Get the best of Lotus in the new issue of C&SC

| 5 Oct 2011

With a mega feature on all the key Lotus models, in-depth reviews of the classic car world’s key events plus a free 34-page magazine dedicated to the state of the classic car market, the November issue of C&SC – officially on sale today – is simply unmissable.From Lotus Seven and Elite, via Elan and Europa – not to mention the ‘wedge’ Esprit and Excel to front-drive Elan M100 and bar-raising Elise – our 10-page Lotus cover story brings you the finest cars from Hornsey, Cheshunt and Hethel.It’s a feast for fans of Chapman’s minimalist ethos, but if heavy metal is more your thing then Martin Buckley pitting an Iso Fidia against a Maserati Quattroporte, or James Elliott’s stint behind the wheel of Giotto Bizzarrini’s sublime 5300 GT Strada should satisfy your appetite.And that’s before indulging in the heroic rear-wheel-drive antics of the Ford Escort-baiting Vauxhall Chevette HS2300 and HSR2300 and hearing from the Luton engineer who developed them.Other features include 50 years of the Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet plus an account of a Bugatti enthusiast’s home-build of a Type 37.What’s more, the Market Review 2011, brought to you by C&SC in association with Credit Suisse is an epic 12-part roundup of all you-need-to-know on the classic market, from the key players who have their fingers on the pulse.All this along with the highlights of Monterey-week – including the mulit-million Dollar auction frenzy – and the Goodwood Revival, plus an addition to the C&SC team’s fleet!Plus, last month’s E-type, English Electric Lightning free wallpaper was so popular, we’d like to offer you some more.Here’s the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

and the Vauxhall Chevette HS2300 & HSR2300.

Just click on the car names above the pictures to download a full-sized version for your desktop.