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ENGINE 2.7-litre straight-six TIME OWNED Since May 2009 You often see the term 'unfinished project' mentioned in an advert - usually followed by 'easy restoration' and 'have all parts to finish'. My reaction is usually in that case, why don't you finish it and sell it for far more Now I'm regrettably on the other side of the argument. My long-term project car Christine, the Rover P6 3500S that's been in the magazine for as long as I have, is now up for sale as an unfinished project. Back to the...

Bond Db4 Up For Sale

This one-owner 1962 Aston Martin DB4 was due to be auctioned by Bonhams just after we went to press. The car was bought by a special effects designer who worked at Pinewood Studios. It served as a test mule for the James Bond film Goldfinger. Delays in getting a DB5 from the factory led to producer Cubby Broccoli roping it in to be measured up for the various gadgets that would be fitted to Sean Connery's car. The DB4 was consigned to a garage in 1974, where it's remained since. It's estimated...

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The best selection of TRs in the UK 25 years experience of Triumph TRs Vast selection of new and used parts Friendly, helpful, experienced staff Just a selection of our current cars for sale. For a full stock listing and pictures visit wvAN.trbitz.com or call us to discuss your requirements Tel 01925 756000 Fax 01925 757900 www.trbitz.com email info trbitz.com We now offer de humidified vehicle storage ot our new TR5 RED BLACK, OVERDRIVE, CHROME W RES BODY OFF CHASSIS REST 35,000 TR3 ROYAL...

Classic Lancia Specialists

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Cm Says

Wendy and Mark are to be congratulated for getting this car back on the road, especially considering it was their first restoration. The car threw up all sorts of unexpected problems but they were determined to see it through and the end results speak for themselves. Doing almost all the work at home saved them a lot of money and ensured it was done to the correct standard. Sharing the work between them kept their enthusiasm levels high. HZD

Drive

Ii There's not a wasted line or unnecessary detail to be seen 55 Visual poetry in motion. The 912 fools most of the 911 people most of the time. 'This car was an engagement present from my girlfriend. I'd always wanted one and love classics - I've had old VWs and a Jaguar X C, but Porsches have always been big for me It was imported from America, then went to Revival Cars for a mini-resto. The driver's seat had to be rebuilt and there was welding to do on one sill. The gearbox and suspension...

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Fluid Transfer Systems

Kiss goodbye to door shell tinworm with a quality repair for this common rust trap area. WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB MARSHALL Car doors are not complicated structures. However, because most types consist of an outer skin of metal sheet that's crimped to a frame, water traps are inbuilt. This makes internal rusting inevitable, especially if the car's stood outside for a long period of time. Any deterioration is almost certain to be more extensive beyond what's visible. Even though door skins...

Good Turnout For Drive It

The FBHVC reported a huge level of support from enthusiasts for Drive It Day on April 25 Clubs, museums and other organisations planned runs and events, with many of them raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity. The Federation's own event was based at the Royal Oak in Bishopstone, near Swindon. They attracted more than 140 different vehicles on two, three and four wheels, including rarities such as a 1960 Facel Vega Facellia and 1959 two-stroke Auto Union 1000SP. Drive It Day is...

Indianapolis L 500 Winners

Getting into an Elan, but it's not essential. The owner of our test car, for example, is well over six feet tall. He admits that narrow shoes are a necessity, though, and he's not wrong. The pedals are pretty tightly packed. Ahead of you lies a slightly random collection of toggle switches - as if Chapman couldn't cope with leaving a bare patch of dashboard anywhere. The steering wheel feels a bit on the large side, but through it you get the most incredible feeling of what's going on with the...

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Spirit level neat touch for drilling holes. LED light and a very useful spirit level in the top of the body. There's also a battery charge level indicator - simple ideas that make using this drill much more pleasant. The positive chuck opens up to 13mm many of the others stop at 10mm. One-hour fast charger. Comes with two batteries, plus a large selection of drill bits and hex bits. One of the biggest and heaviest drills on test. Other than that, there's little to fault with this unit. Chuck...

Italians Take Over Bristol

April's Auto Italia event in Bristol saw a wide range of classics take to the streets of the Old City. Mixed in with modern Lamborghinis and Ferraris were established classics such as the Alfa Spider, exotica in the shape of the De Tomaso Pantera, and more unusual models such as an Alfa Junior Zagato. Cars and bikes filled Corn Street, with models from many more clubs spreading out into the surrounding side roads. Regular 'sound-offs' were held, with owners encouraged to rev their engines. The...

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Production ends after 234,208 four-door saloons, 359,918 two-doors, and 73,197 estates. The top edge of the padded dashboard can crack after prolonged exposure to sunlight. Later cars seem to suffer more than earlier ones. Replacing the panel isn't easy, either, and new ones tend to be left-hand drive only. You'll therefore have to try sourcing the best secondhand one you can. The Amazon's interior is stylish but not luxurious. The 'carpets' are in fact large rubber mats, although some owners...

