June 2022

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Classic Cars June 2022 issue

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Special Section – Lotus Elan at 60

p42        LOTUS ELAN 60TH A six-decade retrospective on Britain’s most important sports car

p46        FIT FOR CHAMPION Touring the Scottish Borders in Jim Clark’s Lotus Elan S3 Coupé

p54        JIM CLARK INTERVIEW In 1964, Clark talked about his Radford Elan - and your driving

p56        LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Reflecting on the Elan years en route to Thruxton in a special S1 1600

Owning

p72        EPIC RESTORATION Could intrepid Scotsmen in sheds resurrect the enigmatic Skeoch?

p80        DEBBIE MCGEE on 23 years living with her much-loved Mercedes-Benz 300SL R107

p95        OUR CARS Richard Mason’s Mercedes-Benz 560SEC is introduced (p95), Nigel treats his Alvis like a skip (p96), and Andrew restores his BMW M3’s voice (p98)

Driving

p6          THE LIST Will raw sports car fan Peter Rogers warm to Bentley Continental R charms?

p64        GOOD OL' BOYS Thundering around Goodwood in a Corvette that saw NASCAR stars take on Europe’s best

Buying

p14 QUENTIN WILLSON It’s a good time to indulge in the undervalued Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

p16        CHASING CARS Russ reports on buoyant Eighties hot hatches and a Triumph TR5 auction battle

p20        MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Star Ferraris: an actress’s Dino 246GTS and a racer’s 275GTS up for sale

p86        BUYING GUIDE The Land Rover Discovery is perfect if you’ve missed the Range Rover boat

p93        BOOKS &MODELS A landmark Lamborghini work and the only cheap way into a McLaren F1

p103      ADS ON TEST Porsche 911 (p103), Morris Minor (p104), BMW 501 (p107) & Land Rover S1 (p108)

p154      PRICE GUIDE QUARTERLY Update Q1 2022 has seen 201 high-fliers and 75 hard-fallers

The month in cars

p24        RETROMOBILE McLaren F1s star as spectacular French show returns in force to Paris

p27  PRACTICAL CLASSICS RESTORATION SHOW Mysterious Jaguars return at Birmingham’s NEC

p28        OBITUARIES Remembering ‘Quick Vic’ Elford, tuning guru Basil Wales and Lotus’ Martin Colvill

p30        EVENTS PLANNER With show season in full swing, it’s time to head to the hills with Bugatti

p32        BARN FINDS Stunning Thirties Lagonda Three Litre emerges from hiding in Derbyshire

p36        NEXT MONTH Classic giant-killers, rally man Bill Price speaks, Aston Martin prototype tested

p37        LETTERS Owning another of Tony Vandervell’s Bentleys, and some alternative investments

p39        QUENTIN WILLSON talks you into an unlikely classic bargain: the Land Rover Freelander

p41        JOHN FITZPATRICK on racing slippery Porsches for mystery money man Georg Loos

p162      30 YEARS AGO TODAY CAR contemplated controversy: had Porsche been undone by Mazda?

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