Eight-cylinder power takes centre stage in the latest issue of Classic & Sports Car – and we’re not just talking our five (yes, five!) cover stars.
We’re also behind the wheel of MG’s 75 V8, ZT 260 and XPower SV-R, too, symbols of engineering excellence despite arriving when MG Rover was on its last legs.
For something completely different, Martin Buckley is charmed by a retro Ford, Richard Heseltine goes off the beaten track in a Kübelwagen and Martin Port meets a specialist that proves there’s more than one way to restore a classic.
The June 2019 issue of C&SC is on sale today (in the UK) – you can also buy it online, here. And to whet your appetite, keep scrolling for our preview.
Pieces of eight
Of course, all were powered by Rover’s long-lived 3½-litre V8 and today represent five refreshingly discrete takes on the sports-car theme.
From page 102, Simon Charlesworth is tasked with assessing them and choosing a winner.
Time to shine
This Long Chassis Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 is a stunner – and Mick Walsh thinks it is long overdue its time in the limelight.
In the June edition of C&SC, discover what makes it stand out from its shorter, faster and more fashionable 8C relations.
Accompanied by fabulous photos, this is one not to miss.
In conversation with Jackie Oliver
The 1969 Le Mans 24 Hour race was significant for several reasons.
Turn to page 154 of our June magazine to hear winner Jackie Oliver recall the year sports-car racing changed forever, 50 years on, and read about the GT40’s final outright win, from one of its drivers.
Under the radar
There are many famous Jaguars, but the original XK120 fixed-head coupé has never been among them – until now.
Greg MacLeman traces the intriguing story of this notable XK, from its purchase as a tired, secondhand car for £50, through to the dawning realisation that this is a piece of motoring history.
Its anonymity is part of its charm and it’s not hard to see why its long-term owner – and rescuer – is in no hurry to see it go.
It’s the drivers that steal the glory when land-speed records are broken, but here we consider the machine as much as the man.
Mick Walsh looks under the skin of John Cobb’s remarkable record-breaker, tracing its development and celebrating the efforts of its ingenious engineer, Reid Railton.
Enjoy all these stories and many more, plus news, motorsport, auction updates, product reviews and all our regular content in the June 2019 issue of C&SC, out now.
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