April 2018 Issue

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In the April 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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  • Juergen - Reply

    March 22, 2018 at 4:16 am

    My father had the Ford equivalent of this, a Granada Ghia, as a company car. A loaded 1977, emerald green with white vinyl top, white-and-chrome bodyside moldings, and white-and-chrome hubcaps. It was a pretty car, for its day. However, he had a lot of trouble with it, electronics-wise. Most infamously the hot summer day when we were driving back from the beach and BOTH the car”s A/C and power windows decided to die mid-trip. With five people in the car. It”s amazing that nobody passed out

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