80s CARS

29th August 2013
Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo

Japanese Integrale: Mazda 323 4×4 Turbo

Blimey, when was the last time you saw a Mazda 323 4x4 Turbo in the wild? OK, so it may not be a poor man's Lancia Delta Integrale, but it remains very cool
22nd August 2013
Save it from the Banger Boys: Peugeot 604

Save it from the ‘Banger Boys’: Peugeot 604

PetrolBlog is going all weak at the knees over a Peugeot once again. This time it's the oft-forgotten Peugeot 604. Somebody save this one from the 'Banger Boys'.
20th August 2013
Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay

Cool as Pug: Peugeot 505 GTi

PetrolBlog discovers a Peugeot 505 GTi for sale on eBay and concludes that, not only is it as cool as Pug, it's also better value than a £17m Ferrari.
19th August 2013
Whatever happened to...the Renault 14?

Whatever happened to the Renault 14?

It was launched as 'The Pear' and later nicknamed 'The Rotten Pear', but PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault 14?
13th June 2013
1993 Volvo 940 S Auto Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley sign big Swede for European campaign

Stanley sign big Swede for European campaign! Accrington Stanley are raising money for a new bar and toilets by taking part in the Monte Carlo or Bust rally. In a Volvo.
12th June 2013
Whatever happened to...the Talbot Solara?

Whatever happened to the Talbot Solara?

The Talbot Solara is an early example of a Shatchback, being as it was, a saloon version of the Alpine. PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Talbot Solara?
4th June 2013
Volvo LCP2000 with rear hatch and doors open

Smells like fish and chips: Volvo LCP2000

Smell like fish and chips! It's 30 years since Volvo unveiled the futuristic and super-lightweight Volvo LCP2000 concept car. Three decades on - we still want one.
3rd June 2013
Supreme provenance: Audi V8

Supreme provenance: Audi V8

PetrolBlog discovers a rather special Audi V8 for sale on eBay. Or rather, an Audi V8 formerly owned by a rather special owner, Tony Rolt.
31st May 2013
Retrospective: Suzuki Vitara on the beach with models

Retrospective: Suzuki Vitara

Retrospective: PetrolBlog's trawl through the filing cabinets to find the best retro press shots. This time it's the turn of the '90s-tastic Suzuki Vitara.
22nd May 2013
Team PB drives: MK1 Vauxhall Astra GTE

Team PB drives: MK1 Vauxhall Astra GTE

Team PB heads to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre to drive a selection of Vauxhalls old and new. Here's a review of the MK1 Vauxhall Astra GTE.
20th May 2013
Right-hand drive Trabant 601 interior

Even better than the real thing: right-hand drive Trabant

Achtung Baby! PetrolBlog discovers an ultra-rare right-hand drive Trabant 601 in the classifieds and now wants to fly to Bucharest to take it for a drive.
15th May 2013
Is the PetrolBlog Citroen AX facing the chop?

Is the Citroën AX GT facing the chop?

The PetrolBlog Citroën AX GT isn't well. That much was already obvious, but the work required to get her roadworthy is much worse than expected...