7, etc. Cold clearances: inlet 0.011in (0.28mm); exhaust 0.014in (0.36mm).

Tech Tip Replace the copper washer unless the old one’s perfect.

and filter 19 Oil Remove the sump plug using a six-sided ⅞in AF socket with the engine warm. Remove and clean the filter housing, then fit a new filter element. Fit a new sealing ring, lightly oil it and reassemble. Refill with 20w50. Capacity: 12 pints (6.8 litres).

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system 20 Ignition Examine the HT leads, distributor cap and rotor arm. Clean both sets of points and gap to 0.014in (0.36mm) every 3000 miles. Renew every 6000 miles. Lightly grease the cam lobes. Add a few drops of oil to the shaft and advance mechanism.

plugs 21 Spark The plugs are in deep tubes, so take care when removing and refitting. Clean with a brass wire brush every 6000 miles and gap to 0.025in (0.64mm). Replace every 12,000 with Champion N8, or equivalent. Refit with a dab of copper grease.

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22 Carburettors Top up the dashpots with SAE30 or similar light viscosity oil. Ensure the carburettors operate in perfect synchrony, using an airflow meter if you have one. Set the idle to 500rpm (engine warm). Consult your manual for the full tuning procedure.

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23 Dynamo/alternator Check the condition of the the dynamo (or retrofitted alternator) belt. Deflection under firm finger pressure halfway along the longest run should be around ¾in (20mm). Pivot the dynamo to adjust. Apply a few drops of oil to the dynamo’s rear bearing.

Other engine jobs

Air filters

system 24 Cooling Check the radiator, expansion tank, cap, heater, hoses and clips for leaks and deterioration. Flush the system, test the thermostat and refill with blue antifreeze mix every two years or 24,000 miles. Capacity including heater: 22 pints (14.5 litres).

Carburettor linkages Sparingly lubricate with engine oil. Check that the choke is fully ‘off’ when the knob’s pushed in.

At least every two years or 24,000 miles, remove and clean the gauze filters in fresh paraffin. Dry and lightly re-oil with light viscosity oil.

Fuel system Check the fuel tank and all metal pipework for leaks and corrosion. Check all rubber hoses for perishing and damage. Clean or renew the in-line fuel filter every couple of years.

Breathers

Mountings

Check that all breather hoses are in good condition and not blocked or collapsed internally.

Check the engine and gearbox mounts for splits, perishing or softening due to oil contamination.

Oil filler cap Electrical system

The cap’s cork seal has a limited lifespan. Replace it if it’s tired.

Look for deteriorating insulation and cables and loose, dirty or corroded connections.

Water pump

Ignition timing

Check for leaks and play in the pulley. Carefully use a screwdriver, or similar, as a stethoscope with the engine running to listen for rumbling bearings.

There are timing marks on the crank pulley and timing cover. Recommended initial static timing figure: 10° BTDC.

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Overdrive? If your car has an overdrive, adjust the inhibitor switch on reassembly so it only engages in 3rd and 4th. A multimeter or test lamp will be handy to check the voltage at the overdrive solenoid.

You will need… Electric drill, vice, jack, axle stands, EP80 gear oil.

While you’re there… The gearbox’s selector plate gasket and spindle oil seals are prone to leaks. Now is a good time to change them – see the step-bystep guide in the October 2016 issue of Practical Classics.

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levers and rods. The rods and their allimportant fulcrum points are flimsy affairs that appear to have been designed by accountants rather than engineers. Improving on Ford’s design is an easy DIY exercise. All you need for a perfect gearchange are stronger selector rods with more precise connections at either end. Don Kennedy of the Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners’ Club deserves credit for the original idea – but we’ve developed it a little further. The 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th selector rods are replaced but the original reverse rod remains. All the components required are cheaply available from RS

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Shopping List 1 metre M10 threaded bar 2 of balljoints (RS code 689-423) 2 of clevises (RS code 312-0270) 4 of M10 plain nuts 2 of M10 nyloc nuts

access 1 Gain You’ll need to get at the base of the gearlever, so remove any interior items that are in the way. Our Scimitar’s centre console needed extracting. Support the car on axle stands in a way that gives access to the gearchange mechanism from beneath.

gearlever 2 Release Remove the gear knob and the bolts that attach the housing to the transmission tunnel. Working under the car, undo the three nuts securing the gear linkage and allow it to drop. Note the position of the overdrive inhibitor switch (if fitted).

Tech Tip Don’t allow the selector spindles to push back into the gearbox.

rods 3 Label Mark or label the selector rods to avoid

levers 4 Remove Undo the nuts that secure the gearchange

the risk of confusion later. The front lever controls 3rd/4th, the centre 1st/2nd and the rear reverse. Note the orientation of the rods and levers with the selector in neutral. Ideally, take a photo for reference.

levers to their spindles. The ‘box needs to stay in neutral, so take care not to move the levers and engage a gear when releasing the nuts. Prise the levers from the spindles and allow the rods to drop.

and measure 6 Clean The gearchange mechanism will no doubt be

1st/2nd rod 7 Shape Cut a piece of threaded bar slightly over-

covered in an accumulation of oil and road dirt. Clean it thoroughly, then lay it out on a bench. Measure the distances from fulcrum to fulcrum on each rod. Release the securing clips at either end.

length, then carefully bend it to the same shape as the 1st/2nd selector rod. Don’t damage the thread. Screw nuts onto the bar and clamp these in a vice, then use a length of old copper pipe to bend it.

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mechanism 5 Extract The complete gearlever and rod assembly can now be removed. This might be awkward, as space is at a premium. We found it simplest to ease it out rearwards on this Scimitar. Removing the propshaft might make the task easier on some cars.

Cut rod to length 8 Screw a clevis onto the gearlever end of the bar until a few threads are exposed inside the clevis. Lay a balljoint next to the gearbox end then measure and mark the required fulcrum-to-fulcrum length. Once certain, cut the bar to length with a hacksaw. ¾ PRACTICAL CLASSICS // FEBRUARY 2018 125


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Nigel says ‘Top up the gearbox with EP80 GL4 gear oil when you’ve finished. If it hasn’t been changed in a while, consider doing it while you’ve got the car on axle stands.’

1st/2nd rod 9 Finish Clean up the cut ends of the bar with a file,

3rd/4th rod 10 Shape Bend a length of threaded bar for the 3rd/4th

then fit the balljoint and a plain M10 locknut. Adjust the clevis and balljoint so the distance between the fulcrum points is identical to the measurement taken from the original selector rod.

selector rod using the same technique. Note that the angle of the bend must be tighter than the original. This is necessary to prevent the rod fouling on the balljoint of the 1st/2nd rod when selecting 3rd.

clearance 12 Create Space for mounting the clevises at the base of the gearlever is tight. Cut 2-3mm from the pin on each clevis and tidy the ends with a file. The balljoint threads can foul the gearbox side cover bolt heads. Again, solve this by shortening them by 2-3mm.

mechanism 13 Assemble Grease the gearchange mechanism and fit the clevises to the change levers at the base of the gearlever. Attach the balljoints to the gearbox selector levers using nyloc nuts. It’s now ready to fit. Arrange it into the correct orientation on the bench.

lever holes 11 Enlarge The holes in the selector levers need to be enlarged from 8mm to 10mm to mount the balljoints. Do so carefully with a drill. If you want to create a faster, short-travel gearchange, drill new holes immediately alongside, closer to the spindle.

to car 14 Refit Manoeuvre the assembly back into place. Refit the three nuts securing the gearlever pivot to the transmission tunnel. At the gearbox end, make sure the selector levers line up with their spindles and no parts of the mechanism foul each other.

Tech Tip Ford has a special tool for locking the gearchange, but a 6mm drill is just as good.

gearchange 15 Adjust Lock the gearlever in neutral by passing a 6mm drill bit through the locating holes in the base of the lever mounting. Check that the gearbox is still in neutral. Adjust the rod lengths until the selector levers fit precisely over the flats of their spindles.

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locknuts 16 Tighten When you’ve adjusted it to perfection, tighten the locknuts on the balljoints and clevises and remove the drill bit to unlock the gearlever. Check that all gears can be selected statically. Adjust the overdrive inhibitor switch, if necessary.

and test 17 Finish Refit any trim you removed. Before taking the car off the axle stands, start the engine and change up and down through the ‘box to check the selection of each gear (plus overdrive). If all’s well, take it for a test-drive. You’ll notice the improvement… Q

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Arc welding – how to master the basics Why a stick welding set still deserves a place in your workshop You will need

Experiment

Arc welding set; welding rods (6013 and 7018 general purpose); welding shield, cap and gauntlets; leather jacket, spats or apron; extractor fan (or an old desk fan); slag-chipping hammer; wire brush.

Practice is the key to good results. Cover plates with beads of weld and practise different joints. Check your joints for good penetration and bend them to destruction.

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If your rod sticks, check the earth, the power supply, the current and the hot-start settings.

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rc welding has gone out of fashion since MIG and latterly TIG welding sets have become readily available at reasonable prices. This is a real pity as arc welding – or manual metal arc (MMA), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), or just plain stick welding – is a robust and forgiving process that produces strong welds using relatively cheap equipment. The main reasons for its fall from favour in the classic car world are that it’s a wholly manual process and that it’s not ideally suited to thin and rusty bodywork. Difficulties were exacerbated by the use of cheap air-cooled transformer sets in the Eighties and Nineties, which would make it almost impossible to strike an arc due to

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the voltage drop and sometimes didn’t have a low-enough setting for thin metal. With the advent of inverter machines and the drop in price of quality transformer sets on the secondhand market, now’s a great time to fall back in love with stick welding. If you have a small MIG set for car bodywork, a £140 inverter arc set will vastly expand the range of what you can fabricate. It’ll produce robust welds in thick steel, allowing you to make chunky chassis sections, workshop benches, engine stands and so on. Plus, if you run out of MIG wire or gas, it’s perfectly possible to weld thin steel with the right rods and a bit of practice. Don’t be fooled by the low entry price into stick welding: a shielded metal arc weld is

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likely to be stronger than a MIG weld due to its penetrating properties and the benefits of flux. So don’t listen to the naysayers. Invest in some decent electrodes, get a pile of hand-sized 1-6mm mild steel plates and burn some rods. You’ll see that arc welding still has a place in your workshop.

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Tech Tip The flux enhances the weld and shields it from atmosphere.

process 1 The The workpiece is connected to one terminal of the set and an electrode holder to the other. When the flux-covered electrode is touched to the workpiece it short-circuits and creates an arc, the heat of which melts the workpiece and electrode.

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equipment 2 Safety Arc welding creates UV rays, ejects molten

of set 3 Types Oil-filled transformer sets [A] cost less than

spatter and gives off harmful fumes. Wear flameretardant overalls, boots to repel molten droplets, a leather coat or apron, thick gauntlets, a skull cap and a welding shield. Use a fan to blow away fumes.

£100 secondhand. Air-cooled types [B] are cheaper but inferior. New inverter sets [C] start from £140. TIG sets with arc functions [D] start from £400 and multifunction sets that also do MIG [E] from £600.

Tech Tip The type of electrode dictates the material, penetration and characteristics of the weld.

supply 4 Power Your set needs a decent power supply or the current will dip when the arc is struck, which can cause the electrode to stick to the workpiece. Plug it directly into a wall socket. Modern inverter sets are more tolerant of extension leads and generators.

of welding rod 5 Types Most rods have an American Welding Society (AWS) classification. The last figure denotes the type of flux. Then there’s the position the rod can be used in (1 = every position, 2 = flat/horizontal, 3 = flat, 4 = overhead/vertically down). Next is

the tensile strength in thousands of psi. The most common types of rod used are 6013, 7018, 6010, 6011 and 7024. The E4303 rod is a cheap Korean-spec rod similar to 6013. The rods at the top here are for stainless, aluminium, cast iron and gouging.

Tech Tip Popular electrode diameters are 1.6, 2.0, 2.4, 3.2 and 4.0mm, depending on workpiece thickness.

of rods 6 Storage Buy sealed packets. Keep them in the airing cupboard – if they get damp, the steel will rust and the flux can crumble, rendering them useless. Low-hydrogen 7018 rods will degrade hours after opening, but they can be baked dry again.

and holders 7 Earths Replace any fraying leads. Swap a jump-lead

and polarity 8 Current Check the electrodes’ box, booklet or app for

style earth clamp for a beefier one to ensure a good connection. Choose an electrode holder you’re comfortable with. A twist-type clamp is traditional in the UK but spring-loaded designs are now popular.

the current range and polarity. Polarity can be direct current electrode negative (DCEN), positive (DCEP) and/or alternating current (AC). Most transformer machines are AC and most inverter machines DC. ¾

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Theo says ‘Try 6013 electrodes if you’re starting out, as they’re particularly easy to restart and use. Some rods – notably 7018s – can be tricky to restart unless you knock the blob of silica off the end.’

angle 9 Rod Clamp the electrode so your wrist is comfortable and bend the rod if necessary. Tilt the electrode towards the direction of travel by 5-15°. The old saying ‘where there’s slag, you drag’ applies, here. You may have to tilt the rod further if you find slag inclusions (wormholes) with 6010, 11, 13 and other ‘slaggy’ rods.

an arc 10 Striking Gently stroke the tip of the rod across the

some rods 11 Burn Get a 6mm plate and 6013 rods. Strike an arc

workpiece in line with the intended weld, as you would a match. Be ready to move it swiftly back to the start position when you’ve struck the arc. Alternatively, a swift pecking action can be used.

and adjust the current so it stays lit when the rod is held 3mm or less from the surface. Move from left to right if you’re right-handed. Watch the puddle. A V-shaped trail suggests the current is too high.

Tech Tip If the arc goes out, check the current and arc-force settings for the electrode type.

Tech Tip When welding vertically, hold the rod at 90° unless you suffer slag inclusions.

slag 12 Remove Use the chisel edge of a chipping hammer to lift the slag from the weld, then wire brush the bead. A twist-knot wire brush in an angle grinder is handy. Inspect the weld. Practise laying more weld beads on the workpiece. Use both hands, alternating direction.

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material 14 Joining Make sure the material is clean. Grind a V and leave a root gap if you’re butt welding thick steel. Watch the puddle form before moving. Agitate it slightly and ensure both sides are amalgamating. At the end, fill the crater before terminating.

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settings 13 Advanced Some sets allow you to adjust hot starts and arc force. The former makes starts easier by increasing the current for a set time. Arc force controls the strength of the arc. It’s particularly useful when you’re fine-tuning a weld on thin metal.

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goes wrong 15 What Undercut [A] is caused by too much current

car bodywork 16 Welding This is 1mm mild steel. A 1.6mm 6013 low-

and unequal rod angle. Lumpiness [B] is caused by inconsistent travel speed. Too much current [C] and too little current [D]. Too slow a travel speed [E] and too fast [F]. The bottom welds are about right.

penetration rod used at 40A made quite adequate weld beads and a sound lap joint on rusty material. It’s also possible to make butt welds in thin steel with finely-tuned adjustment and travel speed. Q

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1971 JAGUAR E TYPE V12 COUPE AUTO. Finished in immaculate pale primrose with beige leather and chrome wire wheels. This very unique example is a original right hand drive UK car. Supplied by Henlys of London to a UK diplomat working in Saudi who took the car to Saudi then sold it to another UK business man working in Saudi when he finished his term. It was then brought back to the UK by the 2nd owner in 1989 who kept the car until our recent purchase. The car has now only covered 56000 miles from new has a Jaguar Heritage Certificate and all matching numbers, a large history file for all the maintenance work carried out over the years. The car has never been welded or rusty and only used in the summer months since back in UK. VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A ORIGINAL RHD RUST FREE UK E TYPE ............................................£POA

1997 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER DAWN. Finished in immaculate peacock blue with unmarked magnolia hide piped royal blue dark blue Wilton carpets and Lambswool rugs. The car was registered when new in Feb 1997 by Rolls Royce Motor Cars Ltd and then bought by its only owner in November 1997. The car has a full Rolls Royce stamped history and only 51,000 miles the condition can only be described as MINT DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER ONE........£32,995

1967 JAGUAR MKII 240 AUTO. Finished in immaculate Birch Grey with Stone Ambler interior. Family owned from new and was last on the road in 1975 when it developed an engine problem and was kept in a bus station work shop until last year with the cylinder head removed. The body is totally original and has never been welded or repaired. Seat covers are on from new having left the seats in virtually new condition. Now fully recommissioned and ready for the road. The mileage is warranted at 59,000. Must be one of the best Jaguar 240’s on the market and a rare opportunity and investment at ...................... £27,995

1985 PORSCHE 928 AUTOMATIC. Finished in immaculate Grand-Prix white with unmarked dark blue full leather refurbished alloy wheels 94000 miles full service history and a huge history file. THESE CARS ARE INCREASING IN VALUE RAPIDLY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A 928 DO NOT MISS THIS ONE ......£16,995

2008 ALFA ROMEO BRERA S. Prodrive sport limited edition one of only 500 commissioned by Alfa / prodrive.Finished in metallic black with black leather. Comes with the all important Brera sport Limited edition certificate and a fully stamped service book. VERY RARE CAR AND INVESTMENT .................. £6995

1982 FERRARI MONDIAL QV. finished in immaculate gun metal grey with black hide. The car had been in a museum collection in Italy for a number of years before being imported to the UK by the previous elderly owner in 2012 it was the taken to a Ferrari specialist for a major service including cam belt and tensioner replacement. LOVELY RUST FREE UNMOLESTED EXAMPLE .................. £33,995

1997 MERCEDES 320 SL. Finished in immaculate brilliant silver with unmarked black leather and black hood ONLY 51000 miles with service 1998 PORSCHE BOXTER. Finished in Turquoise with grey leather sports history old MOTs and invoices to confirm how well looked after this car has seats Climate control 84000 miles large history file. VERY NICE WELL been. Must be one of the best examples on offer today ................ £13,995 LOOKED AFTER EXAMPLE ................................................................£6995

2006 BMW 650 CONVERTIBLE V8. Finished in immaculate metallic silver with unmarked black leather and black hood. Just one family owned from new. Full BMW main dealer history from new. VERY HIGH SPEC CAR IN IMMACULATE CONDITION.................................................................... £9995

1998 ALFA ROMEO GTV T SPARK 16V. Finished in immaculate brilliant silver with unmarked black hide. Only 52000 miles full service history with 11 service stamps in the service book. This immaculate well looked car should not be confused with the normal Alfa GTV of this era ........£6,995

2008 MERCEDES CL600 AMG. Finished in immaculate Magnatite Black with unmarked ivory ventilated leather. The car has every option including command. Heated and cool seats, Multisentronic front seat with bolster adjustment and massage setting, night vision, DVD and sunroof. AMG wheels, distance drive dynamic and much more! The new car invoice is in the file amounting to £108,000 when the car was new! MINT CONDITION! EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! ...................................................................... £22,995

1989 JAGUAR XJS V12 AUTO CONVERTIBLE. Finished in immaculate diamond blue with blue/grey hide and dark blue mohair hood. Cross spoke alloy wheels. Only 50,000 miles with lots of history and MOTs. Spent part of it’s life Isle of Mann, hence the low mileage. Very hard to find one in this condition and low mileage. Number plate included! ...................... £17,995

2005 MERCEDES SL 350. Finished in immaculate Obsidian black with unmarked black leather. Panoramic roof upgraded alloy wheels Mercedes Command system. ONLY 42000 miles with full service history. IMMACULATE LOW MILEAGE CAR ....................................................................... £13,995

2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDC SUPER GLIDE CUSTOM. Stage one tuned lots of extra chrome including sissy bar hand grips and foot pegs. Part of a small collection of bikes we have for sale. The bike is as new having covered 5000 dry miles and kept in the owners house as a show piece. LARGE SAVING AND IMMACULATE HIGH SPEC EXAMPLE. £8,995

1974 DUCATI 250. From the same collection as the Harley. Very good all round condition very rare find ............................................................. £7495 Other bikes we have from the same collection include 1958 MATCHLESS 350 SINGLE G3LS. 1974 NORTON COMMANDO 850cc Immaculate and 1978 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 750.

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1913 OVERLAND Model 79TE 4-seat tourer, 35hp, 3.5 litres, VCC dated .. ..................................................................................................£37,750 1919 CHEVROLET 490 tourer. Right hand drive .............................£17,000 1923 SUMBEAM 14 tourer..............................................................£35,000 1924 ALVIS 12/40 4-seat tourer..................................................... £29,750 1925 HUMBER 12/25 4-seat tourer, very original ......................... £19,995 1926 CLYNO 4-seat tourer ...............................................................£17,250 1926 STAR 12/40 Pegasus narrow body sports 2-seat & dickey .£34,000 1927 CHEVROLET series AA Capitol 2-seat tourer & dickey, ohv engine .... ..................................................................................................£13,750 1927 CHRYSLER Model 70 Phaeton, Rhd. 3.6 litres, fast open motoring ... ................................................................................................. £23,750 1928 INVICTA 3-litre high chassis tourer .......................................£65,000 1928 MORRIS Oxford 13.9hp Saloon (flat rad.) ............................. £12,500 1928 STAR Eclipse 4/5 seat tourer, restored beautifully, 60+ cruising ....... .................................................................................................£45,000 1929 DELAGE DR70 limousine, newly re-trimmed........................£32,000 1929 MORRIS Cowley 2-seat tourer special .................................... £9,750 1929 HUMBER 9/28 saloon .............................................................£12,750 1929 PACKARD 645 Dietrich Phaeton ...........................................£80,000 1930 FORD Model A Fordor De Luxe saloon................................... £13,800 1930 HUMBER 16/50 Imperial 6-light saloon................................ £18,500 1931 ALVIS 12/50 TJ 2-seat tourer & dickey .................................£32,000 1931 ALVIS 12/50 TJ replica Cross & Ellis narrow tourer .............£42,500 1931 MORRIS Minor open 2-seater.................................................£12,750 1931 MORRIS Minor 2-door coach built saloon............................... £6,500 1932 ALVIS 12/50 2-seat drop-head coupe ..................................£35,500 1932 ALVIS 12/50 4-seat special, shortened chassis, twin carbs. ............. .................................................................................................£35,500 1932 RILEY 9 Holbrook tourer, twin carb., new rebuilt engine......£28,000

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PETE’S BODY PARTS

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EXHAUSTS

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PRICE GUIDE Compiled by market expert Russ Smith Estimated values, build dates, engine capacities, 0-60mph times, fuel consumption figures and parts availability – the PC Price Guide is updated every four weeks Prices in this guide are researched from several sources, including clubs, auctions, the trade and advertisements online and in print. These prices are reviewed and updated every issue. Our C/D rating is a basic guide to what you can expect to pay (£) for

YEARS

CC

ABARTH Zagato 750 (fhc) V 595/595SS/695SS (sal)

C/D

1

2

3

B/G

UPDATED 57-61 63-71

747 15.8 595 21.0

43 44

]]]]] 97500 80000 60000 45000 ]]]]] 40000 30000 20000 12500

AC 2-litre (sal) 2-litre dhc/Buckland Ace (sp) Ace-Bristol (sp) Ace-Ford (sp) Aceca (fhc) Aceca-Bristol (fhc) Greyhound (fhc) Cobra MkI/II/289 (sp) Cobra 427 (sp) 428 Fastback (fhc) 428 conv (dhc) 3000 ME (fhc) Cobra Mk IV (sp) Ace Brooklands (sp)

47-56 49-56 54-63 56-63 61-63 54-63 56-63 59-63 62-68 65-67 67-73 67-73 76-85 83-89 93-00

1991 1991 1991 1971 2553 1991 1971 1971 4727 6998 7014 7014 2994 4942 4942

19.9 21.0 11.0 8.2 n/a 13.4 9.1 12.7 5.5 5.0 6.2 6.3 8.5 5.3 5.9

22 21 21 22 21 21 22 19 15 14 17 16 19 19 22

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15000 11000 6750 4000 28500 22000 14000 9000 200000 150000 110000 80000 275000 210000 150000 100000 250000 205000 140000 90000 140000 100000 65000 45000 155000 120000 75000 52000 56000 42000 26000 17500 825000 650000500000400000 850000 675000 525000425000 160000 125000 90000 60000 200000 150000 110000 70000 15000 11000 7500 5000 95000 75000 58000 42500 28500 24000 18000 12000

30-33 55-58 55-62 57-64 55-64 56-65 57-66 58-62 62-65 62-66 60-62 63-65 62-74 68-76 63-68 65-71 67-77 67-75 70-75 66-69 69-82 82-89 89-93 71-77 72-84 74-87 80-86 73-83

