Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

| 7 Nov 2019
Classic & Sports Car – Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

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The new issue of Classic & Sports Car is on sale now – and it’s packed with features you really don’t want to miss.

For starters, we have an exclusive Alpine drive in probably the world’s most famous Miura plus a fantastic celebration of the Mini in its 60th year.

And if they don’t whet your appetite, fear not, because there’s plenty more on offer.

The December issue is on sale now in the UK and you can buy it here – or subscribe here. Read on for our preview.


Yes, it’s that Miura

Classic & Sports Car – Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. This really is the Lamborghini Miura that starred in the opening sequences of The Italian Job, and on the very road on which those famous scenes were shot, half a century after the film’s release.

Unsurprisingly, Editor in Chief Alastair Clements pulled rank and got arguably the gig of the year with this trip, but don’t worry, his evocative tale and fascinating interviews teamed with gorgeous photos mean the rest of us don’t have to miss out.

Turn to page 104 of our December 2019 edition and lose yourself in this oh-so-special story.


It’s a Mini adventure!

Classic & Sports Car – Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

Of course, Minis charmed the world in The Italian Job and as Alec Issigonis’ pint-sized pioneer celebrates its 60th birthday, we have a trio of features in honour of the occasion.

And we kick off with this, Colin Goodwin’s charming tour of London in a picture-perfect 1963 Austin Mini.

Visiting well-known ’60s sights in the UK’s capital, it’s a heart-warming tribute.


Elan or Tiger?

Classic & Sports Car – Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

Perhaps unlikely rivals for the sporting driver’s affections in the 1960s, Martin Buckley pits the V8 muscle of the Sunbeam Tiger Mk1 against sweet-handling Lotus Elan S3.

Of course, he falls for both – well, who can blame him? So, which does he pick as his favourite? You’ll have to turn to page 134 of our December 2019 issue to find out.


All zipped up

Classic & Sports Car – Italian Job Miura: Inside the December 2019 issue of C&SC

There’s nothing quite like this unique, jaw-dropping Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport that’s been painstakingly brought back to its best.

Mick Walsh reveals the stories behind its creation, bespoke details and fastidious restoration that culminated in a trip to Pebble Beach, as well as this year’s Chantilly Concours d’Elegance and Salon Privé – and discovers that it’s much more than just a pretty face.


Want more? We’re off-road in the Discovery, on-track in a TVR and our Jack is finally back on the road in his Volvo – and there’s much more besides.

And, of course, you also get news, classic motorsport, auction updates, product reviews and all the rest of our regular content.

Can’t wait? Click here to buy it online – or click here to subscribe. We hope you enjoy it!