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News : Electric MG Dynamo unveiled

MG Dynamo

The MG Dynamo concept has been unveiled, showing the company’s latest electric technology. The car, conceived to rival the Renault Zoe and Volkswagen E-up! is a development of the Roewe E1, which went on sale in China as the E50 (below), and MG says that if the Dynamo is well received here, it will be evaluated […]

News : Minder Daimler makes £15k at the Resto Show

Minder 1981 Daimler Sovereign Saloon large

Arthur Daley’s 1981 Daimler Sovereign from hit ITV show Minder sold to a happy new owner at Silverstone’s auction, held at the Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 12 April. The car, which was driven extensively by both Arthur Daley (George Cole) and Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) from Series Four through to Six of the […]

News : Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

Land Rover Discovery Vision (1)

John Slavin Land Rover has revealed the Discovery Vision Concept in New York. It previews the upcoming Discovery family of vehicles due to appear from 2015, starting with a smaller Discovery to replace the Freelander and followed by a larger model to replace the current Discovery 4. The first production car is expected to be offered […]

News : For sale – 600-mile Rover 75

Rover 75 (1)

Keith Adams Reader Rainer Markert emailed in with this gem, which is currently on sale in Holland for the princely sum of €12,800 (£10,600 at current exchange rates) – a 2002 Rover 75 V6, which is being listed with 950km on the clock, in what appears to be in unmarked condition. It follows hard on the […]

News : Free to good home – Rover memorabilia

Hydro Glass

Keith Adams We still get offered some fascinating Rover memorabilia at AROnline, but this is one of the more unusual items. Reader Jurgen Mitchell has been in touch to tell us about this etched piece of glass with a very unusual history. It comes free to a fan, including delivery. Why? Because Jurgen is an enthusiast […]

News : Carole Nash offers free National Classic Car Day cover for policyholders


Classic car and bike insurance broker Carole Nash has thrown its full support behind National Classic Car and Bike Day by providing policy holders with commuter cover as standard.  The day is a brainchild of BBC Radio 2 Breakfast DJ Chris Evans, who recently announced that Friday, 4 April 2014 will be the first National […]

News : Arthur Daley Daimler on offer in Birmingham

Minder 1981 Daimler Sovereign Saloon large

Not seen in public for nearly 12 years, Arthur Daley’s 1981 Daimler Sovereign from hit ITV show Minder is going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ classic car sale during the Restoration Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 12 April. The car was driven extensively by both Arthur (George Cole) and Terry (Dennis Waterman) from Series Four […]

News : Heritage reserve collection gets new lottery-funded home

HMC Reserve Collection

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust has been awarded a Round Two grant of £1.45m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Museum Collections Centre project. The award is the culmination of more than two years’ work to develop plans for a new building in which to store and display more than 200 historic […]

News : ‘New’ Metro Cabrio unearthed in Germany

Rover Metro Cabriolet (1)

Keith Adams AROnline‘s Deputy Editor, Alexander Boucke, has just spotted this beauty for sale not far from his home in Germany. The car, a 1995 Rover 114 Cabriolet is unusual enough, especially in mainland Europe, but what makes this one especially exciting is that it has a mere 58km on the clock – it’s effectively […]

News : Classic car rolling tax exemption re-introduced at 40 years

Princess 1800HL - also offered (to a select few) in diesel form.

Keith Adams From April 2014, the classic car exemption from VED will start rolling from 40 years and that means all cars manufactured in 1973 and into 1974 – previously liable for the annual tax – will now qualify for the exemption from the beginning of next month. From January 2015, that will then run […]