1754 1975 1290 1290 1570 1290 1570 1975 2584 2584 1290 1570 1570 1962 1570 1570 1570 1962 1570 1570 1962 1962 1962 2593 1779 1962 2492 1286

n/a n/a 19.6 17.6 11.2 11.8 12.0 14.2 11.9 11.7 n/a 6.5 11.3 9.1 11.1 n/a 11.1 9.2 9.0 11.2 8.8 8.8 9.4 7.6 8.6 8.7 8.8 11.8

n/a n/a 28 29 28 26 25 22 20 20 n/a n/a 27u 27u 25u 24u 25u 23u 25u 29u 29u 28u 28u 20 25u 24u 26u 28u

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185m 1.4m 1.1m 950000 220000 165000 120000 85000 18500 13500 7000 3500 22500 16000 7500 4000 55000 42000 25000 16000 04/98 65000 48500 30000 20000 04/98 110000 80000 50000 30000 80000 55000 26500 16000 95000 70000 32000 18500 47500 35000 17500 8000 350000 300000 250000200000 800000 625000 525000450000 16000 11000 5500 2750 06/01 11000 7000 3000 1400 06/01 40000 30000 16500 8500 220000 175000 125000 90000 23500 16500 8500 4500 07/00 30000 22500 12000 6000 07/00 39500 30000 16500 9750 37500 27500 14000 7000 11/10 21000 14500 7000 3000 11/10 12000 8000 3500 1650 14000 9500 4500 2400 67500 49500 27500 17500 10000 7000 3000 900 10/02 9250 6500 3000 1400 10/02 16500 10000 4500 1950 10/02 4850 3500 1500 550 04/96

ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GS Zagato (sp) W 1900C Super Sprint (fhc) Giulietta berlina (sal) V Giulietta Ti (sal) Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider G’lietta/Giulia SS (fhc) 2000 Spider (sp) 2600 Spider (sp) 2600 Sprint (fhc) SZ-1 (fhc) TZ-1 (fhc) Giulia /1600Ti/Super V 1750/2000 Berlina (sal) Giulia Sprint GT/Vel (fhc) Giulia GTA 13/1600 (fhc) GT Junior (fhc) 1750/2000 GTV (fhc) 1300/1600 Junior Z Duetto/1750 r/tail (sp) Spider S2 (sp) V Spider S3 (sp) Spider S4 (sp) Montreal (fhc) Alfetta (sal) Alfetta GT/GTV (fhc) Alfetta GTV6 2.5 (fhc) Alfasud (sal)

auto: automatic con: convertible lhd: left-hand drive rwd: rear-wheel drive sp: sports V: price rise rhd: right-hand drive

cab: cabriolet est: estate lim: limousine sal: saloon var: various W: price drop fhc: fixed-head coupé fwd: front-wheel drive hatch: hatchback u: OK on unleaded B/G: indicates the issue containing the car’s most recent Buying Guide or Datafile feature UPDATED Indicates a price rise or drop

work and/or original parts. CONDITION 3 cars usually need a complete rebuild, but might be driveable and MoT’d – candidates for restorations. PLEASE NOTE You cannot accurately value any car without seeing it in the flesh. Don’t buy blind.

the best examples of a model, a concours car or something from a dealer. CONDITION 1 means well-presented cars that have no obvious faults. CONDITION 2 cars are capable of regular use. They have a current MoT certificate but will need

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Alfasud Sprint (fhc) 33 (sal) 75 (sal) 164 2.0 TS(sal) 164 3.0 V6 (sal) V SZ (fhc) RZ (con) NE 155 (sal) 155 V6 (sal) 145/146 (hatch/sal) NE GTV 2.0TS (fhc) Spider 2.0TS (sp) GTV 3.0V6 (fhc) 156 (sal) NE 156 GTA (sal) NE

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

3

76-90 83-94 86-92 88-98 88-98 89-94 92-94 92-97 92-96 95-00 96-02 96-02 98-02 97-05 01-05

1490 1712 2959 1962 2959 2959 2959 1970 2498 1970 1970 1970 2959 1970 3179

10.0 9.1 7.9 9.5 7.7 7.0 7.0 9.3 8.4 8.0 8.0 9.4 6.6 8.1 6.3

25u 29u 21u 28u 26u 20u 20u 28u 26u 30u 31u 30u 26u 30u 24u

46-50 50-52 46-53 52-54 48-52 50-54

3622 3917 3622 5429 3622 4375

12.0 11.6 17.1 8.6 n/a 10.0

14 13 18 12 18 16

65-77 74-77 77-86 85-91 85-91

1565 1605 2664 2849 2458

9.4 30 ]]]]] 75000 8.6 29 ]]]]] 27500 7.2 26u ]]]]] 35000 7.5 21u ]]]]] 10000 5.7 21u ]]]]] 12500

55000 20000 27500 8000 10000

36000 12500 17500 4000 5500

32-36 37-40 46-50 46-50 50-55 50-55 56-63 56-63 63-67 63-67

2762 3571 1892 1892 2993 2993 2993 2993 2993 2993

18.0 14.0 22.2 22.2 16.5 16.5 13.9 13.9 12.5 12.5

100000 150000 11000 25000 15000 35000 24000 52500 30000 65000

75000 120000 6000 14000 8500 20000 13500 32500 16500 37500

61-68

1147 38.3 29

]]]]] 7000 4750 2400 ]]]]] 2950 1750 750 ]]]]] 7500 5000 2000 ]]]]] 5000 4000 2000 ]]]]] 5750 4500 2400 ]]]]] 36500 26500 18500 ]]]]] 40000 30000 21000 ]]]]] 4500 3000 1350 ]]]]] 6500 4000 2100 ]]]]] 1900 1200 500 ]]]]] 3400 2000 850 ]]]]] 3950 2650 1200 ]]]]] 4950 3400 1600 ]]]]] 2000 1050 450 ]]]]] 8500 6400 3200

900 350 900 1000 1200 14000 15500 700 1000 200 300 475 650 200 2000

B/G

04/96

09/13 08/12 08/12 08/12

ALLARD K1 (sp) K2 (sp) L/M (sp) K3 (sp) P1 (fhc) J2/J2X (sp)

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105000 110000 57500 115000 36000 240000

75000 55000 35000 80000 55000 36500 37500 22000 14000 85000 60000 40000 25000 13500 8250 200000 160000 125000

ALPINE-RENAULT A110 (fhc) A310 1600 (fhc) A310 V6 (fhc) Alpine GTA (fhc) Alpine GTA Turbo (fhc)

ALVIS Speed 20 Tourer (sp) Speed 25 Tourer (sp) TA14 (sal) TA14 (con) TA,TC 21 (sal) TA,TC 21 (con) TD 21 (sal) V TD 21 (con) TE/TF 21 (sal) V TE/TF 21 (con)

UPDATED 18 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 16 16

AMPHICAR 770 (con) NE

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120000 175000 16000 32500 20000 50000 33500 72500 42000 89000

52500 95000 3250 7000 4000 05/99 12000 05/99 7500 05/99 18500 05/99 9750 05/99 22500 05/99

UPDATED

ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY Hurricane (con) Lancaster (sal)

27500 8000 11000 2400 3000

]]]]] 44000 30000 22500 15000

UPDATED

45-53 1991 n/a 45-52 2309 n/a

18 18

]]]]] 20000 15000 8500 5500 ]]]]] 12500 9000 5000 2750

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Typhoon (fhc) Whitley (sal) V 234, 236 (sal) V Sapphire, 346 (sal) V Star Sapphire (sal) V

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

46-49 49-54 55-58 53-58 58-60

1991 2309 2309 3435 3990

n/a n/a 15.5 15.5 13.0

18 17 22 18 15

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C/D

1

2

16000 11250 7000 12000 8500 4500 13500 9500 4250 14000 10000 5000 17000 12500 6000

ASTON MARTIN DB2 (fhc) DB2 and 2/4 (dhc) DB2/4 (fhc) DB Mk III (fhc) DB Mk III conv (dhc) DB4 (fhc) DB4 con (dhc) DB4 GT (fhc) DB4 GT Zagato (fhc) V DB5 (fhc) DB5 conv (dhc) DB6 (fhc) DB6 Vantage (fhc) DB6 Volante (dhc) DBS 6 (fhc) DBS 6 Vantage (fhc) DBS V8 (fhc) V8 SII/III (fhc) V8 SIV/V (fhc) V8 Vantage (fhc) V8 Volante (dhc) V8 Vantage Volante Lagonda ‘wedge’ (sal) Zagato (fhc/dhc) Virage (fhc) Virage Volante (dhc) V8 Vantage (fhc) V8 Coupe (fhc) DB7 (fhc) DB7 Volante (dhc) DB7 Vantage (fhc) DB7 Vantage Volante

B/G

UPDATED 50-53 51-57 53-57 57-59 57-59 58-63 61-63 60-63 60-63 63-65 63-65 65-70 66-69 66-70 67-72 67-73 69-73 72-79 79-89 77-89 78-90 86-89 80-90 86-87 89-96 92-96 93-99 96-99 94-99 96-99 99-03 99-03

2580 2580 2580 2922 2922 3670 3670 3670 3670 3995 3995 3995 3995 3995 3995 3995 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 5340 3239 3239 5935 5935

12.4 12.8 12.6 9.3 9.3 8.5 8.5 6.4 6.1 8.1 8.1 7.8 6.5 7.8 7.8 7.1 6.0 7.2 6.6 5.4 8.9 8.2 8.8 5.0 6.5 6.1 4.6 5.9 5.8 6.0 5.0 5.2

18 19 20 18 18 17 17 15 14 15 15 14 13 14 13 11 13 14 14 14 16 15 15 15u 16u 16u 12u 16u 24u 24u 17u 17u

]]]]] 240000 175000 120000 85000 ]]]]] 325000 250000 170000 130000 ]]]]] 185000 140000 92000 65000 ]]]]] 220000 165000 115000 85000 ]]]]] 500000 425000 330000250000 ]]]]] 475000 390000 300000225000 ]]]]] 900000 825000 650000500000 ]]]]] 2.4m 2m 1.5m 1m ]]]]] 11m 9.5m 8.5m n/a ]]]]] 575000 485000 360000285000 ]]]]] 1m 875000 700000550000 ]]]]] 300000 235000 175000 135000 ]]]]] 400000 300000 205000 160000 ]]]]] 700000 590000 400000325000 ]]]]] 110000 75000 47500 32500 ]]]]] 140000 100000 60000 40000 ]]]]] 120000 80000 52000 36000 ]]]]] 94000 68500 43000 32500 ]]]]] 100000 75000 46500 35000 ]]]]] 350000 275000 180000 100000 ]]]]] 150000 120000 75000 45000 ]]]]] 300000 250000 175000 100000 ]]]]] 75000 50000 25000 17500 ]]]]] 200000 150000 100000 60000 ]]]]] 37500 27500 17500 12500 ]]]]] 60000 45000 30000 20000 ]]]]] 150000 110000 75000 50000 ]]]]] 60000 45000 30000 24000 ]]]]] 22500 20000 15500 11500 ]]]]] 28000 23000 18000 13500 ]]]]] 29500 25000 20500 16000 ]]]]] 33000 27500 24000 21000

65-72 72-78 68-76 69-76 76-83 83-90 80-91 80-82 83-89 89-91 94-95 98-06

1770 1470 1871 1871 2144 2226 2226 2144 2144 2226 2226 1781

12.8 13.2 9.9 10.6 11.1 9.5 8.6 6.3 6.3 5.9 4.8 6.1

27 28 24 24 23u 24u 28u 21u 21u 20u 22u 30u

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6500 4750 6750 12500 3000 2500 5000 24000 22500 30000 30000 5000

4500 3500 4750 8500 2250 1800 3750 16500 15000 22000 24000 3750

2000 1850 2200 4000 1400 1200 2000 8000 7000 12000 14000 1650

1000 1000 1100 2000 800 600 1000 3750 10/05 3000 10/05 6000 10/05 9000 950

30-34 31-34 33-37 34-39 39-47 47-52 47-58 48-54 48-50 49-52 50-53 52-54 52-54 51-59 54-62 56-57 57-61 57-60 54-59 59-69 54-59 59-68 58-67 67-74 69-74 68-75

747 747 747 747 1535 1200 3995 2199 2660 2660 1200 1200 1200 948 948 948 1489 1489 1489 1622 2639 2912 1098 1275 1275 1798

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 34.8 16.8 21.4 16.6 16.6 25.6 31.6 31.6 30.0 31.0 n/a 24.8 24.8 28.8 21.4 15.4 16.2 27.1 17.3 15.6 16.3

45 44 42 42 26 31 13 22 21 21 26 29 29 42 42 42 30 30 28 28 20 18 35 35 33 22

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12000 17500 30000 10500 6000 6000 12500 7500 35000 25000 14000 5750 8000 7500 8000 22000 15000 18000 6000 5000 10000 7200 6400 3000 8000 3250

9000 13500 22500 7800 4750 4000 8000 5000 26000 18500 10500 3750 6000 4500 4750 15000 10000 12000 4000 3200 7000 5000 4500 2000 5500 2000

5250 8000 15000 4400 2500 1900 3750 2400 13000 10000 6000 1750 3400 2250 2400 1000 5000 6000 1750 1400 3000 2000 1800 900 2500 800

2750 12/09 5000 12/09 10000 12/09 2400 12/09 1250 1000 1750 06/09 1000 6500 5000 3500 850 03/00 1750 03/00 1000 Spr/08 1150 Spr/08 6000 Spr 08 2500 07/07 3000 07/07 850 08/85 700 02/97 1400 07/00 950 08/08 700 10/14 450 02/06 1200 02/06 350 09/03

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YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

68-71 73-82 73-75 69-79 76-84 80-90 82-94 84-94

2912 1489 1748 1748 2227 1275 1598 1994

15.7 18 ]]]]] 14.0 25 ]]]]] 11.0 30 ]]]]] 13.2 24 ]]]]] 13.5 22 ]]]]] 13.0 37 ]]]]] 12.0 32u ]]]]] 10.3 28u ]]]]]

6750 2000 2650 2500 2600 1100 1300 1200

1

58-61 61-64 64-70 52-56 55-56 55 56-59 59-61 61-62 62-64 64-68

948 1098 1275 2660 2660 2660 2639 2912 2912 2912 2912

20.5 18.3 14.6 11.7 9.6 7.8 11.2 11.4 11.2 10.3 9.8

34 32 30 22 21 20 22 23 22 19 20

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21000 11000 10000 65000 135000 625000 47500 50000 75000 57500 62500

22-25 27-31 28-30 29-31 29-31 33-37 33-37 36-39 36-39 46-52 51-52 52-55 52-55 52-55 52-55 55-62 55-59 55-59 59-62 59-62 59-62 62-65 62-65 62-65 62-65 65-76 77-80 65-80 65-85 80-92 82-85 85-97 84-94 91-02 96-02 92-98

2996 4398 6597 4398 7982 3669 3669 4257 4257 4566 4566 4566 4566 4566 4566 4887 4877 4877 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750

23.5 n/a n/a 16.0 17.0 13.1 13.1 15.5 14.2 15.0 15.0 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.5 14.2 12.9 12.9 11.5 11.5 11.5 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 9.4 9.4 10.2 10.2 10.0 6.8 6.7 10.0 6.1 7.0 7.8

20 15 12 12 10 18 18 17 17 16u 16u 12u 12u 12u 12u 14u 15u 15u 13u 13u 13u 13u 13u 13u 13u 14u 14u 13u 13u 14u 13u 14u 14u 18u 15u 16u

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500000 275000 210000 160000 1.2m 800000 650000500000 3.25m 2.75m 1.9m 1.1m 11m 8m 4.6m 3m 2.6m 1.65m 950000500000 115000 80000 50000 29500 300000 200000 100000 42500 125000 87500 52500 32500 390000 265000 125000 45000 37500 27500 15000 8750 110000 80000 42000 27500 40000 29000 16000 9000 57500 39500 19500 12500 125000 95000 55000 32000 950000 800000 600000500000 39000 29000 16500 8000 500000 365000 185000 140000 550000 400000 275000 200000 275000 200000 125000 85000 350000 250000 150000 95000 175000 125000 75000 46500 42000 32000 18000 8500 165000 110000 75000 50000 250000 175000 100000 60000 147500 110000 72000 48000 16500 13250 6750 2500 15000 12000 6000 2250 45000 34000 22500 10000 54000 44000 30000 16000 12500 10000 6000 2000 15000 12000 6500 2400 18000 12500 6750 2500 70000 52500 40000 25000 42500 30000 22500 16500 65000 52000 40000 32000 16500 13500 10000 6500

4750 1250 1650 1600 1500 700 850 750

2

2400 550 800 750 600 350 450 400

3

1100 300 450 400 250 150 165 175

B/G

02/15 02/15 06/98 Spr/09 11/14

AUSTIN-HEALEY 15000 7000 4000 10/09 7000 3250 1600 10/09 6000 2850 1250 10/09 47500 32000 20000 08/00 100000 70000 50000 08/00 510000 440000380000 35000 22000 13500 08/00 37500 25000 13000 08/00 50000 35000 25000 08/00 42000 27500 15000 08/00 46500 30000 17500 08/00

BENTLEY

12/13 12/13 12/13 12/13

AUSTIN Seven (sal) Seven Chummy (sp) Seven 65/Nippy (sp) Seven Ruby (sal) 8/10/12HP (sal) A40 Devon/Dorset Sheerline/P’cess A70 Hamps/Heref (sal) A90 Atlantic (dhc) A90 Atlantic (fhc) A40 Sports (Jensen) A40 Somerset (sal) A40 Somerset (dhc) A30/A35 (sal) A30/A35 Countryman A35 Pick-up Metropolitan (fhc) Metropolitan (con) A40/50/55 Mk I Camb A55/60 Cambridge A90/95/105 W-minst. A99/A110 Westminst. A40 Farina (sal) 1100/1300 (sal/est) 1300GT (sal) 1800/2200 (sal)

3-Litre (sal) Allegro 1100-1500 (sal) Allegro 1750 Sport/TC Maxi Mk I 1.5/1.8 Princess/Ambassador Metro (hatch) Maestro (hatch) Montego (sal)

‘Frogeye’ Sprite Mk I (sp) Sprite Mk II (sp) Sprite Mk III-IV (sp) 100 BN1/2 (sp) 100M (sp) 100S (sp) 100/6 BN4/6 (sp) 3000 Mk I (sp) 3000 Mk II BN7 (sp) 3000 Mk II BT7/BJ7 (sp) 3000 Mk III (sp)

UPDATED

AUDI 60/70/80/90 (sal) V 80 1.3/1.5 (sal) V 100 1.8/1.9 (sal) V 100S coupé (fhc) 100 C2 (sal/est) NE 100 C3 (sal/est) NE Coupé GT/B3 (fhc) V quattro Turbo ‘WR’ (fhc) quattro Turbo (fhc) quattro 20V (fhc) RS2 Avant (fhc) TT (fhc/con) NE

3

4250 2500 2200 11/86 2500 04/00 3000

3 Litre Tourer (con) V 4.5 Litre Tourer (con) V 6.5 Litre Speed Six (var)V 4.5 Litre ‘Blower’ (sp) 8 Litre (var) V Derby 3.5 Park Ward Derby 3.5 coachbuilt Derby 4.25 Park Ward Derby 4.25 coachbuilt W Mk VI (sal) Mk VI (con) R-type (sal) R-type coachbuilt (sal) R-type coachbuilt (con) R-type Continental (fhc) S1/S2 (sal) S1 Continental Mulliner S1 Cont Park Ward (con) S2 Continental Mulliner S2 Park Ward (con) S2 Flying Spur S3 (sal) S3 MPW 2dr (fhc) S3 MPW (con) S3 Flying Spur 4dr (sal) T1 (sal) T2 (sal) MPW/Corniche (fhc) MPW/Corniche (con) Mulsanne/Eight (sal) Mulsanne Turbo (sal) Turbo R/RL (sal) Continental MPW (con) Continental R (fhc) W Continental T (fhc) Brooklands (sal)

UPDATED

11/96 11/96 11/96 11/96

BERKELEY Sports and B65 (sp) Sports 492 (sp) B95-105 (sp) T60 (trike)

56-60 328 38.3 45u 58-59 492 21.8 33u 59-60 692 17.2 40 59-60 328 n/a 50u

]]]]] 8500 ]]]]] 12000 ]]]]] 12500 ]]]]] 8000

6000 7000 7500 6000

3600 2250 3750 2500 4250 2750 3600 2000

BIZZARRINI 5300 GT Strada (fhc)

65-69 5354 6.4

n/a ]]]]] 600000 500000 400000300000

BMW 328 (sp) 501 V8/502 (sal/fhc) 503 (fhc) 507 (sp) Isetta 250/300 (micro) 600 (micro) 1800/2000 (sal) 2500/2800/3.0/3.3 (sal) 1602/1502 (sal) 2002/Touring (sal/est) 2002tii (sal)

UPDATED 36-39 55-63 56-59 56-59 56-64 58-59 63-73 69-77 67-77 70-75 72-75

1971 3168 3168 3168 298 585 1990 2494 1573 1990 1990

9.5 20 ]]]]] 675000 15.2 19 ]]]]] 45000 10.5 19 ]]]]] 130000 9.5 18 ]]]]] 1.5m n/a 65u ]]]]] 20000 n/a 46 ]]]]] 30000 11.7 23 ]]]]] 8500 9.3 22 ]]]]] 9500 11.8 30 ]]]]] 6500 10.6 25 ]]]]] 11500 8.3 24 ]]]]] 24000

550000 425000350000 32000 16000 10000 100000 70000 50000 1.2m 1m 800000 14500 10000 6500 12/07 24000 16000 9500 6000 3000 1400 6500 3200 1650 4500 2200 1000 06/07 8000 3900 1900 06/07 16500 7500 3250 06/07

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2002 cabriolet (con) 2002 Turbo (sal) 2800CS (fhc) 3.0 CS/CSA/CSi (fhc) 3.0 CSL (fhc) V 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ (fhc) 633/628 CSi (fhc) 635 CSi (fhc) M635 CSi (fhc) M1 (fhc) 320/320i (E21) (sal) 323i (E21) (sal) 320i-325i Bauer (con)  5-series (E12) (sal) 5-series (E28) (sal) 5-series (E34) (sal) NE M535i (E12) (sal) M535i (E28) (sal) M5 (E28) (sal) M5 (E34) (sal) V 325i (E30) (sal) 325i Sport (E30) M3 (E30) (sal) M3 Evo II (E30) (sal) 3-series (E30) Conv Z1 (rdstr) 840/850 (fhc) 3-series (E36) Coupe NE M3/Evo (E36) NE Z3 1.9/1.8 (rdstr) Z3 2.8 (rdstr) Z3M Roadster Z3M Coupe V

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

71-73 73-74 69-71 71-75 72-75 72-75 76-87 78-88 85-89 79-80 75-82 77-82 81-85 75-81 81-87 88-95 80-81 85-87 85-87 88-95 85-91 89-91 86-90 88 86-93 86-91 90-99 92-98 92-99 96-01 97-00 98-02 98-02

1990 1990 2788 2985 3003 3153 3210 3453 3453 3453 1990 2315 1990 2788 2788 3430 3453 3453 3453 3435 2495 2495 2302 2302 2495 2495 4941 2793 3201 1895 2793 3201 3201

10.6 7.3 9.3 7.5 7.3 6.8 8.1 7.3 6.0 5.5 9.6 8.3 8.8 8.7 7.7 7.0 7.1 6.4 6.0 6.4 7.4 7.4 6.5 6.3 8.7 7.9 7.1 6.6 5.3 9.2 6.7 5.2 5.2

25 22 23 23 20 20 21 19 17 18 25 20 26 23 23u 24u 18u 18u 17u 17u 25u 25u 24u 24u 25u 25u 19u 29u 28u 35u 30u 25u 25u

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

CON

50-65 250 n/a 65-70 875 17.4 63-64 1147 17.6 65-70 1296 16.5 67-71 1998 10.7 70-74 701 23.2

