By the standards of my Alfa Romeo MoTexperiences over the years, it wasn’t that bad... but it was still a fail. On the other hand, we are talking here about a 20-year old GTV bought from a farmer in the dark, so in truth, we’ve had a good run with the car so far.
To recap, the GTV was my entrant in our £500 car challenge back in the summer and other than needing to fix a leaky power steering pipe when we first acquired it, the car’s been trouble-free since.
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REPORTING ON: Alfa Romeo GTV
Rootes Group - The Golden Years
The Rootes Group’s finest years commenced immediately after the end of the Second World War with the launch of a handful of brand-new models and lasted until the company was absorbed into the Chrysler empire in the middle of the following decade
The MG ZT was more than a Rover 75 in sports shoes. Much, much more. It was a performance saloon par excellence and today makes for a superb classic sporting bargain
MG Display Controversy
A classic vehicle insurer met with a mixed response at the Classic Motor Show when its display stand depicted a 1998 MGF apparently crushed by a WW2 Hellcat tank. But was this a sacrilegious act against a classic car, or an inspired promotional display?
Exotics are usually the go-to classic investments, but a recent trend in everyday cars means more common street sights could be the way to go
As the internal combustion engine’s fate seems in question, we look back at its past challengers
Death Of The Sports Car?
Another manufacturer belies its heritage to switch to SUVs
Every manufacturer was in on the ’90s coupe trend, stylish two-doors in abundance. But nearly three decades on, which are worth investing in?
Writing this as news reports bring us images of Sheffield residents trapped overnight in shopping centers by floods, we were struck by this image from October 1987.
500 Not Out
We identify some modern classics in danger of extinction... and the older cars which massively outnumber them
Take The Money And Run
FURTHER ADVENTURES IN HIGH-STAKES DRIFTING
Los súper modelos
¿Quieres un Bugatti vintage, un Ferrari clásico o un superdeportivo McLaren moderno a una fracción del costo? Amalgam Collection lo construye... a una fracción del tamaño.
Sueños de barro
¿Cómo puede la alfarería tradicional enfrentar el embate del plástico y ser generadora de un cambio positivo al mismo tiempo? Resolver esa interrogante es la misión de una asociación civil que busca preservar las técnicas ceramistas de Oaxaca a través del trabajo colectivo y la intervención del diseño.
BARKER: WE WILL FIGHT TO THE END
Stand-in is ‘proud’ of Millers
‘THE SIMPLICITY’, WALTER DE SILVA’S CHIEF PRINCIPLE WHEN IT CAME TO DESIGNING THE VW POLO WE KNOW AND LOVE, IS ONE THAT’S BEEN EMBODIED IN EVERY VW SINCE. HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT HIS GREATEST DESIGNS
Hamdan launches project to renovate Al Fahidi Fort
Al Fahidi Fort will be temporarily closed until completion of the restoration project
DMT develops park with a difference in Abu Dhabi
The DMT opens first park of its kind in the Emirate, featuring around 2,000 local trees, high-quality sports facilities and natural habitat for flourishing flora and fauna
NITIN CHAUDHARY Digging Where I Stand
They say that travelling is a great way to learn. However, we have inherently associated travelling with travelling far. But that need not be so, as I discovered this year. I was forced to reduce my range but I still found hidden local gems
THE ROAD TO GLORY
As we approach a year ending in ‘One’ and look forward to celebrating a number of anniversaries of our previous trophy triumphs, in each matchday programme this season we’ll reflect on one game that we played along the road to glory in one of those successes.
Light to moderate rain lashes parts of UAE
Rain lashed different areas of the country on Friday, which began at 11:10am, due to a weak surface pressure accompanied by an extension of an air height in the upper layers.