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Classic Cars

Jan 01 2020
Magazine

Classic Cars is the original classic car magazine. It defined the world of classic motoring 40 years ago and still does it today. Every issue is put together by our team of classic car experts and enthusiasts. Using the best expert writing and photography, the magazine helps you experience what it's like to drive, keep and restore the classic cars of days gone by. We bring the stories and people behind the cars to life - showing you how to buy, keep and enjoy your cars. Every issue of Classic Cars is packed with: - Road tests - Drive stories - Expert buying advice - News and events coverage Classic Cars is the original classic car magazine.

Welcome • There can be more to classic car joy than thrilling dynamics and seductive looks; reliability counts too. There, I said it

‘In looks the 130 wins it hands down’ • This is a car Tim Kirkham almost landed, but it slipped the hook. Will driving a Fiat 130 Coupé renew his desire to catch one?

TIM KIRKHAM’S DREAM DRIVE LIST

1975 Fiat 130 Coupé

[ Want a Drive? ]

TIM KIRKHAM’S MOTORING CV • Car predilections split between UK and Italy

Aston Martin DB6 • Better to drive than a DB5 and significantly better value, but there are caveats to watch

ASK QUENTIN

Porsches get the French blues • Artcurial loses its way on the Champs-Elysées

Market indicators • Rarity and history still attract bold bidding, but stunners are slipping through at bargain prices

Cosworth smashes records • Bidding war steers non-RS500 to an eye-watering hammer price

Rolls-Royce Corniche

IN THE TRADE

Bird of Prey • RM Sotheby’s to offer a concept car you can actually drive

Squeaky-clean bubble

UPCOMING SALES

Faith restored in diverse classics • Revived Japanese classics aplenty Down Under, but Aston steals the Motorclassica show

Russell Brookes, 1945-2019

Greats grace Lombard • Rally retraces the route and recreates the ambience of the RAC Rallies of the Seventies and Eighties

ESPRIT CHOICES Our top five recommendations put to the test • Don’t miss these exciting stories in the February issue of Classic Cars

First-time Veterans brave Brighton Run • Modern classics mixed with Veterans on Regent Street

Race-winning Experience • New Silverstone museum showcases 70 years of action, memories and technology

‘Fangio’s Maserati’ gets an airing • After five decades of inactivity, this 3500 GT surely deserves a proper restoration

LETTERS

I bought that Bentley

Classic Cars

Quentin Willson • Ditch your cloak of doom and embrace the silver lining of these uncertain times – that classic you thought you missed may be back within reach

Gordon Murray • I’ve recently managed to buy a classic that I’ve been craving for years – an OSCA 1600GT with coachwork by legendary carrozzeria Zagato

John Fitzpatrick • I remember Ronnie Peterson as a terrific teammate on track – and a hilarious high-speed chauffeur. My father probably didn’t agree, mind

weekend WARRIORS • When it comes to buying your next classic, enjoyability and reliability needn’t be considered mutually exclusive. This sporting six are tougher than most – and can be found from £1200-£46,000

Owning an R129 Mercedes-Benz SL

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Owning a Porsche 911 (964)

1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2

Owning a Bristol 411

1971 Bristol 411 Series 2

Owning a Honda NSX

1991 Honda NSX

Owning a Mazda MX-5

1991 Mazda MX-5

Owning a Volvo Amazon

1965 Volvo 122S Amazon

‘Parts that could not stand the extreme loads were re-made’ • Engineering-in reliability requires an intense testing regime, as...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 204 Publisher: H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED Edition: Jan 01 2020

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  • Release date: November 19, 2019

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Classic Cars is the original classic car magazine. It defined the world of classic motoring 40 years ago and still does it today. Every issue is put together by our team of classic car experts and enthusiasts. Using the best expert writing and photography, the magazine helps you experience what it's like to drive, keep and restore the classic cars of days gone by. We bring the stories and people behind the cars to life - showing you how to buy, keep and enjoy your cars. Every issue of Classic Cars is packed with: - Road tests - Drive stories - Expert buying advice - News and events coverage Classic Cars is the original classic car magazine.

Welcome • There can be more to classic car joy than thrilling dynamics and seductive looks; reliability counts too. There, I said it

‘In looks the 130 wins it hands down’ • This is a car Tim Kirkham almost landed, but it slipped the hook. Will driving a Fiat 130 Coupé renew his desire to catch one?

TIM KIRKHAM’S DREAM DRIVE LIST

1975 Fiat 130 Coupé

[ Want a Drive? ]

TIM KIRKHAM’S MOTORING CV • Car predilections split between UK and Italy

Aston Martin DB6 • Better to drive than a DB5 and significantly better value, but there are caveats to watch

ASK QUENTIN

Porsches get the French blues • Artcurial loses its way on the Champs-Elysées

Market indicators • Rarity and history still attract bold bidding, but stunners are slipping through at bargain prices

Cosworth smashes records • Bidding war steers non-RS500 to an eye-watering hammer price

Rolls-Royce Corniche

IN THE TRADE

Bird of Prey • RM Sotheby’s to offer a concept car you can actually drive

Squeaky-clean bubble

UPCOMING SALES

Faith restored in diverse classics • Revived Japanese classics aplenty Down Under, but Aston steals the Motorclassica show

Russell Brookes, 1945-2019

Greats grace Lombard • Rally retraces the route and recreates the ambience of the RAC Rallies of the Seventies and Eighties

ESPRIT CHOICES Our top five recommendations put to the test • Don’t miss these exciting stories in the February issue of Classic Cars

First-time Veterans brave Brighton Run • Modern classics mixed with Veterans on Regent Street

Race-winning Experience • New Silverstone museum showcases 70 years of action, memories and technology

‘Fangio’s Maserati’ gets an airing • After five decades of inactivity, this 3500 GT surely deserves a proper restoration

LETTERS

I bought that Bentley

Classic Cars

Quentin Willson • Ditch your cloak of doom and embrace the silver lining of these uncertain times – that classic you thought you missed may be back within reach

Gordon Murray • I’ve recently managed to buy a classic that I’ve been craving for years – an OSCA 1600GT with coachwork by legendary carrozzeria Zagato

John Fitzpatrick • I remember Ronnie Peterson as a terrific teammate on track – and a hilarious high-speed chauffeur. My father probably didn’t agree, mind

weekend WARRIORS • When it comes to buying your next classic, enjoyability and reliability needn’t be considered mutually exclusive. This sporting six are tougher than most – and can be found from £1200-£46,000

Owning an R129 Mercedes-Benz SL

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Owning a Porsche 911 (964)

1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2

Owning a Bristol 411

1971 Bristol 411 Series 2

Owning a Honda NSX

1991 Honda NSX

Owning a Mazda MX-5

1991 Mazda MX-5

Owning a Volvo Amazon

1965 Volvo 122S Amazon

‘Parts that could not stand the extreme loads were re-made’ • Engineering-in reliability requires an intense testing regime, as...


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