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Citreon 2CV


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 10th August, 2021

In April 1954, William Boddy of Motor Sport was so taken with the Citroën 2CV he wrote ‘Certainly from now on I shall look with scorn at cars of low power output which employ heavy lumps of cast-iron surrounded by water for engines’.

Fiat 126


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 10th August, 2021

When Fiat unveiled the 126 in 1972, they faced two considerable challenges. Firstly, the Nuova 500 was an extremely hard act to follow – the car that tempted many a Vespa or Lambretta rider towards the joys of four-wheeled transport.

Rover 2000

Best classic company cars

  • 9th August, 2021

It’s funny how the passage of time changes our view of certain vehicles. Executive models might have seemed worthy but dull back in their day – but a few decades on, many have attained classic status.

Hillman Avenger

Our favourite dad cars from the 70s and 80s

  • 9th August, 2021

If you’re ever nostalgic for the cars of your youth, you’re not alone. As a child, your dad’s car seemed enormous and all-powerful and some of the smells and textures stay with you forever.

Vauxhall Chevette

15 reasons why we love the Vauxhall Chevette

  • 9th August, 2021

Arriving on the scene in the middle of the 1970s (1st May 1975, to be precise), the Chevette heralded a new departure for Vauxhall, its clean, simple looks a world away from the more elaborate styling of the Victor and Cresta from the 1960s.

Radford Mini Cooper

The history of Radford coachbuilders

  • 9th August, 2021

We were very excited to learn, earlier this year, of the exciting relaunch of Radford – one of the most prestigious coachbuilders in British automotive history.

ULEZ London Zone

A classic car owner’s guide to the new ULEZ zone

  • 5th August, 2021

Anyone who's driven the streets of central London at any time over the past couple of years will have been aware of a comprehensive new measure to clamp down on air pollution in the city (and no, we're not talking about the already well-established Congestion Charge here).


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 4th August, 2021

We recently featured John Langford’s 1964 Magnetite Mk 4 Farina, and today, we pay tribute to Alex’s 1966 example.

Red Volvo C70


  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 4th August, 2021

The 1990s are now looking not so much remote as impossibly distant. As the popular phrase goes, when did you last see a Rover 600, a first-generation Ford Mondeo, or indeed a first-generation Volvo C70?

Camper Logo

Camper Round the Coast – vote now for your favourite beach!

  • Lancaster Insurance |
  • 2nd August, 2021

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Practical Classics magazine to create a very special journey – a whistle-stop fundraising tour of Britain’s finest beaches in a VW Campervan. And we need your help.


The best cars with straight-six engines

  • 30th July, 2021

The Jaguar E-Type, the BMW M5, the 'James Bond' Aston Martin DB5 and that gullwing-door Mercedes – some iconic cars, down the decades, have sported straight-six engines.

Henley Royal Regatta

The campervan owner's guide to Henley Royal Regatta

  • 30th July, 2021

There are many major fixtures in the British sporting calendar but one of our favourites is the Henley Royal Regatta.

Peugot 405

Our favourite European Car of the Year winners

  • 30th July, 2021

It was back in 1964 that a group of enterprising motoring magazines from across Europe first got together and decided to vote on the best new car to have emerged across the continent that year.

Classic Car Club

The best classic car owners' clubs to join this year - Part 3

  • 29th July, 2021

You probably know this by now, but we are big fans of classic car clubs here at Lancaster. We believe that, for all owners of classics, joining a car club is an invaluable first step.