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This Volvo 340 GL is far nicer than a knitted toilet roll holder

Roy is selling his delightful 1988 Volvo 340 GL. It comes with a stack load of receipts and the provenance of a small role in a play. Yours for £800.

This Peugeot P4 is here to turn the streets beige

There’s a Peugeot P4 for sale in London for £9,995. PetrolBlog reckons it’s the perfect vehicle for beating the school run and arriving at the Dorchester.

The Sainsbury Archive is a gift for petrol station voyeurs

The Sainsbury Archive has uploaded hundreds of photos of petrol stations to the internet. Naturally, PetrolBlog is rather excited about this.

The Bentley Turbo R isn’t a Rio but it costs 15 grand

Simon Harris is selling his wonderful 1988 Bentley Turbo R for £15,000. For the same price, you could own a Kia Rio ‘2’ with a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

The Renault Sandero RS is the budget hot hatch we need

Designed by Renault Sport in collaboration with Brazilian designers and Renault engineers in Latin America, the Sandero RS is the budget fun car we need.

Toyota’s decision to reproduce old Supra parts is good news

Toyota Gazoo Racing has launched the GR Heritage Parts Project, designed to reproduce A70 and A80 Supra parts for Japan, North America and Europe.

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The new Citroën C3 has got wood

Citroën has updated the C3 supermini for 2020. You can now get a wood dashboard to go with your Airbumps. It’s the best combo since Eric and Ernie.

Like the Citroën GS, PetrolBlog is at home everywhere

The Citroën GS: “A car without borders, she is at home everywhere.” Maybe we can learn something from the car bedecked in the flags of Europe.

The Alpine A110 SportsX is too good for words

The Alpine A110 SportsX concept has been unveiled and PetrolBlog is lost for words. It’s only January, but nothing is likely to top this SUV coupe in 2020.

Just the fax: The Ford Escort Seeka was great outdoors

PetrolBlog remembers the Ford Escort Seeka, an outdoor leisure vehicle designed by Ghia. The forward-thinking show car included a dash-mounted fax machine.

Is it time to give the Alfa Romeo Arna a break?

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Matteo Licata explains why the Alfa Romeo Arna was central to the company’s planned return to profitability.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve rescued from the tip?

Having chanced upon a picture of the Merstham Interchange in Surrey, PetrolBlog asks: what’s the strangest thing you’ve rescued from the tip?

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BMW sacks design team and turns to Twitter

Following the unveiling of the new 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW has sacked its entire design team and will ask Twitter to help shape its range of cars.

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The greatest car movie of all time?

According to a recent survey by Honda, The Italian Job is the greatest car movie of all time. I find it hard to disagree with the […]

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Time to dust off the budget badge: Skoda Yeti 4×4

Skoda has unveiled a new range-topping Laurin & Klement spec for the Yeti. PetrolBlog wonders if a budget version would be more apt.

Car Geek Alert: Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

PetrolBlog stumbles across the video to Alexei Sayle’s ‘Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?’ and discovers that it’s a retro car fan’s dream!

Off the beaten track: Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer has hopes of mixing it with the Allroad, Alltrack, Outback and XC70. It’s an accomplished car. But will that be enough?

Old Gold Top Gear: Proton MPI

It’s time for Old Gold Top Gear, which this week features a tanktop-wearing Chris Goffey reviewing the delightfully retro Proton MPI. Look out for some shameless littering too.

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