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Spanish Sierra XR4i in Dealership Siesta

What? – A staggering 1984 Ford Sierra XR4i. Powered by Ford’s infamous 2.8-litre Cologne unit, also used to power the Capri, this hot Sierra earned a reputation as Continue reading Spanish Sierra XR4i in Dealership Siesta

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Second Oldest Civic in Britain

What? – An absolutely mint condition 1974 Honda Civic. Apparently an ex-dealer demonstrator, this early Civic is one of the first to arrive on British shores in 1974, and was eventually Continue reading Second Oldest Civic in Britain

5 Bargain-Basement Retro Barges

Many retro fans cannot resist the urge of the occasional luxury barge. Piloted by the managers of yesteryear or chauffeuring minor celebrities in plush comfort, there are certainly many bargains to be had in the current year. We like all of the extras too; leather seats, electric windows, heated seats, CD players and especially powerful engines.

With a respectable budget of  £2,000, what can we realistically expect?

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Deluxe Fairlady: A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Datsun.

What? – A beautiful 1967 Datsun Deluxe Fairlady. Never actually released in the UK, this beautiful sports convertible was Japan’s answer to British MG’s and Italian Alfa Romeo’s of that era. Powered by the improved 95bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit, which debuted at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show, the Fairlady was fairly nippy to drive at the time. Continue reading Deluxe Fairlady: A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Datsun.

Samba with this old-timer Supermini

What? – A 1983 Talbot Samba 1.0 LE. The first Talbot fully designed by Peugeot to be precise, following the takeover from Chrysler Europe. The Samba, identical to the Peugeot 104, was one of the most economical superminis in Europe at the time. Unfortunately, Peugeot decided to later Continue reading Samba with this old-timer Supermini

MK2 Golf Country, With Added Bling

What? – A 1991 Volkswagen Golf Country. Quite a distinct and peculiar vehicle, which is largely unheard of in the British Isles. Never released in the UK, this version was imported from Germany eight years ago, and has remained with the same owner ever since. To add further exclusivity, this is one of 500 special Continue reading MK2 Golf Country, With Added Bling

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Come one, come all and behold the latest blog by Mike Armstrong. The idea of Time Warp Tuesday is to highlight real classified ads from a variety of sources which feature interesting finds. Why? For the love of petrol powered beauty and obsessing over rarities. Please be sure to follow this blog, comment and share any thoughts you have.