Brilliant new issue of C&SC is bursting with great classics

| 2 May 2012

The June issue of Classic & Sports Car goes on sale in the UK tomorrow (3 May) and will be bursting at the seams with features, news and a very special Bugatti.

The Type 59/50B was the firm’s answer to the Silver Arrows onslaught, and Mick Walsh bags an exclusive track test of a superbly restored example, before jetting to Holland for a rendez-vous with a fabulous Siata 208CS.

Aston Martin’s DB7 offers an affordable entry into the world of restrained power, prowess and svelte good looks. We investigate the qualities of the in-line-six, V12 and Volante variants, the pitfalls of running an exclusive GT car and what the competition has to offer.

Meanwhile Martin Buckley drives a huge group of Lancia Flavias, from the 815-series saloon to the Zagato Sport, and finds that, while they may not be the most complicated models from the Turin marque, they are his favourite.

We also tell the story of Harry Ferguson, the gifted engineer who saw the merits of all-wheel drive before anyone else – then drive three of the cars his innovation transformed.

Top of BMC’s food chain, the Austin Princess cost six times the price of an A30 in period: we take one for a spin to find out why, before it goes on to double its estimate at auction.

Liz Turner goes celebrity spotting as she casts her eye over Cadillac’s A-list customers and asks whether the company lives up to its ’50s slogan: ‘It’s a Who’s Who of the Highway!’

Of course, there are the usual ups and downs of the Our classics fleet, a How to... guide to overhauling a brake master cylinder, the latest news, reviews, auction results, historic motor sport, discoveries, columns plus an AC Ace & Aceca buying guide.

Finally, here are the traditional and fantastic free wallpapers, just click on the download links above the pictures to get your favourite(s).

DB7 heaven; click here to download this picture of V12 Vantage Volante and supercharged six

Click here to download a sensational action shot of the Bugatti T50/59B

Another view of the stunning Bugatti, click here to download it

Vauxhall HP Firenza traversing the Alps; click here to download

Siata 208CS at Zandvoort, click here to download the picture for your computer screen