80s CARS

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.
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.