Classics Monthly June 14 Issue 216

Sunbeam Alpine, Chassis 60 E-type Jaguar, Land Rover Series 3 109 Station Wagon, Swallow Doretti, Triumph 2500S v Wolseley Six and great tech advice!

Classics Monthly June 14 Issue 216

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In Classics Monthly June Issue 216
 
You couldn’t make it up – we meet the owners of a stunning Sunbeam Alpine S3 beautifully restored after doctor’s orders prompted the owner to de-stress. We return to Shropshire where E-type Chassis 60 is being lovingly restored with originality in mind. This latest update shows just how successful the extensive body repairs have been. The handbuilt Swallow Doretti is seldom seen in the UK, though its reputation in Triumph circles especially is well known. Finding one isn’t easy so when the owner of our restored example got lucky with an incomplete project car, he didn’t hesitate to take it on. Series 3 Land Rovers are now highly sought after, especially the load-lugging 109 versions. 
 
One owner used his 12-seater Station Wagon daily for 4 years until almost inevitably for the S3, its chassis snapped in half, prompting its restoration. Most Land Rover Series and Defenders suffer from footwell corrosion. Part 2 of our step-by-step guide concludes the repair and includes A-post replacement. Project Peerless includes removing door glass from corroded runners. 
 
Our Project Traveller’s new ash frame receives the vital wood treatment coats to preserve it for years to come, plus we find yet more welding to do! Triumph and Wolseley used smooth six-pot power to propel their top-of-the-range saloons. But which is the better car to drive, own and be seen in?
 
Product Test: Welding clamps – hold tight for the best welding essentials. Our ever-detailed Triumph Stag Rescue episode includes the first body colour coats. Our 20-page staff diaries section is packed with hands-on advice featuring classics owned by the team. Topics include new Land Rover S3 bulkhead outrigger, Morris Minor repairs, TR7 fuel tank fit, Landcrab floorpan repairs and more. Cars include Lancia Stratos replica, Morris Minors, Peugeot 205, Austin A40, Davrian Mk8, Jaguar XJ6, RMB Gentry, MGB GT, Midget, Triumph TR6, Triumph Spitfire Mk3, Land Rover, Triumph TR7 Sprint, Peerless GT and more.