AUGUST 2018 issue

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• Time To Pounce. We test five undervalued Jaguars to capture while they’re still £5k-£25k – S-type, XJ12C, XJS, XJR and XKR
• The Adventurer. Life with an exceptionally well-travelled Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
• The Collector. Martin Hiscox’ assembly of heavyweight Brits, including Alvises
• Epic Restoration. The unusual challenge of resurrecting an Aston Martin DBS FI
• Life Cycle. The journey from care to neglect and back again for a Jensen SP
• The List. Will reader Hugh Marks fall for the charms of an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV?
• Happy 60th! the Austin-Healey Sprite, sports-car game-changer
• Enzo’s Wurst Nightmare. Did the Koenig 308 GTSi Turbo teach Ferrari a lesson?


• Quentin Willson reveals two Ferraris and a Jaguar to buy now, and judges whether record figures for a Ford Escort Mexico should be taken seriously
• Chasing Cars. Ferraris make big money in Monaco, and family classics from Triumph show promising movement
• Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. Why modifications are no barrier to resale for Newport Pagnell’s elegant cabriolet
• Buying Guide. Malcolm McKay steers you towards the best BMW E34 5 Series your money can buy – get one while they’re still good value
• Ads On Test. Thorough evaluation of an Aston DB4, a Lotus Elite, Ferrari 348 Spider and Caterham Seven
• Quick Guide To Car Shipping. Getting your classic between countries with ease
• Advertise your classic for free


• Quentin Willson on a buoyant affordable classic market
• Gordon Murray finally catches up with Monaco, and some special Brabhams
• John Fitzpatrick. Driving an unsuspecting Chevrolet on its doorhandles at Goodwood

The month in cars

• Coventry Motofest. Andy Wallace on Jaguar’s historic Le Mans win 30 years ago
• Rallye des Six Roses. Amilcar leads the charge at the French classic challenge
• Thruxton 50th Anniversary. Six-wheeled Williams takes to the UK’s fastest circuit
• La Vie en Bleu. French marques including a rare Panhard flock to Prescott
• Events Planner. Where to go this summer, and why Lydden Hill’s expanding the Classic
• Barn Finds. Aristocratic discoveries, and an incredible Dutch Citroën hoard uncovered
• Letters. Why Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati aren’t a patch on Aussie muscle cars
• Next Month. Rally legend David Richards evaluates five generations of RS Ford Escorts
• Books & Models. Life on the Jaguar frontline, and a great-value 1:18 Alfa Romeo
• Why I Love... Graham White recalls the day Paul Newman and a Mini visited Thruxton
• Our Cars. Phil and Malcolm’s Jaguar E-types get closer to the road, Russ’s Alfa Romeo Spider stays stuck to it