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
Considering the project dates back about thirty years, it can certainly be said that it was ahead of its time and in some ways can be considered visionary, so much so that even today the concept of this car remains modern. In recent years, due to the known emissions scandals and the need to reduce … More Green and Forgotten: the future in the past – Mazzieri and Micron
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 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
Although the new Spirit was already out-dated at the time of its debut and was not competitive against the most modern competition, it was at least bigger and more spacious at a competitive price, without lowering the comfort and having some finishes and accessories in common with upper segment models. Surviving alone is always difficult … More Let the Spirit move you!
The Rancho once again emphasised Matra’s innovative spirit; they knew how to make the car stand out and it was manageable and more compact than its “rivals”. We’ve already talked about Simca several times and in particular have focused on the 1100 model, a medium-sized car produced from 1967 to 1985, also as a commercial … More Rancho: The crossover
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!
This small city car can be considered Made in Portgual, since a good part of its components were manufactured on home territory. When you think of Portugal, the car world does not immediately spring to mind. But some time ago, thanks to my friend Jorge, I discovered that Portugal also had a four-wheeled history: the … More Bem PenSado
The bodywork, designed by Fissore and produced in Italy, was elegant and square-shaped with a large glass area and was clearly closely related to the off-road vehicle made in the USA. The history of the Monteverdi brand is inexorably linked to the talent and passion of Peter Monteverdi (Jun 7, 1934 – July 4, 1998) … More The Swiss range
On the continent of the Stars and Stripes the Horizon was profoundly changed by the engineers, however, to make it more suitable for the market it was to be imposed on and, also for this reason, it contained few elements in common with the European model. In the previous article we talked about Chrysler’s C2 … More The car for two worlds – Part 2