Back Issue – April 2018


In the March  2018 issue of The Automobile… Sober, subtle and sophisticated, Ferrari’s 250 GT Coupé has long been overlooked in favour of its extrovert brethren, but the tide has finally turned for this Pinin Farina beauty. In Timeless elegance, Douglas Blain meets an unspoiled example that has been in the UK from new / For this mnth’s Auto-biography, Matthew Bell visits Dick Crosthwaite, one half of renowned historic car specialists Crosthwaite & Gardiner / The four-wheel drive Type 53 competition car is one of the few Bugattis not designed at the firm’s Molsheim factory. Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges takes a fresh look at this fascinating car from the angle of its Italian designer in The genesis of the Bugatti Type 53 / We share some of our highlights from this year’s Rétromobile / Noel Macklin’s Hudson-engined Railtons were among the fastest production cars in the world in the 1930s. John Dyson explains, in Railton: a meeting of two cultures, what it’s like to live with an Anglo-American hybrid / In From ploughshares to cars and back, Michael Worthington-Williams charts the fortunes of Vermorel, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery in Villefranche-sur-Saône which also made cars from 1898 to 1930 / Michael Ware visits a restored MG 18/80 drophead in this month’s Back on the Road


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