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Essays: Why we love the… Saab 900 Turbo

Essays: Why we love the… Saab 900 Turbo

Another personal insight to those cars that tickle the fancy and stimulate the soul. Mike Humble tells us why the Saab 900 seems so right when so much of it seemed to be so wrong… Whoosh-whistle, whoosh-whistle This week at work, my colleagues and I were talking about our fantasy garage in great depth as […]

Why we love the… Vauxhall Cavalier SRi

Why we love the… Vauxhall Cavalier SRi

Proof again that great cars are not always super cars. The first in a brand new section of AROnline favourite everyday cars from an era when everything was alright with the world. Mike Humble kicks off with an essay on one his many childhood and adolescent sweethearts… Flying from Luton In the modern world, your […]

Why we love the… Rover 200BRM LE

Why we love the… Rover 200BRM LE

Kevin Davis explains the reasons why the Rover BRM lights his fire. Mention the words Limited Edition and instantly, visions of a poverty spec supermini spring to mind with snazzy wheel trims, an aftermarket sunroof, a silly stripe down the sides and a stupid name (Renault 19 Be Bop springs to mind). Thankfully, the Rover […]

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Why we love the… Jaguar XJ40

Why we love the… Jaguar XJ40

James Copp-Taylor on the Jaguar XJ40… So, you’ve been driving the very best British 80’s executive motoring has to offer, you know all there is to know about un-reliable electrics, rust on earlier examples etc, you’d think I’d learnt my lesson, and would be moving on to something sensible, and boring. An Audi V8 for […]

Why we love the… Morris Minor Traveller

Why we love the… Morris Minor Traveller

Dave Taylor tells all about his love affair with Rose… “Rose” is a 1966 Morris Minor Traveller. She is called Rose because of her colour: Rose Taupe (a fanciful description for a sort of mauve-tinted brown). It’s not the most exciting colour in the car manufacturer’s catalogue, but it is practical in hiding some of […]

By 17 August 2004 0 Comments Read More →
Why we love the… Rover Sterling

Why we love the… Rover Sterling

James-Copp Taylor loves the Sterling for its speed, style and value for money… People are often asking me that very question, why oh why do you choose to drive that!! In relation to my Mk1 Rover Sterling. A car that has achieved a slightly dubious reputation for electrical, and mechanical reliability. It all started back […]

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Why we love the… Dolomite Sprint

Why we love the… Dolomite Sprint

Michael Wynn-Williams on the Dolomite Sprint… In seventeenth century Paris there was a certain courtesan whose beguiling power was the ruination of many a young man. Her favourite pastime was to seduce youthful aristocrats, suck them dry of their fortunes and then discard them like broken toys. I sympathise with those young men, for I […]

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Why we love the… the Spridget

Why we love the… the Spridget

For David Jacobs, his love of the “Spridget” runs deep – and can be traced back to a childhood encounter… My first brush with MGs came when I was about 4; A couple who lodged with my Nana had a black open topped one with a red interior. I remember being plonked in it behind […]

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Why we love the… Rover SD1

Why we love the… Rover SD1

Dylan Jones explains why the SD1 is the car for him. Since before I was born, my parents have always had BLMC cars and still do, running a Rover 416GTi for the past 9 years. The running list goes something like this: an Austin 1100 which my mother donated to a local mechanic in North […]

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Why we love the… Princess

Why we love the… Princess

John Capon spells out exactly what it is that makes the “Wedge” floats his boat. Imagine a young lad of ten. The year is 1975. The place Exeter (Summerland Street to be precise) and the time…an ordinary Saturday afternoon out shopping with parents. Yes, that was me of course. Across the road, there it was. […]

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