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“By any standards the first new model to bear the Talbot name has superb performance; by the standards of any other small three-door hatchback saloon — even the Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HS — the performance of this 2.2-litre, 150 bhp Lotus-engined Sunbeam is absolutely sensational.”
Revealed: five great classic cars to buy and enjoy during the spring months. You’ll be amazed at how far your money will go if you buy well
The VW Golf GTi Mk. I may have been one of the most notable ‘hot hatchbacks’ of the 1970s but it was neither the only or even the first of the breed. The half-dozen cars described below are my own selection – all front wheel drive, all with a third or fifth rear door and all of them highly entertaining.
News: Disappearing Classics
British roads see thousands of new cars each and every year, however, recent reports have suggested that some Classic Cars, which are still fresh in our memories, are facing extinction and nearing their end. A report by MSN Cars deduces that many cherished cars such as the Vauxhall Chevette, Talbot Sunbeam and Lada Riva, vehicles which once stole our hearts, have begun to see their numbers dwindle in recent years.
Hot hatches! Love them or hate them? If you drove a hot hatch in the early to mid-90’s you were frowned upon by large sections of the motoring public and called a ‘Barry Boy’ for your loud music and outlandish modifications. We’re taking a look back at the best and worst of the 70’s and 80’s hot hatches and we’d love to know, which models are your idea of heaven and which are hell?
An agreed valuation from a classic car insurance specialist or car club might well help you to get as close as possible to the maximum market value for your car, and also gives your buyer the confidence that the car does have at least some degree of provenance.