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MEET THE OWNER – ROBERT NUTTER AND HIS HILLMAN AVENGER 1500 GLS AND TIGER

  • 26th August, 2020

If you owned a Hillman Avenger 1500 GLS back in 1973, it was obvious you were the kind of person who was ‘going places’.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE AUSTIN A125 SHEERLINE?

  • 24th August, 2020

In 1947 Austin announced, ‘news of the first importance to the discerning motorist’ with the introduction of the new Sheerline.

THE VOLVO 144 - A CELEBRATION

  • 24th August, 2020

Some cars, as we all know, are taken for granted due to their sheer familiarity. The 140 series was a presence on British roads for many years, as well as starring in The Good Life.

THE MG Y SALOON – A CELEBRATION

  • 20th August, 2020

The year is 1947 and visitors to the Earls Court Motor Show are presented with a ‘brilliant new Member of the famous MG breed’.

THE MGB V8 – A CELEBRATION

  • 20th August, 2020

On the 15th August 1973, MG announced a new model that offered ‘a unique combination of timeless good looks, high geared and effortless long distance travel, superb road-holding and handling.

MEET THE OWNER – DARREN CANTRILL AND HIS VAUXHALL VIVA HA SL90

  • 20th August, 2020

Three months ago, Darren decided to buy a classic car from the year of his birth, and he came across a 1966 Viva SL90 on eBay.

Celebrating 70 years of the VW Transporter

  • 20th August, 2020

The VW Transporter is an iconic vehicle that deserves its place in the automobile hall of fame. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the much-loved Transporter.

MEET THE OWNER – ALAN CARTWRIGHT AND HIS RENAULT SIETE

  • 14th August, 2020

40-odd years ago, a holiday in Spain represented a prime opportunity for the British motor enthusiast to experience vehicles that he or she was unlikely to encounter at home.

MEET THE OWNER – GRAHAM CARTER AND HIS HUMBERSIDE POLICE FORD CONSUL GT

  • 14th August, 2020

As many readers already know, sourcing and restoring an ex-police car is a significant undertaking, from the challenges of locating the correct items of equipment to actually finding an authentic vehicle.

THE STRANGE WORLD OF THE ZUNDAPP JANUS

  • 13th August, 2020

In 1957 a new Zündapp Janus 750 offered the discerning motorist a technical specification that included rack & pinion steering, four-speed transmission, front Macpherson struts and a 12-volt electrical system.

THE DAIHATSU COMPAGNO – THE FIRST JAPANESE CAR SOLD IN BRITAIN

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 11th August, 2020

In 1964 the average motoring enthusiast would have been forgiven for overlooking the news that the Daihatsu Compagno was soon to be officially available in the UK. This was, after all, the year of the Sunbeam Tiger, the 4.2-litre Jaguars E-Type and Mk. X, the Austin 1800, the Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R and the Humber Imperial.

Do you remember - The Bedford Chevanne?

  • 10th August, 2020

Looking on How Many Are Left can be an immensely depressing experience, one almost on a par with watching Celebrity Municipal Refuse Tip Challenge on Channel Five. You idly search for well-remembered vehicles of your youth, only to discover their survival rate is in single figures. To learn that only six examples of the Bedford Chevanne remain on the road

The New Avengers re-visited

  • 7th August, 2020

Over the past few months, I have taken the opportunity to re-visit certain television shows of the past. Here are my observations on the thrill a minute series that was The New Avengers.

Meet the Owner - Sean Puckle and his Ford Cortina Ghia MK.IV

  • 3rd August, 2020

It would be fair to say that Sean is a long-term Cortina devotee – ‘I’ve had loads back in the day. In recent years I had a Concours 1600E Mk. II and I sild a lovely P reg 2000E last year, so this Ghia replaced it. I must always have a Cortina in my life - it’s like putting on an old slipper!’