July 2022

Classic Cars July 2022 cover

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Classic Cars July 2022 cover
Classic Cars July 2022 cover


Classic Cars July 2022 issue

Classic Cars July 2022 issue
Classic Cars July 2022 issue
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Highlights from the July 2022 issue

Highlights from the July 2022 issue


p64 EPIC RESTORATION Triumph specialist takes on Ferrari’s delicacy – a rusty Dino 246GT

p72 LIFE CYCLE A family’s well-travelled Volvo PV444, from Norway to Portugal via Stratford

p78 SEVENTH WONDER Celebrating an Austin Seven centenary with diverse ownership tales

p105 OUR CARS Phil’s E-type has been refusing to indicate (p105), Charlie takes his Range Rover’s instruments to task (p106), and Russ stumbles across a Morris Minor Holy Grail (p108)


p6 THE LIST Reader Jamie Buchanan lives his rally dream in a Group 4-spec Alpine A310 V6

p41 25 GIANT KILLERS We pick racers, cars and audacious mavericks who took on the establishment – and trounced them at their own game

p52 WHALE OF A TIME Meet Minky, the steroidal Aston Virage 6.3 development car that put the model – and the company’s fortunes – back on track. PLUS ex-Works Service mastermind David Eales talks about his surreal days serving up specials for Brunei Royals

p86 LORD OF THE FOUR RINGS Audi’s 100 once defined the marque. Why has it been forgotten?

p92 BILL PRICE BMC’s rallying supremo on Mini Coopers and big ’Healeys on the rough stuff


p14 QUENTIN WILLSON muses over a bargain Facel-Vega, and recommends the Fiat Dino

p16 CHASING CARS ACs flatline, Volvo hits new heights, SS100 and Bentley MkVI dazzle

p96 BUYING GUIDE The Leyland Princess is increasingly sought after now - here’s now to buy one

p101 BOOKS & MODELS GT40’s Lola DNA revealed, Pagani unmasked, stunning 1:18 Vanwall VW57

p113 ADS ON TEST Assessing an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante (p113), BMW 3.0 CSL (p114), Jaguar E-type S1 2+2 (p117) and 1275GT-spec Mini Clubman (p118) for sale - will you buy?


p169 INVESTMENT GUIDE Get your hands on the year’s hottest buying advice

The month in cars

p24 SALON PRIVÉ London Long-lost Alfa Romeo 12C Prototipo emerges in new Chelsea concours

p26 GOODWOOD MEMBERS’ MEETING Porsche’s Le Mans-winning family jewels come out to play

p28 EVENTS PLANNER Get your classic summer started – it’s hill climb season

p30 BARN FINDS A French hoard, and a daunting De Tomaso Pantera project for a ‘lucky’ buyer

p34 LETTERS Vandervell memories, and appreciating the defiantly different Seventies Lotus Elite

p37 QUENTIN WILLSON A surprisingly cheap Mercedes 280SE suggests it’s time to buy your dream

p38 NEXT MONTH Take your pick of classic compact sports saloons, from Jowett to Lexus

p39 JOHN FITZPATRICK How a chance fuel-station meeting led to a Mini Cooper racing adventure

p170 20 YEARS AGO TODAY CAR profiled McLaren’s unknown, untested prodigy: Master Hamilton


Classic Cars July 2022 issue

Classic Cars July 2022 issue
Classic Cars July 2022 issue
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