80s CARS

7th November 2020
Geoffrey Palmer and Audi

Geoffrey Palmer and Audi: Nobody Drawled it Better

Geoffrey Palmer has died at the age of 93. In car circles, he was best known for his role in Audi's famous ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ advertising campaign.
1st November 2020
1988 Toyota Space Cruiser 2.0 GL

Ace Race: The Toyota Space Cruiser Was No Oddity

A Toyota Space Cruiser is going under the hammer at the forthcoming Barons Autumn Classic sale. The pioneering people carrier is a PetrolBlog favourite.
14th August 2020
1986 Renault 25 Limousine

This Renault 25 V6 Limousine is really spoiling us

There's a 1985 Renault 25 V6 Limousine for sale at the Artcurial sale in September. Give PetrolBlog a shout if you have some Ferrero Rocher to deliver.
25th June 2020
Nissan Pao

The Nissan Pao is keeping me awake at night

The Nissan Pao was one of the four Pike Factory cars produced by Nissan in the late 1980s and early 90s. PetrolBlog has seen one and now it wants one.
23rd June 2020
Ford Cortina GXL

The Ford Cortina: a listener’s top ten guide

Inspired by Peter Counsell's recent CarTunes feature, William Dickey delivers a top ten countdown of songs containing an ode to the Ford Cortina.
9th June 2020
Beige Peugeot 505 saloon

Bruce celebrates the glorious French tat of Argentina

Bruce Jamieson spent two months on holiday in South America. While he was there, he spotted an abundance of French tat in Argentina. Here are his pictures.
22nd May 2020
K-reg Alfa Romeo 164 Cloverleaf

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.
6th May 2020
Volkswagen Corrado shooting brake concept

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?
24th April 2020
Renault 18 TL for sale

This Renault 18 TL is a base-spec delight

There's a Renault 18 TL for sale at the forthcoming Anglia Car Auctions classic sale. Predictably, PetrolBlog has fallen in love with the base-spec hero.
17th April 2020
Citroen AX Salsa for sale

Is this Citroën AX Salsa worth £2,500?

There's a delightful, low-mileage, Citroën AX Salsa for sale on Auto Trader. PetrolBlog asks: is it worth the £2,500 asking price? Well, is it?
1st April 2020
The PetrolBlog Fleet

VIDEO: Here’s the entire PetrolBlog fleet in 20 minutes

PetrolBlog has done a video introducing the entire fleet of 13 cars. It's not very good, but if you're having trouble sleeping, it might be worth a watch.
26th March 2020
Peugeot 505 GR estate for sale

The need for tweed: Peugeot 505 GR Estate

There's a Peugeot 505 GR Estate for sale and it's wonderful. Not only do you get to enjoy the feel of tweed upholstery, there's also an ‘Econoscope’.