which is the youngest c&sc cover car

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Mario Laguna
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As far as I remember, the 1988 BMW M3 Evo II (March 2014) is the youngest C&SC cover car. Isn't it?

fergieswatchmaker
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Mario,

I presume you mean the newest in absolute terms. I wonder which was the youngest car to feature on the cover in relation to the issue date. McLaren F1? Lotus Elise?

Chris Leopold

Mario Laguna
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Hi Chris,
Yes, I meant the newest in C&SC history.
When I saw the March cover it seemed so little classical to me because I had a
1988 BMW 320i which externally looked, bar the wheel arches and spoilers,
pretty much the same as the M3. Couldn't believe the time has passed so quickly
to put that series 3 into the classic world.
In comparison, a 1992 McLaren F1 looks timeless.
M,

Chris Martin
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Don't forget Mario, the magazine is called Classic & Sports Car (not Classic Sports Car) so that & allows some slack in what qualifies.

Most of the cars featured are probably classics but they can fit in the odd modern car if it can be considered a Sports Car.

I am not interested in modern (or new) cars myself, but thankfully most of the content is biased towards the classics.

Chris M.

 

Mario Laguna
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Hi Chris (Martin), I agree. But, which is the youngest C&SC cover car do you remember?

James Elliott
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Rather than outright youngest (for which the BMW still wouldn't be in the Top 10 given our enduring love affair with McLaren F1s, TVRs and Boxsters), I prefer to look at the car that was youngest at the time that it appeared on the cover.

It would be kind of embarrassing if I got this wrong but in August 2002 we had a 1997 Lotus Elise on the cover. Without checking I suspect that nothing would get close to that.

Admittedly it wasn't on the cover, but, apart from when we do those "new vs old" tests, the John Surtees track test of the McLaren F1 in 1995 must have been the youngest car to get the full, solo feature treatment.

 

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Chris Martin
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Thanks for that James, you saved me from having to pull all the magazines out one by one to check!

Chris M.