PRACTICAL CLASSICs - November 2018
In the latest issue of Practical Classics...
…we take a look at the shared DNA of three of Britain’s greatest grand tourers: The Aston Martin DB7, Jaguar XJS and Jaguar XK8. Legendary motoring writer Richard Bremner – who was there at the launch and production of all three - drives each car and tells us what they’re like to buy, own and maintain.
Elsewhere, there’s a superb story of the restoration of an MG Maestro, we find out the pros and cons of buying Britain’s favourite classic, the Morris Minor, and buy three modern classics for £200 to prove just how much you really can get for your money nowadays.
There’s loads of tech advice and restoration tips, there are loads of reader cars featured and we show you what’s been happening at the Practical Classics workshop – including the car we’re rebuilding live on stage at the NEC Classic Motor Show this November…
SUPERCAR SISTERS AND THEIR SHARED DNA
morris minor buying guide
MG MAESTRO restoration
With retirement approaching for Peter Cooper, his wife, Joan, had a suggestion to keep him occupied. ‘Why don’t you get yourself an old car and do it up?’ was her idea during spring 2014. ‘She was probably thinking it would take me 10, 15 or 20 years,’ laughs Peter. Instead, the restoration of this rare MG Maestro Turbo took around two and a half years. And that was quite a bit longer than intended, thanks to unexpected set-backs. Get the full story in the new issue of Practical Classics!
Busy times at the Practical Classics workshop, with our two major projects being prepared for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC this November. The Riley RMA will be rebuilt live on stage, whilst the TR6 will be on display, warts and all, for everyone to see – before it too gets a full restoration.
BANGERNOMICS - THREE CARS WE BOUGHT FOR £200 EACH!
An AX Diesel, Rover 45 and a Ford Mondeo V6 estate… Just how much car can you get for your money nowadays? We find out…