2018 has very much been a year of anniversaries, and we’ve more glorious celebrations for you in our brand-new issue.
As you can see from our cover, we’re marking 60 years of Cosworth, but that’s not all.
Also in this issue we honour the 70th birthdays of Silverstone and of Lotus, plus it’s 60 years since BMC’s Farina range was launched.
So read on for a taste of these and much more from the December 2018 issue of Classic & Sports Car, as well as how to get your copy – it’s out now!
This month’s cover stars are two of the most easily identifiable modern classics, so join us as we go for back-to-back drives in a Sierra RS500 and Escort RS.
Relive the stories of these cars, meet their passionate owners and remind yourself that while it might all have been about boost, there was also more than a little in the way of trick engineering and motorsport excellence, too.
Cold War Gullwing
Meet what’s thought to be the only Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing exported new to the Soviet Union.
As you might expect, it’s a fascinating tale of intrigue, passion and film-stardom. Turn to page 138 of the December 2018 issue of C&SC as James Page investigates.
Speaking of film stars, Mick Walsh shares the tale of one of his boyhood heroes.
One of a pair, this short-chassis SSJ, the most powerful pre-war sports car, was once owned by actor Gary Cooper – and its sister car was delivered new to Clark Gable.
We’re on the road in the original black cab, the Austin FX3, and its FX4 successor – and it’s another anniversary, as the former made its debut in 1948.
Seven decades on, Andrew Roberts marks the birth of a motoring icon, giving two forgotten heroes of the capital’s streets their moment in the spotlight.
When you were 15, did you own a car? And, if you did, do you still have it? We’re not expecting a massive show of hands...
Greg MacLeman meets an owner who, against the odds, still has his first car, an Oldsmobile 442. Through tricky restorations, a fiery near-miss and wedding-day jitters, this car has been part of the family for over four decades.
All this and much more is packed into the December 2018 C&SC and it’s on sale now (in the UK).
We hope you enjoy it!