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Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor was a sporting GT-class car, hand-built at the Kelvin Way Factory, West Bromwich (near Birmingham) by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The...

Cost of New Holden Cars (Australia)

1961 EK $2212 1962 EJ $2102 1963 EH $2102 1965 HD $2320 1966 HR $2167 1968 HK $2215 1969 HT $2326 1970 HG $2394 1971 HQ $2730 1974 HJ $3594 1976 HX $5186 1977 HZ...

New Car Prices in Australia in 1978

Datsun 120Y  - $4,299Datsun 180B - $4,999Datsun 200B - $5,148HZ Holden Kingswood - $5,446Holden Sunbird - $5,495Mini S - $3,895Mini LS - $4,250Moke Californian...

Triumph Stag

The Triumph Stag sold with the snappy slogan 'Keeping up with the Triumph Stag is no problem if you've got the money'.

Ford Granada

The Sweeney was the programme for bestowing Glam status on a car. Which is why the Granada (which used the same 3.0 litre engine as...

Morris Marina

As the swinging sixties segued into the glam seventies, down the A40 in Oxford, Morris were busy tuning their previously pedestrian Marina and dipping the...

Austin Princess (Vanden Plas)

As the 1970s dawned, Austin decided that they would produce a Glam car for discerning middle class suburban swingers using a name which had...

Ford Escort

As well as the Cortina getting the flared treatment, it's little brother the Escort had a make-over in 1970 when the Mexico model (the...

Zeta

The Ampol Rally in 1964 was a baptism of fire for an unknown car, newly born, barely christened. It was the Zeta - the lowest...

Reliant Regal/Robin

There were several advantages to owning a Reliant Regal or a Reliant Robin. Because they were three-wheelers you only needed a motorcycle licence to...

Outspan (Orange) Mini

The Outspan Orange car was shaped like an orange, had orange skin-textured bodywork, and looked like an orange but was, in fact, a Mini...

Monster Trucks

The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1974 by Robert Chandler's Bigfoot - a souped up Ford with four-foot-high tires, named after the hairy...

Mini

The first pictures of British Motor Corporation's new mini-car were released in August 1959. The compact four-seater, invented by Alec Issigonis, achieved roominess by placing...

Leyland P76

The controversial Leyland P76 was introduced in Australia in 1973 but ceased production in 1975 after less than two years on the market. Most...

Hovercrafts

The hovercraft was invented by Suffolk boat builder Christopher Cockerell in 1956. The theory behind one of the most successful inventions of the 20th...

Ford Capri

Ever since Steve McQueen had bounced over San Francisco hills in a Ford Mustang fastback in Bullitt (1968), the design staff at Ford's Dagenham headquarters had...

Custom Vans

Whether you were travelling in the Mystery Machine with Scooby Doo and crew, or just pulling bongs in the back of a Dodge Econoline...

Concorde

The first supersonic airliner Concorde began transatlantic flights from London to New York on 24 May 1976. The new aircraft reduced the flight time to...

Cars in the 1990s

With sales of new cars down in 1990 by over 5%, the time seemed totally wrong for General Motors to introduce Saturn, its first new...

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K-Tel

K-Tel were famous for their TV commercials pitching their mass-market compilation LPs and tapes and their household 'gadgets'. Everything they sold was labelled "As advertised...

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was born in Germany during the French occupation of the Rhineland. An early graduate of Michel Debré's post-war Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Giscard...

Hip-Pocket Records

The Hip-Pocket Record was introduced by Philco, the electronics division of the Ford Motor Company in the US in 1967. 41 Hip-Pocket Records were issued...

Jackie O

Jackie Onassis was best known as the wife of US President John F Kennedy. Her youth and style brought an aura of glamour to the White...

G.I. Joe

The G.I. Joe story began in 1963 when a marketing man approached the Hasbro toy company with the idea of creating a poseable soldier...

E-Type Jaguar

The E-Type Jaguar encapsulated the needs of the male driver in 1961 – a streamlined body with the fastest speed of any production car...