Classic Cars March 2023 edition

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6 The List Terry Unwin wasn’t a BMW fan, but did a day driving a Z8 change his mind?

38 Hit The Road! Armed with a Triumph TR4, we go for a classic weekend exploring North Yorkshire. PLUS - 50 great drives to take in the UK and Ireland in 2023

56 12 Cylinder Salute As Lamborghini discontinues its naturally aspirated V12, we drive Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago and Aventador, and profile the men behind them

82 Everyman ExecutiveOpel’s Monza took on and undercut prestige cars. Did it succeed?


68 Epic Restoration How Justin Drury rediscovered and resurrected his family Rover SD1

76 Life Cycle Prototype, press car, and in police custody - first MkIII Ford Capri 3.0S’s life

97 Our CarsRoss’s Renault 5 Turbo is no longer taxing, and Russ introduces his Volvo 940GLE


14 Quentin Willson Ferrari F40 establishes its place in the collectors’ big league

16 Chasing Cars Both project and mint Lamborghinis fetch big money in London bonanza

18 Temptations Russ Smith singles out a grail-grade Ferrari 250GT Lusso this month

20 Market AnalysisJohn Mayhead drills down into the data from 2022’s UK auctions

88 Buying Guide Bargain of the century? Buy a Mercedes-Benz CL for as little as £4000

95 Books & Models Car designers speak out, plus bizarre model F2 Brabham wing-car

103 Ads on Test Tempted by a Royal Aston Martin Virage(p103), modified Triumph Stag(p104), low-mileage Ferrari California (p107) or off-roader Fiat Panda (p108)? Step this way

146 Price GuideTrack the whole classic market with our comprehensive guide

The month in cars

22 Golden Age of RallyTorinese retrospective brings previously-unseen Fords to the fore

25 VSCC Winter Driving TestsRolls-Royce Silver Ghost put to the test at freezing Bicester

26 Events Planner Winterwill be over soon - plan a classic Spring as old favourites return

26 Patrick Tambay, 1949-2022 Ferrari F1 ace and double Can-Am champion remembered

28 Barn Finds Covers come off a timewarp early Lamborghini Countach LP400

32 Next Month Saluting a half-century of Ferrari’s fantastic V8, on road and track

33 Letters Coogan congratulated, and a secret hot Mercedes-Benz SL of the Sixties revealed

35 Quentin Willsonogles an AC Cobra 427 in ‘the Versailles of man caves’

37 John Fitzpatrick is in a reflective mood this month

154 20 Years Ago Today Was Colin McRae about to take on his own fans wheel-to-wheel?

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