Japanese classics and more: inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

| 6 Feb 2020
Classic & Sports Car – 240Z stars in Japanese special: Inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

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The new issue of Classic & Sports Car is here and with a bright yellow Datsun 240Z on the cover, we’re delighted to say you’ll be hard-pushed to miss it!

But that’s not all from the Land of the Rising Sun, as we bring together six pioneering Japanese classics that kick-started their now-prevalent brands’ presence on British roads – and each is fascinating in itself.

Indeed, with classics from Italy, France and the US, as well as some homegrown heroes, there’s something for everyone in our latest issue.

The March 2020 C&SC is on sale now in the UK and you can buy it here – or subscribe here. Here’s a little something to whet your appetite…


The Z-volution

Classic & Sports Car – 240Z stars in Japanese special: Inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

The fabulous Datsun 240Z changed perceptions of what Japan could create – and still thrills, impresses and charms today. 

Greg MacLeman is the lucky chap who gets behind the wheel to revisit the joy of the Z.


Hero worship

240Z stars in Japanese special: Inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

It’s dream drive time as we’re following in the wheeltracks of legends.

As James Mitchell says, this Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “represents one of the great cars, built by one of the greatest works racing departments, during possibly its greatest era of racing” – well, this very car did secure victory at the 1960 Le Mans.

You don’t want to miss this, so turn to page 114 of our March 2020 magazine and get stuck in.


Jaguar XJ-S vs Lotus Elite

240Z stars in Japanese special: Inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

If this pairing seems a little odd to you, consider it as the modern gran turismo, approached from opposite ends of the GT spectrum.

Martin Buckley gets behind the wheel of both XJ-S and Elite to discover how similar they are, but will he fall for the ‘mini Espada’ Lotus or ‘exotic’ Jaguar?


Maximum Alén

240Z stars in Japanese special: Inside the March 2020 issue of C&SC

He may never have secured the ultimate prize in rallying, but Markku Alén is without doubt one of the sport’s greatest talents and biggest stars.

Richard Heseltine joins Alén for a candid chat, talking Ford, Fiat and more – including why he thought Group A was “boring”.


Want more? We also go flat-out in a rare Fiat, enjoy the refinement of a Lagonda and take a ride in an Oldsmobile TV star.

Plus, you’ll also get the latest classic car news, historic 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. Happy reading!