SEPTEMBER 2018 issue

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• FORD ESCORT AT 50. Celebrating five decades of race and rally-ready family Fords – the Twin Cam, Mexico, RS1800, RS2000, RS1600i, RS Turbo and RS Cosworth – with David Richards, the World Rally Champion who helped make them great. Plus Harris Mann on Dunton’s design secrets
• 12-SHOT EXPRESSO. We shine a light on that most unusual of creatures – an underrated yet rare car from Maranello. In this case the Ferrari 365GTC
• THE LIST. See how reader Jim Hughes got on when we put him in one of the world’s most desirable cars – the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7RS Touring
• EPIC RESTORATION. A fiendishly complex Jaguar XJ 5.3C restoration that sets the standard for more to come for this emerging classic design icon
• LIFE CYCLE. The life, decline, fall and resurrection of a rare Swallow Doretti
• THE COLLECTOR. Robert Ely was supposed to buy a house with his savings. See what diverse and unusual cars he bought instead – from Autobianchi to Hupmobile


• QUENTIN WILLSON reveals which Aston, Ferrari, MG and Mercedes to snap up before their fortunes change forever
• CHASING CARS. Russ Smith examines a good month for Ferrari in headline auction lots, and how one Sixties Ford is finally becoming desirable
• NISSAN’S HOMOLOGATION HERO. A rare opportunity to buy a Nissan Fairlady 240ZG – but could you overlook its flaws to own it?
• TEMPTATIONS. A stunning Talbot T26 Grand Sport, Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato and Fiat 1100 Desiree head to Monterey
• BUYING GUIDE. The Lancia Delta Integrale has seen stratospheric price rises, but there are still horrors out there – read our guide and learn how to avoid them
• BOOKS AND MODELS. Tales of trans-USA adventuring, a forgotten rally ace and South African motor sport
• ADS ON TEST. See why an MG Magnette, Ferrari 412, Triumph GT6 and Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C (p112) caught our eye
• PRICE GUIDE QUARTERLY. The latest 297 climbers and fallers revealed


• QUENTIN WILLSON. has a range-anxiety scare on the way to view an Alfa Romeo Spider
• GORDON MURRAY. saves a GSM, South Africa’s own home-grown sports car
• JOHN FITZPATRICK. on the times when modern and classic racing collide – in a Lister

The month in cars

• BEAULIEU HOT ROD AND CUSTOM DRIVE-IN. Customising legend Andy Saunders guides us around a new exhibition of his creations, including a special Peugeot 403
• GRAND PRIX DE BRESSUIRE HISTORIQUE. Classic French road-race sees a Bugatti-inspired special in action for the first time since the Forties
• XK70 The Jaguar engine celebrates its 70th with a host of XK120s at Shelsley Walsh
• LYDDEN HILL CLASSIC. A special Group B Ford RS200 sees action for the very first time
• EVENTS PLANNER. Organise your classic August and September, plus a new event at Preston’s Hoghton Tower
• BARN FINDS. Two perfect Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs emerge from a Swedish court case
• LETTERS. Classic electric cars, dodgy dealers and the Fiat X1/9 that got away
• NEXT MONTH. October issue highlights include 2018’s Hot 30
• OUR CARS. Phil’s Jaguar E-type tests his nerve, Nigel’s Scimitar GTE gets a new spring in its step and Ross’s Lancia Fulvia Zagato goes under the knife
• WHY I LOVE. Rally ace Rauno Aaltonen goes on Safari in a Mercedes-Benz 220