Classics Monthly December 13
In Classics Monthly December Issue 210:
We have a world exclusive on the unique TVR ‘White Elephant’. The owner of this 5-litre Holden V8-powered beast spent years trying to persuade TVR to sell him their derelict prototype. When they finally relented, his incredible restoration journey began. Two friends with a love of Triumphs pooled their skills and resources to restore their TR3A. The car had been abroad in various countries before returning to the UK, where they took it on as a project. Our Project Traveller car, which is to be won in 2014 is given a full preview. It’s not too bad, but there’s still plenty of work to complete before it’s ready as we reveal. Our Masterclass feature is important to every classic car owner – new windscreens. We follow Pilkington, one of the world’s leading windscreen manufacturers, based in the UK, as they recreate the obsolete. Worn, tired drivehsafts can ruin an otherwise good classic. Based on a Triumph TR6, our comprehensive guide demonstrates how to check for wear patterns and replace old components – includes info on uprated versions, too. Effective screen demisting is essential for winter driving. Try our ‘Triple Superflush’ to maximise your cooling/heating system. Stag Rescue – Mike’s mission is to achieve panel gaps he’s proud of – that’s better than original! Our two-car comparison is between two chalk and fromage classics – Citroen Ami Super and Austin 1300 GT. Quirky or flash, either is great fun to drive. On test: Cordless Li-ion powered hammer drills – one of the most essential tools. Plus our highly entertaining 22-page staff diaries section, packed with hands-on advice featuring classics owned by the team. Topics include a timely tale of the need to be cautious when welding near a fuel tank. Cars include VW camper van being prepped for paint, Lancia Stratos replica, Morris Minors, Peugeot 205 rear beam replacement, Austin A40, Davrian Mk8, Jaguar XJ6, RMB Gentry, MGB GT and Midget, Triumph TR6, Triumph GT6, Land Rover, Peerless GT and more.