Nostalgia

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ALFA ROMEO ALFASUD?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ALFA ROMEO ALFASUD?

    23rd November 2018

    You could consider the Alfasud as a kind of Italian Hillman Imp: a great design pairing sporting appeal with small car practicality but flawed by government interference in manufacturing.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… Datsun 280ZX

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… Datsun 280ZX

    16th November 2018

    Anyone clued-up on classic cars will be aware of the Datsun/Nissan 240Z, the car which showed the Japanese could create a credible sports car capable of competing with the European makers... but its successor is rather less widely known.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… PANTHER LIMA

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… PANTHER LIMA

    9th November 2018

    Panther might be better remembered for its more outlandish products such as the six-wheeled Panther Six or Duesenberg-style J72, but what about the Lima?

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… FIAT BARCHETTA?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… FIAT BARCHETTA?

    2nd November 2018

    As European car makers in the early ’90s from MG to Porsche and Mercedes scrambled to come up with a rival to the MX-5, Fiat's Barchetta was perhaps one of the closest contenders.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… FIAT X1/9?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… FIAT X1/9?

    19th October 2018

    If you enjoy Ferrari tastes in your classics but a real-world budget then there are two routes you usually end up taking: Alfa Spider or Fiat X1/9...

  • THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

    THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

    17th October 2018

    In times of war and peace the car industry has occasionally taken to the skies. Jack Grover takes a look at the historical connections between car makers and aircraft...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE AN… MG METRO?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE AN… MG METRO?

    12th October 2018

    The MG Metro, the ‘British car to beat the world’ was launched in October 1980 to great acclaim and it really was a make-or-break car for the struggling BL – or rather, Austin Rover as it would become...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… LANCIA DELTA HF TURBO?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… LANCIA DELTA HF TURBO?

    5th October 2018

    Lancia may have been absent from the UK for a while now and indeed its very existence as a brand looks to be on rocky ground lately. It wasn’t too long ago though that the Delta Integrale was one of the most capable performance cars you could buy, holding its own in company like the BMW M3 and the Sierra Cosworth...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER STREETWISE?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER STREETWISE?

    28th September 2018

    It's easy to knock the Phoenix-era MG Rover but while products like the XPower SV and CityRover were at best ill-conceived from the word go, there was still plenty of genuinely innovative thinking going on at Longbridge...