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.