DECEMBER 2018 issue

On sale October 24


• THE ACCELERATORS. A diverse selection of five-second 0-60 sprinters from Renault, TVR, Aston Martin, Chevrolet and Porsche go head-to-head. But which one’s for you? PLUS - competition-car design guru Tony Southgate on the challenges of the Eighties’ acceleration revolution
• LIFE CYCLE. The transatlantic life and times of a much-used Porsche 914-4
• EPIC RESTORATION. Resurrecting a deceptively decrepit Maserati Ghibli SS Spyder
• THE COLLECTOR. Uncovering a warehouse full of BMWs and more in South Africa
• THE LIST. An Aston owner eschews brawn for delicacy with a Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF drive
• THE LONG GAME. Quentin Willson recalls movie-star associations from the front and back seats of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud prototype
• SUPER COOPER. Taking to the road in the ankle-high ex-Brabham Cooper Monaco
• SPEED WITH STYLE. Exploring the history and road manners of a dashing Aston Martin MkII Special Sports Saloon



• CHASING CARS. Quentin Willson on which Mercedes, Honda, Jaguar or Chevrolet to buy now
• RUSS SMITH on an emerging buyer’s market for classics including the Ferrari 348, but it’s not all good news for the Triumph Stag
• TEMPTING BUYS. Boom-time for aircooled flat-fours – why Porsche 356s and Volkswagen Beetles with pedigree look set to sell well
• BUYING GUIDE. How to bag the best Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, Germany’s answer to the Range Rover, now it’s been welcomed into the classic fold
• BOOKS & MODELS. A landmark insider’s work on the TWR Jaguar Group C cars hits the shelves, and James Hunt’s F1-debut March arrives in miniature
• ADS ON TEST. We scrutinise four tempting CARS FOR SALE – Daimler SP250, Bentley Turbo R, Land Rover S1 and Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray fight for your wallet’s attention


QUENTIN WILLSON on why it’s time to bag a Jaguar XJ-S and many other classic bargains
GORDON MURRAY. The legendary engineer has bought a Hillman Imp. Why?
JOHN FITZPATRICK uncovers a fake Porsche 935 in California

The month in cars

• GOODWOOD REVIVAL. Historied Ferraris duel on the Sussex Downs
LOTUS 70TH ANNIVERSARY. Factory brings thousands of Lotus greatest hits to Hethel
• STEFANO RICCI HERITAGE TROPHY. Talbot-Lago heads a sumptuous Florentine concours
• CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS-ANGOULEME. Delage storms the French street circuit
• MANCHESTER CLASSIC CAR SHOW. Infamous TVR surfaces in a sea of classic prototypes
• WALES RALLY GB. WRC co-driver’s Toyota Celica emerges at street-stage spectacular
• BARN FINDS. Ex-DuPont family Lincoln Continental comes out of hiding
• LETTERS. ‘Whizzo’ and Knebworth remembered, and the Jeep record’s set straight
• WHY I LOVE… Saloon-racing genius Andy Rouse on the enduring appeal of the BTCC
• OUR CARS. Phil Bell in ‘Driving Jaguar E-type Shock!’, while Malcolm’s restoration of his nears its conclusion, and Sam’s Peugeot 405SRi goes up for auction