Britain's longest-established classic car magazine defined the world of classic motoring 42 years ago, and it still does today.
To celebrate this important milestone we've added a raft of new series including: Quentin Willson on the cars to buy now, Epic Restorations, The Life Cycle of a Classic, The List where readers get to drive their dream car, The Collectors and My Life in Cars.
Each month Classic Cars will continue to bring you the most in-depth features on exciting cars from the past and the visionary people behind them; plus the latest and sharpest coverage of news, events, market trends and buying advice to help you get the most from your classic motoring.
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September 2015 issue, on sale now!
• Five Astons to buy now! Our market expert reveals how to buy well from as little as £15k with a DB7, AM V8, Vantage, Vanquish or DB9
• Mike Hailwood’s E-type Quentin Willson drives the motorbike and car racing legend’s 1961 Jaguar roadster
• The List Reader Richard Head has wanted to drive a Maserati Ghibli since he heard an owner describe it as the best car ever. We give him the chance to discover if that’s true
• Epic Restoration ’The biggest restoration I’ve done’ – that was a supercar expert’s assessment on how he breathed new life into this Lamborghini Miura
• Bentley S1 Countryman Revel amid the decadent luxury of the Fifties sporting gentleman’s conversion of choice
• Life Cycle The epic story of the Ginetta G23 concept car that should never have existed
• The Collector From Alvis Speed 20 SA to Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – join us inside Robert Lewis’s 45-car collection
• Epic Restoration This Mercedes-Benz 280 SL went into the workshop for a tidy-up but ended up undergoing a 3000-hour battle with rust
• Life In Cars Gordon Murray reveals the car ownership and design CV, from a home-built lightweight racer and souped-up Lotus Cortina to his sensational McLaren F1
• Audi 100 Coupé S In an unlikely choice of car and with a navigator who’d never seen a pace note before, Classic Cars goes to the sharp end of the 2015 Summer Trial rally
• Buying Guide Six steps to picking up the finest BMW E30 3 Series
• Classic Punts A reader shares his regrets about selling his Ferrari 308 GTS dream car
• The Month In Cars
Goodwood Festival of Speed Special four-page report, including 1991’s IMSA class-winning Mazda RX-792P and the ex-Gerhard Mitter Porsche 904/6 Bergspyder
Grand Prix de Tours 230 racing cars compete for space with a tramway system
Chateau Impney Hillclimb Restored lightweight Austin-Healey Sprite debuts
• Events planner Where to go with your classic in August
• The Market
Smart Buys Quentin Willson reckons it’s time to buy a Maserati Shamal or Volvo 1800ES and nominates the Dodge Challenger Hellcat as one to watch
Market Watch Russ Smith tips the Triumph GT6 and Ford Capri as cars to buy now
Temptations Nine cars that might tempt you into ruining your bank manager’s day
• Barn Finds Nigel Boothman reveals Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV and GT Junior barn finds, a low-mileage Aston Martin Lagonda and Sammy Davis Jr’s Rolls-Royce Camargue
• The Insiders
Quentin Willson says motoring’s golden era is dead – so let’s cherish the cars that made it happen
Tom Tjaarda reveals the surprising prelude to his Pantera design
Simon Kidston sells a Merc no longer new enough to enthral but too modern to be classic
• Books and models New releases on Niki Lauda, the Porsche 917 and more, plus the latest scale models reviewed by Sam Dawson
• Your letters A Jaguar E-type S1 owner challenges the assertion that originality is king
• Ads on Test Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth, Jaguar XK140 fhc, Chevrolet Corvette C4 and Triumph TR6
• Our Cars Phil MoTs his Jaguar E-type and heads for Le Mans, Russ encounters myriad issues on the Alfa Spider and Malcolm overhauls the dynamo on his Siam di Tella Magnette – again
• Cars for sale – more than 1000 to choose from
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