NOVEMBER 2017 issue

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TVR Chimaera road trip. We head to Wheeler country to drive a 4.0 and a 5.0 in the model’s 25th anniversary year, and speak to a TVR designer and tester
• The race-bred Aston. There’s a good reason the Aston Martin DB4 GT is being built again by its own creator – and it’s not just today’s seven-figure values. We test one of the Sixties originals
• The List. We put serial Mercedes man James Barnes into one of the marque’s all-time greats, the brute-in-a-suit Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 – but will it live up to the legend? 
• Epic Restoration. How do you rescue a unique coachbuilt special that was almost butchered into oblivion? We follow Jaguar specialist CMC’s brave restoration of the one-of-one Pinin Farina Jaguar XK120
• Life Cycle. The tale of a Lister Costin which was raced by tin-top royalty, run on aviation fuel and used as a road car by six of its ten owners
• The Collector. Jim Hoff has done what most of us wish we had done in hindsight, and kept every car he’s ever owned, from an Aston DB6 Volante to an Opel Monza 4x4. He shows us around his diverse fleet
• Why I Love... Penny Mallory reveals how rallying saved her from a life of dysfunction


• Buying Guide. How to buy an Austin-Healey 100 or 3000 without landing yourself with a £100k
• Willson’s top tips. Quentin reveals which Jaguar, Chevrolet, Lancia or BMW to buy now
• Market analysis. The 159 new entries in our expanded Price Guide Quarterly
• Market highlight. Is the £12m McLaren F1 sale a blip or the new reality?
• Temptations. The Jaguar XJ220, Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, Lancia Fulvia and Austin-Healey that have us checking our savings balances this month
• Books and Models. The latest reads and miniatures
• Cars for sale tested. TVR Cerbera, Citroën GS, Mercedes SL and Singer Gazelle
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Quentin Willson argues that the Tesla Roadster is already a classic
Gordon Murray weighs up the factors that compelled him to buy a Lotus Elite
NEW COLUMNIST John Fitzpatrick on the Porsches he wishes he'd kept

The month in cars

• Barn finds. A unique alloy Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona emerges from Japan after 40 years
• Pebble Beach. How the winning Mercedes was inspired by a dress
• The Quail. The daddy of all mid-engined supercars takes top honours
• Royal Concours. All three 1956 Le Mans podium Jaguar D-types shatter the calm
• Salon Privé. Gian Paolo Dallara's own Lamborghini Miura fresh from restoration
• Events planner. Highlights to look forward to
• Your Letters on maxing and Alvis Speed 25 and our featured Gilbern GT still breaking records
• Our Cars. Ross's Renault 5 Turbo meet Sir Jackie Stewart, Sam's Peugeot 405 SRi gets an eleventh-hour cambelt change and Russ runs into braking trouble with his Alfa Spider S2