65u 50 30 31 30 42

]]]]] 6000 ]]]]] 3000 ]]]]] 7000 ]]]]] 4950 ]]]]] 5250 ]]]]] 10000

1

2

3

B/G

20000 15000 7000 3000 06/07 65000 50000 35000 20000 06/07 25000 17500 10000 5000 35000 25000 17500 10000 135000 100000 60000 37500 250000 200000 150000 100000 8750 6000 3000 1500 02/04 14000 9000 4500 2400 02/04 32000 22500 14000 7500 02/04 300000 250000 175000 125000 4000 2750 1500 750 02/08 7000 5000 2500 1300 02/08 7500 5000 2500 1250 12/04 5000 3750 1850 900 4500 3500 1750 750 11/15 4000 3000 1600 600 26000 19000 11000 5500 12000 9000 4500 2000 30000 23000 13000 7500 16500 11500 6000 3750 4500 3200 1500 750 02/10 10000 7000 3500 1750 02/10 50000 40000 26000 17500 70000 55000 36500 26500 7500 5000 2200 850 02/10 30000 24000 15000 9500 14000 10000 5000 2500 8000 5750 2000 700 19000 14000 10000 6000 4000 2650 1350 600 03/14 6000 4000 2100 1400 03/14 20000 15000 10000 6750 03/14 30000 22000 13500 8500 03/14

BOND Minicar (sal/est/conv) 875 (sal/van) Equipe GT4 (fhc) Equipe GT4S 2+2 (fhc) Equipe 2-litre (fhc/dhc) Bug (sal)

4250 2000 4500 3200 3750 7000

1900 1000 1650 1500 1750 3250

900 500 800 750 750 1750

03/98 03/98 03/98 01/00

BORGWARD Isabella (sal/est) Isabella Coupé (fhc)

54-61 1493 16.0 33u ]]]]] 10000 7500 4000 2000 03/97 57-61 1493 17.4 28u ]]]]] 28500 20000 12000 7000 03/97

BRISTOL 400 (sal) V 401, 403 (sal) V Arnolt-Bristol (sp) 404 (fhc) W 405 (sal) V 405 (con) 406 (sal) 407, 408, 409, (sal) 410, 411 (sal) V 603/Britannia (sal) 412/Beaufighter (conv) Brigand (sal)

UPDATED 47-50 48-55 54-61 54-55 55-58 55-56 57-61 61-68 68-76 76-93 75-92 83-93

1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 2216 5211 6277 5900 5900 5900

19.1 17.4 8.6 n/a n/a n/a 14.0 8.8 7.0 7.2 6.7 5.9

22 23 24 21 23 21 23 15 15u 17u 15u 15u

]]]]] 7000 50000 30000 20000 ]]]]] 58500 40000 24000 15000 Spr/97 ]]]]] 300000 240000 175000 100000 ]]]]] 72500 52500 35000 22000 ]]]]] 50000 32500 16000 10000 ]]]]] 100000 80000 45000 30000 ]]]]] 40000 27500 14000 9000 ]]]]] 37500 26000 13500 8250 08/03 ]]]]] 45000 30000 15000 9000 08/03 ]]]]] 32000 22000 12000 7500 ]]]]] 35000 20000 12000 6500 ]]]]] 30000 20000 11500 6500

34-39 34-39 34-39 35-38 36-38 92-95

3257 3257 3257 3257 3257 3499

n/a n/a n/a n/a 10.0 4.5

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

74-95 1558 6.2

28

]]]]] 15000 10500 7000

BUGATTI Type 57 Galibier (sal) Type 57 Ventoux 2dr Type 57 Stelvio (con) Type 57 Atalante (fhc) Type 57S Atalante (fhc) EB110 (fhc) V

210000 160000 115000 360000 275000 175000 525000 390000250000 1.2m 850000550000 6.75m 6m 5.5m 365000 260000180000

4500 05/04

CHEVROLET Corvette (rdstr) Corvette C1 (rdstr) Corvette C1 (rdster) Corvette Sting Ray C2 Corvette Stingray C3 Corvette Stingray C3 Corv. Stingray C3 Corvette C4 (fhc/con) Corvette ZR1 (fhc)

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

3

67-69 5730 9.1 67-69 5730 9.1

15u ]]]]] 22000 17500 9500 5000 15u ]]]]] 25000 20000 14000 8000

47-54 1089 12.0

25

B/G

CISITALIA 202 (fhc)

]]]]] 250000 200000 150000 120000

CITROËN Traction Avant (sal) 2CV ‘ripple’ (cab) V 2CV4/6 (cab) Ami 6 (sal/est) Ami 8/Super (sal/est) Dyane (hatch) DS/ID19 (sal) DS20/21/23 (sal) DS Safari (est) V DS décapotable (con) SM (sal) GS/GSA (sal/est) CX (sal/est) CX Prestige (sal) CX GTi Turbo (sal) AX (hatch) NE AX GT (hatch) NE BX GTi 16V (hatch) XM (sal/est)

UPDATED 34-57 49-60 70-90 61-69 69-78 68-85 55-68 68-75 58-75 63-78 70-75 71-84 74-89 77-89 77-89 86-98 88-98 87-93 89-00

1911 23.4 23 ]]]]] 425 n/a 49 ]]]]] 602 32.8 45u ]]]]] 602 44.0 44u ]]]]] 1015 17.1 35u ]]]]] 602 30.8 50u ]]]]] 1911 18.4 24 ]]]]] 2347 10.4 20 ]]]]] - Specs as saloon 2175 14.4 22 ]]]]] 2670 8.3 19 ]]]]] 1220 14.9 29 ]]]]] 2165 10.8 26u ]]]]] 2347 11.6 22u ]]]]] 2347 7.6 24u ]]]]] 1124 12.6 39u ]]]]] 1360 9.3 36u ]]]]] 1905 7.9 30u ]]]]] 2975 9.5 21 ]]]]]

20000 14000 7500 5000 4750 4500 20000 36000 25000 190000 60000 3750 4500 5500 7500 1200 4000 2500 2750

13500 10000 5000 3500 3250 3000 14000 24000 16000 150000 40000 2500 3250 4000 5500 750 3000 1600 1750

7250 5000 2500 1750 1600 1500 6000 8000 7500 100000 22500 1000 1250 1750 2750 375 2000 700 600

71-74

875 12.5

4000 04/09 2500 12/15 1250 12/15 900 800 750 2250 08/13 3500 08/13 3000 08/13 65000 08/13 12500 450 03/05 500 09/07 800 09/07 1250 09/07 195 1200 400 04/15 250

5000

3750

1650

70-76 VAR 12.9 VAR ]]]]] 8750 76-82 VAR 10.5 VAR ]]]]] 6000 65-70 1996 13.5 22 ]]]]] 9500 69 1275 15.6 35 ]]]]] 6500 69-74 VAR VAR VAR ]]]]] 10000 83 VAR VAR VAR ]]]]] 5250

6500 4500 7000 4850 7000 4200

3500 1750 2400 1450 3750 1850 2750 1400 3750 2000 2200 1200

66-75 1108 23.0 30 73-74 1289 19.4 25

]]]]] ]]]]]

1750 3500

1100 2250

550 950

46-53 46-50 48-52 52-57 53-57 53-58 55-62 60-68 59-64 62-69 66-68 68-92 68-72 72-78 74-77 79-92

2522 2522 2522 3468 2433 2433 3468 4561 2548 2548 4235 4235 4235 5343 5343 5343

26.7 27.2 20.6 19.1 14.5 16.3 15.4 10.3 10.2 13.8 9.9 n/a 11.0 7.8 7.4 8.1

22 22 23 17 21 20 19 14 23 17 15u n/a 15u 12 14 15

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

10000 29000 33500 9750 33000 8750 8500 10500 48500 20000 14000 11000 11000 12000 25000 10000

7000 20000 24500 7000 24000 6000 6000 7750 36000 14000 11000 8000 7500 8000 16500 7000

3000 10000 14500 3500 15000 2500 3000 3750 20000 6250 5000 3000 3300 3750 9250 3000

70-74 74-79 78-81 72-80 73-81 74-78

2393 2565 2753 1770 2393 1171

8.0 9.9 9.8 12.5 11.0 16.0

24 24 20u 25u 21u 32u

]]]]] 24000 16500 9000 6000 05/07 ]]]]] 16000 10500 5750 3000 05/07 ]]]]] 7500 5000 2200 950 ]]]]] 7500 5200 2500 1200 ]]]]] 19500 13000 7000 4000 ]]]]] 3600 2400 1100 550

35-39 35-39 46-53 46-53 51-54

3557 3557 3557 3557 3557

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

49-57

1172 20.3 n/a ]]]]] 20000 15000 9000 4000

CLAN Crusader (sp)

34

]]]]]

700

CRAYFORD Cortina Mk III (conv) Cortina Mk IV/V (conv) Corsair V4 (conv) Morris/MG 1300 (conv) Capri (conv) Fiesta Fly (conv)

DAF 33, 44, 55, 66 (sal) Marathon coupé (fhc)

DAIMLER DB18/Consort (sal) DB18 Drophead (dhc) DB18 Sports Special Regency (sal) Conquest Roadster/DHC Conquest/Century (sal) One-O-Four/Majestic Majestic Major (sal) SP250 Dart (sp) 2.5-litre/V8 250 (sal) Sovereign 420 (sal) DS420 (limo) Sovereign S1 (XJ6) (sal) V Double Six (sal) V Double Six coupé (fhc) Double Six Series III (sal)

300 04/08 500

UPDATED 1000 5000 8500 1500 9000 1200 1250 1750 14000 2750 2000 1200 1200 1500 3200 1000

07/88

02/07 01/97 04/99 01/08 01/08 01/08 01/08

UPDATED 275000 450000 650000 1.5m 7.5m 425000

CATERHAM Seven S3 (sp)

YEARS

Camaro (fhc) Camaro Conv. (dhc)

54 55-57 58-62 63-67 68-72 73-77 77-82 84-96 90-95

3800 4343 4639 5359 6997 5737 6997 5733 5727

11.0 n/a ]]]]] 6.6 18 ]]]]] 6.6 17 ]]]]] 5.9 17 ]]]]] 6.1 13 ]]]]] 7.4 16u ]]]]] 6.5 13u ]]]]] 6.6 20u ]]]]] 4.9 21u ]]]]]

70000 65000 75000 72000 27500 21000 15000 11000 18500

50000 47500 55000 54000 22500 14500 11000 9000 15000

32500 30000 29000 27500 13000 9000 6500 4500 12500

24000 20000 20000 18000 5500 4500 3500 2000 9500

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DATSUN 240Z (fhc) 260Z (fhc) V 280ZX/2+2 (fhc) Bluebird 180B SSS (fhc) 240K Skyline (fhc) 120Y (B210) (fhc)

UPDATED

DELAHAYE 135M/MS (fhc) 135M/MS (cab) 135M/MS (fhc) 135M/MS (cab) 235 Chapron Coupe

500000 350000 200000100000 625000 450000 295000 125000 165000 120000 70000 45000 285000 175000 115000 85000 100000 75000 50000 20000

DELLOW Mark I-IV (sp)

DELOREAN DMC-12 (fhc) W

UPDATED 81-82 2849 10.5 23u ]]]]] 29000 24000 16250 10500 03/06

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YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

DE TOMASO Mangusta (fhc) V Pantera (fhc) V Deauville (sal) Longchamps (fhc)

3

B/G

UPDATED 67-72 72-89 70-88 72-89

4727 5763 5763 5763

7.0 5.2 6.4 6.4

19 13 n/a n/a

53-59 58-65 58-63 64-66

896 980 980 1175

22.5 33 n/a 30 n/a 32 n/a 30

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

235000 75000 27500 37500

180000 47500 20000 30000

135000 100000 27500 18500 11000 5500 15000 8000

DKW Sonderklasse/3=6 (sal) 1000SP/A Union (sp) 1000/1000S (sal/fhc) F102 (sal)

]]]]] 20000 15000 8000 4500 ]]]]] 17500 12500 6500 3750 ]]]]] 10000 6750 3400 2000 ]]]]] 3250 1950 950 550

DODGE Viper RT 10/GTS (sp)

92-02 7974 4.6

15u ]]]]] 40000 30000 21000 16000

58-61 1489 12.7 62-65 1798 10.2

30 28

]]]]] 27500 20000 12000 6750 ]]]]] 30000 22000 12500 7000

54-59 59-61 62-64 60-64

9.6 9.7 7.8 11.9

14 14 13 25

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

175000 190000 315000 72500

57-73 948 17.9 67-76 1998 n/a

54 26

]]]]] ]]]]]

5000 4500

48-50 48-51 51-52 51 53-55 56-59 56-59 57-59 58-60 58-62 60-63 60-63 59-62 60-62 60-63 62-64 63-64 64-66 60-64 64-67 64-66 64-66 64-66 66-68 64-67 66-68 66-68 68-69 69-73 72-74 67-71 68-70 68-74 72-73 70-72 72-76 75-76 76-85 73-80 75-77 77-80 80-82 82-85 85-88 76-89 76-89 81-94 84-94 89-94 94-99

19 19 16 n/a 15 n/a n/a n/a 15 n/a n/a 15 15 16 18 18 n/a n/a 12 10 16 16 13 13 15 14 14 19 19 19 13 13 13 13 15 12 11 12 19 19 18 18 19 19 13 13 17 17 20 18

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

ELVA Courier (sp) Mk III/Mk IV T-type (sp)

FACEL VEGA FV (fhc) HK500 (fhc) Facel II (fhc) Facellia/Facel III (con)

5801 6286 6286 1647

125000 80000 60000 145000 100000 70000 265000 175000 125000 50000 30000 16500

FAIRTHORPE Electron Minor (sp) TX-GT/S/SS (fhc)

2250 1850

1250 750

UPDATED

FERRARI 166 MM Barchetta (sp) V 166 Inter (fhc) 212 Inter (fhc/sp) 340 America (sp) 250 Europa SI/II (fhc) 410 Superamerica (fhc) 250 GT Boano/Ellena 250 GT Berlinetta TdF 250 GT Pininfarina (fhc) 250 California Spider lwb 250 California Spider swb 250 GT SWB steel (fhc) 250 GT SWB alloy (fhc) 250 GT Cabrio SII (cab) 250 GTE 2+2(fhc) 250 GT Lusso (fhc) 250 GTO (fhc) 250 LM (fhc) 400 Superamerica 500 Superfast (fhc) 275 GTB steel (fhc) 275 GTB alloy (fhc) 275 GTS(dhc) 275 GTB/4 (fhc) 330 GT 2+2 (fhc) 330 GTC (fhc) 330 GTS (dhc) Dino 206 GT (fhc) W Dino 246 GT (fhc) Dino 246 GTS (dhc) 365 GT 2+2 (fhc) 365 GTC (fhc) 365 GTB/4 Daytona (fhc) 365 GTS/4 Spider (fhc) 365 GTC/4 2+2 (fhc) 365 GT4 2+2 (fhc) 365 GT4 BB (fhc) 512 BB/BBi (fhc) 308 GT4 2+2 (fhc) 308 GTB grp (fhc) 308 GTB/GTS (fhc) 308 GTBi/GTSi (fhc) 308 GTB/GTS Qv (fhc) 328 GTB/GTS (fhc/targa) 400/400i/412i man (fhc) 400/400i/412i auto (fhc) Mondial(fhc) Mondial Cabrio (con) V 348 tb/ts(fhc/sp) F355/GTS (fhc/targa)

3750 3250

1995 1995 2562 4101 2953 4962 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 2953 3967 4962 3286 3286 3286 3286 3967 3967 3967 1987 2418 2418 4390 4390 4390 4390 4390 4390 4390 4942 2926 2926 2926 2926 2926 3195 4823 4823 2926 2926 3405 3496

n/a n/a 8.8 n/a 5.9 6.6 7.0 n/a 8.0 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.3 7.1 7.5 6.8 5.9 n/a 7.8 7.8 6.4 6.0 7.2 5.5 7.1 6.8 6.9 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.3 5.9 6.0 7.3 7.1 6.5 5.9 6.7 6.5 6.9 7.3 6.8 5.9 6.7 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6 4.7

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7m 4.5m 3.5m 2.85m 1m 750000 550000400000 1.1m 950000 825000700000 3m 2.6m 2m 1.35m 1.85m 1.4m 950000750000 3.3m 2.75m 2.2m 2m 600000 525000 400000300000 5.5m 5m 4.5m 4.25m 550000 425000 325000225000 8.5m 7.25m 5.75m 5m 12.5m 11.5m 10.5m n/a 6.5m 6.2m 5.75m 5.25m 7.9m 7.3m 6.5m 6m 1.3m 1.1m 850000675000 375000 285000 190000 145000 1.5m 1.3m 1m 850000 38m 33m n/a n/a 13.5m 11.5m 10m n/a 2.4m 2m 1.8m 1.5m 2m 1.75m 1.4m 1.2m 1.6m 1.4m 1.2m 950000 2.5m 2.2m 1.95m 1.75m 1.6m 1.3m 1.1m 900000 2.4m 2.15m 1.9m 1.7m 240000 180000 130000 85000 650000 525000 425000350000 1.8m 1.5m 1.2m 1m 450000 400000 320000250000 275000 220000 130000 90000 300000 240000 150000 100000 200000 150000 85000 52000 640000 550000 460000375000 585000 495000 365000265000 2m 1.8m 1.6m n/a 250000 200000 150000 120000 65000 45000 27500 18500 325000 260000 200000150000 235000 190000 145000 110000 52000 40000 25000 18000 140000 115000 80000 50000 77500 60000 42500 30000 60000 42500 29000 20000 65000 50000 32000 22500 72000 55000 37000 26500 40000 30000 17500 10000 30000 21000 11500 7750 32500 23500 14500 9500 38500 28000 18250 12000 60000 50000 35000 27500 80000 70000 50000 40000

F355 Spider (sp) W 288 GTO (fhc) Testarossa (fhc) 512 TR (fhc) F512M (fhc) 456 GT (fhc) F40 (fhc) F50 (sp) 550 Maranello (fhc)

YEARS

CC

95-99 84-87 84-90 91-94 94-96 92-97 88-92 95-97 96-01

3496 2855 4942 4942 4942 5474 2936 4698 5474

0-60 MPG SPARES

4.7 4.8 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.1 3.9 3.7 4.6

18 n/a 16 16 16 14 15 n/a 14

]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]] ]]]]]

82000 1.6m 100000 127500 150000 48500 850000 1.75m 90000

C/D

72000 52500 42000 1.35m 1.2m 1m 80000 55000 37500 99000 65000 50000 120000 80000 62000 36000 24000 17500 750000 640000550000 1.5m 1.25m 1m 75000 55000 45000

1

2

3

B/G

48-55 59-73 55-67 55-66 59-66 60-67 61-68 65-72 65-72 66-73 69-73 66-75 72-75 75-81 82-85 66-73 66-73 72-87 73-83 81-83 75-78 72-76 71-77 77-89 78-84 78-88 83-85 84-88 80-96 84-96 85-95 94-98 94-00 95-02

569 499 633 767 1598 1481 2280 903 903 1438 1756 1608 1756 1995 1995 1987 2418 652 1049 1301 1290 3235 3235 1498 1995 1498 1498 1995 903 999 1301 1108 1998 1747

n/a n/a n/a n/a 15.2 17.0 12.0 15.6 19.0 12.0 10.5 11.9 8.9 10.6 10.2 8.1 8.0 42.1 17.6 10.6 11.7 11.4 10.6 10.8 10.1 13.3 10.3 8.1 14.5 16.7 8.3 13.5 6.3 8.7

n/a 53 39 39 26 24 21 34 32 24 24 28 25 28 30 26 22 37 38u 32u 33u 17 19 26u 23 30u 30u 25u 39u 34u 26u 46u 28u 34u

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14000 11500 10000 30000 42500 9250 35000 8000 15000 2650 8900 24000 35000 18500 20000 42500 130000 3100 2200 3250 6000 5500 17500 4250 10000 1950 3400 5000 2000 4250 2750 1400 4500 6500

10000 7750 7000 22000 30000 7500 25000 5500 9500 1750 6500 18000 27500 13000 15000 32500 100000 2000 1300 2400 4500 3750 12500 3000 7500 1200 2200 3500 1200 2500 1750 990 2900 4200

5000 3600 3000 12000 16000 4000 16500 2600 4500 850 3000 10000 20000 6000 7500 21000 62500 1000 600 1000 2000 2000 7000 1400 4000 650 1000 1750 600 1250 900 450 1250 2200

47-51 48-59 49-53 50-56 52-56 50-56 53-56 52-56 56-62 56-62 56-62 56-62 56-62 56-62 62-66 62-66 62-66 66-72 66-72 54-59 56-60 59-61 59-68 62-68 61-63 61-64 61-64 62-67 63-66 63-66 63-66 65-66 66-70 64-68 64-68

3622 1172 1172 1508 1508 2262 2262 2262 1703 1703 2553 2553 2553 2553 1703 2553 2553 2495 2994 1172 1172 997 997 1197 1498 1498 1498 1498 1498 1498 1498 1996 1996 4736 4736

20.2 n/a n/a 27.2 27.2 20.1 20.4 20.1 23.2 23.2 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1 19.6 16.5 13.4 14.6 13.1 29.4 34.3 27.2 26.9 21.6 20.1 19.5 13.7 19.8 13.9 15.6 14.3 14.7 13.5 9.0 8.9

17 35 32 25 23 22 24 22 29 28 24 22 22 21 23 18 18 20 19 35 34 35 35 31 27 27 26 24 26 28 24 23 22 15 14

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15000 6500 6000 8500 16500 12500 16500 25000 8750 12750 12500 20000 15000 24000 8000 9000 10000 5000 7000 5500 6250 6000 6750 8000 9500 13750 15000 7500 16000 6000 8000 7500 8500 22500 31000

10500 4250 4000 5500 12500 8000 10000 20000 5750 8750 8500 15000 10500 17500 5250 6250 7000 3250 4500 3500 4500 4500 5000 6000 6750 9000 10000 4500 11000 4250 6000 5500 6250 16000 23000

6000 2000 1850 2750 6750 3750 5000 12000 2500 4750 3750 9000 4500 10500 2250 2600 3000 1500 1850 1600 2250 2000 2000 2750 3000 5000 5500 2000 5500 1950 2750 2500 2950 9000 14500

FIAT 500 Topolino (sal) 500 (sal) 600/600D (sal/est) 600 Multipla (mpv) 1500S/1600S Osca (sp) 1500 Cabriolet (con) 2300S (fhc) 850 coupé (fhc) 850 Spider (sp) 124/Special/T (sal) 124 coupé (fhc) 124 Spider (sp) 124 Spider Abarth (sp) 124 Spider (sp) Pininfarina Spider (sp) Dino coupé (fhc) Dino Spider (sp) 126 (sal) 127 (sal) 127 1300 Sport (sal) 128 3P (fhc) 130 (sal) 130 Coupé (fhc) X1/9 (sp) 131 Sport (sal) Strada (hatch) Strada cabriolet (cab) Strada Abarth 130TC Panda (hatch) Panda 4x4 (hatch) Uno Turbo (hatch) Cinquecento Sporting NE Coupé/Turbo (fhc) Barchetta (sp)

12/03

01/00 01/00 01/00 01/00

05/10

09/15 08/07 08/07 08/07

10/12 03/12 06/13

UPDATED

FORD V8 Pilot (sal) Popular 103E/Anglia Prefect E493/4A (sal) Consul Mk I (sal) Consul Mk I (con) Zephyr Six Mk I (sal) Zephyr/Zod. Mk I (sal) Zephyr Six Mk I (con) Consul Mk II (sal/est) Consul Mk II (con) Zephyr Mk II (sal/est) Zephyr Mk II (con) Zodiac Mk II (sal/est) Zodiac Mk II (con) Zephyr 4 Mk III (sal) Zephyr 6 Mk III (sal) Zodiac Mk III (sal) Zephyr 4/6 Mk IV (sal) Zodiac Mk IV/Exec (sal) Prefect/Anglia 100E Escort/Squire (est) Prefect 107E (sal) Anglia 105E (sal/est) Anglia 123E (sal/est) Consul Classic (sal) Consul Capri (fhc) Consul Capri GT (fhc) Cortina Mk I (sal) Cortina Mk I GT (sal) Corsair 1500/1700 (sal) Corsair 1500GT (sal) Corsair V4 2000/GT Corsair 2000E (sal) Mustang (coupé) Mustang (conv)

2500 1750 1250 6750 10000 2000 9500 1250 2400 400 1100 3500 12000 2500 2750 15000 45000 500 350 450 1000 750 3500 650 2500 375 500 850 350 750 500 300 400 1000

