Issue 180 IVS & Issue 41 RC




Taking the cover slot of the June 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a legendary classic roadster that was the lockdown restoration of one Co. Cork enthusiast – this Triumph Stag Mk1 is a rare, original Irish example that had fallen on hard times before it received a full owner restoration during last year’s pandemic restrictions, and now it’s ready for a summer of motoring fun. Our second featured car is another rare Irish survivor, an Austin 16/6 registered new in 1930 by a Dublin solicitor, and which is believed to be the only surviving example in Ireland or the UK sporting its Gordon ‘Sunshine Saloon’ bodywork. Having been cherished by its first family for 38 years, it has passed through a succession of vintage enthusiast owners, ensuring that it has survived in amazingly original condition. 

Our tractor feature this month showcases a Fordson Dexta that is still residing on the same farm that bought it new in 1962, and is in stunning condition after a recent in-depth restoration by its family. Our motorcycle slot goes to a 1978 Honda 175 that has been rebuilt as a family project to an amazing standard, while our commercial feature is the lovely tale of one man’s quest to honour his father’s memory by restoring a Bedford CA van just like the one he drove in the sixties.

All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – pre-order your June 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!


The April to June 2021 issue of Retro Classics hits the shop shelves on Thursday the 1st of April, but you can PRE-ORDER it right now and receive it to your door with FREE POSTAGE! As always, we’ve a diverse selection of fast classics for you to peruse, with the cover slot going to a rare Irish survivor in the form of a 1979 Kildare-registered Datsun 260Z. This example sat rusting in a barn in the midlands for many, many years before its new Cork owner embarked on its ambitious restoration, which as you can see included some choice modifications along the way.

A pair of cherished Ford Sierra Cosworths also feature, both being two-wheel-drive Sapphire saloons from the late eighties and early nineties. The beautiful Hillman Imp we bring you might look like a sweet and innocent little classic but it’s harbouring a sting in its tail in the shape of a potent Alfa Romeo boxer engine, while the featured Mk1 Escort is thought to have been the first such Zetec conversion ever undertaken in the country, being completed almost 25 years ago now! A long-owned Mini Clubman also features, as does one Northern Ireland family’s amazing collection of classic and performance cars.  

With a detailing guide to help you look after your car’s leather interior, a look back at the quirky car ads of decades past and a buyer’s guide on the legendary Ford Capri Mk1, there’s plenty to get your teeth into in this issue of Retro Classics, so don’t miss out – click here to pre-order your copy online, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!

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