Great new issue of C&SC – on sale tomorrow!

| 4 Apr 2012

The May issue of Classic & Sports Car officially goes on sale in the UK tomorrow (Thursday 4 April), packed with features and news plus a new addition to the C&SC fleet.

As prices for 1950s Brit sports cars go through the roof, for our lead story we investigate whether there are any bargains left to be had. And even though their prices are also on the up – though rather more slowly than ACs and the like – in the Austin-Healey 100 (free wallpaper below), Triumph TR2 and Morgan Plus 4 we reckon we have a found a trio of 60-year olds that offer you all the fun for a fraction of the price of their contemporaries.

Elsewhere Mick Walsh tests a car that was never affordable: a sensational Ferrari 875S built for John Edgar and once owned by Andy Warhol. Scroll down for the free wallpaper of that one!

There is also a wonderful scrapbook of Gallic concours glamour, and a transatlantic battle when the Jaguar MkVII squares up to a Hudson Hornet.

C&SC also drives a remarkable survivor – an Alvis Speed 20 with a great history, wallpaper below – and talks to another, Lotus legend Len Terry.

Meanwhile, Martin Buckley gets to grip with a German threesome in the form of the stylish Borward Isabella family from Bremen.

And Jon Pressnell casts his unique perspective over his top 10 French eccentrics (cars not people!) as well as testing a Holden-bodied Vauxhall Caleche.

Finally, whether you love or hate the Maxi, Simon Charlesworth's story and drive of a World Cup Rally car and its all-female privateer team is a must-read.

On top of that, there are the trials and tribulations of Our Classics, including a new addition to the fleet, tech advice on headline alignment, all the latest news, reviews and historic motorsport, auction results, discoveries, five top columnists, plus an in-depth Porsche 944 buyer's guide.

As is now the tradition C& is making available free wallpapers to our on-line audience. Just click on the download links above the pictures to get your favourite/s.

Mick Walsh driving the sensational Ferrari 875S; click here to download the picture

Alvis Speed 20, click here to download this picture

Owner James Knight driving his Austin-Healey 100 as it should be. Click to download

Enjoy the issue.