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 change of designers from David Bache to Roy Axe gave the latter, albeit with limitations, the chance to give more personality to the saloon, trying to camouflage its rather obvious relationship with the Maestro. The result was a fairly modern and balanced line with an original rear window divided into three parts. In the … More Montego, the last one
The resulting car was officially presented on August 26, 1959, introducing a way of conceiving the car which was completely different from other examples of the period, and the Mini was so modern that it remained the benchmark for ten years. The article I am about to offer you here is certainly a bit of … More Alec’s Mini
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!
As for the car, with its excellent performance it was entered in competitive motor sport as well as being used widely by the British police. The SD1 may be considered to be the last real Rover, despite suffering from flaws that made it rather lower in quality than its forebears. Pausing to talk about the … More Tomorrow’s car, today
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