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Ben is selling his 1994 Rover 220 GSi

Ben Hooper is selling his 1994 Rover 220 GSi. It comes with its original Rover dealer sticker and number plates, plus a Green Flag window sticker. Fancy.

Hero for a day: Alfa Romeo 164 Cloverleaf

Our man remembers the time his father borrowed an Alfa Romeo 164 Cloverleaf for 24 hours. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, but it wasn’t to be.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Peugeot

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Peugeot models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Renault

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Citroën

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Would you look good getting out of a Toyota Sera?

There’s a Toyota Sera for sale on eBay for £5,000, which seems like a small price to pay to go maximum ‘peacock’. But is it possible to look cool in a Sera?

Please admire these Mitsubishi Carisma press photos

PetrolBlog stumbles across some glamorous press photos of the Mitsubishi Carisma and starts to reminisce about the fantastic TWR Design concept of 1995.

The Volkswagen Corrado ‘Aerodeck’ was nearly a thing

Herbert Schafer had visions of the Corrado looking more like a shooting brake, while some at VW wanted to see pop-up headlights. Wolfsburg’s Aerodeck?

Whatever happened to the Proton Coupe?

The Proton Coupe launched in the UK in 1997, around the same time as the Ford Puma. In this respect, it never stood a chance, but it had other issues, too.

G-Wiz: from Mayfair to Texas for a cup of tea

When G-Wiz owner Linda Pilkington ran out of electric juice, Sharleen Spiteri of Texas fame was on hand to offer a plug socket and a cup of tea.

I like this Mk2 Toyota Prius – but I’m not sure why

There’s a Mk2 Toyota Prius for sale for a touch over a grand. It’s been to the moon and is on its way back, but could you give this old dog a home?

The Seat Marbella Playa was a 90s lifestyle concept

Seat unveiled the Marbella Playa at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s one of the most 90s concept cars you’re ever likely to see. Because lifestyle, innit

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FRENCH CAR CRITICAL LIST 2020

The French Car Critical List 2020: Peugeot

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Peugeot models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Renault

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Citroën

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Whatever happened to the Invacar?

Ah, the AC Invacar – once a familiar site on Britain’s roads and indeed, alongside Britain’s football pitches. Then they disappeared almost overnight.

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Perfect Dub: VW MK1 Scirocco

The perfect Dub – the MK1 Scirocco

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Bangerwatch: Renault 9TL Biarritz

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