MARCH 2018 issue

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• Yorkshire road trip in a Series V to explore the life of Aston saviour David Brown
• Interview with his grandson Adam Brown about the Aston years
• EPIC RESTORATION of a DB4 prototype rescued from a Welsh cowshed


Rowan Atkinson's Porsche-built Mercedes 500E and Ferrari-engined Lancia Thema 8.32 tested, plus interview with the great man
• We test three sporting Seventies survivors, Rover SD1 Vitesse, Opel         Manta GT/E and Ford Capri 2.8 Injection, against their biggest challenge – the Eighties
• On the beat in an ex-police Daimler SP250 once owned by Win Percy
• THE COLLECTOR. A yard full of obscure parts, some of which shouldn’t exist, are brought to life by the extraordinary ‘Hicky’ Hickling, Edwardian car necromancer
• LIFE CYCLE. The wild life of a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth rally car that survived flat-out special-stage drives, Ayrton Senna and Eighties mullets
• THE LIST. Philip Martin’s classic life has been one of trial and error – will a Jaguar Mk2 prove to be a perfect blend after a life of sports cars and hot hatches?
• WHY I LOVE... ace saloon racer Christabel Carlisle muses on the connections between cars and music


• How to buy a great Alfa Spider 105 series without fear
Quentin Willson reveals which Aston, Ford or Volkswagen to buy now
• How will the Alfa 6C 2500 Cabriolet Speciale fare when it returns to Paris – the scene of its controversial debut?
• Rally-spec Triumph and Abarth, and a freshly-restored Lotus Europa Twin Cam vie for your attention
• The latest books and models reviewed
• Cars for sale tested: Ferrari 456 GTA, Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, Porsche 928, Jaguar XK120
• Advertise your classic for free


Quentin Willson wonders where we’ll get our classics repaired in future
Gordon Murray on the Midas kit-car he subjected to an F1-inspired reworking
John Fitzpatrick recalls terrorising British public roads in a Ford Capri RS2600

The month in cars

• BARN FINDS. What price Porsche? Complete 356 and rotten 912 prompt the question
• Highlights from the Essen Motor Show and Autoworld Brussels
• Your Letters on Jaguar XJ memories, classic sustainability, and news of reliable TVRs
• Our Cars. Phil drives into the Sixties in his Jaguar E-type, Sam’s Peugeot 405 SRi unexpectedly runs dry and Comrade McKay resurrects a Trabant