DECEMBER 2021

See what’s inside the December 2021 issue of Classic Cars magazine

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There are lots of great stories inside the December 2021 issue of Classic Cars magazine...

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OWNING

60 Life Cycle. From home-build to classic status for a Lotus Elan Sprint

66 Epic Restoration. Bringing Bentley’s EXP4 prototype back into the light after 50 years

89 Our Cars. Phil’s flashing E-type has a meltdown (p89); Joe introduces his BMW 530i Sport (p90) and Sam reverses his Toyota MR2 into a skip (p92)

DRIVING

6 The List. Senna superfan tries the car his hero helped to develop: Honda’s NSX

44 Size Matters. Assessing the merits of supersized classics as the Jaguar 420G, Lincoln Continental, Mercedes 450SE, Lamborghini LM002 and Bentley Arnage showcase their diverse luxuries PLUS – Bentley engineer Mike Dunn on making them handle

74 Prime Mover. We drive the Triumph test car that introduced fuel injection to the UK

BUYING

14 Quentin Willson suggests now might be the time to buy a Jensen, Jag or Merc

16 Chasing Cars. Lotus Esprits hit new heights and The Prisoner’s Moke crosses the block

20 Market Highlight. A US-historied Jaguar C-type refinished in British Racing Green

80 Buying Guide. Pick carefully, and a bargain Opel Manta can be yours for as little as £2k

87 Books & Models. Mike Spence recognised at last, and a gorgeous 1:18-scale Jaguar XJR

97 Ads on Test. Aston, Porsche, Rover, Jag...

135 Advertise for free

154 Price Guide Quarterly

THE MONTH IN CARS

24 Goodwood Revival. Triumphant return for the British classic as BRM is celebrated

27 Castle Combe. Autumn Classic Rare Frazer Nash battles adversity in Wiltshire

29 Obituaries. Celebrating the lives of Gordon Spice, Robert Brooks and Nino Vaccarella

30 Events. Planner Looking forward again to the likes of Rétromobile and Techno Classica

32 Barn Finds. Stunning one-owner Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider unearthed in Edinburgh

38 Next Month. Triumph’s small sports car celebrates a big birthday, on road and track

39 Letters. Sideways up Shelsley Walsh in a TVR, and our mystery roadster is finally identified

41 Quentin Willson remembers the fuel-crisis era of unwanted Ferraris and youthful buyers

43 John Fitzpatrick on swerving Volkswagen Golf GTIs round HM Customs & Excise

162 30 Years Ago Today. Jaguar’s Jim Randle had a lot to say about the motor industry...

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