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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.

Classic Cars magazine is called Thoroughbred & Classic Cars outside the UK.

I hope you enjoy the new look Classic Cars.

Phil Bell, editor

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The cars we celebrate this month

•    The Big Test At a stroke Jensen created a design icon with the Interceptor. We celebrate its half-century with a 48-litre test of key models, from the first GT to the final Coupé
•    The List BL aficionado Kirk Harrison has longed to drive a Mini Cooper S ever since a teenage close encounter with his girlfriend’s 850. A Pennine blast in a MkII should do nicely, then
•    Renault 5 Turbo ‘I think the UK’s that way…’  Flying out to Italy and driving 1028 miles home in a little-used rally homologation was bound to be a challenge
•    Life Cycle Chris Williams’ scratch-built Modsports Triumph GT6 racer was missing presumed wrecked for decades, only to resurface in Lincoln. Now it’s set to return to the track
•    The Collector A rare glimpse into a South African collection reveals André Fourie’s passion for all things Mercedes-Benz, including a 300 SL Roadster, 600 Grosser and 300c Adenauer
•    Epic Restoration With an engine fire and three failed restoration attempts behind it, things were looking bleak for this Lotus Europa S2. But now it’s back to its vivid original glory
•    Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt We try to tame the slithering, bellowing 600bhp monster that took a famous win at the Goodwood Revival – after starting from the back of the grid
•    Life In Cars Nick Faure’s lifelong passion for Porsche explains his 356 and various 911s, but what about his old Volkswagen Beetle, Mini Cooper S and Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider?
•    Buying Guide Fancy a Porsche 924? Here are the five steps you need to follow
•    Classic Punts A reader explains why her Singer Chamois is better than a tour of the Vatican

•    The Month In Cars
Motorclassica Seventeen pre-war Bugattis draw the Melbourne crowds     
Mdina Glass Concours Period Austin-Healey 100 V8 steals the show in Malta
Rally of the Tests Awful conditions challenge Datsun 240Z and Mini Cooper S
•   Events planner Shrug off the winter chills with a nostalgic weekend at Race Retro
•   The Market
Smart Buys Quentin Willson makes the case for buying a Maserati Indy,
Jaguar Mk2 and Mercedes 190E, and reckons the Volkswagen Golf R32 is a bargain
Market Watch Russ Smith reflects on why Ford Anglia 105E values are starting to
overtake the Morris Minor and how values of the Porsche 911S might be starting to plateau  
Temptations Nine classics guaranteed to make you reach for your cheque book  
•    Barn Finds Nigel Boothman unearths an eccentric Danish collection, a super-rare Toyota AA, a brace of BMWs and a rare Mercedes Fintail estate festering in Derbyshire
•    The Insiders
Quentin Willson sees the positives in a classic market that’s finally starting to slow down
Tom Tjaarda dares to hope that Turin’s design house glory days may be about to return
Simon Kidston reveals the biggest classic market winners and losers of 2015
•    Books and models This month’s three-page special features books on Mansell, Prost and Shelby with models including Aston Martin DB5 and Citroën SM, all reviewed by Sam Dawson
•    Your letters Aerial near-misses and one reader’s memories of a satanic Capri RS3100
•    Ads on Test Aston Martin DB MkIII, Ferrari 400GT, BMW 3.0 CSL, C3 Chevrolet Corvette T-Roof Coupe
•    Our Cars  Malcolm spends a chunk of his savings on a Jaguar E-type 2+2, Nathan falls for a mighty Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 and Sam’s Toyota MR2 is joined by a Quantum Q2

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