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  • RETRO ADS – MORRIS MINOR VAN

    RETRO ADS – MORRIS MINOR VAN

    Glenn Rowswell on 27th October 2017

    By the time Morris launched a van version of its best-selling Minor in 1953, it had already moved from sidevalve to 803cc A-series overhead-valve power, ensuring that the commercial newcomer offered the kind of extra performance needed for lugging loads...

  • RETRO ADS – LUXAFLEX

    RETRO ADS – LUXAFLEX

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th October 2017

    If you couldn’t afford a garage in the early ’60s, you could always opt for a carport instead – a great way of keeping the worst of the weather off your pride and joy.

  • RETRO ADS – SEAT 131

    RETRO ADS – SEAT 131

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th October 2017

    Prior to the arrival of SEAT cars in the UK in 1986, Fiat was a major shareholder in the Spanish company, hence the fact that most of its home-market offerings were re-badged Fiats...

  • RETRO ADS – HOOVER SINCLAIR C5 SERVICING

    RETRO ADS – HOOVER SINCLAIR C5 SERVICING

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th October 2017

    January 1985 saw the controversial new Sinclair C5 going on sale, the result of Sir Clive Sinclair’s determination to offer a battery-powered alternative to the conventional car in urban situations.

  • RETRO ADS – RELIANT FOX

    RETRO ADS – RELIANT FOX

    Glenn Rowswell on 6th October 2017

    The Reliant Fox started life as the Mebea Fox, assembled and sold in Greece from 1979. But when that country’s tax laws were changed four years later, utility vehicles became classed as passenger cars – and sales plummeted.

  • RETRO ADS –  RAMBLER CLASSIC & AMERICAN

    RETRO ADS – RAMBLER CLASSIC & AMERICAN

    Glenn Rowswell on 6th October 2017

    We all know that the ‘Nash Metropolitan’ was the product of a joint deal between Nash and BMC, and was sold through Austin dealers here in Britain until 1961.

  • RETRO ADS – MERCEDES 230E

    RETRO ADS – MERCEDES 230E

    Glenn Rowswell on 25th September 2017

    The W123-generation Mercedes-Benz had been around for a while by the time this particular brochure dedicated to the 230E was issued in August 1980...

  • RETRO ADS – FORD ANGLIA 105E

    RETRO ADS – FORD ANGLIA 105E

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th September 2017

    There was a trend back in the ’Fifties and ’Sixties for car brochure designers to use cut-out heads to emphasise certain attributes...

  • RETRO ADS – PEUGEOT 504

    RETRO ADS – PEUGEOT 504

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th September 2017

    By the time this German-market publication promoting the Peugeot 504 Coupe and Cabriolet was published for the 1975 model...

  • Retro Ads – CHRYSLER HORIZON

    Retro Ads – CHRYSLER HORIZON

    Glenn Rowswell on 25th August 2017

    What we knew here in the UK as the Chrysler Horizon was also sold in America in various guises, including the Plymouth Horizon shown here.

  • RETRO ADS – SUNTREKKER

    RETRO ADS – SUNTREKKER

    Glenn Rowswell on 25th August 2017

    One of the biggest names in demountable motor homes four decades ago was Suntrekker, produced by B Walker & Son Ltd of Stockport, Cheshire...

  • RETRO ADS – CASTROL

    RETRO ADS – CASTROL

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th August 2017

    Published in the early 1960s was this advert for Castrol’s best-selling multi-grade oils, each one designed to protect your engine during hard use and over high mileages...

  • RETRO ADS – CITROEN VISA

    RETRO ADS – CITROEN VISA

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th August 2017

    The Citroen Visa, the only hatchback in its class available solely in five-door guise – at a time when most of its rivals were three-door only...

  • RETRO ADS – HILLMAN MINX

    RETRO ADS – HILLMAN MINX

    Glenn Rowswell on 28th July 2017

    Rootes Group was one of Britain’s most successful exporters in the early post-war years, with the Minx being the company’s best-seller across Europe...