Jaguars Star At Barons

Barons' late-April sale saw a number of cars comfortably beating their estimates. A 1947 MGTC Midget fetched 19,121, and a left-hand drive 1969 Maserati Ghibli Coup ended up going for 12,000 above its top estimate, finally ending up selling for 39,124. The Jaguar Heritage element of the sale saw more than 30 examples of the marque on offer. The top seller was a 1974 E-type S3 Roadster at 43,594, while a 1958 XK150 DHC went for 39,124. Entries are now open for Barons' next sale at Sandown Park...

Lanciagamma

The stylish alternative to the Ford Granada. '.-i Check for sagging headlining (awkward to replace) ' and rips in the seats. Trim is very difficult to source and therefore expensive when you do find it. MOM This is the car's weak point. Cambelts need to be changed every 12,000 miles, and you'll want to be getting good oil pressure with no smoke or rattles. Look for signs of overheating - head-gasket failure is quite common. 1) It's different to the usual crop of 1970s classics, and the Coup...

On Your Pc

Small charge is made to cover burning & postage All of these cars would make ideal companions for a weekend break. The MGB offers the most room to stow your overnight bags thanks to its sizable boot, but the others have nonetheless got one or two tricks up their sleeves. You might expect the MR2 to have nothing in the way of storage. The small area behind the seats, for example, is used to store the roof panels once removed. But while the rear boot might not be very big from front to back,...

Oxford

Is the Acdairn a classic leremy Hill thinks not. neighbour watched them break into it and push it down the road trying to get it started. They eventually gave up and abandoned it. The neighbour later said he thought it was me and some friends. I had to point out that I would have had the keys Dave Makin, Portsmouth While agreeing with you about the appeal of the Vanden Plas Princess issue 164), the Escort would have been my choice from your group test. Why are they getting so expensive, though...

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Rare Chrome Items

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Chuck size 10mm Drilling capacity 16mm wood, 10mm metal No-load speed 0-650rpm Torque settings IS Fairly light and nicely weighted. Easy to use with obvious functions and controls. Feels solid and well built. Comes with six drill bits and six hex bits plus adapter. This drill was the noisiest on test regardless of the load put on it. Straight out of the box, the chuck was seized closed - although this is almost certainly a packing fault, we were surprised at the time and effort required to free...

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Tale Of The Tape

We preview England's opening match - using classic cars Austin A55 Humber Super Snipe jowett javelin Buick Riviera Oldsmobile Cutlass Pontiac Trans-Am The Americans are a powerful line-up but the combination of England's solid back-four, agile wingers and potent forwards is far too much. An easy win - as it should be on 12 une. Back in 1983, Ari Vatanen and Terry Harriman were contesting the British Rally Championship in an Opel Manta. This footage comes from the Manx Rally, and after a long...

The Old Volvo

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Thought Of The Month

Lust because you find a wiring connector disconnected, it doesn't mean you've solved the problem. Sometimes the plug's been pulled apart for a reason - one that may lead to the need for an extinguisher in need of a front wing to make the 42,000-miler perfect, it has both tax and test and is functioning very well as my current daily driver. Also nearing MOT test time is a fine example of a Hillman Hunter - a classic model from my youth when I owned several versions. With the usual scabby...

Use It Or Lose It

Is the ownership of seldom-used classics detrimental to maintaining their overall condition and reliability Log on to our website forum and post your response. Fifty years of nisi and dust soon saw the bottom of a vacuum deaner. technical guide on what went wrong and how I put it right. Matt and I then attempted to straighten the bent rod using a Draper 10-tonne bench press. We got it close to straight but not close enough. After a couple of hours' struggling, I called it quits and rang...

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O Most doors are equipped with a rubber seal, which locates within a channel attached to the door frame. Remove it carefully, and note how it's secured to the door. Finally, store it with the removed interior trim. O Don't forget to inspect within the door's cavity for any obvious rusting. Also, check for the presence of anti-rust wax, which will not only present a fire risk when welding but could also affect the quality of your repair. Scrape any evident product away. 1 Unbolt the door from...

Words And Photography By Mike Renaut

Many classics use plastic lenses to cover interior courtesy lights. Years of use can leave them looking dull and tired. You may not be able to save a badly cracked lens, but this method will reduce the appearance of surface crazing and small scratches will be filled. It also restores a shine to the lens. There's no reason you can't use this method for indicator lenses or dashboard gauges too. If you're not happy with the result, you can buff the polish to a shine or simply repeat the process....

Words By James Page Photography By Matt Richardson

People often talk about the 'halo effect' that one model has on the rest of a manufacturer's output. The Integrale, for example, once did it for Lancia in the same way that the quattro did for Audi. It boosts the image of the whole marque. But it can also have a negative impact. Take the Porsche 911. For much too long now, people have bleated on about how the fabled six-pot is the only 'real' Porsche. They've become blind to the talents of great cars such as the 928, 968, and most of all the...

