SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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welcome

* Editor Phil Bell introduces the September issue, and confesses that the Big Test feature has him longing for his old Ford Capri 3.0, Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 and TVR Griffith 500.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

FEATURES

* THE BIG TEST. Which of our contenders lives up to its fearsome widow-maker reputation – Ford Capri 3.0, Porsche 911 Turbo, AC Cobra, TVR Griffith, Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9, Ferrari F40 or Lancia Stratos? Plus, Simon Kidston delivers his verdict on each
* THE LIST. Watching Seventies racing fired reader and Porsche racer Stuart Hellon’s passion for the BMW 3.0 CSL. We make his dream of driving the road car come true
* THE PILGRIMAGE. We follow one of Jaguar specialist CMC’s test routes in the early flat-floor E-type it has just restored, and take a tour of its restoration workshops
• LIFE CYCLE. This 1978 Lotus Elite 503 has served duty as a company car, towcar and family people carrier during its hard-working life
* EPIC RESTORATIONS. Patrick White needed the help of several restorers to rebuild the remains of a famous Allard J1 he found in a lock-up. Now HLP 5 is better than new
* THE COLLECTOR. Andrea Nicoletto still owns the Ferrari Dino he bought when he was just 24. Now his collection includes a Bugatti EB110 and two Lamborghinis
* TRIUMPH DOLOMITE SPRINT v Renault 16TX. Can two sports saloons that got pulses racing in the Seventies still enthral today? We drive them head to head to find out
LAWRENCE TOMLINSON, Ginetta boss and serial owner of fast cars, tells the stories behind his colourful motoring CV, from Audi quattro to TVR T440 R
* OUR CARS. Phil’s Jaguar E-type cruises to the Le Mans 24 Hours, but will Ross’s Lancia Fulvia Zagato make it to the Le Mans Classic?
* WHY I LOVE. Jack Sears’ fond memories of Goodwood following his first action-packed race there in 1950

BUYING

* SMART BUYS. Quentin Willson says bargain Avenger Tigers, E28 BMW 5 Series and VW Type 34s won’t be around for long, and reckons BMW’s hybrid i8 is an instant classic     Market Watch Russ Smith on how non-originality and lack of detail cost one Ferrari Dino owner nearly £90k and why Honda NSX values have yet to take off
* MARKET HIGHLIGHT. Marque expert Tom Shaughnessy questions the wisdom of three different auction houses each offering a Ford GT40 in the Monterey sales
* TEMPTATIONS Six classics guaranteed to make you cash in your savings, from Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider and Ferrari 400i, to Moretti Coupé and prototype Porsche 912
* BUYING GUIDE. The original Mercedes SLK can be had for buttons, but make sure you read our five-step guide to choosing the best before you buy
* BARN FINDS. Nigel Boothman on a dismantled £18k Austin Seven and a playboy’s crashed E-type, plus Fiat Topolino and AC 2-litre
* ADS ON TEST. Porsche 944 Turbo, Alvis Speed 20, Opel Rekord C, Fairthorpe Electron

COLUMNISTS

* QUENTIN WILLSON explains why Brexit could actually benefit the classic car market
* TOM TJAARDA on how the Salone dell’Auto Torino harked back to Turin’s glory days
* SIMON KIDSTON is bewitched by the BMW i8, but can such high-tech ever be classic?

THE MONTH IN CARS

* LE MANS CLASSIC. Lola-Judd T92/10 heads Group C’s triumphant return to La Sarthe
* BRANDS HATCH HISTORIC SUPERPRIX Nineties BTCC stars from BMW and Ford hit the track
* GRAND PRIX DE TOURS. Sole surviving Fiat 509 Sport Monza headlines nostalgic event
* GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED. Ex-Will Gollop Metro 6R4 leads the rallycross charge
* SCHLOSS BENSBERG CLASSICS. 1951 Ferrari 340 America triumphs in German concours
* EVENTS PLANNER. Windsor Concours of Elegance to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday
* YOUR LETTERS. A fine Alvis romance, Lamborghini tall tales and turbo/supercharger queries