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ASTON MARTIN DB7 • The entry-level Aston remains an affordable prospect. Just try to ignore the Escort bits.
GREAT NEW TASTE • The Mk3 Cortina dared to break the successful mould laid down by its predecessors, but was Ford’s risk rewarded?
SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE • The Healey 3000 took a humble Austin engine and trounced some very exotic opposition, while TVR did the same thing three decades later with a Land Rover engine. We try to pick between these two traditional British bulldogs.
LIVING WITH THEM
ESTATE OF PLAY • SUVs may have replaced the estate car but there are still some practical classic load luggers around. We round up some favourites.
MIDDLE CHILD • The XK140 shares the spirit of the original XK sports car but offers useful practical upgrades over the XK120. If you’ve got the funds, here’s what you need to know.
DATABASE: TRIUMPH STAG (1970-1977) • One of BL’s ‘nearly’ cars, the Triumph Stag offered a taste of the exotic even the Germans struggled to match but was a victim of the corporation’s other problems.
YOU DIDN’T KNOW…
REPLACING THE STAG
THIRD ACT • The third-generation Range Rover has been with us for over 20 years now and has earned its modern classic status. Here’s what you need to know.
BENTLEY ARNAGE • Does the Bentley Arnage, chequered history and all, make a worthy modern classic update for Turbo R owners?
LIVING WITH THE ARNAGE
COSWORTH REBORN • You could argue the Mk3-based Mondeo ST220 is the ‘forgotten’ fast Ford. If it is, time to refresh your memory about just how brilliant this classy, understated performance machine really is.
PREMIUM BOND • The Alfa 159 built on the success of the 156, but is that enough to lift it above the might of Audi and its ‘Spanish Alfa’ cousin?
THE SPANISH ALFA ROMEO
STAFF CLASSICS • We revisit some old projects, welcome some new members to the collection and look into staffers’ own garages.
KEEP IT LEAN • Craig Cheetham considers a worthy technical advance abandoned in the face of diesel’s advance.