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This is a special one. Has there been a more enduring or evocative link between car manufacturer and silver screen than the one between James Bond and Aston Martin?
With the recent announcement of No Time to Die, 007’s 25th adventure, your brand-new issue of Classic & Sports Car celebrates this unmistakable partnership with a collection of features you won’t want to miss.
But it’s not all Bond. We’re also marking 60 years since the M1 opened, remembering cultured aristocrat and nonchalant racer Carlo Trossi, sharing our Jaguar E-type buying guide and much more.
Don your tuxedo, order a Martini and join Richard Heseltine as he samples five Bond Astons, from DB5 to DBS V12.
Plus, we count down the top five Bond baddies’ cars, put Ian Fleming’s AC Aceca head-to-head with a DB MkIII and give you the chance to win an original Corgi DB5.
The sky’s the limit
It’s the W100 600 Mercedes-Benz said couldn’t be done – but here it is. And just look at it.
Commissioned by a millionaire playboy, if this one-off, glass-roofed classic could talk, just imagine the stories it could share! But we’ll have to settle for driving it and learning how it came to be. All illustrated by stunning photographs.
Our Jack Phillips unites Gordini and 5 Turbo in a blaze of roadgoing glory, 40 years after Renault scored the first Formula One victory for a turbocharged racer.
And that’s not all – we’re also on track with Renault rally ace Jean Ragnotti for a track-load of forced-induction fun. Turn to p122 to get started.
A lifetime of service
Flick to p164 of our November 2019 issue to meet the Wolseley 4/44 bought for £15 that’s become one man’s faithful friend.
Read about how, no matter what, he’s kept the saloon he learned to drive in going for nearly 50 years – a charming reminder of the captivating power of classics.
We’re also driving a rare transatlantic treat, we visit a massive Scandinavian shrine to US classics, meet a reader and his glorious Citroën GS, bring you our Goodwood Revival round-up and much more.
And, of course, you also get news, historic motorsport, auction updates, product reviews and the rest of our regular content.