OCTOBER 2018 issue

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• HOT 30. In our 27-page special section our panel of six market experts tip the classics set to rise in 2019 so that you don't miss your chance to buy one. Exciting choices from £5k to £10m
• UNIQUE BEAUTY. We drive the only Leonida-bodied Jaguar SS100 and explore its amazing past
• THE LIST. One reader's top ten wishlist was made up entirely of glassfibre-bodied sports cars. We put him in a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette roadster for the day
• EPIC RESTORATION. How specialist craftsmen battled with woodrot, cracked glassfibre and a heavily rusted engine on this early plywood-chassis Marcos GT
• LIFE CYCLE. This rare Ford Capri MkI Special led a wild and colourful life from day one. Owners past and present reveal all
• THE COLLECTOR. How story-loving Vernon Mortimer ended up building a collection ranging from a VW Kombi to a Bentley GT
• GRAND ADVENTURE. We find out what it's like to drive a Lancia Thema 8.32 – you know, the one with the Ferrari V8 - 1000 mile across Africa


• QUENTIN WILLSON reveals which Jaguar, Honda, Mercedes and BMW to snap up before their fortunes change forever
• CHASING CARS. Russ Smith reveals what's happening with the market for Mercedes SLs, collectible Ferraris and Vanden Plas Princesses
• MASERATI BORA. Russ Smith explores whether the markets fortunes of the misunderstood grand touring supercar are about to change
• TEMPTATIONS. Russ picks an Aston, Lotus, BMW and Volvo that would tempt his wallet, if it were a bit fatter
• BUYING GUIDE. Rising values, changing parts availability and evolving buyer tastes mean our Triumph TR4-6 buying guide couldn't be more timely
• BOOKS AND MODELS. John Barnard on how to design the perfect car, an insider's tale of working at Maserati during the glory years and a look at Rolls and Bentley stands through five decades of Earls Court Shows head our busy reviews section
• ADS ON TEST. See why an Alpine A110, Rolls Flying Spur, Jaguar XJ-SC and Porsche 930 Turbo caught our eye
• PRICE GUIDE WINNERS AND LOSERS. The latest climbers and fallers revealed


• QUENTIN WILLSON sees great buying opportunities thrown up by market uncertainty
• GORDON MURRAY recreates his Brabham BT44 F1 and Duckam Ford sports prototype designs, gives them a blast
• JOHN FITZPATRICK on driving a 750bhp Porsche at Goodwood

The month in cars

• GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED. Inside stories on the Porsches, Mercedes, Alfas and Volvos fresh to the Goodwood hillclimb event
• SILVERSTONE CLASSIC. Ferrari F40 GT/LM, Nissan Primera SATC, Rapport Forté and BRM P48 make their post-rebuild debuts
• PRESCOTT AT 80. The Bugattis and a Brabham-Lotus that stood out at the hillcimb's big anniversary bash
• CONCOURS OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL. The exceptional survivors from our everyday past
• EVENTS PLANNER. A new, free rally display and five reasons to check out the Zoute Grand Prix weekend
• BARN FINDS. A 35-year incarcerated E-type, ex-Stirling Moss Aston DB MkIII and a lost Ferrari 250 Lusso shows up in Florida
• LETTERS. Celebrity car dealer remembered, The Goodies' Jensen Interceptor and why no asking price?
• NEXT MONTH. November issue highlights include a supersaloon showdown
• OUR CARS. The Bell Porsche stands in for Phil's E-type, Russ's Alfa Spider throws more starter motor woes at him and Sam's newly brightened Peugeot 405 SRi enjoys a day at Pugfest
• WHY I LOVE. Stuart Turner on how the Cosworth Sierra was really born