OCTOBER 2017 issue

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• Hot 30 classics to buy now. Six market experts tip the best cars that are temporarily lagging behind the market from Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa, Mazda, Bentley, Fiat, Lamborghini, Ford, Mercedes, Austin-Healey, Lancia, Ferrari, McLaren and Maserati
• We drive a Ferrari 250 Lusso that enjoyed a high-mileage life with its first owner in Italy
• The List. We make DeLorean-owning reader Chris Bale’s dream come true when we put him in an Alfa Montreal for the day
• Epic Restoration. Craftsmen reveal how they turned a worn-out Frazer Nash BMW 328 into a concours winner
• Life Cycle. An MGA owner recalls its life, in words and pictures, from buying it new to racing it, dodging a revolution, saving it from the crusher and more
• The Collector. How a motor trader spent a lifetime hoovering up unwanted trade-ins to end up with a random collection from Ford Capri to Jaguar XK150
• Why I Love... Five times Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro on the race that means the most to him, and it's not that one


• Buying Guide. How to buy a Scimitar GTE well, before prices move again
• Willson’s top tips. Quentin reveals which Alfa, Mercedes or Rolls to buy now
• Market analysis. The 78 latest climbers and fallers revealed
• Market highlight. Can a replica of an important Mercedes sell for as much as the classic donor car it's based on?
• Temptations. Rare Porsche 914, a one-off Ferrari 328, Alfa GT Junior and Jensen Interceptor coming up for sale
• Books and Models. The latest reads and miniatures
• Cars for sale tested. Aston V8 Volante, Fiat 500L, Triumph TR6 and Mercedes 280 SE
• Advertise your classic for free


Quentin Willson on how we must fight the UK fuel ban to keep our classics alive
Tom Tjaarda. In his last column before he died, Tom recalled his Dragster project
Gordon Murray. Even the legendary designer fantasizes about cars he'll never own
Simon Kidston seeks cause for optimism at the UK fuel ban announcement

The month in cars

• Barn finds. A pre-WW1 timewarp due and a unique Lincoln Zephyr
• Silverstone Classic. The inside story on the Spa-winning Eggenberger Cosworth RS500, 4wd Nissan Primera and more
• Historic Winton. Pre-1960 racers turn up at Australia's biggest historic meet
• Heveningham Concours. An Alfa 8C pairing with amazing UK histories
• Events planner. Highlights including a Snetterton double
• Your Letters on Pegaso-tinged melancholy and fond Lancia Augusta memories
• Our Cars. Phil's Jaguar E-type takes one step forward and several steps back, Ross's Renault R5 Turbo heads for Switzerland and Nigel faces up to his Scimitar GTE starting woes