November 2019

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


Epic Restoration
A rusty, badly-modified Lancia Integrale returned to perfection

Life Cycle
The road-and-rally life of an extraordinary Clan Crusader revealed

Lee Holman
The NASCAR legend on running Ford’s victorious Sixties racers

The List
Reader Martin Gee tries out an Aston Martin DB MkIII with a rallying past

The Shape of Things to Come
On Italian roads in a surprisingly futuristic 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Farina Cabriolet

Cargo Cult
Driving the Porsche 924 estate car created by a race-preparation firm

Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Out on the town in the Jaguar 240 of Colin Wild, flamboyant costumier to the stars, who created the look of Seventies Glam Rock


Quentin Willson spots bargain Rolls-Royce and Jaguar saloons, tips an underrated Volkswagen Golf GTI, and answers your questions

Chasing Cars
Russ notes discrepancies in Alfa Romeo prices , talks big-screen Aston Martin DB5 and Ford Mustang, and sees a quick Vauxhall move

Market Highlight
Shelby Cobra 289 heads under the hammer in Belgium

Tempting Buys
Well-historied Dino 246GT, deceptively sporty Austin A105 and a pair of fast-Ford classics vie for your attention

Clever Buys for Smart Drivers
Why these game-changers from Mini, Audi, Citroën, Land-Rover, Cadillac and Ferrari changed motoring forever, and make astute classic buys today. PLUS Lotus genius Richard Rackham on defining innovations

Buying Guide
How to snap up a bargain Fiat Barchetta before these pretty Latin roadsters disappear from the used-car small-ads

Books & Models
Hillclimbing history, the MG racers you’ve never heard of, and exclusive Jaguar and Lotus models

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• QUENTIN WILLSON on why classics with stories, Aston Martin included, sell better

• GORDON MURRAY agonises over the Howmet TX at Pebble Beach

• JOHN FITZPATRICK hopes it won’t rain at Goodwood

The Month in Cars

• Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
World’s premier concours honours Bentley

• The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Unusual GTs including Bosley Interstate star

• Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Ex-Shelby Ford Falcon returns to the track

• Concours of Elegance
Maharaja’s Rolls-Royce stuns Hampton Court Palace onlookers

• Salon Privé
Lost Bentley prototype returns at Blenheim Palace

• Bo’ness Revival
Garden-find Austin Seven Special gets its moment of glory

• Planner
Prepare for a classic Autumn, with shows and rallies celebrating the Eighties

• Barn Finds
Italian duo emerge from hiding: Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari 512BB

• Letters
A call for heritage-engineering unity, plus speaking up for a maligned Renault

• 30 Years Ago Today
The day the outrageous Cizeta V16T crashed the supercar party

• Our Cars
Andrew Noakes’ BMW M3 joins the fleet (p111), Sam considers a Midas Gold (p112) and Malcolm buys an Eighties Michelotti concept car (p114)