octoBER ISSUE

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FEATURES

• The Hot 30. Five market experts reveal the classics they believe are set to rise in value, from the Jaguar XJ-S, Ford Escort RS2000 MkI and Jensen Interceptor, to the Renault Alpine A110 and Ferrari 308 – plus 25 other sizzlers
 • Epic Restoration. Rescuing Eric Morecambe’s Jensen Interceptor was less divine comedy and more horror story turned labour of love for owner Nick Whale
Murena 429GT. We drive the 7.0-litre V8 behemoth whose remit was to combine Porsche driving appeal with estate car practicality and be cool enough to pick up girls
• Life Cycle. Garry Austin first met his Alpine GTA while it was still on the production line. Thirty years on, the concours winner has served as continental cruiser and hillclimber
• The Collector. We take a tour of the eclectic classics Derek Newman and his son-in-law Chris Littler have amassed over the years, from a Morris 8 to a Porsche 911 GT3
• The List. Reader Dave Handley’s Lotus Elan addiction – and current MX-5 – was prompted by Emma Peel’s car in The Avengers. Now it’s time for him to drive one himself
• The Pilgrimage. Russ Smith drives a Golf GTI MkI to visit the hidden factory facility where Volkswagen stores, maintains and restores its vast classic fleet
Rambler Rebel. The ugly duckling that even Edsel owners sniggered at, or the first-ever muscle car? We tame the car that could hit 60mph in eight seconds – in 1956
Rally ABC. A Twenties veteran of trials, sprints, hillclimbs and the Brooklands Double Twelve so talented that it went on to inspire a generation of MGs
• Our Cars. Phil’s Jaguar E-type breaks its Dragstalgia duck at Santa Pod, while the Le Mans Classic beckons for Charlie’s Range Rover. Plus: Sam’s self-repairing Quantum
• Why I love. Irish racer Alec Poole reveals a passion for the daunting Nürburgring – even in pea-souper fog

BUYING

• Smart Buys. Quentin Willson sees growing Jaguar MkI interest and states the case for the E23 BMW 7 Series and Audi GT Coupé. Mercedes’ CL55 AMG is a classic on the cusp
• Market Watch. Russ Smith reports on increasing demand for freshly restored E-types and Stags and why the best Jensen to buy now doesn’t have to be an Interceptor
• Market. Highlight Simon Kidston considers four Horchs being offered by Bonhams
• Temptations. Six classics certain to prise open your chequebook, from Audi Sport Quattro, Porsche 911 and MGB GT V8, to Morgan Plus 8, Jaguar MkX and Austin-Healey
• Buying Guide. Michelotti style with six-cylinder power – follow our seven-step guide to buying the best Triumph 2000, 2500 and 2.5
• Barn Finds. Paul Hardiman unearths three rarities – an Iso Grifo, Mathis PY and Lancia Flaminia GT Touring
• Books and Models. Great new reads on Lancia and ERA, plus the pick of the latest 1:18 and 1:43-scale models
• Ads on Test. Bentley Continental S3, Morris Eight Series E, Alvis TE21, Aston Martin Virage

COLUMNISTS

Quentin Willson on the classics whose values have doubled in just two years
Tom Tjaarda reveals a family connection with Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker
Simon Kidston on why a famous Le Mans-winning Jaguar is his Monterey dream buy

THE MONTH IN CARS

• Silverstone Classic Shrieking Matra V12 dominates new Can-Am Challenge •
• Puy Notre-Dame Retro GP Alcyon cyclecar drama unfolds in 20th historic street GP
• Ignition Ecurie Ecosse C2 headlines inaugural show celebrating Scottish motor sport
• Events Planner Everything you need to know about Motor Gallery Modena
• Next month The BMW M3 at 30 – we drive all the greats, from E30 to E92 GTS
• Your letters The affordable E-type alternative, and on track with Ronnie Peterson