Tag Archives: 60s

WTF? – Transparent Mehari

Citroen‘s Mehari was definitely one of their most iconic vehicles from the 60’s until the 80’s. Constructed originally for military use, the Mehari used a Dyane 6 chassis to create quite a fun beach buggy. Certainly, this was a great example of the French automaker’s innovative design. Continue reading WTF? – Transparent Mehari

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Stolen: Lotus Cortina

Not another one! Probably what every classic car enthusiast in Britain has exclaimed into their computer screen on viewing this post. Unfortunately another Cortina has fallen victim to the crime spree.

Blagged by banger boys? Entirely possible, owing to the ridiculous amount of Cortinas which have been abducted over the last few months. At least 8 Cortinas have disappeared since May, as analysed in a previous post on Motor Hipster.

The Cortina in question is a genuine 1967 MK2 Lotus Cortina (Reg: SMP505F), swiped from a lock-up at the Hergest Industrial Estate, Kington in Herefordshire. The date of the theft ranges between the 13th and 23rd January 2016, with allegations strangely speculating a time and date of around 21:30 on 24th January. Reports claim that a trailer may have been used to commit the crime.

The owner describes the Tina as having blistering under the paint with red paint marks on the passenger door. Furthermore, the interior sports 1600e seats, not Lotus standard issue, and it sits on Minilite replica wheels with new debica tyres. The bumper and grill are scruffy, with a homemade plate on the carb and a non-standard airbox fitted.

Any potential sightings must be reported to the police immediately, calling 101. Please spread this via social media, word of mouth and any other means necessary to help bring back one man’s sentimental classic of over 27 years.

 

by Mike Armstrong

Anyone Missing A ’69 Impala?

Owing to the recent sour news of stolen classics hitting our headlines, surely the time has finally come for something positive to report? Alas, that time is right now!

A recently stolen and abandoned 1969 Chevrolet Impala SuperSport has surfaced in the Surrey commuter town of Sutton. Dazed, confused, and still wearily sporting its original Continue reading Anyone Missing A ’69 Impala?

Project Pit Vol II: February 2015

The second instalment of Project Pit hopes to bring some warmth to your chilly Winter blues. Exciting projects will entice us, and motivate us to get to work before the summer show season.

Last month’s edition featured some rather rare beasts. Alas, let the show go on. Continue reading Project Pit Vol II: February 2015

London Classic Car Show 2015 in Pictures

Over the past few days, classic cars descended upon London’s Excel Arena to attend the debut of the London Classic Car Show. Between the 8th and 11th January, the conference centre played host to Continue reading London Classic Car Show 2015 in Pictures

Former Prime Minister’s Princess

What? – A 1967 Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R. Powered by a 4-litre unit from Rolls Royce, producing 175bhp, the Princess was a definitive luxury limo of its time. Already a rarity, this particular Princess has Continue reading Former Prime Minister’s Princess