3500 1250 1100 1350 4000 1850 2500 6750 1250 2500 1750 5500 2400 6250 1000 1300 1500 750 850 800 1200 1100 1000 1500 1250 2200 2500 1000 3000 1000 1400 1250 1500 5000 7500

08/97 06/08 06/08 12/10 12/10 12/10 12/10 12/10 07/12 07/12 07/12 07/12 07/12 07/12 Spr/07 Spr/07 Spr/07 10/95 10/95 01/06 01/06 01/06 08/10 08/10 08/09 08/09 08/09 01/12 01/12 09/99 09/99 09/99 09/99 11/03 11/03

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Mustang (fastback) 65-68 Mustang GT350 (fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;back) 65-66 Mustang GT500 (fhc) 67-70 64-68 GT40 (fhc) Cortina Mk II (sal) 66-70 66-70 Cortina Mk II GT (sal) Cortina Mk II 1600E 67-70 67-70 Cortina II Lotus (sal) V Cortina Savage (sal) 67-76 71-76 Cortina Mk III (sal) V Cortina Mk III GT/GXL V 71-76 Cortina Mk III 2000E V 73-76 Cortina Mk IV/V (sal) 76-82 68-75 Escort Mk I (sal/est) Escort Mk I 2-dr (sal) 68-75 68-73 Escort GT/Sport (sal) Escort 1300E (sal) 73-75 70-75 Escort Mexico (sal) Escort Twin-cam (sal) 68-71 70-75 Escort Mk I RS1600 Escort Mk I RS2000 73-74 75-80 Escort Mk II (sal/est) Escort Mk II 2-dr (sal) 75-80 75-80 Escort Mk II Ghia (sal) Esc Mk II Sport 75-80 76-78 Esc Mk II Mexico Escort Mk II RS1800 75-77 75-80 Escort Mk II RS2000 Capri Mk I (fhc) 69-74 69-74 Capri Mk I GT (fhc) Capri Mk I 3000GT (fhc) 69-74 70-74 Capri MkI 3000E/GXL Capri Mk I RS2600 NE 71-74 73-74 Capri Mk I RS3100 (fhc) Capri Mk II (fhc) 74-77 74-77 Capri Mk II 2000 (fhc) Capri Mk II 3000 (fhc) V 74-77 77-87 Capri Mk III (fhc) Capri Mk III 2000 (fhc) 78-87 Capri Mk III 3000 (fhc) V 78-81 Capri Mk III 2.8i (fhc) V 81-87 87 Capri 280 Brooklands Granada Mk I (sal) 72-77 74-77 Granada Mk I (fhc) Granada Mk II (sal) 77-85 76-84 Fiesta Mk I (htch) V Fiesta S Mk I (htch) V 77-84 Fiesta XR2 Mk I (htch) V 81-83 Fiesta Mk II (htch) NE 83-89 84-89 Fiesta XR2 Mk II (htch) Fiesta Mk III (htch) NE 89-95 Fiesta Mk III XR2i (htch)NE 89-94 Fiesta RS Turbo (hatch) 90-92 92-95 Fiesta RS 1800 (hatch) Escort Mk III (htch) 80-86 Escort XR3/XR3i (htch) 80-85 Escort XR3i (Mk 4) 86-90 83 Escort RS1600i (htch) Escort RS Turbo S1 V 84-85 Escort RS Turbo (htch) 86-90 Escort Mk III Cabrio 84-90 85-86 RS200 (fhc) Sierra (htch) 83-93 83-85 Sierra XR4i (htch) Sierra XR4x4 (hatch) 85-90 Sierra RS Cosworth 86-87 Sierra Cos. RS500 87 Sapphire RS Cosworth 88-92 Scorpio Cosworth (sal) 91-94 Escort RS Cosworth V 92-96 Probe (fhc) 94-97 97-02 Puma (fhc) NE Racing Puma (fhc) 99-00 Focus RS Mk I (hatch) NE 02-03

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

4736 4736 7015 4736 1599 1599 1599 1558 2994 1993 1993 1993 2293 1297 1297 1297 1297 1599 1558 1601 1993 1297 1297 1599 1599 1593 1835 1993 1599 1599 2994 2994 2637 3091 1593 1993 2994 1593 1994 2994 2792 2792 2994 2994 2792 1117 1298 1599 1298 1599 1596 1796 1596 1796 1597 1597 1597 1597 1597 1597 1597 1803 1993 2792 2792 1993 1993 1993 2935 1993 2497 1679 1679 1988

8.3 6.5 6.9 5.3 15.1 13.1 13.1 9.9 9.2 12.9 10.7 10.6 10.5 20.6 20.6 13.1 14.8 10.7 9.9 8.9 9.0 13.5 13.5 10.3 10.3 11.1 9.0 8.6 12.9 12.4 10.3 8.4 7.3 7.2 11.4 10.4 9.0 11.4 10.8 8.6 7.9 8.0 9.1 10.3 8.9 16.8 13.7 9.4 12.1 9.3 10.2 9.4 7.9 8.0 11.1 8.6 9.6 8.7 8.1 8.1 10.3 6.1 9.2 7.8 8.4 6.2 5.8 6.6 8.5 6.3 7.9 8.6 7.8 5.9

15 13 12 13 27 27 24 21 21 26 25 25 23 28 28 28 28 27 22 22 26 33 33 34 34 32 27 25 25 24 22 20 23 20 27 25 22 27 24 21 21 21 20 19 21 37 33 29 28 30 29u 28 33 32 30 30 31 30 27 27 31 20u 24 21 20 20u 20u 22u 23u 23u 25u 35u 34u 28u

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CON

30000 240000 125000 3.25m 5750 10500 11500 27500 13500 7000 8500 10500 4000 5500 6500 11000 10500 25000 50000 52000 35000 3500 5000 7500 10000 20000 65000 20000 10000 12500 17000 20000 55000 50000 6000 7000 18500 5750 6750 18000 15000 22000 7500 11000 4250 2500 5500 11000 1500 7000 1300 4750 10000 4500 1600 5250 4000 13000 17500 13000 3500 140000 2250 6500 5000 32000 51000 16000 4250 26000 1250 1850 9500 17000

1

22500 185000 100000 2.25m 3750 7500 8500 20000 10000 4400 5500 6750 2500 4250 5000 7500 7000 18000 40000 42000 27500 2500 3750 5000 7000 15000 50000 14000 7000 9500 12000 14000 42500 39500 4000 4750 12500 3750 4400 12000 10000 16500 5000 7500 3000 1600 3500 7500 1100 4750 1000 3350 7000 3000 1100 3750 2750 9000 12000 9000 2200 110000 1450 4000 3200 23000 41000 10500 2500 20500 900 1400 7000 14000

2

14000 115000 80000 1.75m 1750 3600 4000 12000 6000 2000 2500 3000 1200 2400 2750 4250 3750 10000 27500 30000 18500 1100 1750 2500 3600 8000 35000 7500 3500 4500 6250 7000 25000 22500 1850 2200 6500 1750 2000 6000 4500 8250 2250 3250 1200 750 1750 3750 750 2400 500 1700 3200 1900 500 1950 1350 4750 6000 4500 1000 85000 750 1650 1500 14000 28000 5000 1200 15000 550 700 4200 11000

3

B/G

7500 11/03 90000 11/03 60000 1.5m 800 Spr 04 1600 Spr 04 1750 Spr04 7500 Spr 04 3650 Spr 04 1000 Spr/07 1250 Spr/07 1500 Spr/07 650 11/00 1500 02/05 1750 02/05 2500 02/05 2000 02/98 6000 02/98 22000 02/98 24000 02/98 11000 02/98 500 10/11 850 10/11 1250 10/11 1800 10/11 5250 10/11 26500 10/11 4750 10/11 1750 01/04 2250 01/04 3200 01/04 3500 01/04 17500 14000 01/04 900 10/15 1100 10/15 3000 10/15 850 10/15 1000 10/15 2750 10/15 2000 10/15 4500 10/15 1000 05/97 1500 05/97 600 01/14 400 Spr/12 1000 Spr/12 2000 Spr/12 500 1250 300 850 1750 1000 175 05/14 750 05/14 550 2500 05/14 2750 05/14 2000 02/02 500 05/14 65000 400 06/04 700 06/04 650 06/04 9000 10/07 20000 10/07 2500 10/07 575 9000 250 250 3000 6000

FRAZER NASH Le Mans Replica (sp)

48-52

1971 8.8

]]]]] 750000 550000 375000 300000

GILBERN GT Mk I/1600/1800 Genie (fhc) Invader Mk I/II (fhc)

59-66 1798 12.0 66-69 2994 8.4 69-72 2994 8.8

33 25 25

]]]]] 17500 12000 6500 3250 10/90 ]]]]] 13000 8500 4250 2000 10/90 ]]]]] 14000 9250 4750 2400 12/00

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Invader III (fhc)

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

3

B/G

72-74 2994 8.8

23

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2750 12/00

61-68 68-74 72-77 89-92 91-93

n/a 12.9 9.2 9.0 6.0

35 37 30 23 20

]]]]] 20000 16750 12000 8000 ]]]]] 9500 6750 3500 1750 ]]]]] 10500 7500 3750 1850 ]]]]] 5000 3750 2750 1500 ]]]]] 12000 9000 6500 4750

64-67 5395 7.5

16

]]]]] 100000 75000 50000 30000

46-50 46-50 49-50 50-54

2443 2443 2443 2443

12.3 11.0 14.6 14.6

23 23 22 22

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39-48 39-48 48-56 48-56 53-56 56-63 56-62 63-67 54-65 61-66 62-64 63-75 66-70 67-70 70-81 71-81 72-73 66-77 70-75 72-76

1185 1185 1390 1390 1390 1592 1494 1725 VAR 1725 1592 875 875 875 1598 1598 1498 1725 1725 1725

n/a n/a 29.7 29.7 29.7 26.6 26.6 20.5 30.0 22.9 22.6 25.4 24.2 22.1 13.2 12.2 12.5 14.6 13.9 10.5

35 35 30 30 29 27 32 25 24 24 25 40 40 35 28 27 28 26 23 22

]]]]] 6750 ]]]]] 11000 ]]]]] 5000 ]]]]] 10000 ]]]]] 8000 ]]]]] 4250 ]]]]] 8000 ]]]]] 3750 ]]]]] 4500 ]]]]] 4500 ]]]]] 6500 ]]]]] 4500 ]]]]] 4900 ]]]]] 4900 ]]]]] 2650 ]]]]] 4500 ]]]]] 10500 ]]]]] 2400 ]]]]] 6000 ]]]]] 7500

5250 8750 3200 7000 5250 2650 5500 2350 3000 2750 4250 3100 3400 3400 1750 3000 8000 1600 4000 5250

2200 1000 3850 1950 1500 700 08/84 3000 1400 08/84 2400 1200 08/84 1250 600 03/99 2600 1250 03/99 1000 450 03/99 1500 950 1100 500 06/10 2000 1000 06/10 1350 650 Spr/15 1600 750 Spr/15 1600 750 Spr/15 800 300 02/00 1500 750 02/00 4200 2500 02/00 700 300 05/09 1400 650 05/09 2000 1000 05/09

67-70 67-70 70-74 78-83 83-91 91-96 83-87 86-91 90-97 91-95 92-98 98-01 99-03

791 791 598 1602 1958 2259 1488 1595 2977 656 1590 1787 1997

13.4 13.4 23.6 11.3 8.9 8.1 9.9 8.0 5.8 9.8 9.2 6.7 5.6

25 25 52 27u 24u 31u 31 28 20 45 32 37u 29

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25000 28500 5000 2250 1850 1250 1800 5500 32000 2200 2250 10000 6250

16000 20000 2500 1100 825 700 800 2750 21000 1500 950 5500 4250

38-56 1496 18.1

26

]]]]] 60000 45000 30000 20000

GINETTA Ginetta G4 (sp) Ginetta G15 (sp) Ginetta G21 (sp) G32 (sp) G33 (sp)

1498 998 1725 1597 3946

GORDON KEEBLE GK1/IT (fhc)

HEALEY Elliott (sal) Silverstone (sp)

Abbott (con) Tickford (sal)

37500 165000 42500 35000

32000 22500 12000 135000 100000 70000 35000 24000 14000 27500 17500 10000

HILLMAN Minx Ph I-II (sal) Minx Ph I-II (con) Minx Ph III-Mk VIIIA (sal) Minx Ph III-Mk VIIIA (con) Californian (fhc) Minx Series I-IIIC (sal) Minx I-III (con) Minx series V/VI (sal) Husky (est) Super Minx (sal/est) Super Minx (con) V Imp (sal) V Husky (Imp) (est) Imp Californian (fhc) V Avenger (sal/est) Avenger GT/GLS (sal) Avenger Tiger (sal) Minx/Hunter (sal/est) Hunter GT (sal) Hunter GLS (sal)

UPDATED

HONDA S800 (fhc) S800 (sports) Z600 (fhc) Prelude (fhc) Prelude (fhc) Prelude (fhc) NE Civic (hatch) CRX 1.6i/V-TEC (fhc) NSX 3.0 (fhc) Beat (sp) CRX del Sol (fhc) Integra Type R DC2 NE S2000 (AP1) (sp)

UPDATED 30000 35000 6750 3250 2850 2000 2500 7500 40000 3200 3000 12000 8000

9000 12000 1300 600 450 400 450 1250 03/08 16000 900 350 3500 2500 07/14

HRG 1100/1500 (sp)

HUMBER Hawk Mk I-III (sal) Snipe (sal) Sup. Snipe/Pullman I-III S. Snipe/ Pullman IV-IVB Hawk Mk IV-VI (sal) Hawk Ser I-IVA (sal) Super Snipe SI (sal) S. Snipe SII-VA (sal) Imperial (sal) Sceptre Mk I/II (sal) Sceptre Mk III (sal/est)

45-50 45-48 48-53 52-57 50-57 57-67 58-59 60-67 64-67 63-67 67-76

1944 2731 4086 4138 2267 2267 2651 2965 2965 1725 1725

62-70 63-74 69-74 70-74

5359 5359 6998 5359

30.7 20 ]]]]] 31.2 17 ]]]]] 26.0 15 ]]]]] 16.6 16 ]]]]] 23.8 22 ]]]]] 20.6 19 ]]]]] 18.7 18 ]]]]] 16.2 16 ]]]]] 16.2 16 ]]]]] 16.9 23 ]]]]] 13.1 25 ]]]]]

7000 9000 9750 7500 6750 6000 9000 8750 9250 4500 3750

5500 7000 7500 6500 4500 4000 6250 6000 6250 3200 2500

2500 3000 3250 3000 2200 2000 2500 2400 2500 1400 1100

1200 1400 1500 1400 1100 1000 1250 1200 1300 600 500

11/80

10/96 10/96 10/96 10/96 02/01 05/09

ISO Rivolta (fhc) Grifo (fhc) Grifo 7-litre (sal) Lele (fhc)

7.8 7.4 6.1 7.3

18 16 12 15

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87500 260000 300000 35000

65000 37500 30000 210000 150000 110000 250000 175000 125000 22000 14000 8000

ISUZU Piazza Turbo (fhc)

86-90 1994 8.6

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3750

3000

1500

600 04/07

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0-60 MPG SPARES

JAGUAR SS90 (sp) SS100 2.5-litre (sp) SS100 3.5-litre (sp) 1.5-litre (sal) 2.5-litre (sal) 3.5-litre (sal) Mk V 2.5-litre (con) Mk V 3.5-litre (con) XK120 lightweight (sp) XK120 (rdstr) W XK120 (fhc) V XK120 (dhc) W XK140 (rdstr) V XK140 (dhc) W XK140 (fhc) W XK150 (rdstr) V XK150 (fhc) W XK150 (dhc) W XK150S 3.4 (rdstr) W XK150S 3.4 (fhc) W XK150S 3.4 (dhc) W XK150S 3.8 (rdstr) W XK150S 3.8 (fhc) W XK150S 3.8 (dhc) W XK150SE 3.8 (dhc) Mk VII-VIII (sal) Mk IX (sal) Mk X/420G (sal) Mk1 2.4 (sal) Mk1 3.4 (sal) Mk2 2.4 (sal) Mk2 3.4 (sal) Mk2 3.8 (sal) 240 (sal) 340 (sal) S-type (sal) 420 (sal) E-type SI 3.8 (dhc) E-type SI 3.8 (fhc) E-type SI 4.2 (dhc) E-type SI 4.2 (fhc) E-type SI 2+2 (fhc) E-type SII (dhc) E-type SII (fhc) E-type SII 2+2 (fhc) E-type SIII (dhc) E-type SIII 2+2 (fhc) XJ6 2.8 series I (sal) XJ6 4.2 series I (sal) XJ6 series II (sal) XJ6 series III (sal) XJ6 4.2 coupé (fhc) V XJ12 series I-III (sal) XJ12 coupé (fhc) XJ-S SI manual (fhc) XJ-S SI auto (fhc) XJ-S HE (fhc) XJ-S 3.6 (fhc) XJ-SC (cabrio) XJ-SC V12 (cabrio) XJ-S V12 Conv (dhc) V XJR-S (fhc) XJS (fhc) NE XJS (con) NE XJS 4.0 (fhc) XJS 4.0 Conv (dhc) XJ40 2.9/3.2 (sal) XJ40 3.6/4.0 (sal) XJR 3.6/4.0 (sal) XJ220 (fhc) XJ12 (XJ81) (sal) XJ6 (X300) (sal) XJR S/C (X300) (sal) XK8 4.0 (fhc) XK8 4.0 (dhc) XKR 4.0 (fhc/con) NE XJ8 (sal) NE XJR (sal) NE S-type (sal) NE

C/D

1

2

3

B/G

UPDATED 35 36-39 38-39 45-49 46-51 47-51 49-51 49-51 49-50 50-54 51-54 53-54 54-57 54-57 54-57 57-60 57-61 57-60 58-60 58-60 58-60 59-60 59-60 59-60 58-61 50-58 58-61 61-70 55-59 57-59 59-67 59-67 59-67 67-68 67-68 63-68 66-68 61-64 61-64 64-67 64-68 66-68 68-70 68-70 68-70 71-75 71-75 68-73 68-73 73-79 79-86 75-77 72-92 75-77 75-80 75-80 81-91 83-91 83-87 85-87 88-91 88-93 91-96 91-96 91-96 92-96 86-94 86-94 88-94 88-92 93-94 94-97 94-97 96-02 96-02 98-02 97-03 97-03 98-07

2663 2663 3485 1776 2663 3485 2663 3485 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3781 3781 3781 3781 3442 3781 4235 2483 3442 2483 3442 3781 2483 3442 3781 4235 3781 3781 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 5343 5343 2790 4235 3442 4235 4235 5343 5343 5343 5343 5343 3590 3590 5343 5343 5993 5994 5994 3980 3980 3239 3980 3980 3498 5944 3980 3980 3996 3996 3996 3996 3996 3996

17.5 12.8 10.4 25.1 17.0 14.7 17.0 16.0 9.8 10.0 9.9 11.7 11.0 11.0 11.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 11.6 11.0 9.9 13.1 9.1 17.3 10.4 8.5 12.5 8.8 10.2 9.9 7.4 7.2 7.6 7.6 8.3 8.0 8.0 8.5 6.8 6.8 11.0 8.7 10.9 8.6 8.8 8.1 7.6 6.9 7.5 6.6 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.9 7.0 6.9 7.0 8.7 8.7 8.3 8.2 8.3 4.0 6.8 8.1 5.7 6.5 6.5 5.1 7.0 5.3 7.2

19 20 21 22 20 17 19 18 20u 21u 21u 21u 21u 21u 21u 20u 20u 20u 19u 19u 19u 18u 18u 18u 18u 18u 17u 15u 23u 21u 19u 18u 17u 19u 18u 16u 16u 18u 18u 17u 17u 19u 17u 17u 17u 15 15 18u 16u 19u 18u 15u 15u 13 15 14 16u 23u 22u 16u 16u 15u 17u 16u 21u 20u 22u 21u 21u n/a 17u 22u 20u 23u 23u 19u 24u 23u 24u

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300000 225000 175000 135000 350000 250000 180000 135000 420000 320000 225000 165000 32500 21000 12000 6750 39000 28000 15000 8000 56000 39000 20000 10000 67500 50000 28500 12000 95000 70000 40000 20000 285000 240000 185000 135000 09/16 110000 78000 54000 31000 09/16 87000 60000 38000 25000 09/16 105000 72500 49000 30000 09/16 110000 82000 53000 32000 09/16 115000 85000 55000 32000 09/16 82500 57500 37500 25000 09/16 95000 67500 40000 26500 09/16 70000 52500 34000 22500 09/16 90000 65000 38000 26000 09/16 160000 122000 75000 52500 09/16 109000 85000 57500 42000 09/16 145000 110000 70000 50000 09/16 210000 170000 130000 90000 09/16 130000 100000 65000 50000 09/16 200000 150000 105000 75000 09/16 130000 110000 75000 50000 09/16 35000 23000 13000 6000 05/04 37500 25000 14000 7000 05/04 20000 14000 7000 3500 10/99 21000 14000 7000 3500 Spr/12 39500 27500 15000 9000 Spr/12 20500 13500 7000 3400 Spr/12 32000 21000 10000 4250 Spr/12 37500 25000 12500 5500 Spr/12 16500 11500 6000 3000 Spr/12 24000 16500 8000 3650 Spr/12 22000 15000 6750 2750 06/13 14000 11000 5000 2000 04/99 220000 165000 105000 72500 06/11 160000 120000 80000 52500 06/11 165000 125000 85000 57500 06/11 130000 100000 65000 45000 06/11 57500 38500 19500 11000 06/11 100000 67500 37500 25000 06/11 75000 50000 27500 17500 06/11 50000 35000 17500 10000 06/11 100000 65000 35000 22500 06/11 50000 33500 18000 9500 06/11 6750 4250 2000 850 01/08 10000 7000 3000 1100 01/08 9000 6000 2500 800 01/08 7000 4500 1800 725 01/08 21000 13000 7000 2500 01/08 10500 7500 3200 1200 01/08 24000 16000 9000 3000 01/08 12000 9000 4500 2250 01/10 6000 4250 2000 750 01/10 6500 4500 2000 700 01/10 7500 4750 2000 700 01/10 8500 5500 3000 1400 01/10 8000 5000 2750 1250 01/10 15000 10500 5000 2400 01/10 16000 12500 7000 3000 01/10 8500 6000 3200 1600 13500 9750 5000 2500 8250 5750 3000 1500 01/10 13500 10000 6250 3750 01/10 3000 2250 900 250 03/04 3250 2600 1100 300 03/04 6000 4250 1750 750 03/04 300000 250000 200000150000 4850 3500 2200 1000 03/04 3850 2850 1450 650 04/14 5000 3650 1800 800 04/14 7500 5500 2750 1500 02/13 10500 8000 4400 2750 02/13 14000 9500 5000 3500 4250 3000 1500 600 6000 3500 2000 1200 7000 4000 1800 560

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

JENSEN 541/R/S (sal) W CV8 Mk I/II/III (sal) Interceptor (fhc) FF (fhc) V Interceptor SP (fhc) V Interceptor (con) V Jensen-Healey/GT

3

B/G

UPDATED 55-62 62-66 66-74 66-71 71-73 74-76 73-76

3993 6276 6276 6276 7212 7212 1973

10.6 16 6.7 13 7.3 14 8.4 12 6.9 13 7.6 13 7.8 21u

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48000 47500 40000 120000 47500 65000 10000

35000 33500 28500 80000 32500 42500 6750

17500 16500 14000 50000 16000 25000 3250

11000 07/09 10000 05/98 6750 Spr/14 20000 Spr/14 8000 Spr/14 15000 Spr/14 1200 09/12

JOWETT Javelin (sal) Jupiter (dhc)

47-54 1486 22.2 50-54 1486 16.8

32 30

]]]]] 9000 6250 3250 1600 08/96 ]]]]] 26500 20000 14000 8500

70-84 1570 13.8

27

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48-57 2922 15.8 49-57 2922 15.8 61-64 3995 n/a

18 18

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64-67 67-68 66-69 69-71 71-75 68-70 70-78 68-78 73-74 75-76 76-77 82-86 74-76 76-78 78-82 82-85 85-90 91-99

6.8 7.5 6.3 5.5 6.5 6.2 7.2 6.5 8.5 7.4 6.8 6.2 6.8 6.8 5.9 5.6 4.9 4.5

16 14 15 16 13 n/a 13 13 19 17 15 16 14 14 14 15 14 13

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46-51 1287 44.7 50-54 1968 n/a

