Car of the Month

Car of the Month : December 2015 – Rainer Höltschi’s Innocenti Regent 1300

Car of the Month : December 2015 – Rainer Höltschi’s Innocenti Regent 1300

The members of our Editorial Team have, over the years, been fortunate enough to see most of the cars featured on AROnline in the metal, but there are still some exceptions. That’s why being able to feature one of those elusive, hitherto unseen models is a particular pleasure. This time it is an Allegro – with a twist. Words: Alexander Boucke […]

Car of the Month : September 2015 – Chris Chantrell’s Austin 1800

Car of the Month : September 2015 – Chris Chantrell’s Austin 1800

Here it is, AROnline’s latest Car of the Month. But hang on, we hear you say, all there is to see in the picture below is an empty patch in a slightly overgrown garden… …if you want to find out why, you’ll need to read on. Words: Alexander Boucke Photography: Chris Chantrell Re(u)sting place Back in November 2013, […]

Car of The Month : August 2015 – John Pollard’s Montego 1.6LX

Car of The Month : August 2015 – John Pollard’s Montego 1.6LX

John Pollard’s Montego 1.6LX was pretty much a new car when he bought it 18 months ago – and today, it still feels, and smells, like a box-fresh example.

Car of the Month : July 2015 – Matthias Boller’s Authi Mini 1275GT

Car of the Month : July 2015 – Matthias Boller’s Authi Mini 1275GT

Minis are undoubtedly one of the big successes of BMC>ARG. Here we have a rather special one, painstakingly restored to original condition as it left the Authi-factory in Spain. This was much more involved than the owner and restorer, Matthias Boller, thought it would be when he started. Due to his determination we are able […]

Car of the Month : April 2015 – Marc Stillebroer’s Rover 827 Vitesse

Car of the Month : April 2015 – Marc Stillebroer’s Rover 827 Vitesse

Admittedly, it’s a little late in the month for a Car of the Month, but that’s because AROnline dedicated most of April to remembering the events of 10 years ago. Anyway, I make no excuses (despite my own well-documented fondness for the model) for featuring another Rover 800 in this spot. Marc Stillebroer is a […]

Car of the Month : March 2015 – Adrian Clark’s MG6 S

Car of the Month : March 2015 – Adrian Clark’s MG6 S

Marmite, personified by a car. That will be the MG6 then… I’m well aware that the car has its detractors, but I’d wanted one since I went along to a VIP Test Drive day at the Prodrive track. I was amazed how the car handled, so much so I felt sorry for the next people who […]

Car of the Month : February 2015 – Dave Dawson’s MG ZR 105

Car of the Month : February 2015 – Dave Dawson’s MG ZR 105

Since its launch in 2001, the ZR has had a cult following. However, today, good ones are getting fewer and further between. Although this one is DAVE DAWSON’s daily driver (at least until his MG3 arrives), it’s good to know its in good hands… My ZR followed a Rover 75 1.8.  I’d always wanted a 75 […]

Car of the Month : January 2015 – David Whitham’s 2002 Rover 75 Connoisseur SE CDT Tourer

Car of the Month : January 2015 – David Whitham’s 2002 Rover 75 Connoisseur SE CDT Tourer

David Whitham A little introduction first – I’ve been lurking around AROnline for a number of years now and have taken plenty out if it, so thought I would offer something in return. I’m a serial AR enthusiast, having admired and, in some cases, lusted after the bread and butter that make this site so appealing […]

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Car of the Month : December 2014 – Gavin Harvey’s 1963 Morris Mini Super De Luxe

Car of the Month : December 2014 – Gavin Harvey’s 1963 Morris Mini Super De Luxe

Everybody loves a Mini, but Gavin Harvey’s 1963 example is simply stunning… My love of Minis began at a very early age – there are photos of me at the tender age of two, sitting at the wheel of a new Clubman at the 1976 Motor Show. From then on, I was hooked. I couldn’t get […]

