September 2022

Classic Cars September 2022 issue

by Phil Bell |
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Classic Cars September 2022 cover
Classic Cars September 2022 issue
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Classic Cars September 2022 cover
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There's so much more in the September issue of Classic Cars


p72      EPIC RESTORATION Restore or preserve a survivor Ford Capri? This one needed both

Epic restoration of a 10,400-mile Ford Capri 1600XL

p86      LIFE CYCLE From grocery runs to rally stages via Buckingham Palace for a remarkable ‘fintail’ Mercedes-Benz 230S

Life story of a Mercedes 230S 'Fintail'

p103    OUR CARS Phil gets his Jaguar back on the road (p103), Alvis gearbox makes Nigel’s life a misery (p104), and Sam finds a surprise lurking in his Toyota MR2’s new hardtop (p106)


p6        THE LIST Will an Aston Martin DB4 live up to lifelong fan Mark Palmer’s expectations?

We put a reader in his dream Aston DB4 for the day – why don't you write in?

p44      WATERCOOLER MOMENT As the car that reinvented Porsche, the 996, hits a quarter-century, we drive Carrera 2, Turbo and GT3 RS variants as racer Jörg Bergmeister and tuner Phil Hindley talk winning, engineering, and making them even faster

Special section celebrating 25 years of the Porsche 996
Jörg Bergmeister on driving a Porsche 996 to win

p62      FLEXIBLE FELINE We drive the Jaguar XK120 with both race and rally successes to its name

Driving the 1951 Scottish International Rally-wining Jaguar XK120

p78      PIONEER IN MINIATURE 50 years ago, the Fiat X1/9 changed sports cars forever; here’s how

Fiat X1/9 hits 50? Time to drive one


p14      QUENTIN WILLSON reckons the E-type is slipping as Toyota Supras and Ford Granadas rise

Quentin Willson's top buying tips of the month

p16      CHASING CARS Premium BMW and bargain Audi, Bond cars on the up, showstopping Alfa 6C

Russ Smith's market insights

p94     BUYING GUIDE Concept-car looks, sports-car drive and bargain price? That’ll be the Alfa GTV

How to buy an Alfa GTV or Spider well

p101    BOOKS & MODELS Car archaeology with Miles Collier, and a stunning 1:18 Lamborghini Diablo

p111    ADS ON TEST Jaguar Mark V (p111), BMW M5 (p112), Turner 950S (p115) & DKW Universal (p116) test-driven by our experts

p162    PRICE GUIDE More than 1400 classic values tracked

Latest values for more than 1400 classics

The month in cars

p24      GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED Groups B and C celebrated in Sussex with Ford to the fore

Highlights from the best events

p27      SIR JACKIE STEWART CLASSIC Great Scot hailed on home turf as AC Ace emerges from hiding

p28      YORKSHIRE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL Jaguar E-types star on the hill and the concours lawn

p30      EVENTS PLANNER Summer’s here, and so are the classic events - make sure you’re there

p32      BARN FINDS Jaw-dropping French haul includes unique Hispano-Suiza and Delahaye finds

See what we've discovered this month

p36      NEXT MONTH Rally cars for the road, and a Mini Cooper rock ’n’ roll life

p37      LETTERS Design heavyweights Harper and Stevens remember Ron Saunders’ Lotus Seven

p41      QUENTIN WILLSON A Volvo 340 prompts an observation: young enthusiasts in angular cars

p43      JOHN FITZPATRICK on how lending Derek Bell a worn-out Porsche 962 paid off

p170    60 YEARS AGO TODAY A new kind of magazine, with a Renault 8 on the cover, hit the shelves

Classic Cars September 2022 cover
Classic Cars September 2022 issue
Classic Cars September 2022 issue
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