80s CARS

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’.
23rd March 2020
Chris Goffey reviews the Talbot Solara

Booted: The Talbot Solara and Chris Goffey’s right foot

This Thames TV review of the Talbot Solara has it all: the luxury of Velour, a cameo from a Ford Mustang and a starring role for Chris Goffey's right foot.
5th February 2020
1988 Volvo 340 GL 1.7

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.
31st January 2020
Peugeot P4 for sale

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.
21st January 2020
1988 Bentley Turbo R for sale

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.
20th January 2020
Time to give the Alfa Romeo Arna a break

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.
8th January 2020
Renault 25 Baccara for sale

There’s a Renault 25 Baccara for sale on eBay – and you should buy it*

Having sneaked a Toyota Camry and Renault Safrane through the door before Christmas, PetrolBlog will not be buying this Renault 25 Baccara for sale on eBay.