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Classic Cars August 2022 issue

Classic Cars August 2022 issue
Classic Cars August 2022 issue
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Classic Cars August 2022 issue
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Inside the August issue



p72 EPIC RESTORATION How Speedsport’s team of racing engineers rescued a stylist’s Lotus 7

p80 LIFE CYCLE The high-speed musical life of the Lynx Eventer prototype, featuring Tina Turner, Sir Bob Geldof, Cy Curnin, Howard Jones and a bootful of synthesisers

p105 OUR CARS Phil plays MoT whack-a-mole with his E-type (p105), Russ loses his bearings with the Minor (p106), and Sam’s MR2 puts in a rare show appearance ahead of a big trip (p108)


p6 THE LIST Will lucky reader Kev Ponsford warm to Ferrari’s grandest tourer, the 456GT?

p42 ROOM FOR FUN Can a saloon ever replace a sports car? MG Magnette, Ford Cortina 1600E, Triumph Dolomite Sprint, BMW 325i and Lexus IS300 all say yes

p58 NICKY PORTER Confessions of a long-term Mercedes and Mitsubishi salesman

p62 SENT TO COVENTRY Driving Jaguar’s first dealer demonstrator E-type

p88 THE COBRA’S GODFATHER? Did this mysterious Turner inspire one of the most iconic cars?


p14 QUENTIN WILLSON spots undervalued British metal from Daimler, Jaguar and Land Rover

p16 CHASING CARS Buyers pounce on Jaguars – and the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut

p96 BUYING GUIDE How to buy a cool Citroën XM before the prices rise like its suspension

p103 BOOKS & MODELS A Land Rover reveals an extraordinary life, plus a 1:18-scale BTCC icon

p113 ADS ON TEST Will you buy Noel Gallagher’s Vicarage Jaguar Mk2 convertible? (p113), plus Land Rover (p114), Maserati 3500GT (p117) and Mercedes-Benz 500SL (p118)


p24 PRESCOTT HISTORIQUE Past-to-present hill climb retrospective stormed by historic Mallock

p26 SIMON DIFFEY, 1964-2022 Honouring the historic Bugatti and Lotus racer

p29 PRESCOTT ITALIA Unusual Lancias dominate eclectic Italian showing

p29 TONY BROOKS, 1932-2022 Remembering Vanwall’s racing dentist and British groundbreaker

p30 EVENTS PLANNER New events, including the new Jackie Stewart Festival, get summer started

p32 BARN FINDS Rusty Porsches come to light, and what price a dusty Bricklin SV-1?

p36 LETTERS Finer points of the Lotus Elan, and putting the colour into the Volvo 850 T5-R

p37 NEXT MONTH 996 at 25, a quarter-century on from Porsche’s water-cooled 911 revolution

p39 QUENTIN WILLSON reports on the classics heading in the opposite direction to the economy

p41 JOHN FITZPATRICK shares fond memories of club rallying, and the Mini that put him in hospital

p170 50 YEARS AGO TODAY CAR went shopping for Sixties metal. The first classic buying feature?


Classic Cars August 2022 issue

Classic Cars August 2022 issue
Classic Cars August 2022 issue
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