FEBRUARY 2022

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

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

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OWNING

p70 THE COLLECTOR Michelle Hambly’s Porsche obsession has no limits - tractors included

p80 EPIC RESTORATION How a rotten Reliant Scimitar GTE came back from the dead

p88 LIFE CYCLE One family’s six-decade life with an unusual Gilbern GT

p103 OUR CARS Quentin’s 2CV’s first owner gets in touch (p103), Russ’s Morris Minor is safe to drive again (p104), and Andrew makes his BMW M3 look frugal with a trip to Crewe

DRIVING

p6 THE LIST Will an Ariel Atom be a shock to the system for reader Paul Singer?

p40 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Diverse classic driving experiences to savour, with the Triumph TR3A, Renault Clio Williams, Bentley T1, Ford Sierra RS500, Jensen Interceptor, Ferrari 365GT/4 BB and Citroën DS21 Decapotable on trial

PLUS The Elusive Five – The core Classic Cars team each choose a classic that has so far eluded them, forming a surprising but compelling bucket-list quintet

p60 EXCESS ALL AREAS The ultimate muscle car? Hitting the road in the Shelby GT500

BUYING

p14 QUENTIN WILLSON recommends British brawn from AC, Aston Martin and Bentley

p16 CHASING CARS A good NEC day for Silverstone, with Jaguar and Triumph surprises

p20 MARKET HIGHLIGHT A strangely undervalued Bentley and a stunning Mercedes 300SL

p94 BUYING GUIDE Get yourself a decent BMW E46 3 Series while they’re still bargains

p101 BOOKS AND MODELS An E-type Lightweight insider speaks out, and 1:18 SSKL drops jaws

p111 ADS ON TEST Allow us to tempt you with test-driven and evaluated Bristol 411 (p111), Triumph TR5 (p112), Porsche 993 Carrera Cabrio (p115) and Sunbeam Talbot 10 (p116)

THE MONTH IN CARS

p24 NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW Ford wins the day as iconic 50-year-old race and rally cars return

p27 WALTER HAYES TROPHY Season’s end at Silverstone as an unusual Renault appears on track

p27 CHRIS SMITH, 1944-2021, The founder of Westfield and creator of V8 Sevens remembered

p28 EVENTS PLANNER Looking forward to what’s hopefully a far more familiar classic year in 2022

p30 BARN FINDS Incredible finds from France, including a very long-term Hispano-Suiza project

p34 LETTERS Brawny V8s the order of the day, from more on our hill climber to a civilised Cobra

p37 QUENTIN WILLSON on cheap Jensen Interceptors and the characters who drove them

p38 NEXT MONTH 50th anniversary of a lightweight road and race masterpiece: BMW 3.0CSL

p39 JOHN FITZPATRICK is reunited with a memorable Ford Escort RS1600 in Birmingham

p162 40 YEARS AGO TODAY A cheaper, basic Citroën 2CV gave an unexpected new lease of life

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