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RARER THAN RARE – THE RENAULT 20 TX

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 15th April, 2021

According to How Many Are Left?, just 15 examples of the Renault 20 TX Automatic remain on the road in the UK. Forty years ago, they were regarded as desirable transport – well-appointed, versatile, extremely comfortable and with a certain degree of panache. More importantly, this example, co-owned by Chris Salter and Reg Duffett, was once the daily driver of a great friend to the classic community.

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Best VW owners clubs in the UK

  • 14th April, 2021

Volkswagen has enjoyed the best of times of late. The German manufacturer has famously been involved in an emissions scandal which dates back to 2008 has so far cost the company €30bn (£25bn) – and it’s rising. But VW still has a strong fanbase – especially among classic car owners.

Car Photography

Best Instagram accounts for classic car enthusiasts

  • 14th April, 2021

Did you know that more than 30 million people in the UK are now using Instagram, the photo and video sharing social networking service? And numbers are growing year on year. Classic car enthusiasts are not wasting the opportunity to utilise the platform either, posting thousands of pictures of rare and classic vehicles for us all to enjoy.

The rear end of a classic grey Jaguar E-Type with a red interior

How to take perfect pictures of your classic car

  • 13th April, 2021

We’ve put together this handy guide to some of the basics you need to understand in order to take the perfect picture of your classic. Making your car stand out from the crowd has never been easier.

Talbot Samba

THE TALBOT SAMBA – A CELEBRATION

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th April, 2021

Of all the cars celebrating their 40th birthday in 2021, the Samba is one of the rarest, with just 19 remaining in use. They were the last new car to bear the Talbot badge - and one that represented a fresh direction for the brand.

Reliant Scimitar GTC

The Reliant Scimitar GTC – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th April, 2021

Looking at the Scimitar GTC, it is hard to believe that it debuted in the same year as the Audi Quattro, the Austin Mini Metro and the Ford Escort Mk3. This is not to imply that the Reliant looked at all dated, for it was a true Grand Tourer; handsome, purposeful and always looking ready for a dash along the A27 to Goodwood.

Ford Goldcrest

Five special edition Ford Escort Mk2s

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th April, 2021

In 1979, there would have been few keen motorists unaware that Ford was planning a radical new third-generation Escort – a front-wheel-drive hatchback no less. In the meantime, there was a spate of Limited Edition Mk2s.

Triumph MK1

The Triumph 2.5 P.I. Mk1 – A Celebration

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 13th April, 2021

The 2000 made its bow at the 1963 London Motor Show and by the mid-1960s Canley was already considering a more powerful version. One option was enhancing the 1,998cc-engine to create the ‘2000TS’.

Multi Vehicle Insurance

Multi-vehicle FAQ

  • 12th April, 2021

At Lancaster Insurance, we’re seeing a greater number of enthusiasts owning more than one vehicle. To help take away the stress of multiple renewal dates and cluttered paperwork, below is more information on our multi-vehicle policies and how they may help you!

10 fast facts about the Mini

  • 9th April, 2021

As a Mini enthusiast, you might think you know all there is to know about the British’s people’s car. But, put your knowledge to the test with these ten fast facts about this brilliant British icon.

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Cars driven by celebrities before they were famous

  • 9th April, 2021

Being classic car enthusiasts, we tend to judge celebrities by the cars that they drive. So, the likes of Chris Evans and Rowan Atkinson, who are well known for their love of classic cars, are top of our list (we don’t actually have a list of our favourite celebrities, of course).

Lamborghini Miura

8 of the best mid-engine classics

  • 9th April, 2021

There’s nothing middle of the road about a mid-engine motor. Many high-end sports cars have their engines in front of the rear axle, making for a vehicle that’s supremely easy to handle even at top speed.

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The most impressive car collections in the world

  • 9th April, 2021

If you had all the money in the world and wanted to put together the classic car collection of your dreams, which vehicles would you choose? Every classic car lover has a dream team they would build if they become filthy rich. How do real-life millionaire car lovers spend their cash?

Lagonda

THE LAGONDA 3-LITRE – THE CAR OF HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 9th April, 2021

Of all the many motor-cars associated with the late HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, perhaps the most famous is his Lagonda 3-Litre Drophead. It was a vehicle renowned for its performance, comfort, and, most notably, an innate sense of gravitas in its heyday.