june 2018 issue

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• GRAND TRIAL Conjoining high performance with luxury and cruising ability, the Ferrari 250GT Lusso, Maserati Sebring and Aston Martin DB5 were the most glamorous cars of the early Sixties. We bring them together for a glorious road test
• THE LIST. TV presenter, architect and Classic Cars reader Piers Taylor meets the design icon that is the Audi Quattro. Will it live up to its gravel-spraying hype?
• THE COLLECTOR We meet Malcolm Ricketts, life-long Lotus collector and saviour of historically important racing car
• LIFE CYCLE The extraordinary life and times of the world’s most successful Porsche 911 Carrera RS2.7 Lightweight rally car, from gravel stage to racetrack
• EPIC RESTORATION of a twisted and bodged Bentley 3.5-Litre drop head coupé
• WHY I LOVE...  Mini racing legend Richard Longman on battling Rauno Aaltonen


• GTs FOR £30k OR LESS Inspired by our cover feature but can’t stretch to an Aston, Maserati or Ferrari? How about the Sixties-style alternatives from Lancia, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo instead?
• BUYING GUIDE The Ford Capri MkII/III is no longer cheap to buy, but it’s a classic that’s actually becoming more owner-friendly with time. Learn how to buy a good one with our guide
• HOT TIPS Quentin Willson reveals the best Jaguar to buy now, the ‘ordinary’ Fords that are now hot property, and the Land Rovers emerging from the mud
• MARKET ANALYSIS Jaguar offloads a Peugeot, E-type values peak, and Eighties turbo MGs come on-boost
• MARKET HIGHLIGHT Alfa Romeo’s answer to the Fifties Porsche challenge comes up for sale – read its rarefied story
• TEMPTATIONS Why an unusual Ferrari 195 Inter has taken Russ’s fancy this month
• BOOKS AND MODELS A landmark work on Enzo Ferrari arrives, and a victorious Williams is rendered in miniature form
• CARS FOR SALE TESTED: Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, Saab 96, Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII, Porsche 928 S4
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• QUENTIN WILLSON On why the fate of a dodgy Shelby Cobra should concern us all
• GORDON MURRAY Reveals which Ferrari earned a place in his perfectionist’s collection
• JOHN FITZPATRICK Scares golfers in a Porsche 911 Turbo

The month in cars

• BARN FINDS. Long-lost Barris custom-car emerges, and proof that classics grow on trees
• Highlights from Techno Classica Essen, Goodwood Members’ Meeting and the Practical Classics Restoration Show
• OUR CARS. Phil unfreezes his Jaguar E-type, Quentin’s Rolls Royce Corniche becomes a lowrider and Russ’s Alfa Romeo Spider breathes freely again