FEBRUARY 2018 issue

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• 170mph classic picks driven: Aston Martin V12 Vantage, TVR Cerbera, Maserati 3200 GT, Lotus Carlton and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 plus confessions of a period road tester
• Ex-Mansell, Senna and Rosberg Mercedes SECs driven.
• Find out what it was like to buy a new Porsche 911 2.2S in 1969 with your lottery winnings, then for the next owner to turn it into a hard-charging race car
• Epic Restoration of a biffed and bodged Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina coupé
• Flat out in a twitchy Austin A35 Goodwood-winning racer
• We put a reader in his dream Rolls-Royce Corniche for the day. You next month?
• Inside a huge private car collection, from 1913 Benz to 1993 Cosworth Mercedes 2.3-16
Top tours, rallies and events 2018
• Why I Love... chairman of British Leyland Europe Tony Ball on the Jaguar XJ-S he drove as a company car


• How to buy a great Morgan Plus 8 without fear
Quentin Willson reveals which Ford, Renault or Fiat to buy now
• What did the sale of the ex-Paul McCartney Aston Martin DB5 tell us about the market?
• The Alfa, Bristol and Sunbeam that have us checking our savings balances this month
• The latest books and models reviewed
• Cars for sale tested: Bristol Fighter, Austin-Healey Sprite, Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward convertible and Aston Martin V8
• Advertise your classic for free


Quentin Willson on the state of the market
Gordon Murray reveals why he bought a De Tomaso Vallelunga
John Fitzpatrick on picking up a new Jaguar E-type in 1961

The month in cars

• Barn finds. A Sunbeam Tiger off the road since 1971, an ex-Tim Harvey Peugeot 406 BTCC racer and a Mercedes Fintail rescued from a field
• Highlights from Birmingham's Classic Motor Show, New Zealand's Wellington Hill Climb and France's Rallye d’Automne
• Your Letters on working at Jaguar during the XJ6 development, Porsche excesses and the case for the Lincoln Continental MkIV
• Our Cars. Phil hits the road in his Jaguar E-type, Russ needs welding on his Alfa Spider and Charlie deals with a rotten tailgate on his early Range Rover