novemBER ISSUE

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FEATURES

BMW M3 at 30. We celebrate 30 years of BMW’s race-bred sports car with a high- speed blast in every model from E30 to E92 GTS. Plus Steve Soper’s racing memories
• Epic Restoration. Rescuing Simon Kidston’s Lamborghini Countach LP400 involved overcoming body corrosion, bizarre engine damage and a rusty chassis
• Life Cycle. Dieter Quent’s Ford Capri MkI survived two huge crashes, a blown engine and rampant rot before emerging as a rare and desirable show-winner
• The Collector. Former dealer and Brabham racer Lincoln Small shows us around his classic collection, which includes Ferraris, Jaguars – and a Triumph Italia 2000 coupé
• The List. Reader Jim Bosher has owned Lotuses, Aston Martins and a string of 911s, but does realising his dream of driving a TR5 turn into a triumph or disaster?
• The Pilgrimage. Russ Smith revels in lots of engine noise and lots of arm-twirling in a Maserati 3500 GT before taking it back to the marque specialist that restored it twice
• Why I love ...the Porsche Boxster Concept. Jaguar XJ220 designer Keith Helfet explains why it was love at first sight

BUYING

• Smart Buys. Quentin Willson says now’s the time to buy the De Tomaso Longchamp, Alfa Romeo 164 and Jensen-Healey, and the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA is well worth a punt
• Market Watch. Russ Smith reckons rarity and low mileage continue to attact new money, and says the Saab 99 Turbo and Fiat X1/9 are still astonishing value
• Market Highlight. Marque expert Andy Prill on why a Porsche 993 911 GT2 made £1.8m at auction • Temptations. Six classics to worry your bank manager, from Porsche 928, MGB GT and
HRG 1500, to Delahaye 135 M, Porsche 944 Turbo Cabrio
and jet ghter-inspired Pulse
• Buying Guide. Fancy one of BMC’s badge-engineered 1100/1300s? Read our detailed seven-point guide on how to buy the Mini’s big brother
• Barn Finds. Nigel Boothman unearths a well-preserved Tucker and Lamborghini 400 GT, plus a tired Nash and International
• Books and Models. Sam Dawson reviews new books, including one on rotary-engined Mazdas, plus the latest scale models
• Ads on Test. W115 Mercedes 200, Aston Martin DB6 MkI, Porsche 911 Targa, Jaguar E-type V12
• Advertise your classic for free
Price Guide. 297 classic market movers revealed

COLUMNISTS

Quentin Willson judges exotica at Salon Privé and is amazed at the owners’ modesty
Tom Tjaarda on the prototype that might have become the new De Tomaso Pantera
Gordon Murray on buying his dream car – a 34bhp Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite • Simon Kidston on Goodwood’s sensory overload – and a green alien at Windsor Castle

THE MONTH IN CARS

• Pebble Beach Concours. 1936 Lancia Astura debutant takes coveted Best in Show prize
• The Quail. Unique Lola MkVI prototype makes its post-restoration debut
• Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Giant-killing Gray Ghost stars at Laguna Seca
• Windsor Castle Concours. Futuristic 1938 Hispano-Suiza steals the royal limelight
• Salon Privé. Alley- find Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa beats all comers at Blenheim Palace
• Events Planner. Five reasons to visit the classic show season climax at the NEC
• Next month. Classics with six (pot) appeal – from MGC and Alfa GTV to Porsche 996
• Your letters. A Jaguar MkVII gets a new owner, and memories of De Gaulle’s DS