May 2019

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

In this issue...

(44) SMART BUYS 2019 - Quentin Willson picks six behind-the-market classics from AC, BMW, Daimler, Fiat and Porsche to buy now before everyone else cottons on

(58) CRUISE LINER - We take a leisurely drive in a globe-trotting Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud drophead coupé

(68) NOBLE BLOODLINE - We drive the Noble GTO-3R – and interview its creator Lee Noble

(6) THE LIST – We put a happy reader into his dream De Tomaso Pantera for the day

(84) LIFE CYCLE – Owners from new to now describe the life of a the wild-living Mercedes-Benz 450SLC that inspired the company to return to the global motor sport stage

(92) THE COLLECTOR – We delve into a dusty farmyard collection of Morrises that their custodian bought to relieve stress

(100) EPIC RESTORATION – Of a Ford Escort MkI Twin Cam


(14) QUENTIN WILLSON – tips sleek GTs from Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin and Jaguar as the hottest buys of the month

(16) CHASING CARS – Russ Smith spies rising Ford Escorts and falling Ferraris, plus a landmark Jaguar E-type

(22) TEMPTING BUYS – An ultimate-evolution Renault 5 Turbo 2, the unique Miller Shooting Brake, an unusual manual Jaguar XJC and a barely-used Mini prepare to cross the block this month

(108) BUYING GUIDE – The Toyota MR2 MkI is a consummate sports car, but only if you avoid the costly pitfalls highlighted by our guide

(113) BOOKS & MODELS – A distinctly Italian flavour, with works on Giugiaro and the Mille Miglia, and a 1:12-scale Ferrari 250GT Lusso

(44) ADS ON TEST – Austin-Healey 100, BMW 850i, Range Rover Vogue and Aston Martin DB7 Vantage all driven and evaluated


QUENTIN WILLSON - on the trail of the lost Italian Job Aston Martin DB4 Convertible

GORDON MURRAY - picks up a rare 1969 Abarth 2000SE Spider

JOHN FITZPATRICK - remembers the lost potential of the Broadspeed Jaguar XJC 5.3

The Month in Cars

(24) LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW – Turbo pioneers and landmark Minis light up the capital

(26) RACE RETRO – Experimental Lotus and championship-winning Fords head to Stoneleigh

(32) BARN FINDS – A forgotten Jaguar XJC graces our pages after a four-decade gap

(37) LETTERS – Cherished memories of Jaguar Mk2 ownership pour in from far and wide

(202) WHY I LOVE… MG design legend Don Hayter on his memorable days at Aston Martin

(115) OUR CARS – Phil finds Jaguar E-type rust while Malcolm puts his back on the road, and Sam buys a Chevrolet Camaro

Lewis Plumb