80s CARS

19th December 2019
Renault 4 and Peugeot 106 Top Gear Christmas Special

Top Gear has wrecked a Renault 4 and a Peugeot 106 Rallye

You might want to avoid the Top Gear Nepal Christmas Special, because we're about to witness the death of a Renault 4 TL and a Peugeot 106 Rallye.
15th December 2019
Honda Accord Aerodeck boot open

The Honda Accord Aerodeck was close to perfection

Autocar said the Honda Accord Aerodeck was “closer to perfection than most vehicles”. PetrolBlog says it's one of the most underrated cars of the 1980s.
2nd December 2019
Vauxhall Belmont stolen car

Remember when the Vauxhall Belmont was Britain’s most stolen car?

Stolen Shatchback! In 2003, the Vauxhall Belmont was Britain's most stolen car. Home Office figured showed that 99 were stolen for every 1,000 registered.
28th November 2019
Steffi Graf with Opel Corsa

Would love one: Opel Corsa Steffi Special

PetrolBlog serves up an ace in the form of the Opel Corsa Steffi Special. You'll love it, if only for the seat covers (and pictures of Steffi Graf).
2nd November 2019
Jay Kay Mercedes-Benz 280 TE

A hat enthusiast is selling his Mercedes 280 TE estate

A 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 TE estate owned by hat enthusiast Jay Kay is going under the hammer at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale. Cosmic.
26th October 2019
Citroen AX 4x4 on rocks

Citroën AX 4×4: French mountain goat

Launched in 1991, the Citroën AX 4x4 was the French answer to the Fiat Panda 4x4. It's what the French snow plough driver would have driven. Probably.
21st October 2019
Renault 5 GTX

Remember when the Renault 5 GTX was the stuff of nightmares?

Nicholas Parsons, deranged socialites and a traffic warden scoffing eggs, it can only be the frankly terrifying advert for the Renault 5 GTX. Who's Sarah?
11th December 2018
Peugeot 309 SR

Frankly, we don’t talk about the Peugeot 309 enough

The Peugeot 309 was developed as the Talbot Horizon but became the first Peugeot to be built in Britain. But it's in danger of becoming extinct in the UK.
5th September 2018
Automobil Amos Lancia Delta

I should love the Lancia Delta Futurista, but I don’t

The Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista is the reimagining of a cult classic. So, why is PETROLBLOG left feeling so nonplussed?
23rd August 2018
Renault 18 Turbo

Whatever happened to the Renault 18 Turbo?

The Renault 18 Turbo: the first mass-market turbocharged car and the first from a volume manufacturer. Let's celebrates the turbo saloon for the common man.
13th August 2018
Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat

The Skoda 110 Super Sport Ferat was fangtastic

Based on the 1972 Skoda 110 Super Sport concept, the Skoda Ferat appeared in a movie about a vampire-like car that ran on blood. It's fangtastic. Probably.
10th August 2018
Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

Whatever happened to the Saab 90?

With the front end of the Saab 99 and the rear end of a Saab 900, the Saab 90 was a bit of an oddball. A compromised saloon or the best of both worlds?