25 22

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LADA 1200/1300/1500/1600

1750

1100

500

250

LAGONDA 2.6/2.9 (sal) 2.6/2.9 (con) Rapide (sal)

LAMBORGHINI 350GT/400GT Inter 400GT (fhc) Miura P400 (fhc) Miura P400S (fhc) Miura SV (fhc) Islero (fhc) Jarama 400GT (fhc) Espada (fhc) P250 Uracco (fhc) P300 Uracco (fhc) Silhouette (targa) Jalpa (targa) C’tach LP400 ‘Periscopo’ Countach LP400 (fhc) C’tach LP400S C’tach LP5000S Countach 5000qv (fhc) Diablo (fhc)

3497 3929 3929 3929 3929 3929 3929 3929 2463 2997 2997 3485 3929 3929 3929 4754 5167 5700

540000 475000 400000300000 400000 325000 265000220000 950000 700000 550000460000 1.2m 1m 650000550000 2m 1.75m 1.5m n/a 225000 175000 125000 90000 135000 90000 55000 37500 110000 75000 50000 32000 45000 32000 20000 15000 55000 40000 25000 18000 75000 55000 30000 20000 70000 47500 30000 17500 1.2m 900000 700000550000 400000 325000 250000 175000 325000 260000 180000 125000 220000 170000 125000 85000 240000 190000 145000 100000 125000 100000 77500 62500

LANCHESTER LD10 (sal) 14/Leda (sal)

LANCIA Aprilia (sal) 37-49 Appia (sal) 53-63 Aurelia B10/21/22 (sal) 50-56 Aurelia B20 GT (fhc) 53-58 Aurelia B24 Spider (sp) 55-56 Aurelia B24 Conv (dhc) 57-58 Flaminia (sal) 57-70 Flaminia coupé (fhc) 59-67 Flaminia GT/GTL/3C 59-67 Flaminia Conv. (dhc) 59-67 Flaminia Sport Zagato W 60-67 Flavia (sal) 61-70 Flavia coupé (fhc) 62-68 Flavia Sport Zagato (fhc)V 63-67 Flavia 2000 (sal) 70-74 Flavia 2000 coupé (fhc) 70-73 Fulvia Berlina (sal) 63-73 Fulvia coupé (fhc) 65-76 Fulvia Sport Zagato (fhc) 68-72 Fulvia HF SI/SII (fhc) 70-73 Stratos (fhc) 72-74 Beta (sal) 72-81 Beta coupé (fhc) 73-84 Beta coupé Volumex 83-84 Beta Spyder (dhc) 75-82 Beta HPE (est) 75-85 Beta HPE Volumex 83-85 Montecarlo (fhc) 76-84 Gamma Berlina (sal) 76-84 Gamma Coupé (fhc) 76-84 Prisma/Delta (sal/hatch) 80-90 Rally 037 Stradale (htch) 82-83

5500 6500

4000 4750

2000 3000

1000 10/07 1500

UPDATED 1352 1089 2266 2451 2451 2451 2458 2775 2775 2775 2775 1800 1800 1800 1991 1991 1298 1298 1298 1584 2418 1756 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 2484 2484 1585 1995

22.8 32.5 17.9 12.3 12.0 12.7 14.5 13.6 12.7 13.6 12.7 14.3 13.2 11.9 10.4 10.4 13.9 12.7 13.0 9.4 6.0 10.7 9.8 9.3 9.8 10.6 9.2 8.6 9.7 9.2 9.5 7.1

27500 21000 12000 6500 11500 8500 4500 2250 30000 25000 12500 6500 160000 120000 82500 60000 990000 825000 650000550000 300000 250000 200000 155000 9000 7000 3750 1750 52000 36000 20000 15000 75000 55000 34000 24000 160000 125000 75000 42000 340000 275000 200000 145000 6500 4500 2250 1000 18500 12500 6250 3000 60000 45000 29000 17500 6750 4250 2000 900 15000 10500 5250 2500 6500 4000 1750 800 13500 11000 5000 2400 09/87 31000 22000 13000 7500 30000 22500 15000 10000 09/87 350000 300000 250000200000 2750 1750 750 300 08/05 5000 3000 1300 700 08/05 6000 4000 2000 1000 08/05 6500 4000 1750 850 08/05 5750 3500 1500 750 08/05 6500 4500 2200 1100 08/05 16000 11000 5000 2000 01/91 4000 2750 1250 500 7000 4750 2250 850 2000 1400 700 250 250000 210000 165000 135000

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Delta HF Turbo (htch) Integrale (htch) Integrale Evo 1 (htch) Integrale Evo 2 (htch) Thema Turbo/V6 (sal) Thema 8.32 (sal)

YEARS

CC

84-89 87-94 91-93 93-95 85-92 88-90

1585 1995 1995 1995 1995 2927

0-60 MPG SPARES

8.5 25 ]]]]] 6750 6.0 21u ]]]]] 20000 5.9 21u ]]]]] 33000 5.7 20u ]]]]] 38500 8.1 22u ]]]]] 2650 7.2 16u ]]]]] 12000

CON

4750 14000 25000 29500 1850 8000

1

2400 7000 15000 17500 650 3750

2

48-53 53-58 58-71 71-85 79-83 84-90 85-90 90-98 98-07 89-98 98-04 70-72 73-80 81-89 89-96 94-02 97-06

1997 1997 2286 2286 3528 2495 3528 2495 2495 3947 3947 3528 3528 3528 3947 3947 1951

n/a n/a n/a 29.1 26.1 22.1 15.1 17.1 16.5 11.7 10.5 14.6 14.6 14.5 11.3 9.9 14.6

21 21 28 18 17 18 17 24 25 17u 16u 15u 15u 15u 18u 14u 28

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27500 18000 8500 6500 7000 5000 6500 7500 9650 1250 4000 32000 17500 15000 7000 2500 2350

14000 7500 4000 2750 3500 2500 3000 4500 5500 700 2500 23000 8500 6500 3500 1350 1250

46-54 1767 n/a 47-54 2496 19.2

20 20

]]]]] 10000 7750 4000 2750 ]]]]] 55000 42000 25000 16000

LAND ROVER S1 (ute) SI (ute) SII/IIA (ute) SIII (ute) SIII Stage 1 V8 (ute) NE Defender (ute) NE Defender V8 (ute) NE Defender Tdi (ute) NE Defender Td5 (ute) NE Discovery 1 (est) NE Discovery 2 (est) NE Range Rover 2-dr Range Rover (est) Range Rover (est) Range Rover 3.9 SE NE Range Rover P38 (est) NE Freelander 1 (est) NE

3

B/G

1200 3500 8750 10000 250 2400

UPDATED 40000 26500 14000 11500 12500 8000 10000 10500 13000 2000 6000 40000 30000 25000 12500 3750 3500

5500 3000 1750 1000 1600 1250 1500 2200 2650 400 1200 15000 3000 1750 2200 600 400

10/08

03/02 03/02 03/02

LEA FRANCIS 14 (sal) 14/2.5-litre Sports (sp)

LOTUS Six (sp) Elite (fhc) Seven SI/II (sp) Super Seven (sp) Seven SIII (sp) Seven S4 (sp) Elan S1 (dhc) Elan S2-S3 (dhc) Elan S4 (dhc) Elan S3/S4 (fhc) Elan Sprint (dhc) Elan Sprint (fhc) Cortina Mk I (sal) Cortina Mk I (sal) Elan +2/S/130 (fhc) Europa S2 (fhc) Europa TC/Special Elite/Eclat (fhc) Excel (fhc) Esprit S1 (fhc) Esprit S2/S2.2 (fhc) Esprit Turbo (fhc) Esprit S3 (fhc) Esprit NA (X180) Esprit Turbo/SE (fhc) Esprit S4 Turbo (fhc) Esprit GT3 (fhc) NE Carlton (sal) Elan SE Turbo (dhc) Elan S2 (dhc) Elise S1 (sp) Esprit V8 (fhc) 340R (sp) Exige S1 (fhc) NE

UPDATED 53-56 57-63 57-68 61-69 68-70 70-73 62-64 64-71 62-71 65-71 71-73 71-73 63-64 64-66 67-74 69-71 71-75 74-82 82-92 76-78 78-81 80-87 81-87 87-90 87-92 93-96 96-99 90-92 89-92 94-95 95-00 96-04 00-02 00-02

1172 1216 948 1340 1599 1599 1558 1558 1558 1558 1558 1558 1558 1558 1558 1470 1558 1973 2174 1973 1973 2174 2174 2174 2174 2174 1973 3615 1588 1588 1796 3506 1796 1796

14.2 11.0 14.3 7.6 7.7 8.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.6 6.7 6.7 9.9 10.5 7.5 10.7 7.0 7.8 6.8 8.4 8.0 6.1 6.5 6.4 5.4 5.0 4.8 5.1 6.5 7.3 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.7

35 34 36 23 26 26 30 30 30 29 26 26 21 21 27 33 32 21u 20u 21u 20u 18u 19u 20u 20u 20u 23u 22u 20u 20u 33u 16u 30u 30u

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35000 75000 25000 35000 26000 15000 36000 30000 27500 30000 45000 38500 55000 47500 20000 20000 24000 7500 7500 32000 26000 24000 18500 14000 19000 21000 25000 23500 8000 9000 12500 30000 30000 22500

26500 60000 19000 29000 20000 11000 29000 22500 20000 22000 35000 30000 45000 37500 14000 14500 17500 5000 6000 25000 17500 17500 14000 10500 14500 16500 21000 17500 6000 7250 10000 25000 25000 18000

17500 39500 12500 20000 12500 6000 20000 14000 13000 12000 22000 18500 29000 25000 7500 7500 9000 2400 2750 18500 10000 10500 8500 7250 9250 12000 16000 12000 4000 5250 8000 19000 20000 15000

13000 27500 12/93 8000 05/04 15000 05/04 8000 05/04 3250 12/93 14000 11/05 9000 11/05 8250 11/05 7250 11/05 15000 11/05 12500 11/05 20000 05/03 17000 05/03 5000 11/05 4500 02/99 6000 02/99 1000 11/02 1250 07/13 12500 01/05 7000 01/05 7000 01/05 5000 01/05 5000 6500 8500 13000 7500 1750 05/12 3250 05/12 6000 08/14 15000 15000 13000

64-66 66-69 66-81 69-72 81-90 84-89 93-97 97-98

1780 1598 VAR 2978 2792 3528 3946 4601

9.1 26 ]]]]] 25000 19000 12500 8000 11.4 21 ]]]]] 20000 15000 10500 7000 n/a VAR ]]]]] 8250 6000 3250 1600 7.5 21 ]]]]] 22500 17500 12500 7500 8.1 22 ]]]]] 14000 9500 5000 3000 5.4 19u ]]]]] 15000 10000 6000 3500 6.0 19u ]]]]] 16000 13000 10500 8000 5.2 22u ]]]]] 26000 23000 18500 15000

MARCOS GT 1800 (fhc) 1500/1600 (fhc) Mini-Marcos (fhc) 3-litre (fhc) 3.0-litre (fhc) Mantula (fhc) Mantara (dhc) Mantis (fhc/dhc)

MASERATI A6G/2000 Zagato (fhc) A6G/2000 (fhc)

UPDATED 54-57 1986 8.0 54-57 1986 8.0

n/a ]]]]] 1.5m 1.2m 1m 900000 n/a ]]]]] 500000 450000 400000350000

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3500 GT (fhc) 3500 GT Spider (dhc) Sebring (fhc) Mistral (fhc) Mistral Spider (dhc) Quattroporte I/II (sal) Quattroporte III (sal) Mexico (fhc) Indy (fhc) V Ghibli 4.7 (fhc) Ghibli 4.7 Spyder (dhc) Ghibli 4.9 SS (fhc) Ghibli SS Spyder (dhc) Bora (fhc) Merak (fhc) V Merak SS (fhc) V Khamsin (fhc) Kyalami (fhc) Biturbo 220-425 (fhc) V Biturbo Spyder (fhc) Ghibli II (fhc) 3200 GT (fhc)

YEARS

CC

58-64 58-64 62-66 63-70 64-70 63-71 78-87 66-72 69-75 67-70 69-71 69-71 69-71 71-79 72-74 75-81 74-82 76-83 81-88 84-91 81-88 96-01

3485 3485 3485 3692 3692 4136 4930 4136 4719 4719 4719 4930 4930 4719 2965 2965 4930 4136 2491 2491 2970 3217

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

3

B/G

7.5 19 ]]]]] 225000 160000 110000 80000 8.4 19 ]]]]] 625000 525000 425000300000 8.4 15 ]]]]] 200000 150000 90000 60000 6.9 15 ]]]]] 150000 110000 65000 45000 6.9 14 ]]]]] 600000 490000400000260000 8.3 15 ]]]]] 54000 37500 24000 13000 9.3 11 ]]]]] 19500 12500 6500 3500 7.8 15 ]]]]] 80000 60000 35000 25000 7.4 16 ]]]]] 75000 55000 32000 22500 7.5 16 ]]]]] 195000 140000 80000 57500 7.5 16 ]]]]] 600000 500000400000320000 6.4 14 ]]]]] 225000 170000 100000 72500 6.4 14 ]]]]] 700000 600000 475000390000 6.5 14 ]]]]] 160000 130000 85000 60000 8.2 18 ]]]]] 46000 30000 17500 10000 7.7 18 ]]]]] 60000 40000 22000 14000 7.3 14 ]]]]] 140000 100000 65000 45000 7.6 15 ]]]]] 62500 48500 30000 15000 7.2 22u ]]]]] 7000 4750 2250 1000 7.2 23u ]]]]] 10000 7000 4000 2000 5.6 19u ]]]]] 13500 9500 5200 3000 5.1 18u ]]]]] 13900 10250 7750 5500

MATRA-SIMCA Bagheera (fhc) Murena (fhc) Rancho (est)

73-79 1442 12.3 80-83 2155 9.3 78-85 1442 14.9

31 23 27

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6500 7000 2250

3000 3500 1100

67-72 78-85 86-91 92-95 90 90-97 98-05 03-08

18u 21u 23u 21u 34u 32u 29u 24u

]]]]] 60000 45000 ]]]]] 5250 3500 ]]]]] 4750 3250 ]]]]] 8000 6500 ]]]]] 5500 3750 ]]]]] 4000 2750 ]]]]] 3250 2100 ]]]]] 3900 2500

30000 1650 1750 4000 1750 1250 1250 1650

MAZDA Cosmo 110S (fhc) NE RX-7 (fhc) RX-7 S2 (fhc) RX-7 S3 (fhc) MX-5 1.6 (sp) V MX-5 1.6/1.8 (sp) MX-5 Mk II (sp) NE RX-8 (fhc) NE

1250 07/99 1500 500

UPDATED 982 2292 2254 2608 1597 1839 1839 1308

10.2 8.9 8.4 6.0 9.1 8.7 7.8 6.2

20000 650 Spr/01 500 2000 1000 11/08 500 11/08 625 800

MCLAREN F1 (fhc)

93-98 6064 3.2

17u ]]]]]

MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cabrio A/B/C 500K Tourer (con) 500K Sports/Roadster 540K Coupe (fhc) 540K Cabrio A/B/C 540K Special Roadster 300A/B/C/D (sal) V 300 cabrio D (con) 300S (cab/rdstr) 300Sc (cab/rdstr) 300SL Gullwing (fhc) 300SL Roadster (dhc) 190SL Roadster (dhc) V 180/190 Ponton (sal) 220A/S Ponton (sal) 220S/SE Cabrio (dhc) 220S/SE Coupe (fhc) 190/200 Fintail (sal) 220/230/S Fintail (sal) 300SE Fintail (sal) 220SEb (fhc) 220SEb (cab) 300SE (fhc) 300SE (cab) 250/280SE (fhc) 250/280SE (cab) 280SE low grille (fhc) 280SE low grille (cab) 280SE 3.5 (fhc) 280SE 3.5 (cab) 600 (sal) 250/280 S/SE (sal) 300SE/SEL (sal) 280SE/300SEL 3.5 (sal) 300SEL 6.3 (sal) 230SL (dhc) 250SL (dhc)

34-36 34-36 34-36 36-39 36-39 36-39 51-62 57-62 52-55 55-58 54-57 57-63 55-63 53-62 56-59 56-60 57-60 61-65 59-65 61-65 61-65 61-65 62-67 62-67 65-69 65-69 70-72 70-72 69-71 69-71 64-81 65-72 65-72 69-72 67-72 63-67 67-68

10m

8m

7m

n/a

UPDATED 5016 5016 5016 5401 5401 5401 2996 2996 2996 2996 2996 2996 1897 1897 2195 2195 2195 1897 2195 2996 2195 2195 2996 2996 2778 2778 2778 2778 3499 3499 6330 2778 2996 3499 6329 2306 2306

16.5 16.5 16.5 16.4 16.4 16.4 15.9 17.0 16.1 15.0 8.2 7.6 13.3 17.8 15.2 11.9 11.9 19.5 12.8 10.9 12.4 12.8 10.7 11.4 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 8.4 9.3 9.7 11.2 n/a 8.4 7.1 10.7 10.7

12 12 12 8 8 8 17 16 16 16 19 18 23 26 25 23 23 22 22 16 23 23 17 17 18 18 18 18 17 17 12 17 16 16 15 22 21

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1.4m 1.1m 700000425000 1.2m 1m 600000375000 3.5m 2.75m 2.2m 1.6m 500000 400000 300000200000 2m 1.6m 675000 475000 5.35m 4.65m 3m 1.75m 60000 39500 22000 15000 250000 175000 100000 55000 400000 300000 200000 125000 600000 500000 375000 250000 1m 875000 750000625000 950000 825000 650000550000 118000 90000 55000 36000 14500 10500 5000 2500 16500 12500 6250 3500 120000 82000 55000 35000 57500 40000 24000 16000 12500 9000 4000 1750 11/99 16000 11000 5200 2250 11/99 20000 15000 7500 3000 11/99 42000 30000 20000 12500 90000 70000 40000 25000 60000 40000 26000 16000 150000 110000 62500 40000 45000 32000 21000 13000 06/02 90000 70000 36000 20000 06/02 48000 34000 22000 14000 06/02 100000 80000 40000 22500 06/02 100000 75000 45000 25000 06/02 280000 210000 15000010000006/02 130000 85000 42500 30000 11000 7000 3200 1500 06/02 11500 7500 3750 1750 06/02 17500 12000 5750 3000 06/02 50000 30000 16000 9500 06/02 82000 57500 33000 21000 06/99 85000 60000 35000 22000 06/99

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280SL (dhc) 280/350/450SL (dhc) V 280/350/450SLC (fhc) 220/250 (sal) 250/280CE (fhc) 350/450SE/SEL (sal) 450SEL 6.9 (sal) 200/230 (sal) 250/280E (sal) 230/280CE (fhc) 280SL (dhc) V 380/420SL (dhc) V 500/560SL (dhc) 300SL (R107) (dhc) V 380/420/500SEC 560SEC (fhc) 280/300SE (sal) 400/420/500SE (sal) 500/560SEL (sal) 190E (sal) 190 16-V Cosworth (sal) 260E/300E/TE (W124) 230/300CE (fhc) 300SL (R129) (dhc) 500SL (R129) (dhc) 600SL (R129) (dhc) E220/E320 Cabriolet 500E W124 (sal) SLK 230 (sp)

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

68-71 71-80 72-80 68-76 68-76 72-80 75-80 75-84 75-84 77-85 80-86 80-89 82-89 85-89 81-91 86-91 80-91 86-91 86-91 83-93 85-93 85-93 87-93 89-95 89-95 93-95 91-97 92-94 96-04

2778 3499 4520 2496 2746 4520 6834 2299 2746 2746 2962 4196 5547 2962 4973 5547 2962 4973 5546 1997 2496 2962 2962 2962 4973 5987 3199 4973 2295

9.3 8.8 9.2 13.6 8.9 9.1 7.3 11.6 10.4 9.4 9.6 8.0 6.9 8.0 7.9 6.8 9.1 7.3 6.9 9.7 6.7 8.3 7.5 8.6 5.9 6.0 7.0 6.3 7.4

19 18u 14u 19 20 16u 14u 23u 21u 19u 23 20 18 21 20 18u 19u 18u 18u 28u 25u 22u 25u 23u 21u 22u 22u 18u 27u

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C/D

95000 22500 11000 6000 12500 10000 35000 5500 6000 11000 20000 22000 25000 23500 13500 16000 5000 5250 6000 4250 25000 4000 5750 11000 11500 15000 12750 30000 4800

1

65000 14000 7500 4200 8500 7000 25000 3500 4000 7500 12500 14000 16000 16000 9000 11000 3000 3250 3950 2500 17500 2500 3250 7500 8000 10000 9250 22500 3000

2

3

37500 6500 3400 2000 4200 3250 15000 1500 1650 3000 6000 6500 7500 7500 3500 4500 1500 1600 1800 1000 9500 1200 1250 3500 4000 6000 4500 12500 1500

B/G

25000 06/99 2750 1250 600 01/08 2000 01/08 1200 06/12 8000 06/12 650 09/12 700 09/12 1200 09/12 2500 2750 3000 3200 1500 Spr/10 1500 Spr/10 400 500 700 400 5000 350 08/15 375 08/15 1500 2000 3500 2500 8000 700

MESSERSCHMITT KR175/200 (micro) Tg500 Tiger (micro)

53-64 58-61

191 n/a 50u ]]]]] 27500 20000 12000 7000 493 27.8 44u ]]]]] 100000 80000 60000 47500

36-39 36-39 37-39 37-39 38-39 38-39 36-39 45-49 50-53 53-55 47-53 48-51 53-58 55-62 56-62 58-60 58-60 59-68 62-67 65-67 67-71 67-71 71-74 71-74 75-80 75-80 67-69 67-69 73-74 74-76 61-64 64-66 66-74 75-79 62-71 82-90 83-89 83-91 89-91 84-91 85-91 85-86 93-97 95-02 02-05

2322 2322 1548 1548 2561 2561 1292 1250 1250 1466 1250 1250 1489 1622 1622 1588 1588 1622 1798 1798 1798 1798 1798 1798 1798 1798 2912 2912 3528 3528 1098 1098 1275 1493 1275 1275 1275 1994 1994 1994 1994 2991 3946 1796 1796

MG SA (sal) SA (tourer/dhc) VA (sal) VA (tourer/dhc) WA (sal) WA (tourer/dhc) TA (sp) TC (sp) TD (sp) TF 1250/1500 (sp) YA/YB (sal) YT (conv) Magnette ZA/ZB (sal) MGA Roadster (sp) MGA coupé (fhc) MGA Twin Cam (sp) MGA Twin Cam (fhc) Magnette Mk III/IV (sal) MGB Mk I (sp) MGB GT Mk I (fhc) MGB Mk II (sp) MGB GT Mk II (fhc) MGB Mk III (sp) MGB GT Mk III (fhc) MGB (sp) MGB GT (fhc) MGC (sp) MGC GT (fhc) MGB GT V8 chr. (fhc) MGB GT V8 rub. (fhc) Midget Mk I (sp) Midget Mk II (sp) Midget Mk III (sp) Midget 1500 (sp) 1100/1300 (sal) Metro (hatch) V Metro Turbo (hatch) Maestro (hatch) Maestro Turbo (hatch) Montego 2.0 EFi (sal) Montego Turbo (sal) Metro 6R4 (fhc) RV8 (sp) MGF (sp) MG TF (sp)

UPDATED n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 23.1 22.7 19.4 16.3 28.2 27.3 22.6 13.7 13.7 9.1 9.1 19.5 12.2 13.6 12.1 13.0 12.1 13.0 12.6 14.0 10.0 10.9 8.6 8.6 18.3 14.7 14.1 12.3 15.6 12.2 9.4 8.7 6.7 9.6 7.2 4.8 6.9 7.6 6.9

n/a n/a 22 22 18 18 27 30 28 28 27 27 25 26 26 22 22 28 21 21 21 21 26 26 26 26 17 17 20u 20u 32 29 30 28 33 39 30 30u 24u 29u 23u n/a 20u 35u 36u

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172 FEBRUARY 2018 // PRACTICAL CLASSICS

44000 65000 30000 45000 47500 80000 34000 35000 26000 31500 16000 30000 13500 32000 22000 50000 36000 5500 16000 12000 13500 10500 12000 8000 7500 5000 24000 20000 15000 12500 11000 10000 7500 5000 5000 4000 6500 2750 3850 2800 3500 100000 15000 3600 4500

