September 2021

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We celebrate the ultimate sleeper classics – the inconspicuous motors that pack a supercar punch! From the Ferrari-engined Lancia Thema and Cortina-Lotus to a surprisingly hot standard-looking Peugeot 205 and many, many more, we pick our favourite Q cars.

Meanwhile, in an emotionally charged and very personal mission, editor Danny Hopkins goes on the trail of Vauxhall’s re-housed heritage cars, taking the last of the classics – a Viva GT – back to the Ellesmere Port plant. There’s an in-depth look at the E36 BMW 3-Series and Morgan Plus 8, explaining how to buy the very best of each, while the Q car theme continues with the extraordinary restoration of a Morris Marina, equipped with a very 21st century turbocharged engine and a superb Sunbeam Tiger restoration.

As usual, we get stuck into our own restorations at the Practical Classics workshop and bring you the best tech tips and restoration advice to be found in any magazine, anywhere! We buy, restore, maintain and repair… just like you do. Come join the club!

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