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Happy New Year! And how better to celebrate than with the new issue of Classic & Sports Car, out now.
And because 2020 marks the 40th birthday of the Audi quattro, we’ve got a very special cover feature for you – read more below.
From pint-sized sports cars and forgotten racers, to jaw-dropping concepts and ‘what-if’ wonders, via a voiturette and a Triumph-based ‘mini Rolls-Royce’, there’s something for everyone in this packed issue.
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This is a properly spine-tingling head-to-head, set on some of the UK’s best roads.
The Audi quattro and Lancia Integrale were a generation apart on the world’s rally stages, but they became arch rivals on the road, leading a new genre of performance car whose outrageous pace could be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Chris Chilton is the lucky chap who gets to sample both – read more from p92.
Queen of the desert
There is nothing like the astonishing Golden Sahara II, and now the long-lost darling of the ’60s custom circuit has returned to the spotlight.
As dazzling now as it was when new, Greg MacLeman gets under the skin of this Lincoln Capri-based flight of fancy.
And the car’s story is every bit as interesting as the innovation-laden machine itself!
These three prove that frugal but fast-appreciating open-top fun is available in the world of classic cars, and that small can still mean bags of fun.
But can Simon Charlesworth pick a winner? He starts deliberating from p116.
Le Mans isn’t just about the headline-grabbing heroes!
Jack Phillips heads to France to meet a very special DB, built to take on the 24-hour race’s Index of Thermal Efficiency.
Hear it for the underdog and delve into the fascinating story of this under-the-radar endurance-racing star.
We said there was plenty of variety in our February magazine, and, of course, you also get the latest classic car news, historic motorsport, auction updates, product reviews and all the rest of our regular content.
You don’t want to miss it.