NOVEMBER 2018 issue

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• BIG, FAST, CLEVER. Our £5-50K picks for high-speed families from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, BMW, Lotus and Audi
• THE LIST. Can a Porsche fanatic be lured back to the Italian fold? Reader Jason Gibson is tempted with a blast in a Ferrari F355 F1 Spider
• WE COULD BE HEROES. The curious tale of an Aston Martin DB2/4 reworked for low-drag racetrack competition by a mystery coachbuilder
• 4000 MILES OF AUSSIE DUST. Melbourne to Perth through the unforgiving Outback in an Australian muscle-car legend – the Ford Falcon XB GT
• THIRD TIME PLUCKY. A rare Mazda RX-3 Coupé drive reveals Mazda’s Seventies plans to bring rotary power to the masses. So what went wrong?
• HIGHWAY STAR. Deep Purple legend Ian Paice on three decades of life with his mean-streak Mercedes-Benz 500SEL AMG
• THE COLLECTOR. World Rallycross racer Steve Harris reveals a bizarre collection of all-terrain warriors, including a wild Ford RS200 Evolution
• EPIC RESTORATION. Hard-driven rally-spec Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine resurrected to Rolls-Royce standards
• LIFE CYCLE. A very Seventies Hillman Hunter Topaz with a set of diaries to rival Pepys reveals a forgotten era of sheepskin seat covers and homemade wine


• QUENTIN WILLSON on which Nissan, Fiat, Alfa or Porsche to buy now
• CHASING CARS. Why a market shakeup means it’s good news for the Jaguar SS100, plus supercars on the slide
CITROËN 2CV. There may never be a better time to buy a Tin Snail – here’s how to find yourself the best
• BOOKS AND MODELS. Epic Alfa Giulia work hits the shelves
• ADS ON TEST. An Aston Martin DB MkIII, Alvis TD21, MGA and Lamborghini Countach conspire to consume your savings


• QUENTIN WILLSON on the importance of history in a market favouring popular classics
• GORDON MURRAY indulges fast Ford Escort fantasies in his own inimitable way
• JOHN FITZPATRICK swerves round dazed day-trippers at the Nürburgring

The month in cars

• PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE. Re-animated Pininfarina Ferrari Modulo concept stuns the Monterey fairways
• MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION. Paul Newman’s old Nissan 300ZX Turbo leads the historic SCCA charge at Laguna Seca
• THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING. Key anniversaries for Lamborghini lends an Italian feel to the Californian country club
• HAMPTON COURT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE. An incredible McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans veteran makes its post-restoration debut
• SALON PRIVE. Unusual art-deco Steyr pops up at the Oxfordshire concours
• GRAND PRIX RETRO LE PUY NOTRE-DAME. French voiturette oddballs from Mathis and Benjamin take to the street circuit
• EVENTS PLANNER. Enjoy a classic autumn, with a unique tribute to Mike Hawthorn
• BARN FINDS. Prototype Shelby Mustang emerges from the desert
• LETTERS. Austin-Healey Sprite anniversary tales, Ford Capri memories and more
• OUR CARS. Phil gives his Jaguar E-type a belting, Ross cuts his Lancia Fulvia Zagato to pieces and Russ actually drives his Alfa Romeo Spider
• Why I Love... Lotus and McLaren designer Peter Stevens acts up in a Ford GPW Jeep