April 2019

See what’s inside the April 2019 issue of Classic Cars magazine

features

V8 FOR VICTORY -

We reveal our pick of the best V8 grand tourers to buy from £5k-120k with an Aston Martin V8, Gordon Keeble GK1, Mercedes-Benz 380SLC, Porsche 928 S4, Bristol 410 and MGB GT V8 – and how to buy in from just £5k. PLUS Porsche road and race legend Peter Falk talks about testing the 928 to its limits, from the Sahara to the Arctic

GENIE IN THE THROTTLE -

An intense, sometimes sideways drive in a rare and unrestored ex-works Bugatti Type 35C

BREAKING AMERICA –

On the road in the low-key experimental Mercedes 280SE 3.5 V8 prototype that took the marque to new heights

THE LIST –

We put a reader in his dream early Range Rover for a day

LIFE CYCLE –

A Sunbeam Stiletto’s life with one family

THE COLLECTOR –

Inside a collection of Italian exotica and US muscle

EPIC RESTORATION –

Heard the one about the Aston specialist who restored an MG Maestro Turbo? It’s all true, and all here

 

buying

QUENTIN WILLSON –

Why it’s time to investigate recent big Jaguars and small Mercedes, plus why one archetypal classic is suddenly more affordable

CHASING CARS –

2019’s auctions are off to a flying start with an Aston Martin DB5 highlight, and are Jaguar E-type prices heading back down to Earth? 
TEMPTING BUYS – A jewel of a Lancia heads to market, Peugeot and Mini with former-owner kudos, and the specific appeal of a Humber Hawk

MARKET HIGHLIGHT –

A stunning Shelby Cobra 289 heads to auction at Bonhams

BUYING GUIDE –

The Ferrari 360 is a great-value supercar right now, so how do you buy one without getting burnt? Arm yourself with our guide

BOOKS & MODELS –

Two landmark Lancia works arrive, as does a surprise-bargain 1:18-scale Ferrari 275GTB/4 NART Spider

ADS ON TEST –

A Fiat 124 Spider, Gordon Keeble GK1, Lotus Esprit and Zagato Lancia Flaminia SS driven and evaluated


columnists

QUENTIN WILLSON -

Spots a moment of great value in the market - time to buy a Mini?

GORDON MURRAY -

Owns up to some Brabham Formula One mistakes

JOHN FITZPATRICK -

Affectionately remembers the Mini Cooper that launched his career


The Month In Cars

Rétromobile –

Unique concept-cars galore as Citroën throws a 100th birthday party

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique –

Plucky Rileys drop in on Banbury en route to France

Barn Finds –

Reclusive French collection including a Lamborghini Miura comes to light

Letters –

Police Jaguar memories, and advice for young aspiring classic car owners

Why I Love…

Our experiments of the Seventies, by former Rover engineer Denis Chick

Our Cars –

Phil’s E-type acquires a plastic dog, Ross uncovers horrors in the chassis of his Lancia Fulvia Zagato, and Sam contemplates a Chevy Camaro


Lewis Plumb