APRIL 2022 preview

See what’s inside the April 2022 issue of Classic Cars magazine

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by Phil Bell |


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue

There are lots of great stories inside the April 2022 issue of Classic Cars magazine...

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p80 THE COLLECTOR Inside Brian Bruce’s hoard of expat Brits (plus a Ferrari...)

p88 EPIC RESTORATION How refurbishment became total rebuild for a lucky Lotus Carlton

p96 LIFE CYCLE The high-flying trials and tribulations of an aviator’s Dino 246GT

p111 OUR CARS Quentin gives his Citroën 2CV a splash of colour (p111), Joe addresses a troublesome dent in his BMW 530i Sport (p113), and Nigel introduces his Volkswagen T4 Westfalia (p114)


p06 THE LIST Reader Eoin McKenna flies all the way from Dublin to sample a BMW M3 Evo II

p42 FIRSTS AMONG EQUALS Getting to the essence of cars so good their manufacturers made them twice: Alpine A110, Dodge Challenger, Fiat 500 & 124 Spider, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Mini & VW Beetle all driven and their modern successors assessed. PLUS New Mini and 500 designer Frank Stephenson on getting automotive reincarnation right - and wrong

p70 THE DRIVING ELITE Company car exotic hits the road: F1 ace Ronnie Peterson’s Lotus Elite


p14 QUENTIN WILLSON reckons a softening market makes it an ideal time to buy a Corniche

p16 CHASING CARS Famous Jaguar and Buick hit the headlines, Lamborghini Countach cashes in

p20 MARKET HEADLINERS US Mercedes-Benz 300SL captivates, as does Riley TT closer to home

p102 BUYING GUIDE How to navigate the Porsche 996 buying minefield and bag a bargain

p109 BOOKS & MODELS Relive concours glamour, and check out a 1:18 Austin 1100

p119 ADS ON TEST Saab 96 (p119), Range Rover (p120), Porsche 968CS (p123) & Triumph TR5 (p124)


p24 BICESTER SCRAMBLE Year’s first big show turns up a Frazer Nash MM with a waterlogged past

p26 COMPETITION Win VIP tickets to the inaugural Prescott Historique in May 2022

p27 LE JOG How did a Porsche designer’s bespoke creation cope with Europe’s toughest rally?

p28 HAZEL CHAPMAN AND SHUNJI TANAKA Lotus co-founder and Mazda design guru remembered

p30 EVENTS PLANNER As the classic world roars back to life, it’s time to make plans for spring

p32 BARN FINDS A stunning Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster breaks cover in New Jersey

p36 NEXT MONTH Unravelling a Ferrari 195S mystery, plus what will Quentin’s 2022 Smart Buys be?

p37 LETTERS A plea for Mustang understanding, plus memories of a Thirties continental blast

p39 QUENTIN WILLSON revisits his advice to the nation to sell their houses and buy McLaren F1s

p41 JOHN FITZPATRICK is reminded of a strangely unrestrained Abarth 1000 racing opportunity

p170 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Reputations aside, what was the DeLorean DMC-12 actually like to drive?


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue
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