DECEMBER 2020

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FEATURES

p6 The List. A reader gets a V8-powered day to remember with a Corvette Stingray

p52 Va Va V600m. Testing a rare automatic Aston Vantage V600 on road and track

p60 Epic Restoration. How an E-type was revived after a 42-year slumber

p68 Life Cycle. Four decades behind the wheel of a very brown Triumph Spitfire

p74 The Speed Of Light. Pushing the limits of the exquisite little Broadspeed GTS

BUYING

p14 Quentin Willson recommends early Mini Coopers, and great value Bristol buys

p16 Chasing Cars. Strong-performing Jaguar XJS at Historics, plus why now’s the time to get the Volkswagen Corrado you’ve always wanted

p20 Getting Into Number Ten. Early Jaguar E-type heads for 60th anniversary sale

p38 Moving On Up. They saw the Eighties in as rivals. Now the BMW 323i, Alfa Romeo GTV, Ford Capri 2.8i and Mercedes-Benz 280CE vie for the attention of your £15k. PLUS – Ford marketing guru Steve Saxty on how the Blue Oval sold the coupé dream

p80 Buying Guide. Saab’s 99, 90 and 900 are hot classic property, so buy the best

p87 Books & Models. Landmark Lamborghini Miura book arrives, as does 1:18 GT40

p97 Ads on Test. Aston Martin Vantage Zagato (p97), Morgan Plus 4 (p98), Morris 1100 (p101) and Peugeot 306 Rallye (p102) test-driven on your behalf

p136 Advertise your classic for free

p154 Price Guide Quarterly. The market in numbers: what’s up, down and in

COLUMNISTS

35 Quentin Willson kicks himself having lost out on an auction bargain Jensen C-V8

37 John Fitzpatrick explains why the Porsche 935 was best, even with a door missing

THE MONTH IN CARS

24 Salon Privé Le Mans arrives at Blenheim, including an iconic Porsche 962C

26 Vauxhall: Made in Luton Concepts emerge from hiding, including VX Lightning

26 Events Planner Amid the cancellations, there’s still classic fun to be had this year

28 Barn Finds Rare Ferrari 330 GTC unearthed in Australia, Lancias surface in Scotland

32 Next Month A big birthday celebration for the Jaguar E-type at 60

33 Letters Memories of rubbing shoulders with golden-era greats in the paddock

36 Competition Win a luxury stay at the Metropole, deep in Wales’ motoring nirvana

89 Our Cars Phil’s Jaguar E-type gets a clean bill of health (p89), Malcolm bags a bargain anniversary MGF (p90), and Russ’s Alfa Romeo Spider gets hot and bothered (p92)

162 40 Years Ago Today... Porsche tried to kill off the 911. Find out why it couldn’t

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