Classic

A look back at the Renault 5 (1972 – 1974) 0

There are so few Renault 5s are still on the roads (rust has taken its toll) it’s hard to truly convey to those born after 1984 what a mainstay of UK motoring (yes, I know they’re French) they were only not so long ago. The creation of designer Michel Boue; he would tragically die just(…)

Classic car restoration could become thing of the past as values plummet 0

The number of classic cars on our roads could be about to drop significantly. A recent report reveals that values have plummeted for the first time in ten years. In September, Coutts reported a 10.4% fall in the cost of vintage cars over the last 12 months. Figures show that since 2005 – when compared(…)

Celebrating the best French cars: The Peugeot 205 0

Time flies, doesn’t it? In some ways it’s hard to believe that production of the Peugeot 205 stopped back in the late 1990s, so many of them are still on our roads today. At the time of its initial production run, the 205 mostly competed against the Fiat Uno and Metro. Those rival superminis are(…)

Can we really call the re-birth of a classic, a concept? 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon Concept cars, designed for one thing and one thing only – image. We either love them or loathe them. There’s one new concept currently on the block however, that we can’t quite make our minds up on. Traditionally, concept vehicles showcase a brand’s(…)

Classic Peugeot 205 set to sell for whopping £210,000 0

A 1980’s Peugeot 205 T16 is set to break the world record by selling for an eye-watering £210,000 later this month. The classic, now 32 years old, is a rare ultra-fast turbo and is built to rally specifications. There were only ever 200 T16s produced, due to rally rules. The model for sale has only(…)

A look back at the Jaguar XKSS 0

1957. Sixty years ago. Seems like a long time doesn’t it? Harold Macmillan was in Number Ten, the first frisbee had just been produced, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a garden fete in Liverpool. What else? 1957 was also the year the Jaguar XKSS first wowed pretty much all(…)

1980s Ford Sierra sells for £115,000 – six times the original cost 0

A Ford Sierra has sold for £115,000 – six times the amount in cost when new in 1987. Initially expected to fetch around £70,000, a bidding frenzy resulted in the price inflating to the final, whopping figure. The Sierra originally cost £20,000 when new; the early 1990s saw its value drop to around £10k. Always(…)

A look back at the Renault 4 (1961 – 1962) 0

The Renault 4 was initially conceived as a competitor to the Citroen 2CV that was effortlessly sweeping all before it as the sixties got under way. The influences of the perky little two-horse-power are clear for all to see in Renault’s response. The ‘4’ bettered its Gallic rival by providing passengers with a bit more(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corolla AE86 (1983 – 1987) 0

It’s rare that a car becomes more well-known by the code used to identify it at the assembly plant rather than the name used at showrooms, but that’s exactly the legacy that has befallen the Corolla AE86. Joining the illustrious ranks of the Rover SD1 and Alfa Romeo Type 105 comes the AE86, known as(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corona Mk3 (1964 – 1969) 0

The Corona was a main player in the Japanese carmaker’s range since it was first released in 1957. Constantly evolving over time, in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy to meet the demands of its customers, a Corona was an ever-present in the line-up well up to the 1980s. Originally intended to be a no-frills family(…)