Car of the Month : November 2014 – Jon Mower’s Rover 827 Si Fastback

Car of the Month : November 2014 – Jon Mower’s Rover 827 Si Fastback

Craig Cheetham Thanks for all the contributions for Car of the Month – we’ve now got enough to keep us going until… February! So please, keep ’em coming, or the feature’s return will be somewhat short-lived. Next month’s feature car harks from the BMC era, so this month we’ll drop in a relative modern. Tongue […]

Car of the Month : October 2014 – Alan Crome’s Triumph Dolomite

Car of the Month : October 2014 – Alan Crome’s Triumph Dolomite

Craig Cheetham It’s back! After a four-year absence and largely down to popular demand, AROnline is pleased to announce the return of the Car of the Month feature – starting this month with Alan Crome’s gorgeous Triumph Dolomite, rescued from being scrapped back in 2001. Here’s your opportunity to tell us a little bit about your […]

Car of the Month : November 2010

Car of the Month : November 2010

What makes a proper barn find? Lots of spiders and a thick layer of dust? Finding a gleaming car underneath it all? Or some rusty surprises? Kevin Davis came to the rescue of the featured Princess 2200 HLS… Words and pictures: Kevin Davis Long forgotten… and revived! As found after 15 years I SAW THIS […]

Car of the Month : October 2010

Car of the Month : October 2010

Its designer may have left us now, but the Rover 800’s crisp and honed ’80s lines will remain with us for a long time to come. Is Roy Axe‘s original 800 in its finest form? Certainly the owner of this one, Alex Sebbinger, looks like the perfect man to keep this stunning Mk1A looking its […]

Car of the Month : September 2010

Car of the Month : September 2010

The Rover 200/400 looks crisp and exciting over two decades on from its launch. Early ones are getting rare now, and Mike Humble’s example is one of the best… Words and pictures: Mike Humble The high watermark A lovely car in a lovely(ish) setting… I NEVER get emotionally tied to cars. Yes I enjoy them […]

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Car of the Month : August 2010

Car of the Month : August 2010

Ian Merriman has unearthed this gem from the South of France – a pre-production Rover 75 Club. Are there any out there older we wonder? Words and pictures: Ian Merriman The oldest of the few? A lovely car in a lovely setting… THIS pre-production Rover 75 Club, registration S577 AOX, VIN 001538, was registered 15 […]

Car of the Month : July 2010

Car of the Month : July 2010

The Alps and the Mini have become synonymous thanks to the Monte Carlo Rally and the film, The Italian Job. So it only seems fitting that Robert Plews celebrated in style by taking his 1960 Morris Mini Mk1 for a spirited run to the hallowed mountain range… Here’s his story… Words and pictures: Robert Plews […]

Car of the Month : June 2010

Car of the Month : June 2010

Already generally regarded as a forward thinking classic car, the Austin Maestro has aged exceptionally well. James Sergeant’s stunning Vanden Plas, complete with voice synthesizer dashboard, is a corker… And here he tells us all about it. Words and pictures: James Sergeant Encore, Maestro, please… A lovely car in a lovely setting… I WAS out […]

Car of the Month : May 2010

Car of the Month : May 2010

Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, the Range Rover has emerged as one of the 20th century’s most important and iconic cars. Designed by Spen King and Gordon Bashford with its styling finalised by David Bache’s team, it’s impossible to criticise on a dynamic, aesthetic or functional level. This vehicle looks set to enjoy a […]

Car of the Month : April 2010

Made famous for creating the Plymouth-Dakar Rally, Julian Nowill has long since been associated with the Eastern European car scene. But he’s turning to the darkside, and has finally come out of the closet regarding his fondness for AROnline’s favourite cars. This particularly tasty Metro is set to serve Julian for years to come, and […]

Car of the Month : March 2010

It seems like nice Rover 200s are really coming out of the woodwork now, with several having appeared in the space of a few short weeks, reassuring lovers of Hyacynth Bucket’s jumped up saloon car that they’ve made the classic car grade. This example is particularly impressive, not only because it looks more timeless than […]