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STOLEN: 1965 Java Green Beetle

A 1965 Volkswagen Beetle (JPH812C) was stolen from Archway in North London on Sunday night/Monday morning (6th October 2014), and the owner is appealing for information. The Beetle is finished in Continue reading STOLEN: 1965 Java Green Beetle

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Scrappage Scandal: Crushed French Classics

Recent statistics released by the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills have disheartened the motoring world. The statistics details the numbers, makes and models of all vehicles recycled during 2009’s Scrappage Scheme.

The scheme, introduced at the height of the Credit Crunch, encouraged buyers to part with their rotten old bangers for a £2,000 discount off a brand new model. The stimulus for the British economy led to the departure of hundreds of thousands of usable cars, a move hardly considered environmentally friendly.

In this article, we focus on the French classic cars which lost their lives in the recent financial crisis. Our hearts truly bleed. Continue reading Scrappage Scandal: Crushed French Classics

5 Ways to Avoid Scammers when Buying Retro Car Parts

A problem amongst many retro car owners is locating spare parts or modifications. Whilst many companies do cater for our needs, countless owners are left in the dark when attempting to locate the ideal fit for their vehicle. Unfortunately, many Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Scammers when Buying Retro Car Parts

Relive 90’s Retro First Cars

Everyone remembers their first car. Most of the younger readers will most likely have been burdened with some form of underpowered supermini. This writer for example was subject to the awesome power of a ’94 Peugeot 106 diesel. Although somewhat sarcastic, this car was my ticket to freedom and provided many fond memories of road trips and romantic encounters.   Browsing through the classifieds, superminis from this era certainly appear to be Continue reading Relive 90’s Retro First Cars

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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