Issue 178 IVS & Issue 40 RC



Irish Vintage Scene issue 176:

The cover of the April 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene carries two of the finest classic BMWs in the country, but coming from very different eras – the light and powerful 2002 Tii was one of the finest sports saloons of the 1970s, marrying a well-engineered chassis to a fuel-injected two-litre M20 engine, while the radical Z1 roadster was an eighties glimpse of a possible automotive future, featuring an unorthodox plastic body, retractable electric doors and innovative aerodynamics. Our second car feature is probably unique, a 1976 Toyota Celica that is in completely original, unrestored condition and with only 7,000 miles on the clock, as it’s been in storage almost all of its life. It still even has the plastic on the door panels! 

Our monthly tractor feature shows us that not all classis Masseys are red, as this mid-seventies MF20 industrial is now a vision in bright yellow following an intensive restoration that was completed during last year’s travel restrictions. Our motorcycle slot fills us in on the recent restoration of an original Irish 1965 Honda C100, and our commercial feature outlines one enthusiast’s passion for his 1985 Range Rover V8.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – pre-order your April 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here, and receive it before it’s in the shops, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

Retro Classics issue 40:

The January to March 2021 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale at good newsagents nationwide, or direct from us by ordering online with FREE POSTAGE. As always, we’ve a fantastic selection of fast classics for you to peruse, with the cover being graced by a rare 1989 Nissan ZX Coupe Twin Cam – when’s the last time you saw one of those! This example was recently tracked down by a lifelong fan whose father had owned two brand new ones in the eighties, but it wasn’t all plain sailing, as our feature outlines.

A pair of stunning Mk1 Golf GTIs also feature, one being a rare Irish-sold 1980 car and the other a real sleeper with 270 turbocharged horses under the bonnet. The Mk2 Escort we bring you in this issue is far from your run-of-the-mill Mexico or RS, a bright orange four-door track monster with a Saab turbo transplant, and speaking of transplants, the super-subtle BMW E21 323i we feature is not one to take on at the traffic lights either, thanks to its modern M52 2.8 conversion. A beautiful blue Mini restored as a young enthusiast’s first-time project and a show-stopping 1955 Chevy 3100 pickup round out another hugely diverse issue, along with a buyer’s guide on the timelessly elegant Mercedes R107 SL.

With a detailing guide looking forward to getting your classic show-ready, a look back at the quirky car ads of decades past and a look at some recent motoring event, there’s plenty to get your teeth into in this issue of Retro Classics, so don’t miss out – get your copy at any good newsagent, or click here to order your copy online, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

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