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63 Nostalgia articles

02
2016
RETRO ADS - RELIANT SCIMITAR
23.02.2016

Reliant was a truly varied and brave British specialist car manufacturer. This Midlands company traditionally offered two very disparate model lines: Its economy cars (whether three- or four-...

Reliant
01
2016
RETRO ADS - UPGRADE YOUR RENAULT
13.01.2016

The brochure explained more: “All Renault 5s are amply equipped to meet most everyday needs, but you may enjoy adding your own personal touches with some of the items from the specially designed...

5
12
2015
RETRO ADS - VAUXHALL CHEVETTE
21.12.2015

Vauxhall heaped praise on the Chevette for combining “style with generous space for people and things, zesty performance with pleasing economy”. The Luton firm also insisted that the Chevette...

Chevette
RETRO ADS - HILLMAN HUNTER
15.12.2015

Although the Hillman Hunter wasn’t rebadged as the Chrysler Hunter until 1977, this particular brochure from four years earlier made no mention of its original marque. The front cover simply...

Hillman
RETRO ADS - FORD CORSAIR 2000E MOBIL
15.12.2015

You wouldn’t expect a Ford Corsair 2000E to be bought for its fuel economy. According to this Mobil advert published in 1967, however, this powerful and luxurious saloon managed a rather...

Corsair
RETRO ADS - AUSTIN MAXI
15.12.2015

This particular page from the 1979 brochure for the Austin Maxi sums up in three photographs just what made this five-door family-size hatchback such a useful car to have around.

With the...

Maxi
RETRO ADS - RENAULT 15GTL
04.12.2015

Back in the late ’Seventies there was no shortage of stylish coupés from which to choose, as each manufacturer strived to grab a small slice of the market that Ford’s best-selling MkIII Capri...

15
RETRO ADS - FORD MK3 CORTINA
04.12.2015

By the time Ford issued its latest all-model catalogue in September 1975, the MkIII Cortina was already five years old and was entering its final 12 months of production.

There was still...

Cortina
11
2015
TOP 5 SIXTIES REPMOBILES
25.11.2015

As the UK’s road network continued to expand throughout the ‘Sixties, the many miles of freshly laid asphalt concrete were being pounded by a new breed of motorist – the sales representative....

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RETRO ADS - DUNLOP
20.11.2015

Back in the mid ’Sixties, Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. published this handy little booklet in conjunction with Practical Motorist magazine. It was full of invaluable advice to car owners of the...

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RETRO ADS - AUDI 100
18.11.2015

Announcing the UK arrival of the second generation Audi 100 was this handsome brochure from 1976, designed to convince potential buyers that the Volkswagen-owned luxury brand was a serious rival...

100
RETRO ADS - VAUXHALL CAVALIER ESTATE
18.11.2015

What the MkI and early MkII Vauxhall Cavaliers lacked in order to truly compete against their Cortina and Sierra rivals was an estate version; but that was put right in late 1983 when the second...

Cavalier
MINI MOKE
05.11.2015

Towards the end of the ‘Fifties, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) decided to try and lever a healthy slice of military business away from Land Rover by producing a cheap, utility-style vehicle...

Mini
RETRO ADS - MGB LIMITED EDITION
02.11.2015

Mention the MGB Limited Edition to any fan of Abingdon’s most famous product and they’ll probably think of the bronze or silver versions of the roadster and GT produced in 1980 to commemorate the...

MGB
RETRO ADS - SKYPORT SUNROOFS
02.11.2015

There was a time when one of the most desirable aftermarket modifications was a glass sunroof. Ah yes, remember those?

Offering a sturdier alternative to the traditional fold-back sunroof...

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RETRO ADS - TRIUMPH STAG
02.11.2015

To claim in a headline that the V8-engined Triumph Stag simply combined “sports car handling with saloon car comfort” was perhaps being a little modest. After all, this grand touring machine –...

Stag
10
2015
RETRO ADS - AUSTIN A90/A95/A105
26.10.2015

Despite taking its styling inspiration from the smaller, less powerful A40/A50/A55 Cambridge range, the wonderfully opulent Austin A90/A95/A105 Westminster line-up of the late ’Fifties was in a...

Austin
RETRO ADS - FORD CORTINA
26.10.2015

When this photograph of the England football squad was taken in 1970, Ford was celebrating the start of another World Cup by lending each of the players a Cortina 1600E. As the press release that...

Cortina
RETRO ADS - TRIUMPH DOLOMITE
14.10.2015

One of the best-known front covers for a Triumph Dolomite brochure was this example from December 1978, together with the headline: “The Dolomites… one of Europe’s great ranges.”

The idea...

Dolomite
RETRO ADS - VAUXHALL VICTOR
14.10.2015

The Vauxhall Victor FC Series is one of those cars that, although a popular buy in its day, is now a seriously rare sight on Britain’s roads. So rediscovering the Victor 101-Series in this...

Victor
RETRO ADS - MG MONTEGO TURBO
14.10.2015

If the MG Montego Turbo is now a rare sight in the UK, imagine how scarce a model it must be in the Netherlands, where it would have been seen as very much of a niche offering. So when I came...

MG
THE GENTLEMAN MOTORIST
06.10.2015

In the summer of 1972 a pleasant contrast to being cooped up behind a bank counter all week came up when a girl I worked with blagged me a Saturday job in a boatyard.

She was engaged to...

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RETRO ADS - VANGUARD LUXURY SIX
02.10.2015

The only large car offered by Standard-Triumph as the company eased itself into the ’Sixties was the long-running Vanguard and its Ensign derivative. And with the crucial new Triumph 2000 not due...

Triumph
RETRO ADS - LADA 1200
02.10.2015

Having come across this 1977 image promoting the Lada 1200, we went online to find out just how dangerous a giraffe can be. You see, we thought we’d got it wrong. Maybe the giraffe is a big,...

1200
RETRO ADS - CONSUL CAPRI
02.10.2015

Ford was determined to go its own way in the ’Sixties, coming up with daring and original designs with which to tempt the style-conscious buyer. And although the trend began in late 1959 with the...

Consul