January 2019

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

features

CAPRI AT 50-

As Ford‘s style icon reaches its half century, we gather all the key models of the Capri from 1.3L to 2.8i to assess its impact. PLUS racing legend Jochen Mass on the RS Capris, and battling BMW in the European Touring Car Championship


LIFE CYCLE-

The life and times of a Volkswagen Golf GTI MkI, from original to bodykitted and colour-coded, and back as a cherished classic

EPIC RESTORATION-

How James Glickenhaus turned the wildest concept of the Seventies – the Pininfarina Ferrari 512S Modulo – into a fully functional road car

THE COLLECTOR-

David Newton’s collection comprises cars that made an impression during his Seventies childhood, from Austin to Porsche.


THE LIST -

We put Bentley designer Crispin Marshfield in a Porsche 928GTS for the day. After missing out on the chance to buy when they were cheap, will he want his own?


THE DAIMLER SP250 TEST DRIVER-

Celebrating 60 years of Daimler‘s unusual sports car, we reunite original development driver John Box with a Daimler SP250 on his 1958 Welsh test route


40 YEARS SINCE LOTUS’ LAST F1 CHAMPIONSHIP-

Reliving the year of the marque’s final F1 title with a drive in a 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 Championship Model. PLUS 1978 F1 World Champion Mario Andretti relives the marque’s triumphant yet tragic last winning season

A FAIR OLD CLIP-

Braving the Trident Clipper V8: luxury sports car or brutal GT?



buying

CHASING CARS-

Quentin Willson on the inexpensive Bentley, expensive Citroën and moderately priced Maserati to keep your eye on


RUSS SMITH-

Is the Porsche 911 market on the turn? Plus Alfa Romeo GTVs and the last classic Minis on the move at last


TEMPTING BUYS-

Citroën DS21 Décapotable, Renault 5 GT Turbo, Ford Mustang and Porsche 928 GTS all head under the hammer


MARKET HIGHLIGHT-

A rare right-hand-drive Ferrari 500 Superfast goes up for sale with a temptingly low estimate


BUYING GUIDE-

Arm yourself with our guide before seeking out a bargain Maserati Ghibli II


BOOKS & MODELS-

A bumper Christmas special, featuring 17 new books and 12 of the latest models

ADS ON TEST-

Mercedes-Benz 280SL, Aston Martin Vantage, Citroën DS19 and 1959 Mini temptations reviewed and rated


columnists

QUENTIN WILLSON

Quentin reveals the classic Mercedes cabriolet that could be yours for £2k


GORDON MURRAY

Gordon Murray finally buys the Lotus that first inspired his engineering career

JOHN FITZPATRICK

John Fitzpatrick on the Porsche he regrets selling, and being showered with debris


The Month In Cars

CLASSIC CAR THEFT-


Special report – who’s stealing classics, where they’re going what you can do to help stop it

MOTORCLASSICA-

Australia’s premier concours brings Maserati to the fore


CHAMBRILLE CLASSIC HILLCLIMB-


Classic Alpines surprise moderns in frenetic competition 

FARNHAM GP-

Mike Hawthorn honoured in hometown by Riley, among many others


REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW-

Fresh Veterans including a 1904 Cadillac prepare for Brighton


BARN FINDS-

Rare early streamlined Tatra emerges from a Somerset barn

LETTERS-

Your tips for investment greatness, in praise of modified classics, and the Leonida Jaguar’s owner reveals yet more of its secrets

WHY I LOVE…

David Richards on the appeal of Mulsanne in both race and road cars

OUR CARS-

Steve Coogan’s Jaguar E-type joins our fleet, while Sam gets a surprise as he sells his Peugeot 405SRi


Lewis Plumb