Retro Motor News

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Austin Maxi: the mini revolution that never was

The Austin Maxi could have, and probably should have, been great. Sadly, even before launch, some were questioning it...

Triumph TR7: the story of Britain’s forgotten sports car

In 1974, Triumph broke with tradition and launched its wedge-shaped TR7 sports cars. The advert claimed it was ‘The shape of things...

Volkswagen Beetle: how VW tried and failed to replace it

Too much success can stunt the mind. That can apply to the collective mind of a company just as easily as it...

Suzuki SJ: the 4×4 that cornered like a motorcycle

When it comes to road transport, four wheels are generally better than three, and if staying dry and safe bothers you, two...

Rover 75: sabotage!

This is a car whose career was cut short by talk. Talk that not only sabotaged one of the best cars that...

NSU Ro80: the Car of the Year that killed the company

It was a beautiful car then, and it’s a beautiful car now. But beneath its shapely skin lurked the germ of its...

Chrysler: why it was a UK motoring disaster – more than once

In 2015, Chrysler withdrew from the UK. Not that there was a lot of withdrawing to be done, the American brand’s armoury...

Vauxhall Belmont: one disappointment on top of another

It sounds like a dangerous policy, but sometimes car adverts brazenly major on a car’s biggest weakness, and hope that you’re sufficiently...

Seat Toledo Mk3: sticking the boot in

You could sort of see the logic, but not the beauty. True, the SEAT Toledo has never been automotive eye candy, but...