May 2019 issue

On sale March 20


• SMART BUYS 2019 – Quentin Willson picks six behind-the-market classics from AC, BMW, Daimler, Fiat and Porsche to buy now before everyone else cottons on
• CRUISE LINER – We take a leisurely drive in a globe-trotting Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud drophead coupé
• NOBLE BLOODLINE – We drive the Noble GTO-3R – and interview its creator Lee Noble
• THE LIST – We put a happy reader into his dream De Tomaso Pantera for the day
• LIFE CYCLE – Owners from new to now describe the life of a the wild-living Mercedes-Benz 450SLC that inspired the company to return to the global motor sport stage
• THE COLLECTOR – We delve into a dusty farmyard collection of Morrises that their custodian bought to relieve stress
• EPIC RESTORATION of a Ford Escort MkI Twin Cam



• QUENTIN WILLSON – tips sleek GTs from Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin and Jaguar as the hottest buys of the month
• CHASING CARS – Russ Smith spies rising Ford Escorts and falling Ferraris, plus a landmark Jaguar E-type
• TEMPTING BUYS – An ultimate-evolution Renault 5 Turbo 2, the unique Miller Shooting Brake, an unusual manual Jaguar XJC and a barely-used Mini prepare to cross the block this month
• MARKET HIGHLIGHT – and a stunningly original Lancia Fulvia 1.6HF ‘Fanalone’ heads to market
• BUYING GUIDE – The Toyota MR2 MkI is a consummate sports car, but only if you avoid the costly pitfalls highlighted by our guide
• BOOKS & MODELS – A distinctly Italian flavour, with works on Giugiaro and the Mille Miglia, and a 1:12-scale Ferrari 250GT Lusso
• ADS ON TEST – Austin-Healey 100, BMW 850i, Range Rover Vogue and Aston Martin DB7 Vantage all driven and evaluated


QUENTIN WILLSON on the trail of the lost Italian Job Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
GORDON MURRAY picks up a rare 1969 Abarth 2000SE Spider
JOHN FITZPATRICK remembers the lost potential of the Broadspeed Jaguar XJC 5.3

The month in cars

• LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW – Turbo pioneers and landmark Minis light up the capital
• RACE RETRO – Experimental Lotus and championship-winning Fords head to Stoneleigh
• BARN FINDS – A forgotten Jaguar XJC graces our pages after a four-decade gap
• LETTERS – Cherished memories of Jaguar Mk2 ownership pour in from far and wide
• WHY I LOVE… MG design legend Don Hayter on his memorable days at Aston Martin
• OUR CARS – Phil finds Jaguar E-type rust while Malcolm puts his back on the road, and Sam buys a Chevrolet Camaro