Classic Cars November 2022

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38 The Hot 30 Our panel of experts pick the year’s best buys, from Vauxhall to Bugatti

<strong>INSIDER TIPS 2023: six buying experts help you navigate a turbulent market</strong>


76 Epic Restoration How one woman’s obsession led to a perfected Volkswagen Golf GLi

The childhood Golf dream fulfilled by a restoration to as-new state

98 Life Cycle Rejected after six months, then cherished for 40 years – an Escort XR3’s life

Long-term love pays off for the XR3 first bought as a grocer’s van

118 Our Cars Bits fall off Russ’s Morris (p118), as Quentin’s 2CV gets a clean bill of health (p120)


6 The List Reader Chris Dady takes the wheel of an AC Aceca - will it join his 70-car haul?

Will the AC Aceca impress reader Chris Dady – who’s owned 70 cars?

66 On His Majesty’s Secret Service Driving a spy’s Lagonda - is it the real-life Bond car?

Declassified: the Lagonda V12 that lived a life of WWII espionage

84 Blown Away We drive the Lotus Turbo Esprit recently bought by original engineer Martin Cliffe

Engineer Martin Cliffe takes the wheel of the supercar he helped create
PLUS The Turbo’s creators candidly recall its development rollercoaster

104 ‘It terrified Ford The Brits who helped forge the Mercedes 190E 2.3-16’s racing legacy

We speak to three key figures to get the inside line on the Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth's motor sport legacy


14 Quentin Willson Bargain time? Range Rover, Ferrari and Mercedes SLK looking cheap

16 Chasing Cars Russ Smith reckons Nineties drop-tops from Mercedes and Alfa are bargains

110 Buying Guide How to buy a Ford Anglia 105E/123E while avoiding Harry Potter hype

117 Books & Models American racing memories, and an exceptional 1:18-scale McLaren

125 Ads on Test A rare opportunity to buy a Jensen FF (p125), a perfected Jaguar E-type (p126), a bargain Porsche 996Turbo (p129) and a charming Austin Seven (p130)

The month in cars

22 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance A Duesenberg brings honours home to the USA

24 Silverstone Classic Group C Porsches storm the grid at bigger-than-ever race festival

26 The Quail Bizarre Citroën rarity stands out at the Californian Motorsports Gathering

27 Nicola Materazzi, 1939-2022 Remembering the engineer who turbocharged Ferrari

27 Events Planner Prepare for a classic autumn of shows, rallies, and a new literary festival

28 Barn Finds Ferrari, Bentley and a muscle car legend emerge from the gloom this month

32 Next Month Classic controversy as the Jaguar XJ12’s refinement is challenged... by a Tesla

33 Letters Family memories of special treatment at Rod Mansfield’s Ford AVO workshop

35 Quentin Willson strays off the beaten track to talk about Meyers Manx beach-buggies

37 John Fitzpatrick gets his collar felt after a memorable Lotus Cortina escapade

170 25 Years Ago Today CAR assessed the aftermath of the classic market crash of 1990

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