Nostalgia

  • 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...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    21st September 2018

    The original boxy Volvo saloon, the 140-Series was the model which saw the brand gaining increased popularity in the UK, building on the reputation for rugged build and practical appeal which had been established with the Amazon...

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… CITROEN DYANE?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… CITROEN DYANE?

    14th September 2018

    Few readers of CW will be unaware of the history of the Citroën 2CV, the car which had its development interrupted by WW2, causing the early prototypes to be literally buried to escape occupying forces.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… MITSUBISHI 3000GT?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… MITSUBISHI 3000GT?

    7th September 2018

    Mitsubishi may be better known today for its hybrid crossovers but don't forget that the firm has some really credible performance machinery in its back catalogue – including of course the fast and furious Lancer Evo series and the frantic FTO, a favourite of the grey import years...