MAY 2022

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

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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 2022 issue of Classic Cars magazine...

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p86 EPIC RESTORATION How do you restore a Ferrari 195S when you don’t know who built it?

p94 LIFE CYCLE The near-five-decade, top-down life of a Crayford Cortina 2000 Convertible

p123 OUR CARS Phil introduces his BMW 325Ci (p123), Russ refurbishes his Morris Minor’s dash-board (p126), and Sam reviews his Toyota MR2’s cosmetics (p128)


p6 THE LIST Reader Mike James tries the luxurious Lotus Elan +2 for size - but does it excite?

p64 BREATHTAKING Foot to the floor in the little-known, race-bred Nineties Porsche 911GT

p74 LAST LAP OF LUXURY Driving a Fifties F1 paddock fixture - Tony Vandervell’s Bentley S1

p102 ASH TO ASHES A jaunt in Chrysler’s last true luxury ‘woodie’, the Newport Town & Country


p14 QUENTIN WILLSON sees leftfield opportunities from Bristol and Saab, and the bargain SLK

p16 CHASING CARS A good day for Brits in Paris, and Russ reckons now’s the time to buy a ‘Healey

p20 MARKET HEADLINERS A unique Lagonda S1 and famous Jaguar E-type head under the hammer

p50 SMART BUYS 2022 Quentin Willson explains why now’s the time to bag a Citroën SM, Ford Escort XR3i MkIV Cabriolet, Honda Civic Type-R, Triumph Vitesse 1600 or Volvo 850 T-5R

p114 BUYING GUIDE Want Art Deco swank with postwar sensibility? That’ll be the Riley RM

p121 BOOKS & MODELS A deep dive into sports-prototype racers from Group C to modern Hybrids, plus scale models of the BMW 5 Series E34, Aston DB4, Volvo 142 and Iso-Williams IR F1 car

p133 ADS ON TEST 240Z (p133), F430 (p134), Escort (p137), Minor (p138) & 2CV (p141) all road-tested



p24 COVENTRY MOTOFEST Meet Talbot returns home as UK’s biggest free car event is announced

p27 POMEROY TROPHY Aston Martin DB MkIII leads classic charge at Silverstone curtain-raiser

p28 HRCR DAY Elusive Plymouth Cricket prototype surfaces at Gaydon’s classic rally launchpad

p28 JESSE ALEXANDER, 1929-2021 Remembering the photojournalist who lifted the lid on Ferra-ri

p31 EVENTS PLANNER Classic life comes roaring back - time to plan your spring and early summer

p34 BARN FINDS A Jaguar bonanza includes ex-McCluggage XK140 and school-run E-type

p38 NEXT MONTH Looking back on six decades of the car that put Lotus on the motoring map

p41 LETTERS Ex-military memories of blinding BMWs, and a warning from a life on the shop floor

p45 QUENTIN WILLSON warns of tough and uncertain times ahead for the classic market

p47 JOHN FITZPATRICK revels in memories of storming American endurance classics in a BMW CSL

p48 COMPETITION Win an unforgettable trip for two to this summer’s Le Mans Classic

p194 25 YEARS AGO TODAY... CAR revealed the story of the manufacturer that never was: Bulgari


Classic Cars May 2022 issue

Classic Cars May 2022 issue
Classic Cars May 2022 issue
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