MAY 2021

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

May 2021 cover

by Phil Bell |


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue

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

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p82 Epic Restoration Reviving a once-raced Ferrari 250GT Lusso to perfection

p98 The Collector Find out how one South African ended up with 37 Mercedes-Benz

p123 Our Cars Ross’s Renault 5 Turbo custody battle (p123), horrors under Russ’s Alfa Spider carpets (p124) and Stewart strips another Chrysler Imperial (p126)


p6 European Union Driving the Bristol 401 Farina – best of Britain, Germany and Italy

p62 Bitter Sweet On the road in Triumph’s answer to the Lancia Stratos, the TR7 V8

p72 A Nuova Dawn A drive reveals how the Islero represents Lamborghini’s soul

p108 Ford’s Capri As Henry Ford II’s own 2.8 Injection awakes, we’re in the driving seat


p16 Quentin Willson profiles a new generation of classic Land-Rovers to buy now

p18 Chasing Cars Big-money Brits from Jaguar, Aston Martin and Bond cross the block

p22 Market Temptations Early AC Ace, rare Bentley, near-extinct Alfa and Vauxhall

p46 SMART BUYS 2021 Quentin Willson reveals this year’s hot classic property. Plus our guru

confesses to the smart buys he let slip away, from Daimler to Bentley

p114 Buying Guide Bag a trouble-free £2k Audi TT

p121 Books & Models Tom Kristensen tells all

p131 Ads on Test Mustang Mach 1 (p131), Frogeye Sprite (p132), Land Rover S1 (p135) and Mercedes 260E (p136) classifieds driven


p26 Central Muscle Cars Holden dominates inaugural Hampton Downs New Zealand GP

p28 Obituaries Hannu Mikkola, Chris Craft and Bruce Meyers remembered

p28 King of the Concours Ex-Portago Ferrari 750 Monza claims world’s-best crown

p30 Events Planner With a roadmap out of lockdown, it’s time to plan a classic spring

p32 Barn Finds A staggering selection of Lancias in Cambridgeshire surprises enthusiasts

p36 Subscribe for just £4.00 per month, saving £0.99 off the shop price

p39 Letters Chance discovery of a Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG, and percolating Triumph

p39 Contact us

p41 Quentin Willson lifts the lid on a slumbering Dino 246GT hiding in suburbia

p43 John Fitzpatrick recalls flattening a Ferrari 250LM at the 1967 BOAC 500

p97 Next Month Is painless ownership possible? We say yes, and reveal which cars can be

p186 20 Years Ago Today Prompted by Peugeot’s 206CC, CAR hailed an end to boring cars


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue
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