Words By Mike Renaut Photography By Gez Hughes

Cordless drills have evolved rapidly in recent years. New technology and developments in rechargeable batteries have catapulted cordless drills forward to the point where they are now able to replace the more-traditional corded mains-powered drills for most applications. This is great news for us enthusiasts who might not have access to mains electricity at our garage or lock-up. The lack of a trailing cable and reduced chances of electrocution are big bonuses working outdoors on a car. Compact...

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Undoubtedly add a certain ye ne sars guoi to the whole experience, but - aided by a 356 performance exhaust - Paul's car still sounds pretty good. It might be an air-cooled flat-four, but any similarity, aural or otherwise, with the humble VW Beetle ends there. Paul's in no doubt as to the 912's worth. The handling's tricky on the early 911, he says. The price difference isn't worth it. The balance is better on the 912, and it's cheaper to run and maintain because it's less complicated. People...

Iqi Parking Sensors

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Nourishes and protects rubber, repels water and offers long-term protection against damaging elements such as brake dust, salt water, oil, and road grime. For use on external soft rubber such as tyres, window rubbers, mud flaps, bumpers and under-bonnet hoses. Once applied, can be buffed to a shiny sheen if desired. 01780 721460 www.spautopia.co.uk Comprehensive 15-row oil cooler kit for fitment to almost any petrol or diesel vehicle. Includes cooler itself, remote oil cooler housing, and three...

Ford Mustang

Coup , 1966, above-average condition, metallic red, white leatherette interior, 289ci V8, T amp T, 10,500 ono Tel 07713 417144 FORD SIERRA 2-litre GLX, usual extras, owned 14 years, hardly used now, T amp T, uses no oil, Waxoyled, 375 Tel 01842 819969 East Anglia JAGUAR XJ6 2.8, 1972, restored, new paint, brakes, suspension, exhaust, recon engine at 40k, blue with blue leather, new tyres, 95k, 3950 Tel 01622 757269 Kent ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Shadow II 1980, Honey Gold, exc cond, low miles,...

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We are proud to put the Draper name on our products, that's why they are all fully backed with our guarantee of quality. Every Draper product is competitively priced and supported by our exce after sales service. When you buy Draper you're buying guaranteed quality from a family company you can trust we have been trading for over ninety years. Ask your Draper stockist for a copy of our latest Workshop Tools Promotion or visit www.draper.co.uk workshop lU CAN TRUST SKURITY --------- Dtvias Get...

Hot And Running

Engine pulls well throughout rev range. No blue smoke from exhaust. time and incur costs to view. Knowledge is power when buying any car so arm yourself from the start and get the best deal possible. If the deal is too good to be true then look carefully for the catch. Buyer beware. No tears or holes in seats. J No dampness in footwells. Instruments all working as they should. Top section of dashboard not cracked or faded. Think of a Volvo Amazon, and you probably think of a fairly substantial...

Star Letter

Win an Oxford Maximiser 3800 Advanced Battery Management System - worth 59.99 - absolutely free if yours is chosen as our Star Letter. The Maximiser 3800 analyses your battery and diagnoses condition recovers even heavily discharged batteries checks voltage retention bulk-charges low batteries quickly advises battery condition and maintains the battery with a low current if the voltage drops below a certain limit. Call Oxford for more information on gi J 01993 862 300 or o to their L f, Ml, A i...

Track Rod Ends

1 Not always noticeable, a split track rod end gaiter will spill its lubricant grease, wear the joint, and make the steering feel loose and sloppy. A split steering rack gaiter enables oil to leak out and dirt to enter, which accelerates wear. To fit a new gaiter, the track rod end must be removed. O Clean any dirt and debris from the track rods using a stiff brush, and look for the spanner 'flat'. Measure from any point on the track rod to the centre of the track rod end. This will help when...

Restoration

Renault Restoration

When I looked at the car it was crammed full of junk. Old wheels, bits of plastic, all sorts. I was amazed how well it cleaned up. The carpets are original, as are the door seals. Even the controls on the heater vents, which are famous for being snapped off easily, are still intact. The only thing I've changed is the door handles in the front. The rears were black, but the fronts red, so I fitted a spare set to the front so they'd all match up. With the estate finished and back on the road,...

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Triumph Spitfire Kenlowe Fan

Common faults 111-fitting hood, king-pin wear, worn wishbone arms Possible upgrades You name it Safety Head restraints, crumple zones, collapsible steering column, three-point safety belts Easy on the eye the MGB is one of the most recognisable British classics in the world. lonathon's had this MGB for more than 25 years now. My mother owned an Iris Blue Roadster when they first came out As a child I was fascinated by it and, being small, I could sit in the back and swing my legs, alongside two...

Etype Prices To Rise Further

Following on from our buyers guide in the May issue about getting yourself an E-type for less than 20,000, Jaguar expert Philip Porter has said that now's the time to buy one. Porter believes that all the publicity that's bound to accompany the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2011 will drive up prices. Icon is an over-used word but it applies to the E-type, he said. Next year we'll be celebrating the model's 50th and this will inevitably raise the car's profile. So, this is the time to buy...