70s CARS

3rd August 2016
Fiat Ritmo

Fiat Strada: Rhythm is beautiful

PetrolBlog stumbles across some wonderful footage of the Fiat Ritmo (Strada) and requests that Fiat's oddball is given greater respect.
26th July 2016
Citroen DS Pallas

Hands up if you think the DS is a Citroën

Citroën has chosen to airbrush the DS and SM from its family tree, a decision that has left PetrolBlog feeling a little irritated. Sacrebleu, etc.
11th May 2016
Renault 14 TS

The Renault 14 was ‘quite a nice car’

Nice pear? According to a 1983 review in the Motorists Guide, the Renault 14 was 'quite a nice car', but one that was unlikely impress the neighbours.
26th January 2016
Citroens for sale at Retromobile 2016

10 Citroëns to fall in love with at the Rétromobile sale

From a 1961 Citroën 2CV Sahara to a 2007 Citroën C6, we list 10 cars most likely to appeal when part of the Trigano collection is auctioned at Retromobile.
20th January 2016
Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica

The Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica was a shooting brake for ladies

Bella! PetrolBlog falls in love with an Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica - a shooting brake made for the middle class ladies of Milan.
5th January 2016
Renault 5 Gordini

Billy and the Renault 5 Gordini

Line up your cheese footballs and don your party hats, because the Renault 5 Gordini – or more specifically, the Renault 5 Alpine – is turning 40 […]
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'.