DECEMBER ISSUE

on sale now

FEATURES

• Six-cylinders for £15k. The best six choices from MGC GT to Porsche 911. Plus Quentin Willson reveals his favourite
Miura SV vs Countach LP400. We pit the last of the Miuras against the first of the Countachs… with a little help from former Lamborghini test-driver, Valentino Balboni
• The Pilgrimage. Ben Barry revels in an Alfaholics-prepared Giulia Sprint on the specialist’s favourite roads, before seeing how it builds its road and race cars
• Epic Restoration. Charles Palmer acquired his Riley RMB 53 years after first seeing it as a boy, but restoring it called for rare craftsmanship and abundant patience
• Life Cycle. The story of a road-going 300D race car that Chrysler built and supported under the radar, broke speed records and is now a star on the US show circuit
• The Collector. Vijay Maharaj turned his huge garage into an Italian street diorama before filling it with classics, including two Ferrari 308s, three Ferrari Mondials and a Testarossa
• The List. The Citroën DS was a magazine pin-up for reader Lukasz Stankiewicz living in Eighties Poland. How does driving the real thing stack up against his long-held dream?
• Why I love. Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams on winning the Loton Park stage of the first International Welsh Rally

BUYING

• Smart Buys. Quentin Willson is baffled why Range Rover Classics, six-pot R129 Mercedes SLs and E32 BMW 7 Series are so affordable. The BMW 1M is one to watch
• Market Watch. Russ Smith on a growing trend for no-reserve cars at auction and why TVR V8S and Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider/Sprint values are on the rise
• Market Highlight. Ferrari guru John Collins on the 275 GTB at RM’s Milan sale
• Temptations. Three cars to spend the kids’ inheritance on, including an M5-powered CSi
• Buying Guide. It’s easy to let the heart rule the head when considering a Lotus Exige, but don’t buy one before reading our exhaustive 12-point guide
• Barn Finds. Nigel Boothman reveals four E-types that have emerged from long-term hibernation – including a very early roadster – and a Monte Carlo rally Alvis Speed 25
• Books and Models. Sam Dawson reviews new books, including a new Stirling Moss biography, plus the latest scale models
• Ads on Test. Jaguar XJ-S, W113 Mercedes SL 230, Porsche 911 RS, Austin A95 Westminster
• Advertise your classic for free

COLUMNISTS

Quentin Willson on why making 40-year-old classics MoT-exempt is ‘utterly insane’
Tom Tjaarda discovers a link between his Turin studio and Fiat’s earliest years
Gordon Murray is a big fan of faithful classic replicas, but not endless continuations
Simon Kidston turns his attentions to fettling his classic fleet over the winter months

THE MONTH IN CARS

• Goodwood Revival. Ferrari 250 GT SWB grabs a late victory in the Kinrara Trophy
• Sywell Classic. GP-winning ex-Fittipaldi Penske Indycar stars in Northamptonshire
• Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy. Hillegass Special takes the all-comers win at Mallory
• Chantilly Arts & Elegance. Unique Alfa Romeo 8C Lungo wins the Concours d’État
• Events planner. Everything you need to know about Daytona Historics
• Next month. 50 years of the Aston Martin DBS
• Your letters. A Corvette returns to the family fold, and praise for the Alpine A110
• Our Cars. Phil’s Jaguar E-type takes part in a coastal charity drive, Malcolm’s MG TF helps his mum to realise a dream and Adam’s Peugeot 205 GTI exists in a bubble