October 2022

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There's so much more in the October issue of Classic Cars


74         Epic Restoration How Revington revived the long-lost Triumph Beta prototype

How one TR guru resurrected the crash-damaged Beta prototype

82         Life Cycle The frantic life of a Fiat 500 Special Saloon, on track, hill and garage floor

The story of the 500 with only one Fiat part – the badge on its nose

107        Our Cars Phil’s Jaguar E-type returns to France (p107), Russ’s Alfa Romeo Spider celebrates a big birthday (p108) and Stewart introduces his Ford Falcon XB GT (p110)


6         The List Reader Clive Kelsall enjoys a sunny day’s drive with an Austin-Healey 100/4

Our reader spends a day getting to grips with this Austin-Healey 100/4

44       Grit & Greatness Seventies rally homologation specials from Ford, Porsche, Renault, Triumph and Vauxhall hit the tarmac PLUS - Rod Mansfield on marketing speed

Andrew Noakes relives his Group 4-era rally memories
Rod Mansfield on the glory years of Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations division

64       Parallel Universe Stepping into the glam world of a cantilever-door Bentley drophead

Slide into the world of a Bentley with an art-deco design secret

91        Starship On tour in a rock ‘n’ roll roadie’s much-loved Mini Cooper 970S

Meet the Mini that ferried guitars and their rock-star owners around in the Seventies


14 Quentin Willson notes fuel prices are turning guzzlers like the Jensen FF into bargains...

Quentin leverages recent sales data to pick out some bargains

16 Chasing Cars ...while Russ tracks the trend further with the Jaguar XJS

20 Temptations Stirling Moss’s Mercedes-Benz SL creates a stir, as does a Ferrari 250GT Lusso

98 Buying Guide How to get yourself an Audi Quattro while they’re still good value (just)

A tough, usable classic – so long as you avoid certain pitfalls

105 Books & Models French political intrigue revealed, and a groundbreaking Ferrari 250GTO

115 Ads on Test Rover P5B Coupé (p115), Aston Martin DB6 (p116), MGA (p119), Alfa Spider (p120)

152 Advertise your classic for free

The month in cars

24 McRae Rally Challenge Rally stars reunited with their cars, including Ford Escort RSs, in Fife

A wonderful tribute to Colin at the McRae Rally Challenge

27 Heveningham Hall Concours Group Bs including Audi lend concours German flavour

28 Paddy Hopkirk & Alain de Cadenet Remembering masters of rallying and endurance racing

30 Events Planner Concours season is underway, big motor sport festivals around the corner

32 Barn Finds A bumper crop this month includes rare BMWs, Ferraris and Porsches rusting in peace

38 Next Month The annual Hot 30, plus on the secretive trail of a spy’s Lagonda Rapide

39 Letters Porsche ownership woes, and how a cherished plate led to a Jaguar E-type reunion

41 Quentin Willson ponders the evergreen appeal of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

43 John Fitzpatrick on how an orchestrated Mini Cooper photo-finish went very, very wrong

170 40 Years Ago Today CAR reckoned Ford, Audi and Citroën predicted the future. Had they?

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