Free poster and free magazine in the packed new issue of C&SC


A bumper new edition of C&SC officially hits the shelves tomorrow (4 July) and it's unmissable stuff.

Not only is there a packed 284-page August issue bursting at the seams with gorgeous classics, but on top of that there is a free Porsche poster – celebrating 50 years of the 911 – plus a free 36-page magazine.

The C&SC Market Review 2013 in association with Credit Suisse analyses the trends in the classic car market, offers expert insight into what you should be buying now and has a fully updated six-page price guide.

The main C&SC magazine is awash with features, kicking off with a  celebration of Jaguar's greatest sports car dynasty at 65. Over 18 pages we drive the most desirable and revered variants from three generations of XK: an alloy-bodied XK120, a Le Mans veteran XK140 and an XK150S 3.8 roadster.

Mick Walsh, meanwhile, has been in the Americas enjoying another dream drive backed by Dunlop, this time through spectacular Argentina in an equally stunning Alfa Giulia SS.

Deputy editor James Page is on home turf to honour another anniversary, 100 years since a Luton-based British company launched what can lay claim to being the world's first production sports car. To mark the occasion, he takes a Vauxhall 30-98 back to Shelsley Walsh where the model enjoyed its earliest successes.

The biggest group test in the issue is a wonderful range of Nuffield cars penned by Gerald Palmer, the UK master of 1950s elegance.

Add to that the ultimate toff-roader shootout – Range Rover vs G-Wagen – Mercedes' London to Sydney rally team reunited, a V8 hot-rod Beetle with a rather well known former owner (Paul Newman) and the one-off Nardi Silver Ray, and you should have a full month's reading.

If you are in the market for a classic and fancy the biggest bargain junior supercar, then you really can't afford not to read our definitive Lotus Esprit Buyer's guide. Over four info-packed pages you will learn everything you need to know to pay the right price and buy an example of the Giugiaro-styled 'wedge' that will help explode the model's reputation for unreliability.

Naturally, we also bring you all the news, sport, discoveries and products, plus top columnists, Alain de Cadenet on 'Jenks', the latest traumas from the C&SC fleet and, in Your classics, a heroic Lamborghini Espada owner for whom no challenge is too daunting.

We are sure you'll really enjoy the issue, but just to make it really memorable, let's kick off by offering our customary free 'wallpapers' for you to download. Just click on the links above the pictures to make them yours.

The wonderful alloy-bodied Jaguar XK120 on the road

The equally magnificent Jaguar XK140 that ran at Le Mans in 1956

G-Wagens can't compete with Range Rovers on the rough can they? Think again...

Driving heaven: the wilds of Argentina in the wildest Alfa Romeo Giulia


Coventry Climax

Speaking as a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast whose reason for reading C&SC is a genuine passion for classic cars, I was utterly dismayed to see the words "everything you need to know about buying, selling or investing in classic cars" on the cover of the market review. Investors pricing true enthusiasts out of the market is not good news for the future of the classic car scene, and I'm not impressed that C&SC should be encouraging people to view classics as investments.

Chris Martin

Coventry Climax has a point there James!
Even if he may not have noticed the 'in association with Credit Suisse' banner above that. I suspect that although C&SC would like to appeal to all sectors of the market, investors included, the majority of your readers are the average enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby hands on. Whether that means the budget will stretch to one Morris Minor or a shed full of exotics it is preferable that the cars stay in circulation, and in use, cared for by people who care. We can all speculate as to what makes a good investment, but the reality is that world events and market trends have caught out many rich bankers (who common consent would have us believe are smarter than the average mechanic) in the past and probably will again, so let's hope for another market crash as happened in the early nineties and wait until the ridiculous prices we are seeing again are reversed. Maybe the rest of us can again benefit from the so-called investors getting too greedy.


Nuno Granja

I understand Coventry Climax remarks and point of view, but CSC must appeal to the wide range possible of people connected with classics. Its the way they pay the staff (and no one there seems to be an "investor") and the share olders of the group. The wider the audience is, the better the magazine is.

From my point of view if it stills a good classic car magazine, iI cant see any problem if it contains some tips for investors. Let everybody with their own fantasies, we drive (or dream to drive), they invest.

Its seems that M. Walsh still doing dream drives, one after another.

nuno granja

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