Land-Rover at 70: Inside the September 2018 issue of C&SC

| 2 Aug 2018
Land-Rover at 70: Inside the September 2018 issue of C&SC

It’s that time of the month again… time for a new issue of Classic & Sports Car!

And our September magazine, on sale in the UK from today (2 August), marks several significant anniversaries.

Read on for our whistle-stop preview, then grab a copy and get stuck in! And be sure to subscribe for the best deal.

1. Happy birthday Land-Rover!


It surely can’t have passed you by that Land-Rover is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018.

To mark such an auspicious occasion, C&SC’s Martin Port went to Spain to recreate the model’s very first demo – in the same vehicle.

We also take a romp through some of the marque’s landmark vehicles from the last 70 years – both on and off the road.

2. Everyday stars


We’ve got yet more candles to blow out from page 158, as we rewind to October 1948 with the then-new five-strong Earls Court line-up from the Nuffield Organisation.

Reuniting a Morris Oxford MO, a Wolseley 4/50, a Morris Six MS, a Wolseley 6/80 and a Morris Minor MM, we aim to pay proper tribute to the cars that gave some hope to post-war Britain.

We also take a peek behind the doors of the 1948 Earls Court show, checking out the year's latest and greatest from the UK – and overseas.

3. A road-ready racer


Take one iconic British sports car and one well-heeled enthusiast, and the result is often rather special.

This one-off, clearly much-enjoyed Jaguar E-type’s demure grey body belies the host of tweaks and upgrades made to satisfy a baronet’s request for a Lightweight version for the road.

It’s a fascinating insight into this manufacturer-customer relationship, as well as an emotional trip down memory lane for the family of the man who commissioned it. Mick Walsh is the man behind the wheel.

4. Open and shut case


It’s not all British might in our September issue – just check out these gorgeous Ghiblis! Martin Buckley argues that these are the finest Maseratis of all, as he drives an SS coupé and a Spyder.

Does the blend of luxury saloon opulence and supercar pace appeal to you, too?

5. Le Mans Classic 2018


Were you lucky enough to be at this year’s Le Mans Classic? We were, and our extended news feature from page 14 rounds up all the action, both on and off the track. We’re already counting the days until the 2020 edition…

6. Heart and soul


You know the story: you have that dream car, you buy it (yes!), then it needs work (no!).

Ross Alkureishi meets a Fiat 124 Abarth Stradale owner who loved his car… until he drove another. Read the story of this second restoration and see this stunning Spyder in all its glory.

7. Forgotten masterpiece


When lists are compiled of the greatest cars of any type or given era, the Hispano-Suiza is rarely given its due. Making the straight-six’s case for glory is Richard Heseltine aboard this striking 1924 H6B. It really is something special.