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60 YEARS OF THE VOLVO P1800

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 18th June, 2020

If you were watching ITV in the 1960s a Volvo P1800 would have seemed almost impossibly glamorous.

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE ORIGINAL ALFA ROMEO ALFASUD?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 16th June, 2020

An Alfasud 1200 has to be one of the most popular choices for the ‘How Many Are Left” lists of cars.

THE RANGE ROVER AT 50

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 16th June, 2020

The 17th June saw the launch of one of a select group of cars that deserves to be referred to as ‘iconic’. And so, here are 12 facts about the Range Rover:

MEET THE OWNER – ANDREW JONES TURTON AND HIS TRIUMPH TOLEDO

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 16th June, 2020

‘I always get the “nice Dolomite mate” - I can’t help but put them right by telling them it’s a Toledo’. Andrew Jones Turton‘s 1973 example is now an unusual sight, but in their heyday, they were the Triumph that you were most likely to encounter outside of the Co-op.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE STANDARD VANGUARD LUXURY SIX?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 12th June, 2020

In the 1970s I would occasionally encounter a well-polished blue & cream Vanguard Luxury Six.

60 YEARS OF THE LANCIA FLAVIA

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 12th June, 2020

There are some cars that revel in their exuberance – their very appearance proclaims to the world ‘I’ve arrived and to prove it I’m here!’.

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE – A BOND 875?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 10th June, 2020

Some cars seemed destined to become remembered as only a “missing link” between two popular models, yet the 875 deserves a better fate.

MEET THE OWNER – DOUG MOODY AND HIS FORD CORTINA “WOODY” ESTATE

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 10th June, 2020

Doug Moody is the proud owner of a very fine collection of Consul Cortina Mk. Is – including a version that is widely remembered, despite it enjoying a limited production run.

MEET THE OWNER – JOHN LONERGAN AND HIS FORD ESCORT POPULAR PLUS

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

‘I have lived at my present address since 1985 and didn’t know my close neighbour Keith had a car until about seven years later’.

SUMMER MOTORING – 1970S STYLE

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

As the summer approaches, here are seven recollections about the joys of holiday motoring during the 1970s

DO YOU REMEMBER – THE PEUGEOT 604?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 9th June, 2020

1975 saw the introduction of the three cars that shared the 2.7-litre V6 PRV engine.

THE OTHER JAMES BOND CARS

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 2nd June, 2020

In this blog we’re not focusing on the major “Bond Cars” but the sort of vehicles that were within reach of the average cinema patron.

Are you planning on buying a new classic?

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 29th May, 2020

With lockdown being gradually eased and from Monday, car show rooms in England being able to trade, people appear to be turning their attentions to purchasing a new car.

CAR OF THE MONTH – DAVID BROOKS AND HIS 1961 FORD PREFECT 107E

  • Ellie Priestley |
  • 29th May, 2020

Since we last met David’s Ford Prefect 107E, it has been treated to new main bearings and a fresh coat of paint. There have also been ‘little repairs’ to the off-side wheel arch and the bottom corner of the bonnet – and last year the Prefect appeared on the Boston Classic