Issue 206 (August 2023)


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Up front on the August 2023 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a famous classic model that laid the reputational foundations of its manufacturer – the Volvo Amazon 131 is an icon of solidity and safety but also has a fun side, with a successful motorsport history born out of its sheer toughness. This example was bought as a light restoration project that spiralled out of control, as these things often do, but the owner’s fourteen months of work and financial outlay have been rewarded with a truly beautiful example of the breed. Our second feature car is another saloon car from the European continent, but one that had very different objectives when it was launched in 1967 – the Polski Fiat 125 was conceived jointly by Fiat and the Polish government of the time to offer their country a more modern car, and it went on to become a true automotive legend in that part of Europe for decades. This 1978 125PZ brushed off an epic road trip with ease, when it was driven from Slovenia to Mayo last year by its very enthusiastic new owner!

This month’s featured tractor is a Zetor 2511 owned and restored by a Co. Limerick farmer that’s built up a huge respect for this brand over the last fifty years, as those he’s owned have put in unstinting service with the bare minimum of problems. Our commercial vehicle feature is something a little different to the norm, a 1984 Bedford CF2 camper that’s been restored to really impressive condition, and our motorcycle feature tells the story of one biker’s nostalgia for the Honda 250N Super Dream and the reasons he’s recently bought another.

Lots of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out!

Additional information

Weight 150 kg