Free poster and free magazine in the packed new issue of C&SC

| 3 Jul 2013

A bumper new edition of C&SC officially hits the shelves tomorrow (4 July) and it's unmissable stuff.

Not only is there a packed 284-page August issue bursting at the seams with gorgeous classics, but on top of that there is a free Porsche poster – celebrating 50 years of the 911 – plus a free 36-page magazine.

The C&SC Market Review 2013 in association with Credit Suisse analyses the trends in the classic car market, offers expert insight into what you should be buying now and has a fully updated six-page price guide.

The main C&SC magazine is awash with features, kicking off with a  celebration of Jaguar's greatest sports car dynasty at 65. Over 18 pages we drive the most desirable and revered variants from three generations of XK: an alloy-bodied XK120, a Le Mans veteran XK140 and an XK150S 3.8 roadster.

Mick Walsh, meanwhile, has been in the Americas enjoying another dream drive backed by Dunlop, this time through spectacular Argentina in an equally stunning Alfa Giulia SS.

Deputy editor James Page is on home turf to honour another anniversary, 100 years since a Luton-based British company launched what can lay claim to being the world's first production sports car. To mark the occasion, he takes a Vauxhall 30-98 back to Shelsley Walsh where the model enjoyed its earliest successes.

The biggest group test in the issue is a wonderful range of Nuffield cars penned by Gerald Palmer, the UK master of 1950s elegance.

Add to that the ultimate toff-roader shootout – Range Rover vs G-Wagen – Mercedes' London to Sydney rally team reunited, a V8 hot-rod Beetle with a rather well known former owner (Paul Newman) and the one-off Nardi Silver Ray, and you should have a full month's reading.

If you are in the market for a classic and fancy the biggest bargain junior supercar, then you really can't afford not to read our definitive Lotus Esprit Buyer's guide. Over four info-packed pages you will learn everything you need to know to pay the right price and buy an example of the Giugiaro-styled 'wedge' that will help explode the model's reputation for unreliability.

Naturally, we also bring you all the news, sport, discoveries and products, plus top columnists, Alain de Cadenet on 'Jenks', the latest traumas from the C&SC fleet and, in Your classics, a heroic Lamborghini Espada owner for whom no challenge is too daunting.

We are sure you'll really enjoy the issue, but just to make it really memorable, let's kick off by offering our customary free 'wallpapers' for you to download. Just click on the links above the pictures to make them yours.

The wonderful alloy-bodied Jaguar XK120 on the road

The equally magnificent Jaguar XK140 that ran at Le Mans in 1956

G-Wagens can't compete with Range Rovers on the rough can they? Think again...

Driving heaven: the wilds of Argentina in the wildest Alfa Romeo Giulia