September 2019

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


(p42) IT’S ALFA TIME! – Our pick of the five best market-beating examples of the Milanese marque: Giulia Spider, 2600 Spider, 2000GTV, Spider S4 and 156GTA. PLUS former head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, Frank Stephenson, talks Italianità

(p58) THE CAR OF COOL – Taking the driving seat of Hollywood superstar Steve McQueen’s first Porsche 911 after its 21-year slumber

(p68) THE COLLECTOR – 1979 World Champion Jody Scheckter shows us around his spectacular F1-car collection

(p82) EPIC RESTORATION – A major job by any estimation – resurrecting the 1904 MMC left dormant for over a century

(p76) LIFE CYCLE – The wild life story that saw this pioneering AC 3000ME turbo survive road-tests, turbos, blowouts and fires

(p6) THE LIST – Will Jensen C-V8 memories be rekindled as reader Jon Nield takes a drive?


(p14) QUENTIN WILLSON’S HOT TIPS – Our market guru considers buying a new-age BMW, an overlooked Jaguar and a BMC ADO16

(p16) CHASING CARS – Russ Smith spots signs of an Austin-Healey revival, and the rarest of things – undervalued Porsches and Ferraris

(p22) TEMPTING BUYS – How you could own Rauno Aaltonen’s Austin-Healey 3000, the only surviving Jouffret Tourer or a very special MG

(p92) BUYING GUIDE – Learn how to bag the best-value Mercedes 190E 16v Cosworth now that values are firming up

(p96) BOOKS & MODELS – Two-page summer-reading special

(p107) ADS ON TEST – We evaluate a Ferrari Testarossa (p107), Triumph TR3A (p108), Jaguar E-type (p111) and Aston Martin Vanquish S (p112)



(p37) QUENTIN WILLSON on the unintended consequences GDPR legislation has for classic cars

(p39) GORDON MURRAY on tour in a much-loved Alfa Romeo Spider S2

(p41) JOHN FITZPATRICK recalls early flat-out test-drives in the then-new McLaren F1

The Month in Cars

(p24) COVENTRY MOTOFEST – Citroën celebrates its 100th anniversary in grand style

(p26) THRUXTON MOTORSPORT CELEBRATION – A track invasion of Alfa Romeos in a special race

(p27) BEAULIEU SPRING AUTOJUMBLE – The unique Costin-Nathan prototype is unveiled

(P29) NIKI LAUDA, 1949-2019 Three-times F1 Champion remembered, plus our interview

(p32) BARN FINDS – Ultra-rare Aston Martin Sports Saloon unearthed in Liverpool

(p35) LETTERS – Broken Jaguars, South African coincidences, BMW versus Alfa Romeo

(p186) 50 YEARS AGO TODAY… Revisiting CAR magazine in 1969, in shock over the rise in imported cars

(p99) OUR CARS – Ross’ Lancia rust saga continues, Sam’s Camaro throws a wobbly and Quentin’s Bentley proves electronics aren’t the classic fear you think they are