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 • Then and now, the Lotus Elan could appear to be not a lot of car for the money. Well, until you drive one...
‘Every surface simply oozes style’ • For reader Peter Rogers the perfect car CV has to include a distinctive cruiser that’s also a canny buy. Will a day driving the 1996 Bentley Continental R provide a perfect match?
Silver Spiritual awakening • Fuel-hike fallout has made this majestic Nineties Rolls-Royce a tantalising prospect
Triumphant sale • TR5 leads way at Historics’ Ascot auction
Barons takes auctions online
WHAT THE K500 MARKET INDEX SAYS ABOUT THE...
IN THE TRADE
The star’s car • Low-mileage Dino ticks all the boxes and now just needs someone to drive it
Resto Show Restored! • After a two-year hiatus, the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show returns to the Birmingham NEC with some spectacular barn finds and unusual restorations
Lagonda languishes no more
Quentin Willson • A holiday romance has left me pondering whether the first-gen Land Rover Freelander has a case for classicdom. And yes, I’m serious
John Fitzpatrick • The frequent sales of cars I used to campaign always bring back memories of my racing days, and the characters I met along the way
LOTUS ELAN 60th • From replacing the troublesome Elite as a more conventional volume-seller, to becoming a handling benchmark against which small sports cars are still judged today, the Lotus Elan supremacy has endured for six decades. Cue our 21-page celebration
FIT FOR A CHAMPION • This Lotus Elan S3 FHC was Jim Clark’s last road car. We take to the border roads that formed him to find out why he found it so beguiling
Jim Clark: ‘My Kind Of Driving – Your Kind, Too’ • In October 1964, Jim Clark spoke to Small Car magazine – which soon became CAR – about his road driving technique, his opinions on the average motorist, and his Radford Lotus Elan
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT • The Elan transformed an ambitious Lotus from bit-part player to major engineering force. We drive this rare S1 Elan 1600, fresh from restoration, to find out how
GOOD OL’ BOYS • This racing Corvette RPO-687 saw NASCAR royalty take on European sports-car sophistication. Did it triumph? We find out, on track at Goodwood
‘All we had was the drawings and a badge’ • A piece of Scotland’s rare motoring history could have vanished forever without the resourcefulness and commitment of a unique body of men
‘I will drive my Mercedes SL for as long as I live’ • Magical dancing queen Debbie McGee explains her love for the R107 Mercedes 300SL she’s used for the last 23 years
Seven steps to buying a Land Rover Discovery • The overlooked Discovery is a bargain way into a classic Land Rover – for now
Pillarless is peerless
Alvis at tipping point
Sound work for BMW
1976 Porsche 911 3.0 Targa £69,500 • This Porsche is in incredible condition, as Dale Vinten reports. It’s a shame that’s not backed up...