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THE CITROEN 2CV6 SPECIAL – AN APPRECIATION

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 16th January, 2020

My next door neighbour recently gained custody of a 1987 2CV6 Special, which gave me the opportunity to experience true economy motoring of the 1980s. Anyone who complains about the sheer amount of distracting luxuries in modern smalls cars would surely appreciate the Citroën, as here is a car that proudly lacks nearly everything.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE FORD ZODIAC MK. III?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th January, 2020

There is something undeniably imposing about a Ford Zodiac Mk. III. It is the sort of car that demands a camel-haired overcoat and a trilby hat, one for trips to Goodwood or at least a journey in style to the cash and carry.

4 of our favourite celebrity petrol heads

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th January, 2020

Celebrities with cash burning a hole in their pocket, are able to indulge their passion for classic cars in a way that the rest of us can only dream of. Which celebrity petrol heads are most aligned with your taste in classic motors?

THE AUSTIN ALLEGRO RE-VISITED

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th January, 2020

For (too) many years, the Austin Allegro was an easy punch line for tired comedians. If you believe the myths, the official press launch on the 17th May 1973 was the occasion for universal abuse from the motoring press.

The best motorhome clubs you can join

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 10th January, 2020

Owning a motorhome enables you to get away from it all. But did you know it can also provide you with a whole new community?

THE BULLITT MUSTANG IS FOR SALE…

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 9th January, 2020

Any reader who has a spare million dollars or so might care to attend Mecum Auctions tomorrow (10th January) in order to acquire the world’s most famous Ford Mustang.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE LEA-FRANCIS LYNX?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 6th January, 2020

The 1960 Earls Court Motor Show was the venue for the re-appearance of one of Britain’s most famous car marques. This famous concern, well known for its vintage sports cars, makes a welcome return to motor manufacturing with a roadster of distinctive styling to say the least.

REMEMBERING THE TOYOTA CROWN S110

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 3rd January, 2020

South Hampshire in 1979 was a bleak and lonely place. It was a realm where remote communities were reputed to regard the Test Card as a form of witchcraft and Children of the Stones was thought to be a public information film.

FIVE CAR-RELATED RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd January, 2020

A fresh encounter with one of the first Austin Mini Metros. Those of us of an age to recall the 1980s will almost certainly remember the sound of the A-series engine in full spate. In the very early part of the decade you were less likely to encounter the S (do any of those survive) or the HLS than the L or the basic model.

CELEBRATING – THE MORRIS 1100

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 2nd January, 2020

Put simply, the British Motor Corporation’s ADO16 range is one of the most important family of cars in the history of the UK’s automotive industry. When the original Morris 1100 debuted on 15th August 1962, it was not just the Mini-formula writ large; it introduced thousands of drivers to the concepts of FWD and Italian-styling all at a price within reach of the average suburbanite.

Top tips for buying a car at auction

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2019

Auctions are a great place to pick up a classic car. Depending on which end of the market you’re operating in, you might be able to get your hands on a bargain or that rare gem you’ve always wanted. But to come away with a good deal, you’ve got to play your cards right.

TOP TEN SMALL ESTATES OF THE 1970S

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2019

Or, ten ways to convey luggage, children, dogs, cats and the weekly shopping at MacFisheries in style: AUSTIN ALLEGRO ESTATE Yes, its looks were controversial, although Allegro fans prefer the word ‘individualistic’.

The best UK pubs to visit on your next motorhome trip

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2019

Whatever your idea of the perfect motorhome holiday, you’re likely to want to include a visit to a pub while you’re away for a well-earned tipple after a day on the road.

The Austin Tasman/Kimberley – The Landcrab From Down Under

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 19th December, 2019

Thirty-nine years ago, British Leyland Australia introduced the X6 range, their rivals to the Falcon, the Valiant and the Holden. The advertisements modestly proclaimed that ‘At last the kind of car Australian motorists have been waiting for. The new Kimberley X6 and Tasman X6 from British Leyland.