Classic & Sports Car January 2021

Classic & Sports Car is the world's best-selling classic car magazine and the undisputed authority for all owners and enthusiasts. Whether your interest is Italian Exotica, British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s or modern classics, every issue of Classic & Sports Car perfectly complements the sheer joy and nostalgia of owning a classic car.

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12 Números

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14 min.
shopping trips, jackpot hits

LAND-ROVER SERIES II RUN BY Martin Port OWNED SINCE March 2011 PREVIOUS REPORT March 2020 It’s odd to think that when I last wrote about the Series II we could go where we liked, meet who we wanted and overseas trips were being planned. We all know what has happened since, of course, but while ideas for ambitious trips may have been shelved, that doesn’t mean that the Trans-Africa 88in has been sitting idle in the garage. Reduced use does mean that the level of maintenance and quantities of oil consumed haven’t been as great as in previous years, but not even that stops an old Land-Rover from throwing up the odd issue – the first of which left me stranded in a precarious situation. At the start of the first lockdown I filled the Series…

1 min.
and in other news...

VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 3 The optimism of seeing the VW in a fresh coat of paint has been superseded by the frustation of constant delays. I’m now assured it will be done by early December, so hopefully I’ll be avoiding the family by spending the Christmas break putting the car carefully back together again, while dodging the mince-pie onslaught. DC FORD MUSTANG GT The Mustang is nearing the end of its two-year restoration. The engine build is progressing, but specialist Darryl Setchell noticed that five of the eight pistons were cracked and needed replacing, and the valve guides in the cylinder heads were damaged to the extent that we decided to ditch them and buy brand-new aluminium ones. JM SUZUKI CERVO CX-G Work has begun on removing the fuel tank ahead of welding the wheelarch, which…

4 min.
mum’s golf gti down to a tee

VW GOLF GTI Mk1 OWNED BY Neil Dickens FIRST CLASSIC This car DREAM CLASSIC Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring There are lots of reasons to love the Volkswagen Golf GTI. It really did invent the hot-hatch genre and, while pretenders to the throne have come and gone, the Golf has remained at or close to the top of the tree. For many it is the obvious choice: conservative, well made, comfortable and durable – a car for all occasions, at home on the high street, at society events or in a race paddock, often driven to classic events by owners who’ve come to race a seven-figure classic Ferrari. The last car before it that achieved this egalitarian feat was the Mini Cooper ‘S’. The GTI had that same universal appeal and usability. I love…

3 min.
henry cole

Chances are you’ve already met Henry Cole on all sorts of TV programmes. Over the past few years, he’s presented, produced and been involved in numerous shows, mostly meeting fellow shed fans and collectors of everything from oil cans to Daleks. “My first memories are of our Morris van, which I sat in the back of with the typical health and safety of the day – a mattress and an old army blanket,” he recalls. “I would sit cross-legged in between the two front seats with a Lego steering wheel, steering with my old man. I loved that.” Yet the passion for all things automotive started from an unlikely source: “My uncle – ‘Uncle Dick Red Beard’ Gladstone – lived in this rambling old house in Liverpool, which was being encroached on…

3 min.
racing to the road

If you’re lucky enough to own a new Aston Martin DB4GT or Lightweight E-type, or any newly recreated exotic, here’s some good news. R-Reforged reckons it can put it on the road for you. As well as upgrading the Vanquish to create the car designer Ian Callum wanted, the Swiss-owned firm can modify the new Continuation DB4GT – which Aston said was for off-road use only – and put it through Single Vehicle Approval to make it road-legal. That means changing 60-odd items on the car, from ditching the eared wheel spinners to fitting door mirrors, rolled instead of slash-cut exhaust tips, E-marked side glass and soft beading to the rain gutters. Adding catalytic converters was easy enough to package, but getting them to work with triple Webers took rather more effort.…

2 min.
ferrari races away in the charts

Millions changed hands in October in a glut of major sales from auction houses RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Company and Bonhams, but fortunes for each were mixed. The biggest seller of all, as 12 cars exceeded the £1m mark, was the 1952 Mille Miglia and Monaco GP Ferrari 225S Berlinetta that fetched £2.163m ($2.81m) with RM Sotheby’s in its 230-car Elkhart Collection event on 23-24 October. With in-room bidding, unlike some of the month’s sales, each lot was sold at no reserve as part of the court-authorised bankruptcy sale of former Interlogic Outsourcing Inc CEO Najeeb Khan. A 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic also surpassed $2m, to $2.04m, ahead of a Jaguar XKSS Continuation ($1.985m) and race-winning 1955 Cooper-Jaguar T38 MkII ($1.765m). Meanwhile, a ’67 Toyota 2000GT hit $912,500 as total sales…