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p6 The List. Reader Arron Nichols spends a day driving a Superformance GT40

p36 Brave Buys, Brilliant Drives. Buy carefully, and you can put a reliable Aston Martin AMV8 Vantage, Ferrari 456M, Maserati 4.2 V8 Coupé or Porsche 996 Turbo on your drive. PLUS – 996 designer Pinky Lai on furniture, free labour and fried eggs

p60 Epic Restoration. How a rusty Maserati Kyalami went from parts-donor to exemplar

p50 The Pioneer. Driving the privateer Lancia Stratos crucial to the model’s rally story

p68 Life Cycle. A Ford Capri 1.6XL that became a crucial part of one family for five decades

p74 Class Action. Appreciating the unique qualities of the Lancia Aurelia Berlina


14 Quentin Willson on the strangely overlooked BMWs you need to buy now, and the hot Ford that’s avoided market hype

p16 Chasing Cars. Surprise record-price Opel Manta GT/E points to an overlooked car on the up, and Triumph Herald saloons step out of the convertible’s shadow

p20 Very Limited Edition. The very first Aston Martin V8 Zagato comes to market

p22 Tempting Buys. Superb condition sets a Jensen FF, Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5,Citroën DS23 and Talbot 65 apart from the rest

p82 Buying Guide. How to buy a baby-supercar Vauxhall VX220 well

p89 Books & Models. Landmark Shadow book and exclusive Jaguar D-type model arrive

p97 Ads on Test. Will a Porsche 911 2.7 (p97), Lotus Exige (p98), Sunbeam Rapier (p101)or Ford Taunus P4 (p102) prove tempting this month?

p154 Price Guide. Fully revised and updated, look out for new modern-classic entries for Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Ford, among others

p142 Advertise your classic for free


33 Quentin Willson on the Ford Mustang and the lasting power of positive nostalgia

35 John Fitzpatrick recalls driving the mighty Kremer Porsche 935s


24 Hans Mezger, 1929-2020 Remembering the engineering genius who powered Porsche

24 Events Planner. After months of cancellations, motor sport is back on the agenda

p26 Barn Finds. A serial hunter tells all, and a rare Sunbeam-Talbot emerges in Devon

p30 Next Month. Discover this year’s hottest buys, and an extraordinary Porsche 911S life

p31 Letters. Mercedes-Benz SL controversy all-round, from electric power to gearbox choice

p91 Our Cars. Malcolm reshapes his Jaguar E-type‘s exhaust with a JCB (p91), and Sam’s Toyota MR2 emerges from lockdown – but can it stop? (p92)

p162 30 Years Ago Today... CAR’s Russell Bulgin entered the mind of Ayrton Senna

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