Classic Cars December 2022

classic cars magazine december 2022 issue

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6 The ListVW man Darryl Sleath finally gets to try a Porsche 356. Aircooled perfection?

<br><strong>Did a grounding in VWs prepare reader Darryl Sleath for the 356?</strong>

44 Back To The Future Classicicons take on their electric and hybrid equivalents – can the Honda Insight, Tesla Model S and BMW i8 prevail over the Mini, Daimler Double Six and Ferrari 308GTB? PLUS – a Lotus insider on the cross-Atlantic creation of the Tesla Roadster

<strong>Brave new world? EVs make their case, petrol fights bac</strong>k
<meta charset="utf-8"><strong>PLUS – a Lotus insider on the cross-Atlantic creation of the Tesla Roadster</strong>

64 Lost in Translation Right foot down in the Earls Court Motor Show De Tomaso Pantera

<strong>On the road in the first De Tomaso Pantera most Brits saw</strong>

88 The Shape of Things to Come As the Ford Cortina hits 60, we drive the earliest survivor

<br><strong>Revolutionary turns 60 – driving the oldest UK Cortina left</strong>


74 Epic Restoration How a team of specialists revived a Bristol 401, 1000 miles apart

<strong>From bodged mess to meticulous concours perfection for this Bristol 401</strong>

82 Life Cycle Pride, bodgery and brushes with fame for a one-owner Opel Manta GT/E

<strong>From cherished rally-rep to resto project and back for one Opel Manta</strong>

103 Our Cars Mrs Bell’s Porsche throws up warning lights (p103), Russ’s Alfa blows a gasket, andJoe gives his BMW new tyres and crosses his fingers (p106)


14 Quentin Willson on why big Austin-Healeys are suddenly making more money

16 Chasing Cars Russ reports on a Mercedes-heavy sale, and Triumph finally beats MG

18 Market Highlights Ex-works MG Metro 6R4 and Ferrari 308GT4 head to market

22 John Mayhead reports on the eight popular classics that have beaten recent inflation

94 Buying Guide Snag yourself a Nineties icon – the Renault Clio Williams – with confidence

111 Ads on Test TVR Tuscan (p111),Fiat Dino Spider (p112),Ford Sapphire Cosworth (p115) and Morris Minor Tourer (p116) driven, reviewed and rated

162 Price Guide Quarterly 259 climbers and fallers revealed

The month in cars

24 Goodwood Revival Graham Hill’s cars and Ferrari’s 75th anniversary take centre stage

26 Concours of Elegance Spectacular Delage takes Hampton Court Palace honours

28 Salon Privé Special-bodied one-off Chryslers vie for attention at Blenheim Palace

30 Brian Culcheth, 1938-2022 Remembering the Triumph and Opel rally champion

30 Events Planner Get ready for a classic winter of rallies, vintage trials and indoor shows

34 Barn Finds How one man’s persistence paid off in liberating a pilot’s neglected Porsche

38 Letters A chance reunion with a Jaguar C-type, and setting the Royal record straight

41 Quentin Willson inspired by our cover, recalls his electrifying first encounter with a Tesla

43 John Fitzpatrick on how his hero Ferrari turned out to be all show and no go

170 50 Years Ago Today CAR pursued Giugiaro across Turin, Lotus Esprit door card in hand...

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