70s CARS

24th September 2015
Citroen GS Birotor and happy girl

The Citroën GS Birotor: Prodigy to Pariah

David Milloy charts the rise and fall of the rotary-engined Citroën GS Birotor, the French equivalent of the NSU Ro80.
30th July 2015
AMC Eagle 2-door saloon

AMC Eagle: the original crossover?

PetrolBlog is off to test the all-new Volvo S60 Cross Country. So naturally it's time to salute the AMC Eagle - the original American crossover.
10th July 2015
1974 Audi 80 GL

The photos that prove Audi was sexier in the 70s

In the days before Vorsprung Durch Technik, Audi needed used pretty girls to add sex appeal to its cars. Well this was the 1970s.
30th June 2015
Orange Fiat 131 Racing

Orange crush: Fiat 131 Racing

Now PetrolBlog is really spoiling you. Having spotted an orange Fiat 131 Racing in rural Germany, we had to take some photos and write some words.
18th June 2015
Matra Murena - Europe's forgotten sports car

Talbot-Matra Murena: Europe’s forgotten sports car

David Milloy remembers the Talbot-Matra Murena, the final sports car Matra would ever make and a car that's all but forgotten in the UK. PB flies the flag.
8th January 2014
Lancia 200 Sedan on PetrolBlog

The 500,000-mile Lancia 2000 Sedan

Following PetrolBlog's nostalgic look back at the Lancia 2000 Sedan, we received a rather brilliant email from Italy about a 500,000-mile 'Ingrid Bergmann'.
26th August 2013
1972 Lancia 2000 Sedan

Ich bin ein Berlina: Lancia 2000 Sedan

PetrolBlog gets all misty eyed and nostalgic about the Lancia 2000 Sedan - or Berlina - which is about to play a starring role in the new movie, Rush.
22nd August 2013
Save it from the Banger Boys: Peugeot 604

Save it from the ‘Banger Boys’: Peugeot 604

PetrolBlog is going all weak at the knees over a Peugeot once again. This time it's the oft-forgotten Peugeot 604. Somebody save this one from the 'Banger Boys'.
19th August 2013
Whatever happened to...the Renault 14?

Whatever happened to the Renault 14?

It was launched as 'The Pear' and later nicknamed 'The Rotten Pear', but PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault 14?
31st May 2013
Hustler Hellcat for sale on eBay

Wood you believe it? It’s the Hustler Hellcat

Wood you believe it? PetrolBlog spots a wooden Hustler Hellcat for sale on eBay. It was designed by the same chap responsible for the Aston Martin Lagonda. Oh yes.
20th May 2013
Right-hand drive Trabant 601 interior

Even better than the real thing: right-hand drive Trabant

Achtung Baby! PetrolBlog discovers an ultra-rare right-hand drive Trabant 601 in the classifieds and now wants to fly to Bucharest to take it for a drive.
26th April 2013
Lovely Renault 8 in Spain

Old Renaults, Messi and pidgin English in Spain

PetrolBlog showcases some of the PetrolBloggy cars seen during the recent road test of the new SEAT Leon SC in Spain. Warning: contains old Renaults.