35000 46500 24000 32000 37500 60000 26500 26000 17500 23500 11000 20000 10000 22500 16000 36000 26500 4000 12500 8000 10500 7000 9250 5750 5500 3250 16500 14000 11000 9000 7000 6000 5500 3500 3250 3000 4500 1750 2850 1750 2500 80000 12500 2400 3250

25000 32500 16000 20000 27500 42500 16500 16000 11500 15000 5000 10000 4500 13000 10000 24000 16500 1800 6000 3750 5000 3200 4500 2250 2750 1400 8000 6500 5500 4500 3250 2800 2650 1500 1600 1500 2500 850 1450 850 1200 62500 9500 800 1000

14000 20000 10000 13500 16000 25000 10500 10000 10/10 6750 10/10 9000 10/10 2750 10/97 5500 10/97 2000 Spr/03 8500 12/12 6250 12/12 16000 12/12 11000 12/12 950 02/12 2750 04/10 1850 04/10 2000 04/10 1500 04/10 1800 04/10 950 04/10 1100 04/10 600 04/10 4000 01/03 3000 01/03 2950 01/03 2500 01/03 1600 10/09 1300 10/09 1200 10/09 500 10/09 800 09/95 900 Spr/09 1500 Spr/09 400 725 450 11/14 600 11/14 45000 6000 11/13 350 450

MG ZR (hatch) MG ZS (hatch) MG ZT (sal) MG ZT260 (sal)

YEARS

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

01-05 01-05 01-05 03-05

1796 2497 2497 4601

7.4 38u ]]]]] 7.3 29u ]]]]] 7.8 29u ]]]]] 6.2 21u ]]]]]

2800 2700 3200 7250

1800 1700 2000 6000

1

2

950 900 1000 4250

59 60-67 60-67 61-69 63-64 64 64-67 64-90 67-69 70-90 67-71 70-80 70-80 90-00 91-00

848 848 848 998 1071 970 1275 848 998 998 1275 998 1275 1275 1275

27.1 27.1 28.0 19.7 12.9 n/a 10.9 n/a 26.3 18.7 10.9 21.0 13.3 13.3 11.0

30000 12500 15000 20000 42500 37500 40000 20000 6000 4500 32000 4500 10000 5000 6500

25000 10000 11000 16000 32000 28000 30000 15000 4000 3000 22500 3000 7500 3750 5000

19000 6000 6500 9000 20000 18500 20000 8000 1850 1350 14000 1400 4000 1750 2500

MINI Mini Mk I (sal) Mini Mk I (sal) Countryman/Traveller Cooper 997/998 (sal) Cooper 1071S (sal) Cooper 970S (sal) Cooper 1275S Mk I (sal) Moke (util) Mini Mk II (sal) Mini Mk III-V (sal) Cooper 1275S Mk II/III Mini Clubman (sal) Mini 1275GT (sal) Mini (sal) NE Cooper/S (sal)

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15000 3250 3750 6000 14000 13000 13500 4500 1000 750 9500 800 1750 750 900

12/01 12/01 12/01 01/15 01/15 01/15 01/15 01/07 12/01 11/12 01/15 12/01 12/01 12/01 12/01

UPDATED 82-89 1997 6.9 22u ]]]]] 7000 5000 2400 1000 90-01 2972 5.8 21u ]]]]] 8000 5750 2500 850 97-99 1997 4.4 26u ]]]]] 18000 12000 5000 2400

MORGAN 4/4 Series I (sp) V Plus 4 (sp) Plus 4 (TR) (sp) Plus 4 SS (sp) 4/4 series II/III/IV (sp) 4/4 1600 (sp) Plus 4 (sp) Plus 8 (sp) Plus 8 (sp) Plus 8 injection (sp)

B/G

UPDATED 41 41 40 34 34 34 30 33 37 40 30 38 31 36 30

MITSUBISHI Starion Turbo (fhc) 3000GT/GTO (fhc) NE Evo IV-VI (sal) NE

3

250 300 300 06/14 3250 06/14

UPDATED 36-50 50-53 54-69 61-69 54-68 69-88 85-87 68-72 73-86 84-04

1267 2088 1991 2138 VAR 1596 1995 3528 3528 3528

28.3 14.1 13.3 9.7 10.5 10.0 9.0 6.7 6.5 5.6

35 26 30 24 26 30 30 20u 21u 21u

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30000 32500 30000 65000 22500 20000 21000 34000 26500 32000

24000 25000 22500 50000 16500 15000 16000 28500 22000 26500

17000 16500 15000 32500 11000 10500 11000 20000 15000 16000

11000 10500 10000 20000 8000 7000 8000 12500 9000 9000

38-48 918 n/a 36 ]]]]] 6250 4750 2400 38-48 1140 n/a 32 ]]]]] 6500 5000 2500 48-51 918 36.5 40 ]]]]] 7500 5500 3000 48-51 918 36.5 40 ]]]]] 12500 9000 4650 50-56 803 52.5 36 ]]]]] 5650 4200 1850 50-56 803 52.5 36 ]]]]] 9500 7000 3500 53-56 803 52.5 36 ]]]]] 9000 6250 2750 56-70 1098 24.8 38 ]]]]] 6000 4500 1950 56-69 1098 24.8 38 ]]]]] 12000 8000 4000 56-71 1098 24.8 38 ]]]]] 11000 8000 3500 56-72 1098 24.8 37 ]]]]] 11000 8000 4000 48-54 1476 31.0 31 ]]]]] 5250 4000 1750 48-53 2215 22.4 22 ]]]]] 6500 5000 2400 54-59 1489 27.1 26 ]]]]] 3950 2650 1300 54-59 1489 29.0 27 ]]]]] 5250 3750 1750 54-57 1489 29.0 27 ]]]]] 8250 5750 2750 57-60 1489 29.0 26 ]]]]] 6750 4500 2000 59-71 1622 21.4 25 ]]]]] 5000 3200 1400 55-58 2639 17.8 23 ]]]]] 6250 4500 2000 (PRICES/DETAILS AS COMPARABLE AUSTIN VERSIONS) 71-84 1275 16.8 31 ]]]]] 2200 1500 600 71-78 1798 12.2 29 ]]]]] 3250 2000 850 71-78 1798 12.1 25 ]]]]] 2950 1850 800

1500 1600 1500 3000 675 1750 1000 650 2000 1000 1650 850 1000 700 900 1350 1000 700 900

12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05 12/05

MORRIS Eight Series E (sal) Ten Series M (sal) Minor MM lowlamp (sal) Minor MM l-lamp (con) Minor MM/SII (sal) Minor MM/Series II (con) Minor Series II (est) Minor 1000 (sal) Minor 1000 (con) Minor 1000 (est) Minor 1000 van/pick-up Oxford MO (sal/est) Six MS (sal) Cowley 1200/1500 (sal) Oxford Series II/III Oxford II/III ‘woody’ Oxford IV (est) Oxford V/VI (sal/est) Isis (sal/est) 1100/1300 range Marina/Ital 1.3-1.8 (sal)  Marina coupé (fhc) Marina 1.8 TC/GT

NISSAN 300ZX (fhc) 300ZX Turbo (fhc) Silvia ZX (S12) (fhc) 200SX (S13) (fhc) Skyline GT-R R32 (fhc) Skyline GT-R R33 (fhc) NE Figaro (fhc)

08/95

03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/08 03/09 03/98 05/98 05/98 05/98 05/98 02/12 03/98 09/95 250 01/02 400 01/02 350 01/02

UPDATED 84-89 84-89 84-89 89-93 89-94 95-99 91

2960 2960 1990 1809 2568 2568 987

58-72 58-68 64-72 64-67 67-72

598 583 996 497 1177

8.2 7.0 7.9 6.8 5.6 5.0 12.0

22u 21u 23u 24u 20u 20u 32u

]]]]] 4000 2750 ]]]]] 4750 3250 ]]]]] 3200 2400 ]]]]] 3500 2750 ]]]]] 24000 20000 ]]]]] 22500 17500 ]]]]] 6250 4750

1400 650 1650 800 1250 600 1500 650 11000 7500 12000 7500 2250 1000

27.7 38 27.7 37 20.5 33 16.7 27 14.8 28

]]]]] 5250 3400 ]]]]] 7000 4750 ]]]]] 5000 3250 ]]]]] 16000 12000 ]]]]] 17500 12500

1650 750 2500 1400 1500 700 7000 4000 7500 4500

NSU Prinz (sal) Sport-Prinz (fhc) 1000 (sal) Wankel Spider (sp) 1200TT (sal)

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C/D: CONCOURS/DEALER COND 1: GOOD COND 2: AVER AGE COND 3: ROUGH YEARS

Ro80 (sal)

67-76

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

995 13.1

2

3

8500

6000

2500

750

]]]]] 5200 ]]]]] 12500 ]]]]] 7500 ]]]]] 5500 ]]]]] 4000

3650 8500 5000 3650 2750

1650 750 4000 2000 2250 1100 08/01 1650 750 04/99 1250 550 09/98

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4750 6750

2000 3000

18u ]]]]]

CON

1

B/G

OPEL Commodore/GS/E (sal) GT 1900 (fhc) Manta ‘A’ (fhc) Manta GTE (fhc) Monza/Vaux Royale (fhc)

67-77 68-73 70-75 75-88 78-87

2490 1897 1897 1979 2968

12.8 12.0 12.2 8.5 8.5

20 33 27 29 23

PANHARD PL17 (sal) V 24CT (fhc) V

UPDATED 59-64 845 28.6 32 76-90 845 22.3 34

6500 11000

PANTHER J72 (sp) Lima/Kallista 1.6 (sp) V Kallista 2.8/2.9 (sp) De Ville (sal)

1200 1600

UPDATED 72-81 76-90 82-90 74-85

3781 2279 2933 5343

9.6 16u ]]]]] 45000 35000 24000 15000 9.9 22 ]]]]] 10000 6750 3650 2200 11/98 7.7 24 ]]]]] 11500 8500 5000 3000 12.0 13 ]]]]] 50000 36000 25000 16500

PEERLESS/WARWICK GT (sp) NE

57-62

1991 12.8

24

]]]]] 25000 18000 12000 7000

48-60 55-67 57-61 60-75 65-80 67-75 67-75 68-83 69-83 69-83 74-83 83-90 83-85 83-92 86-92 86-92 87-94 87-93 88-95 91-04 93-99 96-04 93-02 94-99 94-02 97-03

1290 1468 1468 1618 1288 1288 1288 1971 1971 1971 2664 2165 1775 1580 1360 1580 1905 1905 1905 1360 1587 1587 1998 1998 1998 2975

30 29 29 26 34 36 36 25 25 25 21 27 27u 30u 36u 30u 28u 27u 25u 38u 35u 33u 31u 29u 31u 25u

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PEUGEOT 203 (sal) 403 (sal) 403 Cabrio (con) 404 (sal) 204/304 (sal) 204/304 coupe (fhc) 204/304 cabrio (dhc) 504 (sal/est) 504 coupé (fhc)  504 cabriolet (dhc) 504 V6 cabriolet 505 GTi (sal/est) 205 T16 (hatch) W 205 GTi 1.6 (hatch) 205 XS (hatch) 205 CTi 1.6 (cabrio) 205 GTi 1.9 (hatch) 309 GTi (hatch) 405 Mi16 (sal) 106 (htch) NE 106 Rallye (htch) NE 106 GTi (htch) NE 306 (htch) NE 306 S16/GTI-6 (htch) NE 306 Cabriolet (con) 406 Coupé (fhc)

UPDATED 34.5 24.0 24.0 18.1 14.9 14.5 14.5 12.7 11.4 12.0 9.9 10.1 7.8 8.6 9.4 8.7 7.8 8.8 8.2 12.5 8.5 8.2 9.8 7.9 10.1 7.4

9000 6500 12500 7000 3600 5000 8500 3500 9000 22500 27500 2750 165000 10000 2250 5250 12500 5500 3000 1400 4950 2750 1450 2995 ]]]]] 2250 ]]]]] 2000

6500 3000 4650 1750 9000 6000 5000 2500 2400 1250 3500 1950 5250 2750 2500 1200 6250 3500 15000 8250 20000 11000 2000 900 140000 110000 6250 2750 1500 800 3500 1500 8250 3750 3500 1800 2250 1100 990 600 3000 2000 1850 1250 900 550 2000 1100 1450 600 1250 600

1250 1100 2000 1200 600 950 1250 550 1650 09/10 4500 09/10 5500 09/10 350 85000 1000 06/03 475 750 06/03 1400 06/03 900 650 300 1000 850 300 650 300 350

PIPER GTT/P2 (fhc)

68-74 1599 n/a

n/a ]]]]] 30000 24000 16000 10000

911 Carrera 3.0 (fhc) 911 Turbo (fhc) 911 SC (fhc) 911 SC (cab) 911 Turbo (fhc) 911 Carrera 3.2 (fhc) 911 Carrera 3.2 (cab) Carrera 3.2 Supersport 911 Carrera Club Sport 911 Speedster (sp) 959 (fhc) 911 (964) (fhc/cab) 911 Turbo (964) (fhc) 911 Carrera RS (fhc) 911 (993) (fhc/cab) 911 C4S/C2S(993) 911 Turbo 4 (993) 911 Carrera RS (993) 911 GT2 (993) 924 (fhc) 924 Turbo (fhc) 924 Carrera GT (fhc) 924S (fhc) 944 (fhc) 944S (fhc) 944 Turbo (fhc) 944 S2 (fhc) 944 S2 cabriolet 944 Turbo cabrio 928/S/S2 (fhc) 928S4 (fhc) 928GT (fhc) 928GTS (fhc) 968 (fhc/conv) 968 Club Sport (fhc) Boxster 2.5 (sp) Boxster 2.7 (sp) Boxster 3.2S (sp)

YEARS

CC

76-77 75-77 77-83 82-83 78-90 83-89 83-89 84-89 87-89 88-89 87-88 89-94 90-94 91-93 94-97 95-97 95-98 94-95 95-97 76-85 79-82 80-81 85-88 82-88 86-88 85-91 89-92 89-92 91-92 78-86 86-92 89-92 92-95 92-95 93-95 96-99 99-04 99-04

2994 2993 2994 2994 3299 3164 3164 3164 3164 3164 2994 3600 3299 3600 3600 3600 3600 3746 3600 1984 1984 1984 2479 2479 2479 2479 2990 2990 2479 4664 4957 4957 5397 2990 2990 2480 2687 3179

0-60 MPG SPARES

6.2 6.1 5.7 6.0 5.3 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 3.6 5.7 4.7 5.3 5.6 5.2 4.5 4.7 4.4 9.5 6.9 6.5 7.4 7.4 6.7 6.0 6.5 7.1 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.7 6.1 6.0 6.9 6.6 5.9

62-73 62-73 73-81 75-82 61-64 64-70 68-75 75-80 80-86 80-86 85-89 86-89 88-90

VAR VAR 748 848 2553 2994 2994 2994 2792 2792 1596 1809 2933

n/a VAR ]]]]] 2500 1650 n/a VAR ]]]]] 3200 2500 n/a 45 ]]]]] 1850 1250 19.6 42 ]]]]] 2400 1750 12.2 21 ]]]]] 10000 8000 10.0 20 ]]]]] 8500 6500 8.9 21 ]]]]] 7000 4750 9.4 21 ]]]]] 6000 4000 8.9 23 ]]]]] 8250 6500 10.0 23 ]]]]] 6250 4500 11.5 33 ]]]]] 3300 2000 7.2 22u ]]]]] 4000 3000 8.0 28 ]]]]] 30000 24000

700 1100 600 800 5500 3500 2200 1650 3000 1800 1000 1500 16000

48-61 54-63 58-67 58-69 58-69 62-80 62-71 68-71 67-70 69-80 65-79 72-84 84-96 76-82 82-84 83-86 86-91 71-79 80-85 83-86 85-91 88-92 88-95 90-98 94-95 95-97

747 845 845 845 1108 845 1108 1108 1255 1289 1565 1289 1397 1397 1397 1297 1397 1647 1565 1565 1995 1995 1794 1794 1998 1998

n/a 45.7 28.2 28.7 17.6 38.1 20.6 16.5 10.9 16.7 12.3 17.6 14.8 10.9 9.8 6.7 7.3 13.2 10.1 10.7 12.1 7.9 9.5 9.3 7.7 6.5

3250 2000 5000 3000 4000 1650 1250 2500 18000 575 1400 1500 450 2500 3000 30000 3250 2500 1100 800 700 950 495 525 2500 12000

21 19 21u 21u 17 22u 22u 21u 21u 21u n/a 21u 21u 18u 23u 22u 18u 18u 18u 32 22u 20u 29u 26u 24u 23u 24u 24u 23u 18u 17u 16u 16u 24u 24u 29u 28u 26u

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C/D

1

356 pre-A (fhc) 356 1.3/1.5 (cab) 356 Speedster (sp) 356 Convertible D (con) 356 A (fhc) 356 A Cabrio (dhc) 356 B/C (fhc) 356 B/C Cabrio (dhc) 356 A/B Carrera (fhc) 356 Carrera 2 (fhc) 911 2.0 (fhc) 911 2.0 (fhc) 911S 2.0 (fhc) 912 (fhc) 911L/T (fhc) 911E (fhc) 911S 2.2 (fhc) V 914-4 (targa) 914-6 (targa) 911S 2.4 (fhc) 911 Carrera RSL (fhc) 911 Carrera RST (fhc) 911 2.7 (fhc) 911S 2.7 (fhc) 911 Carrera 2.7 MFi (fhc)

UPDATED 49-55 51-55 54-58 58-59 55-59 55-59 59-65 59-65 55-62 63-65 64-65 66-67 66-69 65-69 67-73 68-73 69-71 69-75 69-72 71-73 72-73 72-73 74-77 74-77 74-76

1488 1488 1582 1582 1582 1582 1582 1582 1582 1966 1991 1991 1991 1582 2195 2341 2195 1795 1991 2341 2687 2687 2687 2687 2687

13.8 33 ]]]]] 200000 150000 100000 75000 17.0 38 ]]]]] 250000 200000 150000 100000 14.3 37 ]]]]] 320000 260000 180000 130000 14.5 34 ]]]]] 150000 125000 85000 60000 14.5 34 ]]]]] 84000 60000 38500 24000 14.5 34 ]]]]] 150000 110000 70000 47500 14.0 34 ]]]]] 75000 55000 33000 22000 14.0 34 ]]]]] 125000 100000 60000 40000 10.5 30 ]]]]] 300000 240000 185000 140000 9.0 29 ]]]]] 475000 400000 340000300000 8.3 24 ]]]]] 160000 125000 82500 62000 Spr/98 8.3 24 ]]]]] 100000 75000 50000 35000 Spr/98 7.6 22 ]]]]] 145000 115000 80000 60000Spr/98 11.9 26 ]]]]] 45000 35000 24000 16500 Spr/98 8.1 24 ]]]]] 75000 55000 32500 22500 Spr/98 7.9 22 ]]]]] 80000 58000 35000 25000 Spr/98 7.3 18 ]]]]] 140000 110000 72000 52000 Spr/98 14.8 26u ]]]]] 16000 12000 6000 3500 10.3 21u ]]]]] 65000 50000 32000 21000 7.0 18 ]]]]] 165000 125000 82500 60000Spr/98 5.8 16 ]]]]] 750000 625000 475000400000 6.3 17 ]]]]] 500000 425000 350000 295000 8.2 21 ]]]]] 33000 25000 15000 10000 Spr/98 7.2 20 ]]]]] 44000 35000 24000 16000 Spr/98 6.3 19 ]]]]] 160000 120000 75000 50000Spr/98

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3

B/G

UPDATED

RELIANT Regal (sal/est) Regal (van) Robin (sal/est) Kitten (sal) Sabre 4/6 (fhc) Scimitar GT SE4 (fhc) Scimitar SE5-5A (est) V Scimitar SE6-6A (est) Scimitar GTC (dhc) Scimitar GTE SE6b Scimitar SS1 (sp) Scimitar SS1 1800Ti Middlebridge Scimitar

300 400 250 400 2500 1950 950 650 1500 750 375 675 10000

01/13

08/07 08/07 08/07 08/07 08/07

08/07

UPDATED

RENAULT PORSCHE

2

75000 52000 36000 24000 Spr/98 125000 90000 60000 42000 Spr/98 37500 27500 18500 12500 08/11 40000 30000 20000 13000 08/11 87500 67500 42500 30000 08/11 39000 29000 18500 12000 08/11 38500 28500 18000 12000 08/11 65000 50000 30000 22000 08/11 100000 70000 50000 35000 08/11 115000 90000 67500 48500 08/11 750000 660000 550000475000 42500 30000 22000 13500 100000 75000 45000 28500 185000 160000 130000 99000 59000 45000 30000 20000 82500 65000 45000 30000 130000 107500 75000 50000 230000 200000 170000 135000 850000 775000 650000500000 3250 2250 1000 400 11/04 15000 10000 4500 2000 11/04 70000 55000 36000 24000 6750 4200 1800 850 11/04 8250 5500 2500 1000 05/11 9000 6000 3000 1400 05/11 18500 13500 6750 3250 05/11 10000 7000 3750 1750 05/11 12500 8500 4250 2300 05/11 30000 23000 12000 7000 05/1 1 15000 10000 5000 2200 10/00 17500 12500 6500 3000 10/00 33000 24000 15000 9000 10/00 50000 37500 22500 15000 10/00 15000 11000 7500 4000 28500 21000 13000 7250 6750 5000 3500 1750 09/14 9400 6900 4250 2000 09/14 10750 8900 5500 3200 09/14

50 41 35 35 30 35 36 30 23 27 30 42 36 30 28 22 28u 31 28 32 24u 18u 31u 30u 27u u

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9000 6000 12500 10000 12000 5000 3750 6500 35000 2000 4750 3000 2500 7500 9000 52500 9500 7500 3000 2750 2250 2750 1200 1500 8500 20000

6500 4250 9500 7500 9000 3500 2500 5000 30000 1200 3000 2400 1250 5000 6000 42500 7000 5000 2000 1750 1500 1850 900 1000 6000 16000

1650 1000 2500 1400 2000 850 600 1200 12500 275 650 250 150 1250 1500 21000 1650 1200 600 450 200 500 250 265 1100 9500

10/04 10/04

11/06 03/99 03/99 03/99

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YEARS

Avantime (odd) NE

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

02-03 1995 9.6

27u ]]]]]

46-55 46-53 48-50 49-51 53-59 57-65 59-69 61-69 66-69

26 20 20 20 21 27 27 35 29

C/D

1

2

B/G

3000

2000

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15000 20000 50000 30000 11500 6750 5750 7500 5000

10500 15000 35000 22500 7500 4750 4000 5250 3250

5250 8000 17500 13500 3000 2400 1850 2650 1600

2250 3750 8750 7000 1500 1200 950 1250 800

57-61 1172 n/a 60-72 1489 11.9

n/a ]]]]] 30 ]]]]]

6500 8000

5000 6750

3000 4250

1250 2750 05/12

07-14 18-25 25-29 29-35 36-39 47-59 49-55 51-55 55-59 55-59 59-62 59-62 60-68 62-66 62-66 68-77 65-80 66-80 67-87 75-86 80-95 87-94

7428 7428 7668 7668 7340 4257 4566 4566 4887 4887 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6230 6750 6750 6750 6750 6750

n/a n/a 24.0 19.6 16.5 24.0 17.0 17.0 13.0 13.0 11.5 11.5 n/a 10.8 10.8 n/a 10.2 9.6 9.6 11.3 9.5 9.7

n/a n/a 10 10 10 15 14 14 12 12 12 12 n/a 12 12 n/a 14u 13u 13u 12u 14u 13u

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2.25m 1.8m 1.5m 1.2m 375000 300000 225000 150000 375000 235000 120000 47500 300000 185000 90000 45000 250000 150000 75000 37500 36500 27000 18500 9500 40000 28500 16000 9000 120000 90000 55000 35000 40000 30000 17500 8500 300000 225000 160000 110000 37500 27500 16000 8000 225000 165000 100000 70000 100000 70000 40000 25000 42500 32000 18500 9000 250000 175000 100000 60000 110000 75000 44000 29000 18000 12000 6250 1750 09/10 37500 27500 17000 9000 50000 38000 26000 14000 60000 42500 26500 17500 12750 10000 4500 1500 65000 47500 35000 19000

