An interesting feature of this model was, according to Daihatsu tradition, good use of space offering comfort for four passengers, thanks also to its generous wheelbase The phenomenon of retro cars has long been pivotal for some manufacturers, producing modern products inspired by cars from their past and giving birth to a fashionable operation capable … More Not just retro
The continuous success of the A112 prompted Autobianchi to introduce constant updates during its 17 years of production, starting in 1973 with the second series, which differed from the previous one with rubber-coated bumpers on the new entry-level Elegant version, which took over from the previous E, in addition to the possibility of ordering the … More The Mini from Desio
The style of the car, from the pen of Ian Beech under the supervision of David Bache, was very simple, characterised by large glass surfaces and, at first glance, it was almost dated already at the time of its launch. Despite this, the Maestro also introduced interesting elements for its time, such as body-coloured bumpers. … More Speak to me Maestro!
The project, named R6, successfully showed that it was possible to come up with a car which was much better than the one from which it was derived. Discussing the history of the Austin Metro, we said that its successor was presented in 1990, branded a Rover. The group had already started working on the … More A British car to beat the world – Part 2
Throughout the history of the car we have frequently witnessed the birth of cars whose arduous task was to replace models which, during the course of their existence, had taken on cult status. The result was that, faced with the immense image of the progenitor, the model originally destined to be its replacement was often … More A British car to beat the world – Part 1
Due to its mechanical characteristics the Imp was successful in rallying, winning the Rally of the Tulips in 1965. In the 1960s the British Rootes Group, which included the marques Sunbeam, Singer, Humber, Hillman and Talbot, decided to start on the design of a car capable of countering the growing success of the best-selling Mini. … More The anti-Mini