APRIL 2019 issue

On sale February 20


• V8 FOR VICTORY – We reveal our pick of the best V8 grand tourers to buy from £5k-120k with an Aston Martin V8, Gordon Keeble GK1, Mercedes-Benz 380SLC, Porsche 928 S4, Bristol 410 and MGB GT V8 – and how to buy in from just £5k. PLUS Porsche road and race legend Peter Falk talks about testing the 928 to its limits, from the Sahara to the Arctic
• GENIE IN THE THROTTLE – An intense, sometimes sideways drive in a rare and unrestored ex-works Bugatti Type 35C
• BREAKING AMERICA – On the road in the low-key experimental Mercedes 280SE 3.5 V8 prototype that took the marque to new heights
• THE LIST – We put a reader in his dream early Range Rover for a day
• LIFE CYCLE – A Sunbeam Stiletto’s life with one family
• THE COLLECTOR – Inside a collection of Italian exotica and US muscle
• EPIC RESTORATION – Heard the one about the Aston specialist who restored an MG Maestro Turbo? It’s all true, and all here



• QUENTIN WILLSON – Why it’s time to investigate recent big Jaguars and small Mercedes, plus why one archetypal classic is suddenly more affordable
• CHASING CARS – 2019’s auctions are off to a flying start with an Aston Martin DB5 highlight, and are Jaguar E-type prices heading back down to Earth? 
• TEMPTING BUYS – A jewel of a Lancia heads to market, Peugeot and Mini with former-owner kudos, and the specific appeal of a Humber Hawk
• MARKET HIGHLIGHT – A stunning Shelby Cobra 289 heads to auction at Bonhams
• BUYING GUIDE – The Ferrari 360 is a great-value supercar right now, so how do you buy one without getting burnt? Arm yourself with our guide
• BOOKS & MODELS – Two landmark Lancia works arrive, as does a surprise-bargain 1:18-scale Ferrari 275GTB/4 NART Spider
• ADS ON TEST – A Fiat 124 Spider, Gordon Keeble GK1, Lotus Esprit and Zagato Lancia Flaminia SS driven and evaluated


QUENTIN WILLSON spots a moment of great value in the market - time to buy a Mini?
GORDON MURRAY owns up to some Brabham Formula One mistakes
JOHN FITZPATRICK Affectionately remembers the Mini Cooper that launched his career

The month in cars

• RÉTROMOBILE – Unique concept-cars galore as Citroën throws a 100th birthday party
• RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE – Plucky Rileys drop in on Banbury en route to France
• BARN FINDS – Reclusive French collection including a Lamborghini Miura comes to light
• LETTERS – Police Jaguar memories, and advice for young aspiring classic car owners
• WHY I LOVE… our experiments of the Seventies, by former Rover engineer Denis Chick
• OUR CARS – Phil’s E-type acquires a plastic dog, Ross uncovers horrors in the chassis of his Lancia Fulvia Zagato, and Sam contemplates a Chevy Camaro