SEPTEMBER 2021

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

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

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OWNING

p66 Epic Restoration. From bodged and rusty to perfect for Mini Cooper 998

p72 Life Cycle. Nearly 50 years on and off track with a Tui BH2 Formula Super Vee

p85 Our Cars. Phil’s E-type takes a leak (p85); Andrew saves his BMW M3’s electrics (p86)

DRIVING

p6 The List. Reader Peter Warren experiences his ‘ultimate Fiat’, the Dino Coupé

p38 Roadster Revivalists. As the great sports cars of the Nineties attain classic status, we revisit the Mazda MX-5, MGF, BMW Z3, Porsche Boxster, Mercedes SLK and Lotus Elise – which would you have? PLUS – stylist Grant Larson on saving Porsche

p58 Art For Art’s Sake? On the road in the beautiful art-deco Lancefield Alvis Speed 25

BUYING

p14 Quentin Willson spots Rolls-Royce, Mercedes and Triumph drop-top bargains

p16 Chasing Cars. Russ reports on big-money Lancias and a celebrity Ferrari 275GTB

p20 Market Highlight. Evaluating the first Alfa Romeo 1900C SS on the market in years

p76 Buying Guide. No longer cheap, but still very cheerful: buy yourself a classic Fiat 500

p91 Ads on Test. Evaluating Volvo, Mercedes, Bristol and Ford

p121 Advertise your classic for free

p146 Price Guide. More than 1400 classic values tracked

p153 Competition. Win a John Ketchell art canvas

THE MONTH IN CARS

p24 London Classic Car Show. Richard Hammond launches resto project, and famous VW pops up

p26 National Ferrari Owners’ Day. First UK Dino 308GT4 among the highlights at Sywell

p2 Yorkshire Motor Sport Festival. Bentley stars at the inaugural Wolfstones Hillclimb

p27 E-type 60. Rare racers pay homage to Jaguar’s finest at Shelsley Walsh birthday bash

p28 Events Planner. Coming thick and fast now, including Sunbeam racers in Southport

p30 Barn Finds. Hillclimbing TVR with a V8 heart resurfaces in Wales after five decades

p32 Next Month. 2021’s Hot 30, and a lucky reader gets a Bentley 4.5-litre dream-drive

p35 Quentin Willson notes that even in a grim year, there’s cause for optimism

p37 John Fitzpatrick recalls frantic shunt-avoiding 1964 BSCC Mini Cooper antics

p154 50 Years Ago Today. CAR revealed rip-off prices, with 51-percent Mercedes markups

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