We’re not ones to blow our own trumpets – not least because we don’t own any musical instruments – but we think the issue 8 subscriber cover is the best yet. The retail cover is also rather special and is easy to spot. Just look for the bright yellow Italian masterpiece. Our cover story is a terrific read, which is to be expected when Richard Heseltine is the man holding the biro. Or tapping away on his laptop…
Sticking with modern classics, we’ve got a drive story on the BMW 850Ci, a reader restoration of a Saab 900 T16S and an ultimate guide to the Aston Martin DB7. We also tell you how to buy the right Mercedes-Benz W123 and what it’s like to live with a Ford Streetka. Gavin’s guilty pleasure is the Citroën C3 Pluriel, but we’ll gloss over that one.
Richard Dredge chats with Bob Wilkinson of the tremendously successful Classic Loan Project and profiles some of the people who are taking advantage of the scheme.
Are you familiar with the Wildgoose Super VEB, Cotel Mini-Panel and Trotent luggage rack-cum-gazebo? Richard Heseltine reveals all courtesy of some delightful archive material. We also profile Tatra’s answer to the S-Class.
Elsewhere, we look at the current market for the Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 and Jaguar XK8/XKR, six of the best enhanced Lotus Elans, news from Gav’s Auto Barn, plus updates from our correspondents, including a potential new arrival for Sam Glover. It’s a car, not a baby.
Filling the Your Classics section are a Fiat 124 Spider, Austin Mini and Chevrolet Camaro. Drop us a line if you fancy seeing your classic on the aromatic pages of Classic.Retro.Modern. magazine.