APRIL 2022 preview

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

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

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OWNING

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)

DRIVING

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

BUYING

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)

THE MONTH IN CARS

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?

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