In the world of automobiles, some designs stand as timeless icons, etching themselves into the annals of automotive history with an elegance that transcends eras. Among these revered classics, the Audi 100 Coupe emerges as a beacon of style and sophistication, captivating hearts and minds since its debut. Imagine cruising down winding roads, the gentle […]
When it comes to classic luxury and style, few cars can rival the Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Auto. This big and boxy car is built to last, it’s one of the most comfortable classic cars that make you feel safe whilst also in luxury. In this blog post, we’ll take a journey through time to delve
The Lotus Elan Sprint: a name that resonates with classic car enthusiasts and connoisseurs of British sports cars alike. With its timeless design and exceptional performance, the Lotus Elan Sprint has carved a special place in automotive history. In this blog post, we take a journey through time to explore the fascinating history and evolution
Mk1 Coupé was ahead of its time! First launched in December 1970, it took the Motor Industry by storm with its flare and panache. It’s style was heavily influenced by its American counterparts, such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. It was available in a range of powertrains from 1.4 litre to 2.0
1985 saw the launch of the explosive R5 Renault 5 GT Turbo. It weighed in at 851 kilos and powered by a 1.4 litre, turbo charged engine, was capable of reaching 120 mph with a blistering 0-60 time of just 8.2 seconds. Such was the success of this Hot Hatch, it continued production until 1991.
Sleek, stylish and powerful, the Triumph Stag made a statement of sophistication as well as oozing with power .It was first released in 1970 and was manufactured until 1978. Styled by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, the Stag quickly became a winner, powered by a 3-litre Triumph V8 engine and available in hard and soft-top versions.
The Lancia Beta Coupe 2 plus, a beautiful classic Italian-designed car, was in a league of just a few in 1974. It had superb styling both inside and out and came with a range of engine options from 1.3 litre to a 2 litre. 1981 saw the Beta Coupe receiving a minor face-lift, and the
The Ford Escort MK2 1600 Sport complimented the RS Mexico and the RS 2000. Although slightly lower in b.h.p. at 84, it was only 11 b.h.p. less than the Mexico and 18 less than the RS 2000. Manufactured between 1975 and 1979, the 1600 Sport was a huge success.
One of the first real hot hatches was the MK1 Golf GTI. Firstly, powered by a 1.6 litre 18 v engine, then later, with a 1.8-litre engine. Robust and oozing with style, it was probably the most iconic hot hatch that came out of the 80s and inspired a generation.
The Ford Escort Mexico MK1 summed up excitement, durability, power, speed and a whole lot more. Winning the London to Mexico World Rally in April 1970, Ford launched the road version in November that year using a 1598 cc crossflow engine. 10,352 of these cars were produced between 1970 and 1974.