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Best classic cars from the 1960s

  • 7th January, 2022

The 1960s were great for car design in general – and for British car design in particular. High employment, rising wages and a general renewed sense of optimism after the hardships of the post-war years meant that car ownership rose considerably across the decade.

Lancia Delta

Best turbocharged classic cars

  • 7th January, 2022

There was a time – quite a long time, in fact, roughly between about 1975 and 1990 – when to mention that your new car was a 'turbo' would draw envious looks all around.

Jeep Wrangler

Modern classics to invest in now

  • 7th January, 2022

Owning a classic car is an enormous pleasure. If the car in question is already worshipped far and wide, it can also be an expensive one.

AUSTIN MAXI

MEET THE OWNER – GLYN ANDREWS AND HIS BELGIAN AUSTIN MAXI

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 6th January, 2022

People’s first question about his Maxi is invariably ‘why did you buy a LHD?’ However, it is sometimes forgotten that the Austin Maxi was sold and built overseas.

12 FACTS ABOUT THE BRITISH ICE CREAM VAN

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 6th January, 2022

For many years, the arrival of the ice cream van was as much a part of summer as awaiting O level results or unwatchable ITV Seaside Specials on ITV.

Chassis Wedge

THE WORLD’S RAREST WEDGE?

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th January, 2022

W.B. and Sons Ltd. have a truly exclusive British car at its auction on the 4th of December 2021. Chassis Number 00099 is the first ‘Wedge’ made on the production line, and it was immediately despatched from Cowley to Longbridge to assess the production line’s build quality.

Marina Special

FIVE BRITISH LEYLAND SPECIAL EDITION CARS

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th January, 2022

FIVE BRITISH LEYLAND SPECIAL EDITION CARS Or five familiar Leyland cars in very exclusive guises…

Morris 1800

MEET THE OWNER – CAMERON BURNS AND HIS MORRIS 1800

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th January, 2022

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

Rock stars and their cars

  • 5th January, 2022

While you don't have to be a rock star to own one of these classics, it's undeniable that owning any of these automotive icons will require deep pockets. The good news is that there are hundreds of other far more affordable classics out there that can make fantastic ownership prospects.

Renault 4

20 FACTS ABOUT THE RENAULT 4

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 5th January, 2022

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of not just one of Renault’s most important models but one of the most remarkable cars in motoring history. Here are: 20 FACTS ABOUT THE RENAULT 4

BMW Neue Klasse

Sixty Years of the BMW Neue Klasse

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 29th December, 2021

The 1961 Frankfurt International Motor Show looked set to be a most exciting event, not least for the new BMW priced at DM 8,500. The sales copy promised the prospective buyer ‘sportiness, refinement, genuine comfort and timeless elegance’ while the bodywork featured a distinctive ‘kink’ in the rear doors.

Austin A110

The Austin A110 Westminster at Sixty

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 29th December, 2021

When BMC introduced its second generation of ‘Big Farinas’ in late 1961, the Austin A110 Westminster immediately appealed to the nation’s bank managers. It was more formal than a Ford Zodiac Mk.

THE PEUGEOT 309

THE PEUGEOT 309; A CELEBRATION

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 29th December, 2021

Trivia question; what was the first Peugeot to be made in the UK? Despite popular mythology, it was not the 405 but the 309, one of the most overlooked models to wear the lion badge...

DATSUN 280C

THE RAREST CARS IN THE UK: DATSUN 280C

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 29th December, 2021

In the late 1970s, any Datsun larger than a Laurel was a rare sight in the UK. You might occasionally find a 280C in major dealerships, but you were more likely to see them in brochures than on the road in the main.