Classic & Sports Car August 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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the big picture

If you were in any doubt that 1971 was a creative peak for the supercar, just take a look at the iconic names previewed that year. As well as the first sight of Lamborghini’s genre-defining Countach (p100), Ferrari’s first full-sized middie, the Berlinetta Boxer, and Maserati’s sophisticated Bora (p90), the Lancia Stratos HF took a bow in near production form, less than a year after it emerged from Bertone’s studios as the outrageous Zero, shown here on a publicity shoot ahead of its unveiling at the 1970 Turin Salon.…

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This month’s news pages have filled me with joy, because they are full of enthusiasts getting out and about, meeting up and enjoying their classic cars, from smaller local gatherings to the return of some of the world’s most glamorous concours events. After such a lengthy period when those kinds of experiences seemed but a distant memory it’s a wonderful sight, and it looks like being a very busy summer. One type of machine that is likely to feature among the celebrations at most of the shows that lie ahead is the supercar, because 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of some of the greatest models to be worthy of the name. We’re paying tribute to three of the most important, even if so far only one of them has attained true…

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where to pick up the next issue of c&sc

As we steadily work our way through the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us can now return to the shops where you’ll find C&SC stocked by WHSmith in the UK, at all of the main supermarkets and at all good newsagents. But if you’re struggling to track down the latest issue, here’s how to avoid missing out on your favourite classic car magazine. We recommend subscribing to ensure you get the latest copy delivered direct to your door every month. Our summer sale is now on, with a special offer of just £16.99 for your first six issues: turn to p58 for full details. Single copies and back issues are available via magsdirect. / or at themagazineshop. com/back-issues/classic-sports-car/ Finally, you could try going digital, either separately…

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e-type swings past 60 at historic climb

The undoubted highlight of E-type 60, held at Shelsley Walsh on 12-13 June, was the appearance of all three of the cars that were used for the model’s now famous launch at the 1961 Geneva motor show. It’s thought to be the first time the trio has been together since that historic occasion, and they took pride of place next to each other in the paddock. The line-up was led by 9600 HP, the oldest surviving E-type and the car that was used for the memorable 150mph road test in The Autocar. The late Bob Berry, an experienced racer who was then working in Jaguar’s PR department, was told to get it to the Swiss city in time for the official unveiling in March 1961. After driving flat-out across France, he…

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keeping a lightweight cat

Peter Sutcliffe raced each of the ‘big four’ cars during the period in which the World Sportscar Championship was run for GT machinery: the Ferrari 250GTO, the Shelby Daytona Coupe, the Jaguar E-type Lightweight and Aston Martin Project 214. He also competed in a Ford GT40 and had two outings in 1967 for the factory Ferrari team, but was at Shelsley Walsh to celebrate the E-type and recalled how he came to own one of the 12 Lightweights. “I’d had an amazing smash in my D-type, with which I’d had a good season in 1962,” he explained. “It was at Snetterton in early 1963. I took it back to Jaguar and said: ‘Please fix it. They had to get a forklift to get it off the trailer, and I had…

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putting eight into e-type

Among the cars brought to Shelsley Walsh by CKL Developments was the outrageous ‘Egal. Chassis number 850450 started life as a standard E-type and was raced as such until the winter of 1963-’64, when a 7-litre Holman-Moody Ford Galaxie V8 was shoehorned into the engine bay – the car’s name being an amalgam of E-type and Galaxie. It was built by Geoff Robinson and raced by Rob Beck until he suffered a big shunt at Castle Combe in 1965. Thereafter it was campaigned by Chris Summers and the late Barrie Williams; ‘Whizzo’ even drove it at Shelsley Walsh in 1968. During the 1970s it was sold into American ownership and rebuilt. The Cobra-style exhausts and ultra-wide alloy wheels are a result of that restoration, but CKL is planning to return the…