• THE BIG TEST. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Jaguar XJS 4.0, Saab 900 Turbo 16S, Peugeot 504 and Triumph Stag go head-to-head to see which £15k convertible best marries design genius with driving appeal. Plus, design legend Tom Tjaarda delivers his verdict on each    
• EPIC RESTORATIONS. Dave Warrener had to tackle heavy crash damage, copious filler, missing trim and shot running gear to bring his 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-K back to perfection
• LIFE CYCLE. Most people would have given up on an MG Midget that had already chewed through six gearboxes, but David Housley restored his twice and even used it as his wedding car    
•  THE COLLECTOR. Alfaholic Steve Koterba has a passion for motor sport but his collection also includes a Porsche 928 S4, Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am V8 and Ferrari Testarossa      
• THE LIST. We put reader and former TVR owner Andrew Martin into a Ferrari Daytona Spider conversion – does the once-in-a-lifetime top-down blast live up to the V12 dream?    
Pegaso Z-102. Glamorous show-stopper or financial flop? We head to Spain for a dream drive of the stunning V8 sports car designed to take on the world’s best
• Executive Triple Test. Middle managers looking for something impressive to park on their suburban driveways were spoilt for choice during the late Sixties. Which made the biggest statement of success, Vauxhall Viscount, Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R or Jaguar 420G?
• OUR CARS. Ross prepares to remove his Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato’s gearbox, Nathan tackles the Mercedes W123’s electrical woes, and Malcolm improves the Ford Sierra XR4i’s stopping power

• SMART BUYS. Quentin Willson says now’s the time to buy a Mercedes-Benz SLK, Maserati 222 SE/SR or Fiat 131; and Jaguar XJR values are beginning to rise    
• MARKET WATCH. Russ Smith reckons the market for Seventies and Eighties Japanese classics is growing and that values of the BMW 2002tii and Triumph TR6 are increasing    
• TEMPTATIONS. From prototype Lancia 037 to MG Maestro – nine classics to buy now    
• BARN FINDS. Nigel Boothman discovers a collection of British sports cars in the US, a Morgan 4/4 Sports in Wales and a Twenties Fiat 501 recently roused from a 60-year hibernation in Australia
 • BUYING GUIDE. Seven steps to choosing the best Alfa Romeo 164      
• Books and Models New books on Abarth, the Volvo Amazon and Sunbeam Alpine, plus new models – including a 1:12-scale Alfa Romeo 33/2 Stradale – reviewed by Sam Dawson
•  ADS ON TEST. Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1, Morgan Plus 8, Bentley Brooklands, MGA Roadster
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• CLASSIC PUNTS. Caroline Bondi’s glad she stuck by her low-mileage MGB GT problem-child

• Goodwood Members’ Meeting 1901 Gladiator stars in new race for oldest GPcars    
• Techno Classica Essen Audi Gruppe S shows how world rallying might have been    
• Phillip Island Classic Twice-restored Rennmax-Brabham’s triumphant return
• Retro Classics Stuttgart ‘Lost’ Bugatti Royale ‘Esders’ recreation stars
• Events planner Everything you need to know about Beaulieu’s new Simply Jaguar show
• Your letters Memories of a 300,000-mile Borgward and the classic influence of heavy metal   
Quentin Willson mourns the passing of the bombsite used car lot – £495 flat-floor E-type, anyone?
Tom Tjaarda reveals the story behind the Sinthesis – the first car fitted with twin airbags
Simon Kidston finds a man at Essen for whom the Porsche 935 is too slow and understated

Next Month. Porsche 911 and Lotus Esprit lead the (turbo) charge in our big test