JANUARY 2018 issue

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• As the Jaguar XJ hits 50, we gather key models for a special celebration feature, and ask legendary development tester Norman Dewis and racer John Fitzpatrick to reveal what really went on in those heady days
• We find out what it's like to drive the rare Radbourne Abarth and interview the man responsible for creating them
• Find out what it was like to buy a new Lotus Elan Sprint and experience everything from a fire to a brush with F1 legends in it
• Epic Restoration of a seatsalt-ravaged Triumph Spitfire 4
• When we found a one-family-from-new-owned Bentley 3.5 Litre withnearly 700,000 miles on the clock, we simply had to add a few more
• Road testing a rare Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina survivor
• Meet the man with barns full of Jaguars
• Race ace and team owner Gordon Spice on the cars that shaped his life
• We put a reader into his dream AC Ace for the day
Vatanen, Salonen, Alén, Biasion, Blomqvist and McRae speak out about the 1987 rally season
• Why I Love... Anita Taylor on why she enjoyed racing the Shelby Mustang GT350 so much in the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours


• How to buy a great Peugeot 205 GTi that will live up to its sharp reputation
Quentin Willson reveals which Mini, Jaguar, Lotus or Audi to buy now
• Will this Saoutchik-bodied Cadillac prove irresistible to buyers?
• The Alvis Tourer, Monteverdi, Jaguar XJS and Peugeot minibus that have us checking our savings balances this month
• The latest books and models reviewed
• Cars for sale tested: Aston Martin DB4 GT, Ferrari 308 GT4, Minerva Land Rover and Ford Mustang 289 Fastback
• Advertise your classic for free


Quentin Willson on why detailing your classic before sale is worth the hassle
Gordon Murray reveals the standout designs from his life in cars
NEW COLUMNIST John Fitzpatrick on the Ferrari he wasn't allowed to drive

The month in cars

• Barn finds. Early German saloons discovered in Bulgaria and West Yorkshire
• Highlights from Australia's Motorclassica show
• Our pick from the Gordon Murray exhibition include the Le Mans-winning McLaren F1, Brabham 'Fan Car' and Minbug
• Highlight December events to look forward to
• Your Letters deepen the mysteries surrounding the Pinin Farina Jaguar XK120 and Sopwith Spinx
• Our Cars. Phil tries out some exotic hosiery for his Jaguar E-type, Russ fits a purist brake upgrade to his Alfa Spider and Sam tidies up some bodywork on his rare Peugeot 405 SRi survivor