48-49 48-49 49-52 53-59 53-59 54-62 56-58 56-59 60-64 58-67 63-67 67-73 67-73 63-77 68-76 70-76 76-86 76-82 80-86 82-86 85-86 84-89 88-92 90-95 89-95 90-95 92-99 92-99 92-99 98-99

1595 2103 2103 1997 2638 2286 2638 2638 2625 2995 2995 3528 3528 1974 3528 3528 2597 3528 3528 3528 3528 1598 2675 1396 1590 1994 1994 1590 1994 1796

n/a 29.4 26.5 23.2 18.4 21.0 25.2 15.4 15.9 15.0 14.5 12.4 12.4 11.9 9.5 9.1 10.7 10.0 9.7 7.1 7.1 9.4 9.0 9.6 10.9 8.8 8.5 9.2 7.3 7.9

25 24 26 27 23 23 21 20 23 21 21 19u 19u 25 18u 20u 22 25u 21u 21u 21u 34u 22u 35u 30u 29u 31u 33u 25u 36u

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10000 12500 12000 6250 8000 6500 6250 9250 8500 9000 12500 13000 20000 6500 10000 12000 2400 4000 5000 5750 7500 1250 2000 2900 1500 2750 2500 1500 2000 3750

60-68 62-65 66-74 67-77 68-84 77-81

841 841 1498 1498 1854 1985

25.6 19.1 13.7 16.5 12.8 8.9

27u 21u 28 30 27 23

]]]]] 8750 6500 3000 1600 04/02 ]]]]] 11000 8500 5000 2500 04/02 ]]]]] 16000 12000 5500 2750 04/02 ]]]]] 5500 3750 1850 800 04/02 ]]]]] 4000 2500 1200 600 06/00 ]]]]] 12000 8000 4000 1900 06/00

RILEY 1.5 RMA-RME (sal) 2.5 RMB-RMF (sal) RMC Roadster (sp) V 2.5 RMD (conv) Pathfinder/2.6 (sal) 1.5 (sal) 4/68 (sal) /4/72 (sal) V Elf (sal) Kestrel 1100/1300 (sal)

3

3750

1000

UPDATED 1496 2443 2443 2443 2443 1489 1622 998 1275

25.1 18.4 15.5 19.0 16.4 17.4 19.5 24.1 14.1

01/16 01/16 01/16 01/16 02/13 11/07 02/12 09/95

ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Ghost (var) Silver Ghost (var) Phantom I (sal/var) Phantom II (sal/var) Phantom III (sal/var) Silver Wraith (sal) Silver Dawn (sal) Silver Dawn PW (con) Silver Cloud (sal) S.Cloud Mulliner (con) Silver Cloud II (sal) S.Cloud II Mulliner (con) Phantom V MPW (lim) Silver Cloud III (sal) S.Cloud III MPW (con) Phantom VI (lim) Silver Shadow I/II (sal) MPW/Corniche (fhc) MPW/Corniche (con) Camargue (fhc) Silver Spirit/Spur I-III Corniche II/III (con)

ROVER P3 60 (sal) P3 75 (sal) P4 75 ‘Cyclops’ (sal) P4 60 (sal) P4 90 (sal) P4 75/80 (sal) P4 105R (sal) P4 105S (sal) P4 95/100/110 (sal) P5 3-litre (sal) P5 3-litre (fhc) P5B V8 (sal) P5B V8 (fhc) P6 2000/2200 (sal) P6 3500 (sal) P6 3500S (sal) SD1 2.0/2.3/2.6 SD1 3.5 (sal) SD1 3.5 VDP (sal) SD1 Vitesse (sal) SD1 Vitesse TP (sal) 213/216 (sal) 827/800 Vitesse (sal) Metro GTi (hatch) 200/400 R8 (htch/sal)NE 216/200 GTi (htch) NE 200 ‘Tomcat’ coupé V 200 Cabriolet 800 Coupe (fhc) 200 BRM LE (hatch)

UPDATED

SAAB 96/95 (sal/est) V 96 Sport (sal) Sonett (fhc) 96/95 V4 (sal/est) 99 (sal/hatch) 99 Turbo (sal/hatch)

79-93 79-93 86-93 85-98 92-97

CC

1985 1985 1985 1985 2290

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

3200 8000 6250 3000 4000

1

2

7500 9500 9000 4250 5750 4500 4250 7000 6250 6500 9500 10000 15000 3250 5000 6500 1850 3000 3500 4000 5500 750 1500 1950 800 1500 1500 950 1350 2500

3750 4500 4500 1800 2250 1900 1750 3200 2400 3250 5000 5000 9000 1400 2000 2750 650 1100 1300 1750 2750 400 650 1000 400 800 650 500 700 1250

1650 2000 2000 700 825 750 700 1250 850 1250 2250 2000 3500 600 800 1100 300 500 650 850 1400 200 200 500 175 450 325 200 375 600

03/10 03/10 03/10 03/10 03/10 03/10 03/10 07/11 07/11 07/11 07/11 07/06 07/06 07/06 04/08 04/08 04/08 04/08 04/08

UPDATED

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3

B/G

11.1 6.9 7.6 8.3 7.4

28 27 26 25 24

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2100 1050 5000 2000 4250 1850 2000 1000 2500 1250

600 10/12 850 10/12 750 10/12 425 02/14 600 02/14

53-58 1221 28.6 58-64 1290 19.1 61-78 944 21.7 62-67 944 n/a 67-71 1204 13.6

34 29 31 n/a 30

]]]]] 2750 ]]]]] 2500 ]]]]] 3250 ]]]]] 10000 ]]]]] 12000

1850 1650 2000 7000 8500

550 450 500 03/08 1650 2000

39-53 51-55 48-56 56-67 56-62 61-67 66-70 64-70 65-70

1074 1497 1497 1725 1592 1725 1725 875 875

37.6 20.2 33.7 20.5 23.6 14.1 14.6 25.4 22.1

32 27 24 25 28 23 24 38 35

]]]]] 16000 10500 6000 4000 ]]]]] 14500 10000 6000 3600 ]]]]] 3750 2750 1400 800 ]]]]] 4950 3250 1600 850 09/05 ]]]]] 10000 7000 3600 1750 09/05 ]]]]] 4750 3200 1400 750 02/01 ]]]]] 2750 1900 900 450 05/09 ]]]]] 4750 3250 1500 725 Spr/15 ]]]]] 5250 3500 1650 800 Spr/15

59-64 59-69 64-77 70-81 77-92 84-91

1221 1089 1107 1107 1289 1289

24.5 33.1 21.8 17.7 16.3 14.2

26 28 34 34 29 27

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8500 4500 3250 4750 2400 3250

6000 3000 2200 3600 1700 2500

3000 1500 850 1500 800 1200

1500 800 450 Spr/98 750 Spr/98 400 04/07 650

48-52 52-55 55-58 58-61 56-58 61-63 57-63 53-59 54-59 54-61

2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 1998 2138 803 948 948

22.0 19.9 22.2 22.2 19.2 17.0 18.2 39.8 34.9 n/a

23 28 28 28 26 22 25 43 39 39

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6500 4500 4200 4500 5500 5250 3250 5000 5200 5600

4500 3200 2750 3200 4000 3650 2250 3200 3400 4000

2200 1600 1500 1500 1750 1650 1100 1500 1600 2000

1000 850 750 750 850 850 550 700 750 1000

SVX (fhc) 91-97 3300 7.3 Impreza Turbo (sal) 93-00 1994 6.4 Impreza STi WRX (sal) 97-00 1994 4.6 Impreza WRX P1 (sal) NE 00-01 1994 4.5

24u 29u 25u 24u

]]]]] 3750 2850 1850 900 ]]]]] 6000 4250 2000 800 01/13 ]]]]] 9500 6500 3500 2000 01/13 ]]]]] 28500 24000 15000 10000

SIMCA Aronde (sal) Aronde P60 (sal) 1000 GLS/Special (sal) 1000 Coupé (fhc) 1200 Coupé (fhc)

1000 950 1000 3750 4250

SINGER

ROCHDALE GT (fhc) Olympic Phase I/II (fhc)

YEARS

900 (sal/hatch) 900 Turbo (sal/hatch) 900 Convertible 9000 Turbo (sal) 9000 Carls./Aero

9 Roadster/4A/4B (sp) SM Roadster 4AD (con) SM 1500/Hunter (sal) Gazelle I-VI (sal/est) Gazelle I-III (con) V Vogue I-IV (sal/est) Gazelle/Vogue (sal) Chamois (sal) Chamois coupé (fhc)

UPDATED

SKODA Felicia (con) Octavia (sal/est) 1000MB/100/110 (sal) S110R (fhc) Estelle (sal) Rapid (fhc)

STANDARD Vanguard Ph I (sal) Vanguard Ph II (sal) Vanguard III (sal) Vanguard Vignale (sal) Vanguard Sportsman Vanguard Six (sal) Ensign I De Luxe (sal) Eight (sal) Ten/Pennant (sal) Ten Companion (est)

SUBARU

UPDATED

SUNBEAM (-TALBOT) 80 (sal) 80 (dhc) 90 (sal) 90 (dhc) Alpine Mk IIA/III (sp) Rapier I-V (fhc) Rapier II/III/IIIA (con) Alpine I (sp) V Alpine II (sp) Alpine III (sp) Alpine IV (sp) Alpine V (sp) Alpine III-V GT (fhc) Harrington GT (fhc) Tiger Mk I (sp) Tiger Mk II (sp) Rapier/Alpine (fhc) Rapier H120 (fhc) Imp Sport (sal) Stiletto (fhc)

03/13 03/13 05/98 05/98 05/98 05/98 05/98 02/07 02/07 02/07

48-50 48-50 48-57 49-57 53-55 55-67 58-63 59-60 59-63 63-64 64-65 65-68 63-68 61-64 64-67 67 67-76 68-76 66-76 67-72

UPDATED 1185 31.4 27 1185 31.4 26 2267 20.8 24 2267 20.8 24 2267 18.9 25 1725 14.1 23 1592 17.0 23 1494 15.2 26 1592 14.0 26 1592 14.8 25 1592 14.9 24 1725 13.6 26 AS ABOVE 1592 13.0 25 4261 9.5 18 4737 7.5 17 1725 12.8 25 1725 10.3 22 875 16.3 35 875 17.6 35

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6000 10000 8000 14000 50000 12000 15000 15000 14000 15000 13000 15500 13500 20000 54000 70000 5200 6600 5600 6250

4500 8000 6000 11000 35000 8000 11000 10000 9000 9750 8250 10000 8500 14000 38000 52500 3500 4650 3750 4500

2500 4250 3000 5500 20000 3500 5000 5000 4250 4750 3950 4500 4000 7250 24000 32500 1500 2100 1850 2000

1400 05/92 2500 05/92 1600 05/92 3650 05/92 10000 1500 05/96 2500 05/96 2200 08/02 1850 08/02 2000 08/02 1600 08/02 1850 08/02 1750 08/02 3750 11/97 16000 11/97 21000 11/97 700 09/98 1000 09/98 900 Spr/15 1000 Spr/15

79-82 970 16.4 39u ]]]]] 2850 85-89 1298 8.6 31u ]]]]] 2000 92-96 657 11.3 43u ]]]]] 3750

2000 1500 2750

900 1000 1750

450 05/01 500 750

SUZUKI SC100 (2dr sal) Swift GTi (hatch) Cappuccino (sp)

SWALLOW Doretti (sp)

54-55 1991 13.4

28

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CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

CON

1

2

3

B/G

Sunbeam 1600Ti Sunbeam-Lotus (htch) Horizon (hatch) Alpine/Solara (hatch) Samba (hatch) Samba cabriolet

79-81 79-82 78-85 75-84 82-86 82-86

1598 2174 1442 1592 1360 1360

10.7 26 ]]]]] 5500 3750 1650 750 7.4 18u ]]]]] 25000 16500 10000 5000 06/07 13.2 32 ]]]]] 1400 950 500 225 14.6 29 ]]]]] 1500 1000 500 275 12.5 35 ]]]]] 1200 750 350 175 12.5 35 ]]]]] 2100 1500 800 400

67-70 70-77 74-77 71-79 78-84 77-82 83-85 85-90 89-93 94-99 94-99 85-87 84-89 90-99 00-06 82-85 86-93 88-92 94-02 90-95

1988 1588 1968 2563 1166 1968 1972 1998 1998 1998 1998 1587 1587 1998 1794 2795 2954 2954 2997 1496

10.0 11.5 8.8 12.7 16.0 8.8 10.5 8.3 7.7 7.1 5.9 8.5 7.6 6.7 7.7 8.1 7.5 6.1 5.1 8.4

TOYOTA 2000GT (fhc) Celica ST 1.6/2.0 (fhc) Celica GT 1.6/2.0 (fhc) Crown 2600 MkI/II Starlet (hatch) Celica ‘Gen II’ (fhc) Celica ST/XT (fhc) Celica GT (fhc) Celica GT-Four (fhc) Celica GT (fhc/con) NE Celica GT-Four (fhc) NE Corolla GT (hatch) MR-2 (fhc) MR-2 Mk 2 (fhc) MR-2 Mk 3 (con) NE Celica Supra 2.8i (fhc) Supra (fhc) Supra Turbo (fhc) Supra Turbo (fhc) NE Sera (fhc)

UPDATED n/a 28u 24u 19u 35u 27u 28u 25u 19u 29u 25u 29u 29u 27u 35u 24u 22u 20u 24u 35u

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575000 10000 12500 5750 3000 2850 2750 2500 4750 2400 4500 3750 4500 4400 4500 7000 3750 5000 10250 2500

500000400000325000 7000 3600 1650 10000 5000 2250 3500 1650 650 2400 1200 500 2250 900 400 10/03 2100 700 350 10/03 1750 800 400 05/13 3750 2000 1000 05/13 1750 800 500 3000 2100 1200 3000 1500 650 2900 1250 600 08/03 3500 1600 400 08/03 2500 1700 750 4500 2000 1000 10/03 2500 1100 500 09/11 3250 1500 750 09/11 8500 6000 3250 1850 900 450

TRIDENT Clipper V8 (fhc) Venturer/Tycoon

67-78 4727 n/a 69-78 2994 n/a

n/a ]]]]] 35000 25000 12500 7000 n/a ]]]]] 10000 7500 4000 2200

46-54 46-49 50-53 53-55 55-61 61-67 61-67 67-69 69-73 73-76 76-82 80-82 80-81 59-64 59-64 60-61 61-70 61-67 63-67 67-71 67-71 62-68 62-66 66-68 68-71 68-71 62-67 62-67 67-70 70-74 74-80 66-70 70-74 63-77 68-77 75-77 70-77 65-70 70-73 70-81 72-81 73-81 81-84

20 23 28 31 28 23 23 21 22 23 33u 32u 18u 36 34 36 34 33 31 28 28 26 26 26 24 24 31 31 31 32 29 29 28 25 22 25 21u 30 27 28 30u 24u 33u

2088 2088 1247 1991 1991 2138 2138 2498 2498 2498 1998 1998 3528 948 1147 948 1147 1147 1147 1296 1296 1996 1596 1996 1996 1996 1147 1147 1296 1296 1493 1998 1998 1998 2498 2498 2997 1296 1493 1493 1854 1998 1335

25.1 24.8 n/a 12.2 11.4 10.5 10.5 8.8 8.2 8.9 9.1 9.1 8.4 31.1 23.6 23.2 28.6 22.6 25.2 17.7 17.7 12.6 17.6 12.6 11.3 11.3 15.4 15.4 14.5 16.2 13.2 10.0 10.1 14.9 10.4 10.4 9.7 15.9 17.1 17.1 11.6 8.7 12.9

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8000 28000 4500 36000 32000 28500 30000 40000 22500 20000 3600 5250 11500 4650 7250 6750 4500 6500 5000 4500 7000 6000 8250 8750 6250 10000 15000 14000 12500 7200 7500 15500 13500 6500 7000 7500 16500 3250 3000 2500 3200 8500 1650

6000 21000 3000 27500 23500 20000 21000 31000 16500 15000 2250 3500 9000 3200 4750 4500 3000 4250 3500 3000 4500 4000 5750 6000 4250 7000 10000 9000 7500 4750 5000 10000 9500 4500 5000 5500 12000 2250 2000 1600 2200 5500 1000

2750 13500 1400 17500 14000 11250 12000 22000 10000 9000 1000 1650 5500 1350 2200 2000 1250 2000 1500 1250 2000 1750 2750 2750 1800 3250 4500 4000 3750 2250 2200 4750 4250 2250 2500 2850 5500 1000 900 800 1000 2750 500

1250 7000 02/97 750 10000 05/08 7500 05/08 6250 02/03 6500 02/03 16000 02/03 5500 12/14 5000 12/14 450 05/13 600 05/13 2500 05/13 675 04/01 1100 04/01 1050 04/01 600 04/01 1000 04/01 750 04/01 625 04/01 950 04/01 900 02/04 1400 02/04 1400 02/04 900 02/04 1650 02/04 2750 09/09 2250 09/09 1850 09/09 950 09/09 900 09/09 2500 07/03 1850 07/03 1000 12/07 1200 12/07 1400 12/07 2000 11/11 500 07/15 450 07/15 425 07/15 500 07/15 1350 07/15 250

TROJAN/HEINKEL Bubblecar (sal)

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

2

Torpedo (sal)

48

5474 n/a n/a ]]]]]

1.3m

1.15m

3

1m

B/G

55-64

198 n/a 60u ]]]]] 22000 15500 10000 6500

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n/a

TURNER 803/950 Sports (sp) Climax (sp) Sports MkI/II/III (sp)

55-59 948 12.0 n/a ]]]]] 12500 9000 5500 2000 58-66 1098 12.8 26 ]]]]] 17500 15000 10000 5000 59-66 1498 n/a n/a ]]]]] 16000 12000 7500 3500

UPDATED

TVR Grantura III-1800S (fhc) 63-67 Griffith 200/400 (fhc) 63-67 Vixen (fhc) 67-73 69-71 Tuscan V6 (fhc) 1600M (fhc) 72-77 72-79 2500M (fhc) 3000M/Taimar (fhc) 76-79 78-79 3000S (con) Tasmin/280i (fhc) 80-87 80-87 Tasmin/280i (con) 350i (fhc) 84-89 350i (con) 84-89 390SE (con) 85-88 400/420/450SEAC 86-91 400/450SE (con) 88-91 S-S3 (con) 86-92 V8S (con) 91-93 Griffith 4.0/4.3 (con) 91-93 Griffith 500 (con) 93-00 Chimaera 4.0/4.3 (con) 93-98 Chimaera 450/500 96-03 Cerbera 4.2 (fhc) 96-03 Cerbera 4.5 (fhc) NE 97-03 Cerbera Speed Six (fhc)NE 00-03

1798 4727 1599 2994 1599 2994 2994 2994 2792 2792 3528 3528 3905 4441 4441 2922 3948 4280 4988 3948 4988 4185 4441 3996

10.9 n/a 10.5 8.3 10.4 7.7 7.7 7.7 8.2 8.2 6.6 6.6 5.7 4.5 4.7 7.6 5.2 4.7 4.2 5.2 4.6 4.2 3.9 4.0

23 16 26 21 25 22 22 24 21 21 20u 20u 19u 17u 18u 27u 22u 22u 20u 22u 22u 20u n/a n/a

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35000 65000 17500 30000 11500 11000 13000 14500 5500 6000 6000 7000 7500 15000 9500 6850 15000 14000 19500 13000 15500 21000 32000 22500

27500 52500 13000 22500 8500 8000 9500 10500 3750 4400 4750 5250 6000 12000 8000 5000 11500 12000 16000 10000 12500 15000 28500 20000

16500 40000 7000 15000 4250 4000 5000 6250 2200 2500 2500 3000 4000 8500 6000 3250 7500 8750 12000 7000 9000 10000 23000 16000

57-68 59-64 64-68 63-74 74-81

3995 2912 3909 1275 1485

26.0 13 ]]]]] 13500 10000 4500 2000 01/86 16.9 18 ]]]]] 7500 5500 2600 1350 08/08 12.7 15u ]]]]] 8500 6500 3200 1500 08/08 14.1 30 ]]]]] 5000 3400 1600 750 09/95 16.7 27 ]]]]] 2250 1500 700 300 02/15

48-51 51-57 51-57 54-57 57-62 62-65 65-72 57-59 59-61 61-64 61-64 64-67 64-67 67-72 69-71 68-72 72-78 72-76 72-76 63-66 66-70 67-70 68-70 70-79 71-76 72-73 74-75 73-77 75-81 75-81 75-84 78-79 79-80 81-88 82-88 86-88 80-84 83-84 84-91

2275 1507 2262 2262 2651 3294 3294 1508 1508 1594 1507 1594 1594 1975 1975 3294 2279 2279 3294 1057 1159 1159 1975 1256 1256 2279 2279 2279 1979 1897 1256 2279 2279 1998 1998 1796 1598 1796 1796

22.9 37.2 23.7 21.4 15.2 11.6 12.5 25.3 23.7 18.2 15.4 17.1 16.0 15.0 13.2 12.1 12.4 11.1 12.6 18.2 17.6 15.1 10.7 17.6 17.0 10.0 8.5 10.0 9.2 11.2 14.5 8.5 7.5 10.9 8.7 9.3 9.8 8.5 9.2

VANDEN PLAS

TRIUMPH 1800/2000 Renown 1800/2000 Roadster Mayflower (sal) TR2 (sp) TR3/3A (sp) TR4 (sp) TR4A (sp) TR5 (sp) TR6 ‘CP’ (sp) TR6 ‘CR’ (sp) TR7 (fhc) TR7 (dhc) TR8 (factory) (dhc) Herald/Herald S (sal) Herald coupé (fhc) Herald (con) Herald 1200 (sal/est) Herald 1200 (con) Herald 12/50 (sal) Herald 13/60 (sal) Herald 13/60 (con) Vitesse Mk I (sal) Vitesse 1600 (con) Vitesse 2.0 Mk I (con) Vitesse MkII (sal)  Vitesse 2000 Mk II (con) Spitfire 4 (sp) Spitfire Mk II (sp) Spitfire Mk III (sp) Spitfire Mk IV (sp) Spitfire 1500 (sp) GT6 Mk I/II (fhc) GT6 Mk III (fhc) 2000/2500 (sal/est) 2.5PI/TC (sal/est) 2500S (sal/est) Stag (con) 1300 fwd/TC (sal) 1500 fwd (sal) 1500/Toledo/Dol (sal) Dolomite 1850 (sal) Dolomite Sprint (sal) Acclaim (sal)

YEARS

TUCKER

TALBOT

Princess 4-Litre (lim) 3-Litre Mk I/II (sal) 4-Litre ‘R’ (sal) Princess 1100/1300 V Allegro 1.5/1.7 (sal)

11/87 11/87 01/99 01/99 01/99 01/99 03/16 03/16 03/16 03/16 03/16 03/16 03/16

UPDATED

VAUXHALL Wyvern/Velox L (sal) Wyvern E (sal) Velox E (sal) Cresta E (sal) Velox/Cresta PA (sal) Velox/Cresta PB (sal) Cresta PC/Viscount Victor F SI (sal/est) Victor F SII (sal/est) FB Victor (sal/est) FB VX 4/90 (sal) FC Victor 101 (sal) FC VX 4/90 (sal) FD Victor (sal/est) FD VX 4/90 (sal) FD Ventora (sal) FE Victor/VX1800/2300 FE VX 4/90 (sal) FE Ventora (sal/est) HA Viva (sal) HB Viva (sal) HB Viva Brabham (sal) HB Viva GT (sal) HC Viva (sal) Firenza/Viva E (fhc) Firenza 2300SL (fhc) Firenza Droop Snoot Magnum (sal/fhc) Cavalier Mk I (sal) V Cavalier Mk I (fhc/htch)V Chevette (hatch/sal) Chevette 2300HS Chevette HSR (htch) Cavalier Mk II (sal) NE Cavalier Mk II SRi (sal) Cavalier convertible Astra Mk I (htch) NE Astra GTE Mk I (htch) Astra Mk II (htch) NE

10000 30000 4500 10000 2500 2250 2650 3500 1100 1500 1400 1750 2200 6000 4000 1600 4750 6000 8250 4250 7000 7000 20000 12000

UPDATED 25 27 26 24 22 20 18 31 30 28 24 23 25 24 23 21 22 23 18 30 28 27 25 29 29 24 21 25 26 24 32 21 20 28u 27u 30u 31 29u 32u

