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p6 ‘It sounds like a spaceship.’ Quentin samples a unique electric Mercedes-Benz SL

p53 I Restored One. Plucky readers reveal their challenging Volkswagen Type 2 Camper (p53), Daimler Sovereign (p54) and Austin Seven (p79) restorations

p58 Ground Shaker. 20 years after its motor show debut, we drive the Bugatti Veyron

p68 My Life In Cars. Brightwells auctioneer James Dennison owns up to opportunistic classic buys, from Ford Capris to an unruly Maserati Karif

p72 The Collector. Nick Salmon has Austin Sevenitis, for which there is no cure

p80 ‘What on Earth is a Jerrari?. A blend of Jeep and Ferrari 365GT 2+2, of course...

p88 John Davenport Rallying legend explains why RWD cars, like his BMW 2002, are best


p14 Quentin Willson spots a strong market emerging for practical family classics from Land-Rover and Mercedes-Benz

p16 Chasing Cars. A Rover soars while some Ferraris spiral back towards affordability, notes our market hound Russ Smith

p20 Market Highlight. Meet the Bedford CA Farmers Utilibrake – rarer than a Ferrari GTO

p22 Tempting buys. Modified Jaguar XK150 and Ford Escort RS2000, or all-original Fairthorpe or Volvo 850R – take your pick

p38 Sociable Classics. Great-value cars to change your life – choose from MercedesW108, Jaguar XJ6, Maserati Indy, Wolseley 6/110, Rover P6B and VW Type 2. PLUS – Rolls Phantom designer Marek Djordjevic on the secrets of great saloon design

p94 Buying Guide. Get your hands on an MG ZT260 V8 hooligan for as little as £5000

p101 Books. Hidden Brooklands history, Ford Mustang racing, and the life of a Ferrari 875S

p111 Ads on Test. A Porsche 928 S4 (p111), Ford Zodiac (p112), BMW Z3 (p115) and Austin A55 Cambridge (p116) all vie for your attention this month

p150 Advertise your classic for free


p35 Quentin Willson. £40k Lotus Esprit shows we’re buying like there’s no tomorrow

p37 John Fitzpatrick explains how the humble Ford Escort RS1600 led to greater things


p24 21 Gun Salute. Delhi’s concours brings Americans and a special Bentley to the fore

p26 Events Planner. Fingers crossed for some classic action before the summer’s out

p28 Barn Finds. A Dutch Lamborghini 400GT and an American AC Aceca Bristol

p32 Next Month. Take a punt on a supercar, and flat-out in a special rallying Lancia Stratos

p33 Letters. Mini shenanigans, and the pros and cons of automatic transmissions

p103 Our Cars. Straightforward jobs get tricky on Phil’s Jaguar E-type (p103), Nigel is separated from his Alvis 12/40 (p104), and Ross’s Lancia Fulvia returns home (p106)

p162 40 Years Ago Today. CAR promoted a newcomer to the saloon top table: Audi 100 5T

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