Huge Porsche 911 celebration in the new issue of C&SC

| 6 Nov 2013

The Porsche-tastic December 2013 issue of Classic & Sports Car marks the 50th anniversary of Germany's greatest sports car with a bumper celebration.

We test the best of the best – Carrera RS vs 930 Turbo vs 959 – get expert views on which 911 they would want (and why) and kick up some dust in a 1968 London to Sydney rally veteran, while the 911 special features are rounded off with a report on the Porsche Centre's 911 Restoration Competition.

But there's more: a gallery section dedicated to the Stuttgart wonder, behind the scenes at specialist Autofarm, plus an invaluable buyer's guide to the 993, the last of the air-cooled 911s.

If you don't like 911s, we've thought about that, too, so there is plenty more compelling content to enjoy.

James Page is the lucky journalist whose Pure Driving Experience was a tour of Emilia Romagna in Ferruccio Lamborghini's own Countach LP400S.

The story of the incredible 'Wrigley Special' Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 and how it conquered Le Mans is retold by Mick Walsh, while the roots of a Chevy legend, the Corvette, are traced some 60 years after its birth.

Little and large are pitched against each other when Martin Buckley takes to to the roads in the original, 1950s Jensen Interceptor and its smaller look-alike the Austin A40 Sports.

Moving on a decade, Andrew Roberts gathers four examples of Ford's stylish Corsair to recall the blue oval's bid to bring some chic to suburbia.

Our final feature article reveals the life of a real curiosity, the Gilbern T11. This supelow sportster project was abandoned in period but has finally been brought to life by dedicated enthusiast Gordon Johnston.

On the news front, it's been another busy month, with reviews of Kop Hill, Sywell, the Classic Car Boot Sale, plus previews of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC and an innovative new event at Chateau Impney in December.

Add to that our top columnists, automobile, books and art, all the market news, auction results and analysis, historic motor sport, club news and updates on the C&SC fleet, and it all adds up to 276 classic-packed pages.

As is traditional, we launch the new issue with a selection of free wallpapers showcasing some of the best photography in this month's magazine.

Click here to download the cream of the 911 crop

You can download a spectacular shot of Mr Lamborghini's personal Countach here

For the London to Sydney rally 911 click here

Where it all began: click here to download the Corvette wallpaper

And finally, the awesome-looking Gilbern T11 in action is available here