March 2019

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

features

JAGUAR MK2 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

LOW LIFE IN HIGH PLACES –

Our 22-page Jaguar Mk2 60th anniversary celebration begins with an East London drive to discover the murky truth behind its criminal reputation

BIG CAT ON THE PROWL –

A Welsh road trip reprises the Mk2’s natural role – as the businessman’s cross-country grand tourer

THE POLICE DRIVER –

A former Mk2-driving traffic officer recalls racing Prince Philip, chasing planes and redlining on public roads

THE STUNT CREW –

Stunt crew members reveal the hair-raising truths behind the the Mk2’s greatest on-screen sequences in Robbery

THE RACING DRIVER –

Christopher Kerrison remembers the 1961 BSCC season, a year he spent steering an unlikely works-prepared Mk2

EPIC RESTORATION –

The painstaking resurrection of an incredibly rare right-hand-drive Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabrio

LIFE CYCLE –

The story of a very early Caterham 7, first used as a daily-driver and taken camping in Scotland

THE COLLECTOR –

Meet Neville Brown, owner of some of the most outrageous Mercedes tuner specials that you’ll ever see

THE LIST –

Reader Chris Dodds once chased after a BMW M635CSi one memorable day in the Eighties. Now we’ve caught one for him, how will he fare behind the wheel?

EXPRESSO AMERICANO –

An Italian drive in the one-off Alfa La Flèche prototype, a curious meeting of Latin and American design schools

GREAT WHITE THREAT –

Tearing through Buckinghamshire in the unique Beutler-Healey, designed in Switzerland to take on late-Forties Italian Mille Miglia exotica



buying

CHASING CARS –

Ex-Moss Ferrari comes to market, hot Ford Fiestas on the up, Morgans hit a hot spot and an Alfa Romeo GTA in focus

QUENTIN WILLSON -

On bargain Rolls-Royces, Mercedes and Minis to buy now

TEMPTING BUYS –

A Paris-bound Chevy Corvette C1, a Sunbeam Tiger, an Alfa Romeo 8C Touring and a Leyland 15 pick-up

MARKET HIGHLIGHT –

What makes this Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA worth a quarter of a million pounds?

BUYING GUIDE –

How to get yourself a great-value Sixties Chevrolet Camaro in a rapidly rising market

BOOKS & MODELS –

Giorgetto Giugiaro takes his pick of landmark Sixties coupés in a stunning new book

ADS ON TEST –

Morgan Plus 8, Range Rover, Vanden Plas Allegro and Porsche 964 C4 Targa evaluated


columnists

QUENTIN WILLSON -

Takes last month’s advice and buys a £20k Bentley Continental GT

GORDON MURRAY -

Remembers the Brabham fan-car controversy from 1978

JOHN FITZPATRICK -

Achieves some kind of record for name-dropping, with a Mercedes SL


The Month In Cars

LE JOG –

Unlikely Seventies Jaguars tackle the UK’s toughest historic rally

AUTOSPORT –

Racy show-season opener hails Formula 5000, and an unusual AC

BARN FINDS –

An incredible trio of Bugattis surfaces in Belgium

LETTERS –

Glickenhaus strikes back, and a former Chevrolet Corvette cover star returns

WHY I LOVE -

Two-time British Rally Champion Russell Brookes on the joy of sparring with Roger Clark in Ford Escorts

OUR CARS –

Phil finds the key to Jaguar perfection, Charlie endures a ruinous drive in his Range Rover and Ross cuts into his beloved Lancia


Lewis Plumb