To mark 60 years since the Healey Hundred prototype stunned visitors to the 1952 Earls Court Show we’ve gathered a glittering selection of six Austin-Healeys representing all of the key models, from the minimal 100/4 to the relatively luxurious 3000 MkIII, and included a precious competition-focussed 100S for good measure.
It’s 50 years since Ferrari wheeled out its sports racing response to the Jaguar E-type, creating what has become the most desirable car of all time. Back then the 250 GTO was valued for its race-winning ability but today collectors will pay a large fortune for its unique combination of nerve-tickling driver appeal, competition provenance and sensual beauty. Find out what it’s like to drive one of the earliest cars built.
Both the Triumph Spitfire and Lotus Elan were also born in the same year, so we show you how to buy the former with confidence and interview a man who still owns an example of the latter that he built new, with a little help from his friends.
To contrast all of those sports cars we took a Lancia Delta Integrale on a road trip over the best Welsh driving roads from the RAC Rally, explore how the Lamborghini Espada has suddenly come in from the supercar wilderness, drove a very Seventies Ford Capri MkII 3.0 Ghia and found an untouched-from-new Fiat Belvedere.
The December issue is on sale now.
I hope you enjoy it.