February 2019

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

features

BENTLEYS TO BUY NOW -

The world’s greatest luxury cars are ripe for buying now for as little as £8000 – here’s how to pick a Flying Spur, T1, Eight, Turbo R, Conti R or Conti GT. PLUS The marque’s racing pedigree, and Conti GT designer Dirk Van Braeckel talking timeless style

LIFE CYCLE -

The incredible story of a Land Rover S1 – transcontinental adventurer, buried on a remote volcanic island and subjected to an extraordinary restoration

EPIC RESTORATION -

The rescue of an extremely rare Alvis 4.3 Mayfair saloon so rotten it fell apart when being collected

THE COLLECTOR -

Mark Burnett’s eclectic collection has a vintage slant, with old racers including a Ford Model A hot-rod.

THE LIST -

Reader Mark Dollery has always wanted to try a Maserati Bora. How will he fare driving the sophisticated Seventies supercar for a day?

SYMBIOTIC DAWN -

On the road in one of Maranello and Farina’s first collaborations – the exquisite Ferrari 212 Inter

EXECUTIVE DECISION -

The Speedwell Executive could have bettered the Mini Cooper and created a new Riley range-topper. Why didn’t it? PLUS Speedwell co-founder John Sprinzel on tuning Minis in the Swinging Sixties and working with Graham Hill

EXTRA ANGLIA -

Driving the Ford Anglia Friary Touring Saloon, a coachbuilt special with humble origins and grand ambitions

CLASSIC ADVENTURES 2019 -

The coming year’s 192 top tours, rallies and events



buying

CHASING CARS -

Quentin Willson reveals tempting Jaguar and Lotus bargains, and the Volvo you never thought of as a classic finally sees prices move

RUSS SMITH -

Reveals which Triumph, Ford Capri and Porsche 911 variants offer the best value in today’s market

TEMPTING BUYS -

Jaguar XJ-S V12, Austin 1300 Countryman, Austin Mini Countryman and an ex-waitress Maserati A6G/2000 Spider

MARKET HIGHLIGHT -

A highly original London-dwelling DB5 comes to market – but will it need some deep-dive surgery?

BUYING GUIDE -

Go equipped with wisdom when inspecting a Mercedes SEC, available from £5k

BOOKS & MODELS -

Highlights include a return-to-form Haynes manual on 15 great Ferrari engines, and Mansell’s Lotus 91 in 1:43 form

ADS ON TEST -

Jaguar E-type, Rolls Cloud III, Alfa GTV and Aston Vantage evaluated


columnists

QUENTIN WILLSON -

On a market teeming with classic bargains, including surprising Minis

GORDON MURRAY -

On his latest purchases – a pair of Austins that he can’t actually fit in

JOHN FITZPATRICK -

On making a famous singer dance in a Ferrari F40’s footwell


The Month In Cars

ELECTRIC MGB GOES LIVE -

The latest all-new classic to be zapped back to life.

NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW -

Art-deco Bugattis steal the annual show in Birmingham

AUTO RETRO BARCELONA -

The work of coachbuilder Pedro Serra, including the rare Seat Corver, honoured in Spain

BARN FINDS -

A trailer full of forgotten classics from Denmark, and a very dusty early Audi Quattro come out of hiding

LETTERS -

Ferrari Modulo designer Paolo Martin challenges James Glickenhaus’ restoration

WHY I LOVE -

Car design supremo Harris Mann reveals the genius behind some of his favourite Austins

OUR CARS -

Phil feels the heat in his Jaguar E-type and Ross discovers why his Renault 5 Turbo isn’t talking to him


Lewis Plumb