Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

| 5 Jan 2023
Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

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The February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car is on sale now, packed with compelling stories from across the classic spectrum.

Be it pre-war racers, affordable supercars, ’60s saloons – or even a double-decker bus! – there’s something for everyone.

But if you can’t get to the shops or live outside the UK, fear not! You can get our magazine delivered to you, anywhere in the world, when you order a single issue here.

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So without further ado, here’s just a taster of what you’ll find inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car.


Junior supercars

Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

In the late 1980s, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus fielded their best-yet compact, practical and affordable supercars in an effort to secure all-important volume sales.

Aaron McKay takes the Ferrari 328, Lamborghini Jalpa and Lotus Esprit Turbo on a wintry blast to the driving roads of Cheddar Gorge to see how they stack up.


Paris when it sizzles

Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

Few vehicles can match the glamour of the French capital, but the Jean Bugatti-styled Type 57 Atalante is the perfect partner to take in the beauty of Paris by night.

Martin Buckley relishes the chance to get behind the wheel of one of the rare sunroof-equipped coupés ahead of its auction with Artcurial at Rétromobile in February.


Best of British woodies

Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

Driving a rare and handsome Austin A70 Hereford estate car, as we explore the cult of the half-timbered British estate cars which prove that you don’t need to head Stateside for a stylish surf wagon, from the everyman Morris Traveller to exclusive coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and Bentley shooting brakes.


Boardroom battle

Junior exotics: inside the February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car

Jaguar was always at the top of Britain’s mainstream luxury car offerings, but when BMC arranged the fitment of a rarefied Rolls-Royce engine into its Vanden Plas Princess range-topper, wealthy buyers suddenly had a difficult choice to make.

Martin Buckley discovers whether a Crewe powerplant is enough to turn the big Farina-styled Vanden Plas 4 litre R into a genuine rival for the Jaguar S-type 3.4 against which it was priced to go head-to-head.


And that’s not all, we’ve also got our regular columnists, updates from the C&SC fleet, news, historic motorsport, our team’s highlights of 2022, a Buyer’s guide to the Land Rover Discovery and much more.

The February 2023 issue of Classic & Sports Car is out now! Buy a single magazine here or subscribe here.

Or read the digital edition, either bundled with the magazine or on its own here, or find Classic & Sports Car on apps including Readly, Exact Editions and Zinio.

Happy reading!


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