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News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE ROVER 600?

A highlight of the May 1993 edition of Car magazine was Roger Bell’s evaluation of a 620SLi opposite the BMW 318i, the Citroen Xantia 2.0 and the Ford Mondeo 2.0 GLX. His article was headlined ‘Rover bites back’, and he concluded:

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE ORIGINAL ROVER STERLING?

1986 - the year I started sixth form and my first sighting of an imposing metallic silver saloon. It was a car that looked as though it could cope with any road conditions while barely dislodging the owner’s Filofax and A-ha cassettes. It was the new Rover Sterling, a car attempting to bridge the worlds of the Ford Granada Scorpio/Vauxhall Senator and BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. Enthusiasts will tell you that it more than succeeded in this goal.

News: THE FIAT 130 COUPE AT 50

50 years ago, Fiat unveiled one of their most beautiful cars: the 10 Coupe. It was not just a belated heir to the 2300S and the Lance Flaminia Coupe but a car fit to rival the BMW 3.0CS and the Mercedes-Benz 280CE. Famous owners included (but of course) Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

News: MISUNDERSTOOD? THE CHRYSLER ALPINE

What was the Car of The Year for 1976? The BMW 3 Series? The Renault 30TS? No, it was the Chrysler Alpine, a most underrated vehicle and only the second British-built five-door FWD hatchback after the Austin Maxi.

News: Do's and dont's of classic barn finds

Like many other vintage motoring fans, the news about 174 classic cars being revealed in a massive North London warehouse got us properly excited here at Lancaster. Standout cars from the enormous haul of vehicles included a Triumph Stag, several vintage VW campers, a handful of R107 Mercedes SL convertibles and a lovely BMW 2002, the 3 Series' 1970s predecessor.

News: Cars that become tax exempt in 2022

What do the Triumph Acclaim, Fiat Panda, and second-generation BMW 5 Series have in common? Relatively little, you might think. And, in most ways, you'd be right.

News: THE ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA BERLINA – A CELEBRATION

Of the many cars celebrating their 50th birthday this year, it would be very wrong to overlook the Alfa Romeo Alfetta. In the 1970s, it was the vehicle of choice for the sort of middle-class driver who might have also considered the Triumph Dolomite, Lancia Beta or the BMW 2002.

News: 25 endangered classics

The BMW E30, the first-gen Mazda MX-5, the Mini: all classic cars from decades past that you will still see in decent numbers on the roads today. Some old cars just survive well like this, whether it's thanks to a cult following (the E30), doing something extremely well (the MX-5) or just being chock full of charm and character (the Mini).

News: LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP DISPLAY – A RATHER SAVAGE FORD CORTINA

One of my favourite forms of a classic is the ‘Q-Car’; those vehicles whose comparatively restrained appearance belie their performance. Most of us could probably compile a list of such fine vehicles; the Lotus Carlton, the MG 1300 Mk. II, the BMW 2002 Tii, the Sunbeam Tiger – and the Cortina Savage 3000E.

News: The best fibreglass cars

Since its debut in the 1953, first-generation Chevrolet Corvette, fibreglass has played a small but significant role in the history of car production.

News: NEC SHOW REPORT

It is always a pleasurable challenge to encapsulate the experience of attending this years’ NEC Practical Classics Car & Restoration Show– especially after such a long absence. Here are just a few impressions but there could be so many others

Classic Mercedes Insurance

Mercedes Insurance with Lancaster As we have been arranging classic car insurance for the last 35 years, it’s fair to say we have a strong knowledge and understanding of Mercedes. When you are looking for Mercedes insurance you need to have peace of mind and be safe in the knowledge that you vehicle is covered. Lancaster can arrange this for you. We also have strong relationships with some of the largest insurers in the UK, as well as the car clubs, which allows us to offer exclusive benefits to you.