Issue 218 IVS & Issue 54 RC


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On the cover of the August 2024 edition of Irish Vintage Scene is a true rarity, an ex-Irish Army Willys CJ-2A jeep that’s recently been restored after four decades rusting away. Usually associated with the US military, the Willys CJ series served with many countries including here in Ireland, but having been decommissioned in 1965 this one is a very rare survivor. Our second featured car is one of the great saloon cars of the 1970s, an Austin 1100 Mk2 that’s cherished by its current owners following a restoration that was a real family affair.

This month’s featured tractor is a mid-sixties Massey Ferguson 135 that has an unusual specification that leads to its owner suspecting it could actually be a rare MF133. Our motorcycle feature is a bit of a change from our norm, an out-and-out custom bike but one that perfectly melds vintage style with modern performance. And, our featured commercial vehicle this month is a truly outstanding VW T25 panel van that’s never been welded and only has 57,000 miles on the clock. Lots of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out!


The July to September 2024 issue of Retro Classics is now on sale at good newsagents nationwide, or direct from us by ordering online quickly and conveniently, and as usual we’ve another exciting line-up of very special cars for you. Heading up this issue has to be one of the best-known Subaru Legacy RSs in Ireland, but one that has been out of the public eye for decades – campaigned by the late Michael Farrell back in the nineties, this Prodrive-prepared Legacy is believed to have been Subaru Tecnica International’s first chassis destined for the World Rally Championship, and has just returned to the road after a long and detailed restoration.

Further into the mag, we feature a show-worthy Volvo Amazon that’s been the dream project for its owner, and is now kitted out with a custom interior trim and Lorinser split-rim wheels. We also bring you an unusual Group 4 Mk2 Escort that’s been built not as a rally weapon, but as a fully-trimmed road car, another unique Ford in the shape of a Mk2 Consul with Capri running gear, and we finish off with a bang with a feature on a pristine specimen of the Lotus Omega twin-turbo, a monster muscle-saloon that developed a notorious reputation during the early nineties.

Event reports in this issue come from the MAAC All-American Show in Kilbeggan, the Causeway Coast Ford Fair 2024, Japfest at Mondello Park, MLVW Europrojekt 3 and the Wells House Classic Car Show. All of this comes along with our regular detailing guide, a look back at the often-quirky car ads of decades past, and a visit to the awe-inspiring BMW Museum in Munich, so don’t miss out!

Additional information

Weight 150 kg