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5500 8000 10000 11500 12500 3850 3650 6000 5250 3650 4300 3350 4000 2750 3750 4400 3250 4200 4000 3200 3000 5000 6750 2600 4000 4750 12500 4000 2600 3250 3000 15000 20000 2000 4000 3000 2500 7500 2250

3950 5500 7000 8000 9000 2750 2650 5000 4000 2650 3200 2250 2750 1850 2500 2600 2000 2750 2400 2100 2000 3750 5000 1750 2800 3250 9000 2750 1850 2250 2000 12000 16000 1200 2750 2000 1350 6000 1250

1650 2500 3000 3500 3500 1400 1300 2250 2000 1200 1500 1050 1400 850 1200 1250 900 1250 1100 1000 900 1750 2250 800 1250 1500 4500 1100 825 1200 1100 8000 11000 650 1400 1050 950 3250 750

900 1200 1500 1750 1650 700 650 1200 1000 600 750 525 750 400 650 650 450 700 650 600 450 750 1000 400 600 650 2500 550 475 700 650 5000 6500 350 800 600 500 2000 400

06/03 06/03 06/03 07/01 12/12 02/84 02/84 02/09 02/09 02/09 02/09 03/01 03/01 03/01 03/01 03/01 03/01 Spr/13 07/08 07/08 07/08 07/08 07/08 07/08 11/01 07/08 08/10 08/10 12/06 12/06 12/06

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YEARS

Astra GTE Mk II (htch) Astra II Conv. Senator I/II (sal) NE Carlton GSI 3000 (sal) Calibra (fhc) VX220 (sp) VX220 Turbo (sp)

CC

0-60 MPG SPARES

C/D

1

3

1998 1998 2969 2969 2495 2198 1998

7.7 8.8 8.3 6.3 8.2 5.6 4.7

30u 33u 22u 25u 27u 34u 33u

]]]]] 5000 3500 1750 850 ]]]]] 3000 2000 1000 500 ]]]]] 3000 2200 1250 600 ]]]]] 3750 2750 1250 600 ]]]]] 2450 1650 650 300 ]]]]] 10500 8500 6500 4000 ]]]]] 14500 12000 9750 8000

46-53 49-53 53-57 55-58 57-68 58-66 68-76 66-70 70-75 70-79 54-67 68-71 72-79 55-74 57-74 62-69 65-73 68-74 74-83 79-84 84-91 84-91 80-93 92-97 93-97 92-97 92-97 73-81 75-81 81-92 91-94 74-81

1131 1131 1192 1192 1192 1192 1493 1493 1584 1584 1493 1584 1970 1584 1493 1584 1584 1795 1588 1781 1781 1781 1781 1781 1781 1984 2792 1588 1093 1272 1272 1588

n/a n/a 47.6 47.6 32.1 32.1 21.9 21.9 18.3 18.3 n/a n/a n/a 17.5 17.5 18.9 20.3 16.8 11.4 8.3 9.8 8.0 9.1 12.7 15.2 8.1 7.1 11.2 15.4 13.8 8.1 8.9

37u 37u 34u 35u 32u 32u 27u 27u 26u 27u 20u 24u 23u 26u 27u 29u 27u 25u 32u 28u 30u 28u 30u 36u 39u 33u 28u 31u 44u 40u 31u 33u

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VOLKSWAGEN Beetle (split) Beetle cabriolet V Beetle (oval) V Beetle cabriolet Beetle (sloper) V Beetle cabriolet V Beetle (sal) V Beetle cabriolet V Beetle 1302/1303 (sal) Beetle 1302/03 (cabrio) Kombi/Camper (split) Camper (bay) V Camper (bay) V Karmann-Ghia (fhc) V Karmann-Ghia (dhc) V Karmann-Ghia T34 V 1600 Type 3 411/412 (sal/est) Golf Mk I (hatch) Golf GTI Mk I (htch) Golf Mk II (htch) Golf GTI Mk II (htch) Golf cabriolet Golf Mk III (htch) NE Golf convertible NE Golf GTI Mk III (htch) NE Golf Mk III VR6 (htch) NE Passat B1 (hatch/est) Polo Mk I (hatch) Polo Mk II (hatch) Polo G40 (hatch) Scirocco Mk I (fhc)

2

84-91 87-91 84-93 87-94 89-97 00-05 03-05

B/G

12/11 12/11

18500 25000 12000 18000 8250 10750 6500 9000 4000 7750 40000 16000 13500 10000 13500 10000 4250 3600 1850 10000 1500 4000 4000 1100 1250 2750 3250 2000 1300 1400 3500 5000

12000 17500 6500 11000 4000 5500 3000 5000 1650 4400 20000 9000 7000 5250 7500 5500 2200 2000 900 5000 750 1850 1750 600 800 1400 1850 1000 650 750 2200 2500

YEARS

CC

1

2

82-92 88-95 89-92 92-95

1781 1781 1781 2861

8.3 30u ]]]]] 8.7 31u ]]]]] 8.1 26u ]]]]] 6.4 26u ]]]]]

0-60 MPG SPARES

3250 4000 5500 7500

C/D

2250 2750 3650 5000

1000 1350 1650 2250

59-65 58-61 61-67 62-67 64-70 67-69 61-72 71-73 67-74 69-74 74-79 74-79 77-81 78-93 79-91 82-91 86-90 90-96 90-96 88-95 95-97

1778 1583 1778 1778 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 2979 2127 2664 2849 2316 1986 2316 2316 2316 2316 1721 2316

15.9 16.2 14.2 14.0 13.8 13.8 12.4 11.3 11.6 10.0 11.4 12.7 11.1 10.1 11.1 10.2 8.3 11.1 9.3 8.6 7.3

16500 10250 10000 11000 11500 12500 28000 23500 4500 4750 2900 3000 10000 2500 1500 2500 3000 2400 3750 2750 7500

12000 6250 6000 7000 7500 8500 19000 16000 2750 3000 1900 2000 6750 1600 1000 1500 1800 1500 2250 1850 5500

6000 3000 Spr/01 2400 850 Spr/11 2250 800 Spr/11 2500 850 Spr/11 3000 1100 Spr/11 4000 2000 Spr/11 9500 4000 07/10 8000 3750 07/10 1250 650 12/99 1400 700 12/99 1000 475 12/99 1000 500 12/99 3500 1750 800 450 12/99 550 350 800 300 1000 500 Spr/04 750 250 1200 350 750 400 Spr/04 2750 1350

48-53 48-54 54-59 52-58 57-65 58-71 59-68 61-69 65-73 67-72 72-75 75

1476 2215 2639 1489 1489 1622 2912 998 1275 1798 2227 2227

31.6 26 ]]]]] 6000 27.8 20 ]]]]] 10000 18.1 22 ]]]]] 8000 24.3 29 ]]]]] 6500 24.4 32 ]]]]] 6000 21.4 26 ]]]]] 5500 14.4 19 ]]]]] 7500 24.1 35 ]]]]] 6750 17.3 33 ]]]]] 4000 15.2 23 ]]]]] 5500 13.1 19 ]]]]] 6500 13.5 22 ]]]]] 2750

4000 6250 5500 5000 4250 3850 5500 5000 2750 3250 4000 1850

2000 2850 2750 2500 2200 1750 2500 2400 1400 1400 1750 700

VOLVO

UPDATED 25000 36000 18000 25000 12000 15000 10000 13000 6000 11500 65000 24000 19000 16000 20000 15000 6250 4850 2850 15000 2200 6500 6000 1500 1900 3900 4500 2750 2200 2400 4250 7000

Scirocco Mk II (fhc) Corrado (fhc) Corrado G60 (fhc) Corrado VR6 (fhc)

7500 03/13 10000 03/13 4000 03/13 7000 03/13 1800 03/13 3250 03/13 1200 03/13 3000 03/13 600 03/13 2400 03/13 10000 07/05 4750 07/05 3750 07/05 2750 04/04 4500 04/04 3000 1100 08/12 1000 525 2000 Spr/13 450 800 Spr/13 750 05/99 300 390 500 850 500 350 12/08 400 850 1200 05/99

32 28 28 26 27 27 25 27 22 21 22u 19u 21u 26u 28u 26u 24u 28u 26u 25u 23u

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PV544 (sal) 122 (sal) 121 (sal) 122S B18 (sal) 131/132S (sal) 123GT (sal) P1800/S/E (fhc) 1800ES (est) 144/142 (sal) 145 (est) 164/E/TE (sal) 244 (sal), 245 (est) 264 (sal), 265 (est) 262C (fhc) 240 (sal/est) 340/360 (hatch/sal) 740/760 (sal/est) NE 740/760 Turbo (sal/est)V 940/960 (sal/est) NE 940 Turbo (sal/est) NE 480/Turbo (hatch) T5-R/850R (sal/est)

4/50 (sal) V 6/80 (sal) V 6/90 (sal) V 4/44, 15/50 (sal) V 1500 (sal) 15/60, 16/60 (sal) V 6/99, 6/110 (sal) Hornet (sal) 1100/1300 (sal) 18/85 (sal) Six (sal) Six (wedge)

3

550 04/12 450 07/13 750 07/13 950 07/13

UPDATED 1100 1450 1400 1250 1000 900 1250 1100 750 625 750 350

07/87 07/87 11/09 11/07 02/12 08/08 09/95

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KARRIER REGISTER 01622 753775 K KARMANN GHIA OC (GB) kgoc-gb.org

KARMANN COACHBUILTS CLUB karmann-coachbuilts.com KOUGAR OC facebook.com/KougarOwnersClub/ LADA OWNERS’ CLUB OF GB lada-owners-club.co.uk LAGONDA CLUB http://lagondaclub.co.uk LANCIA MC lanciamotorclub.co.uk LANCIA MONTECARLO CONSORTIUM 01242 676991, montecarlo.org.uk LANCIA BETA FORUM betaboyz.co.uk CLUB LANCIA SPORT lanciasport.com LAND ROVER REG (’48-’53) 01254 813032, lrr48-53.info LAND ROVER SERIES I CLUB lrsoc.com LAND ROVER SII CLUB series2club.co.uk LAND ROVER SERIES III CLUB 01543 424821, www.thelandroverclub.co.uk LEA-FRANCIS OC lfoc.org LINCOLN-ZEPHYR OWNERS’ CLUB lzoc.org LOTUS CORTINA REG lotuscortina.net CLUB LOTUS UK club-lotus.co.uk LOTUS DC lotusdriversclub.org.uk LOTUS 7 CLUB lotus7.club HISTORIC LOTUS REGISTER 01360-860441, historiclotusregister.co.uk HISTORIC LOTUS CLUB historiclotusclub.uk

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MOTOR RACING CLUB M MANX manxmotorracing.com

MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE VINTAGE CAR REGISTER msvcr.com MANTA V8 REG 01752 338108 MARCOS OC 01268 799066, marcos-oc.com CLUB MARCOS INT clubmarcos.net MAESTRO & MONTEGO OWNERS’ CLUB 0844 854 7149, maestro.org.uk MARENDAZ SPECIAL CAR REG 01242 526310, marendazspecial.co.uk MARINA & ITAL CLUB ECOSSE 01698 291174, tinyurl.com/ya8wbjt2 MARTIN WALTER (PRE-39) REG 01225 782470

MASERATI CLUB 01494 717701 , maseraticlub.co.uk MATRA ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB matra-club.net MAZDA MX-5 OWNERS’ CLUB mx5oc.co.uk MAZDA RX-7 OWNERS’ CLUB rx7club.com MAZDAROTARYCLUB.COM 01474 333099 MERCEDES-BENZ CLUB 0845 6032660, mercedes-benz-club.co.uk MESSERSCHMITT OWNERS’ CLUB messerschmitt.co.uk METROPOLITAN OWNERS’ CLUB 01253 868744, robertpatrick@sky.com, metrpolitanownersclub.co.uk METRO OC metroownersclub.com MG CAR CLUB mgcc.co.uk MG CC FWD REGISTER 0118 9669834, mgcc.co.uk/fwd-register/ (MG) THE EARLY MG SOCIETY earlymgsociety.co.uk MG ‘M’ GROUP mg-cars.org.uk/mgm J.U.L. E. (MG JUBILEE). mgbjubilee.com MG OWNERS’ CLUB mgownersclub.co.uk MG OCTAGON CC mgoctagoncarclub.com MG Y-TYPE REGISTER tregister.org MICROMANIACS CLUB (MICROCARS, BUBBLECARS) micromaniacsclub.co.uk MIDAS OC midasownersclub.org MIDDLEBRIDGE REGISTER 07773 444999, middlebridge-scimitar.co.uk MIDGET & SPRITE CLUB http://midgetandspriteclub.com MIDGE OWNERS’ AND BUILDERS’ CLUB 01455 634168, mobc.co.uk MOPAR MUSCLE ASSN moparuk.com SCOTTISH MICRO-CAR CLUB 0131 5528136, scottishmicrocarclub.co.uk MILITARY VEHICLE TRUST mvt.org.uk (ANGLIAN) MINI CLUB 01473 738825 MINI CLUBMAN ESTATE REGISTER clubmanestates.co.uk MINI COOPER CLUB minicooperclub.org.uk MINI COOPER REGISTER minicooper.org MINI MOKE CLUB mokeclub.org BRITISH MINI CLUB britishminiclub.co.uk MINI MARCOS OC minimarcos.org.uk MITSUBISHI STARION OC starion-turbo.co.uk MORGAN SPORTS CC 01484 340085, morgansportscarclub.com MORGAN THREE-WHEELERS mtwc.co.uk MORRIS REGISTER morrisregister.co.uk BULLNOSE MORRIS CLUB bullnose.org.uk MORRIS COWLEY & OXFORD OC 01225 766800 (secretary, Derek Andrews) MORRIS MINOR OC mmoc.org.uk MORRIS MINOR LCV REG 0121 4221334, minorlcvreg.co.uk EX-POLICE MINOR REG 01706 878088, expolice.mmoc.org.uk MORRIS MARINA OC & MORRIS ITAL REGISTER morrismarina.org.uk MOSS OC mossownersclub.org.uk MOTORVATIN’ USA AMERICAN CAR CLUB 01376 552478, motorvatinusa.org.uk NIVA OC ladaniva.co.uk N NATIONAL NAYLOR CC naylorcarclub.org.uk

NISSAN TURBO OC 01942 601678 NISSAN 300C OC 01992 713555, a.davis4@btopenworld.com NISSAN ZX OC zxoc.co.uk NSU RO80 OC 01204 852425 NSU OC 01883 744431, nsuoc.co.uk

OGLE REGISTER 01444 248439 O THE ONLINE AUSTIN 7 CLUB oa7c.com

OPEL MANTA OC mantaclub.org OPEL KADETT C UK OC opel-kadett-c.co.uk THE OPEL GROUP 01455 848819 www.practicalclassics.co.uk


CLUB GB packardclub.org P PACKARD PANHARD & LEVASSOR CLUB GB 01277626504,

panhardclub.co.uk PANTHER EC 01252 540217, pantherenthusiasts.com PANTHER CC panthercarclub.com CLUB PEUGEOT UK clubpeugeotuk.org PEDAL CAR COLLECTORS’ CLUB brmmbrmm.com/pedalcars PRINCESS & AMBASSADOR OWNERS’ CLUB prinamboc@btinternet.comprincessandambassador. org.uk PEUGEOT GTI AUTO/S CLUB 07079 356002 PEUGEOT SPORT OFFICIAL OC 0845 6443107, pscuk.net THE PIPER CLUB contact@thepiperclub.org.uk POLICE CAR UK policecaruk.com POLICE VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB (INC CLASSIC COP CARS) pvec.net PONTIAC DRIVERS’ CLUB 01795 476796, pontiacs.50webs.com PONTIAC OWNERS’ CLUB poc-uk.org PORSCHE CLUB GB porscheclubgb.com PORSCHE 924 OC porsche924.co.uk POST-WAR T’BRED CC terry@morlands.me.uk THE INDEPENDENT PORSCHE ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB tipec.net QUANTUM OWNERS’ CLUB quantumowners.co.uk Q QUINTON MINI OWNERS’ CLUB 0121 602 2860 SAFETY SEVEN & EARLY RELIANT OC R RALEIGH raleighreliant.co.uk

RANGE ROVER REGISTER rrr.co.uk REGISTER OF UNUSUAL MICROCARS 01580 891377, rumcars.org RELIANT KITTEN REGISTER kitreg.org.uk RAILTON OWNERS’ CLUB railton.org RELIANT OC reliant.website/ RELIANT SABRE & SCIMITAR OWNERS’ CLUB scimitarweb.com RENAULT CLASSIC CAR CLUB 01424 848771, renaultclassiccarclub.com RENAULT OWNERS’ CLUB 01652655781, renaultownersclub.com RENAULT TURBO OWNERS’ CLUB rtoc.org RENAULT ALPINE OWNERS’ CLUB renaultalpineownersclub.com CLUB ALPINE-RENAULT clubalpinerenault.org.uk RETRO CAR CLUB retrocarclub.co.uk RILEY REGISTER (-1940) rileyregister.com RILEY MOTOR CLUB rileymotorclub.org RILEY RM CLUB rileyrmclub.org.uk RILEY ELF & WOLSELEY HORNET REGISTER elf-hornet-register.co.uk (SCOTTISH) RILEY ENTHUSIASTS sre.gb.com ROCHDALE OC rochdale-owners-club.co.uk ROLLS-ROYCE EC rrec.co.uk ASSN OF ROOTES CAR CLUBS thearcc.co.uk RANGE ROVER REGISTER rrr.co.uk ROVER P4 DRIVERS’ GUILD roverp4dg.org.uk ROVER P5 OWNERS’ CLUB roverp5club.org.uk P6 ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB p6roc.co.uk ROVER V8 REGISTER v8register.net ROVER P6 CLUB p6club.com ROVER SD1 CLUB roversd1club.net ROVER OWNERS’ CLUB rovertorque.co.uk ROVER SPORTS REGISTER thersr.co.uk ROVER 200 & 400 OC rover200.org.uk

75 AND ZT OC the75andZTclub.co.uk ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB S SAAB saabenthusiasts.co.uk

SAAB OWNERS’ CLUB GB saabclub.co.uk 750 MOTOR CLUB 750mc.co.uk SIMCA CLUB UK simcatalbotclub.org SINCLAIR C5 OC (C5 ALIVE) c5alive.co.uk SINGER OWNERS’ CLUB 01780 762740, singerownersclub.co.uk ASSOC OF SINGER CAR OWNERS asco.org.uk SKODA OC (GB) skoda-owners-club.org SOUTHERN CLASSICS southernclassics.org.uk SPARTAN OC spartan-oc.co.uk SPORTING BEARS MC sportingbears.org.uk STANDARD MOTOR CLUB standardmotorclub.org.uk STANDARD VANGUARD PH 1 & 2 OWNERS’ CLUB Malcolm Kirk, 01443 204472 STAR/STARLING/STUART & BRITON REGISTER 01384 374329, tinyurl.com/y83hdfym STUDEBAKER OWNERS’ CLUB studebakerownersclub.org.uk SUNBEAM ALPINE OWNERS’ CLUB 01264 354407, saoc.demon.co.uk SUNBEAM LOTUS OWNERS’ CLUB 01525 840331, sunbeamlotus.com SUNBEAM RAPIER OWNERS’ CLUB 01829 770762, sunbeamrapier.com SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE REGISTER 01457 854447, stardust.uk.com SUNBEAM-TALBOT OWNERS’ CLUB sunbeamtalbotownersclub.co.uk SUNBEAM TIGER OWNERS’ CLUB sunbeamtiger.co.uk SUZUKI CAPPUCCINO OR score.org.uk SWIFT CLUB (1901-31) theswiftclub.co.uk TALBOT (1979-1986) OR 01737 765331, simcatalbotclub.org TATRA REG UK tatra-register.org.uk LONDON VINTAGE TAXI ASSOC lvta.co.uk TICKFORD OC tickfordownersclub.com TORCARS SUN-TOR REGISTER 01427 614128, brmmbrmm.com/torcars TOYOTA EC toyotaenthusiasts.com MR2 DRIVERS’ CLUB 0844 335035 mr2dc.com TOYOTA MR2 (MK I) CLUB 01462 671897, mr2mk1club.com UK TOYOTA SERA REG toyotasera.co.uk UK PASEO CLUB ukpaseoclub.co.uk TRIDENT CAR CLUB 020 86449029, tridentcarclub.website CLUB TRIUMPH 07788 911742 (daytime), 0208 3519544 (evenings), club.triumph.org.uk TRIUMPH DOLOMITE CLUB 08700 111737, triumphdolomiteclub.co.uk TRIUMPH MAYFLOWER CLUB 01922 633042, triumphmayflowerclub.com PRE-1940 TRIUMPH MOTOR CLUB 01737 247218 pre-1940triumphmotorclub.org TRIUMPH OC (NORTHERN IRELAND) triumphclubni.co.uk TRIUMPH RAZOREDGE OC trocltd.com TRIUMPH ROADSTER CLUB triumphroadster.org.uk TRIUMPH SPORTING OWNERS’ CLUB spanglefish.com/triumphsportingownersclub TRIUMPH SPORTS SIX CLUB tssc.org.uk TRIUMPH STAG EC http://tinyurl.com/b6obcs STAG OWNERS’ CLUB stag.org.uk

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TRIUMPH STAG REGISTER tristagreg.org TR DRIVERS’ CLUB trdrivers.com TR REGISTER tr-register.co.uk TRIUMPH 2000/2500/2.5 REGISTER triumph2000register.co.uk TROJAN OC trojanownersclub.co.uk TURNER REGISTER turnersportscars.co.uk TVR CAR CLUB tvr-car-club.co.uk SOVIET AND SOCIALIST REG (Eastern U UNLOVED Bloc cars) 01392 881748, nowillj@greigm.co.uk PLAS OC vpoc.info V VANDEN MKII CAVALIER OC mk2cav.com

VAUXHALL OC 1903-1957 voc1903-57.co.uk CAVALIER MKIII OC vauxhallcavalier.com VAUXHALL OWNERS’ NETWORK vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk ASTRA OWNERS’ NETWORK astraownersnetwork.co.uk MK2 ASTRA OC astra-mk2.com VBO ASSOCIATION vboa.org.uk VAUXHALL CRESTA CLUB 01329 283817, vauxhallcrestaclub.co.uk DROOP SNOOT GROUP droopsnoot.co.uk ROYALE MONZAOC kenmonza@aol.com CAVALIER & CHEVETTE CLUB cavalierandchevetteclub.co.uk VAUXHALL OPEL DRIVERS’ CLUB 01842 821548, vodc.co.uk VAUXHALL VICTOR OC 0161 9802550, vauxhallvictorclub.co.uk VAUXHALL VX4/90 DC 01582 840353, vx490driversclub.co.uk/ VOCS 4/90 01536 519884 VAUXHALL FD REGISTER 0191 4608806, vauxhallfdregister.co.uk VAUXHALL VIVA OC vauxhallviva.com VAUXHALL VIVA DRIVERS’ CLUB 01206 870097 VIVA OUTLAWS CLUB vivaoutlaws.co.uk VETERAN CC OF GB 01462 742818, vccofgb.co.uk VINTAGE SPORTS CC LTD 01608 644777, vscc.co.uk VW CABRIOLET OC GB beetlecabrio.co.uk MKI VW GOLF OC vwgolfmk1.org.uk HISTORIC VW CLUB historicvws.org.uk (VW) CLUB GTI clubgti.com (VW) SPLIT-SCREEN VAN CLUB ssvc.org.uk (VW) K70 REGISTER 07955 553684, facebook.com/VWK70Registry VW TYPE 2 OWNERS’ CLUB vwt2oc.com VW TYPE 3&4 CLUB vwtype3and4club.org.uk SCIROCCO REGISTER sciroccoregister.co.uk SCIROCCO WORLD sciroccoworld.lefora.com VOLVO EC volvoenthusiastsclub.co.uk VOLVO OWNERS’ CLUB volvoclub.org.uk TRABANT IFA CLUB W WARTBURG 01202 383953, ifaclub.org.uk

WOLSELEY FORUM wolseleyforum.com WOLSELEY REGISTER wolseleyregister.co.uk WOLSELEY OC wolseleyownersclub.com WOLSELEY 6/80 & MO CLUB 680mo.org.uk WOODIE CAR CLUB tinyurl.com/ycl9d37e CLASSIC CARS CLUB 07833 772051 Y YOUNG YOUNG RETRO MOTOR CLUB

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