Monday, 25 February 2013

Fiat 127 Hatchlessback

Early Fiat 127 - which belongs to that now rare class of vehicle that used to look like a hatchback, but wasn't, and became one. And - I'm too lazy to check this out btw - I believe the non-hatch stayed in production a good long time alongside.

Others that spring to mind - Alfasud, Peugeot 104, Honda Civic, Austin Princess. I think in all cases here the hatch version replaced the former - and, in the case of the Austin, gained a new name - Ambassador. Bit like GS to GSA (Citroen).

Phonographed in Portugal. I'm not well traveled - but am delighted to find a part of Western Yurp that still knows how to drive Fiats. Long may this continue!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

a tale of two Cedrics

I can hardly believe that TWO of these are for sale. But no can do, I'd want both or none at all. And fwd? 54bhp??? Surely vee six, rwd, 54 and a bit more horses

red plastic cars on a North London street

Red plastic cars abound on an N London street. Again - apologies my phonography that makes them pink

this older post lives there too - 3 cars, 11 wheels

Kerbivore loves the Citroen DS5. Apologies for the crumby smartphonography which doesn't do justice to just how cool one of these looks with some dirt on it. And I like the blend of Citroen/Pug van and Merc SL that the car unexpectedly offers