Issue 90 November 2013

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The November 2013 edition of Irish Vintage Scene (Issue 90) is on sale now, and as usual is packed with a wide variety of fascinating features. Our cover car this month is a first for Irish Vintage Scene in that it’s a diesel. However this is no worn-out workhorse, but an elegant and luxurious saloon every bit as desirable as its petrol rivals of the late fifties. This 1959 Mercedes 180D was first registered in Gibraltar, but by the time its current owner came across it in the UK a couple of years ago it was looking extremely sorry for itself. It was shipped back to Ireland and a full restoration was embarked upon, which you can read all about in our lead feature. Moving further into the magazine we also take a look at one of the most faithful and fondly-remembered cars in Irish folklore, an E494A Ford Anglia from 1952, plus an attractive and desirable Triumph TR6 sports car.

Our feature tractors this month are very special, kicking off with a 1946 Silver King Model 42; if you’ve never heard of the Silver King tractor marque, prepare to have a new favourite as they were some of the most expensive but beautifully-crafted machines of the forties. A dependable little Farmall Cub is also featured, which has been part of the same Co. Roscommon family ever since it was bought new in Sligo in 1952. It’s recently been restored to beautiful condition, and is destined to remain a treasured family heirloom.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be interested to read about a Honda CD175, a bike that would have given many Irish riders their first taste of motorcycling in the sixties and seventies, while our commercial feature this month looks at a very unusual DKW F800 Shnellaster van, which is thought to be the only one of its kind in Ireland or the UK, and possible one of only fifty survivors worldwide.

With a long list of event reports, ranging from the Mountbellew Vintage Show to the Trim Vintage & Veteran Car Show, plus all our usual attractions like Laid to Rust, Your Letters, News & Events and lots, lots more, you won’t want to miss the November 2013 issue of Irish Vintage Scene; get yours today!