APRIL 2021

See what’s inside the April 2021 issue of Classic Cars magazine

Classic Cars May 2021

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Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue

There are lots of great stories inside the April 2021 issue of Classic Cars magazine...

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p68 Epic Restoration How a rare Allard K1 was awakened from a 60-year slumber

p76 Life Cycle The eccentric one-family life of a hibernating Jaguar Mark 10

p97 Our Cars Quentin readies his Ford Mustang (p97), Malcolm gets a new Jaguar E-type gearbox (p98), and Sam buys his Toyota MR2 a Christmas present (p100)


p6 The Genesis Machine Driving Porsche’s groundbreaking, incognito 356B Carrera 2

p42 V8 Thrust for Four Propel the family with charisma and power with BMW 540i, Mercedes-Benz 450SEL, Rover P5B, Daimler 2.5 and Bentley S2. PLUS BMW designer Joji Nagashima on the E39 5 Series challenge, and making it ‘too pretty’

p58 Last-Gasp Luminaries On track in what’s looking like the last wave of normally-aspirated Ferraris: 458 Speciale, Enzo and F12 TdF

p82 John Ashford Rootes Group designer reveals the secrets of the Hillman Imp


p14 Quentin Willson reckons now’s the time to buy a Bentley. Or if you’re feeling even more eclectic, a rarified Bristol

p16 Chasing Cars Russ ponders the appeal of a speed-record Citroën SM, sees Jaguar failing to fly, and identifies an unlikely new fast Ford market hero

p20 Tempting Buys A Bond Aston Martin DB5 – but not the one you’re thinking –comes up for sale, plus Ferrari 275GTS and unlikely French hot-hatch icons

p88 Buying Guide Good Fiat X1/9s are on the up – avoid a money-pit with our guide

p105 Ads on Test Trying an Aston Martin DB6 (p105), Citroën 2CV (p106), Mercedes-Benz SLK320 (p109) and Jaguar 240 (p110) before you buy

p143 Advertise your classic for free


p24 Dakar Classic First classic version of the iconic rally sees unusual Sunhill triumph

p26 Gerry Coker, 1922-2020 Remembering the designer behind Austin-Healey‘s lines

p26 Rémy Julienne, 1930-2021 The French stunt ace behind Italian Job and Bond car chases

p27 Next Month Quentin reveals his Smart Buys, plus buy the best Audi TT

p28 Events Planner Looking forward to new events for 2021, from concours to rallies

p30 Barn Finds Jaws drop as a Ferrari 512BBi is dragged off a Gloucestershire driveway

p36 Letters Pininfarina memories, MGC gripes, no substitute for cubes, and opera lessons

p39 Quentin Willson predicts a burst of post-lockdown classic excitement - be ready

p41 John Fitzpatrick on Ford Escort RS1600s and an infamous Brands Hatch smash

p154 30 Years Ago Today Jaguar V12 wowed, but elsewhere the Germans were cleaning up


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue
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