Curbside Classic Archive: European Brands

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Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo In Brazil: A Matter of Pride and Confusion   Rubens

The Wagons Of Alfa Romeo   Don Andreina

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta (101) Spider PininFarina: Stepping Into The Modern Age  Tatra87

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta (101) Sprint Coupé:  Long Tall Glass Of Rosso  Tatra87

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super: Ready For My Close-Up Now  Tatra87

1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super (& 1974 2000): For Your Four Eyes Only   Tatra87

1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Ti: Nice Alfa!   Roger Carr

1970-77 Alfa Romeo Montreal: An Alfa With A Racing Heart   Roger Carr

1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta: Broken Promise   Paul N

1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Coupe/GTV: A La Moda Italiana   Paul N

1976-83 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint: The Scirocco’s Suicidal Kissing Cousin   Paul N

1978 Alfa Romeo 2300 Rio: Doing A World Car, The Alfa Romeo Way   Roger Carr

1983-95 Alfa Romeo 33: Sudsy, But Not Enough For Some   William Stopford

1985-92 Alfa Romeo 75 (Milano): Alfa Romeo’s Swansong   Mads Jensen

1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce: A Work In Progress, For Four Decades   Paul N

1991 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 (Milano): The Last Fling Of The Real Alfa?  Roger Carr

1993 Alfa Romeo 164: Alfa’s American Farewell Present   Paul N

1996 Alfa Romeo Spider: Forbidden Italian Fruit   David Saunders

2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24V:  Just Kidding, Rog!  Tatra87


Unseen Mid-Engined Alpine Proposal By Peter Stevens (History)   Don Andreina

1955-61 Alpine A106: How We Found One Of The Rarest French Cars Ever

1971-76 Alpine A310: Bittersweet Edge   Don Andreina


Arbel Symetric: The Atomic Prius That Came and Went (History)   Tatra87


1992 ARO 244: AROmanian 4×4   Robert Kim


1964-67 ASA 1000 GT: Italian Deadly Sin – A Tragedy In Three Acts   Tatra87


1970 Audi 100LS: Ingolstadt’s Table-Setter   The Professor

1973 Audi 100 Coupe S: Spot The Influences?   Aaron65

1973 Audi 100LS: Keep It Beautiful   Perry Shoar

1973-79 Audi Fox/80 (B1): The Foxy Mother Of The Modern VW/Audi Era   Robert Kim

1983-91 Audi 5000/100 (C3): A Modern Picture Book Story Of The Very Model Of The Modern Car   Paul N

1984 Audi Sport Quattro: I Drove My Hero   Jim Klein

1987 Audi 5000 CS Quattro: A Runaway Success?   Brendan Saur

1990-97 Audi 100 & A6 (C4): Everything Is Fine   Brendan Saur

1990 Audi 100: A 5000 Under An Assumed Identity   Tom Klockau

1991 Audi 200 Avant: Doing It Right   Perry Shoar

1993 Audi 90 Quattro: Forgotten, But Not Gone   Brendan Saur

1997 Audi Cabriolet: Ja, We Will Just Call It What It Is   Brendan Saur

1999 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro: Close But No “Ziggare”   Brendan Saur

2001-05 Audi A2 1.2 TDI: Vorsprung Durch Technik   Mads Jensen

2015 Audi A4 Quattro S-Line: Finally, A Better Option   Jim Klein


1969-72 Autobianchi A111: Italian Deadly Sin – Who Do You Think You Are?   Tatra87

1982 Autobianchi A112 Junior: Rosemma’s Third   Paul N


1939 Berliet Dauphine 39: Collateral Damage – A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87


Bitter SC: Hard Feelings All Around   Perry Shoar


1950s BMW V8 Cars: BMW’s Brush With Death – A German Deadly Sin   Tatra87

1959 BMW 600 – The Isetta Stretch  Tatra87

1961 BMW Isetta 300: BMW Lays An Egg   Tatra87

1964 BMW 1800 Neue Klasse: The Car That Saved And Made BMW   Paul N

1967 BMW 1800 “New Class”: The Tesla Model S Of Its Time   Paul N

1972 BMW 2002 Tii: Fifty Years Of Unbeatable Success   Paul N

1973 BMW 2004: The Curious Story Of A Different Sort Of BMW  Paul N

1974 BMW 3.0 CS: The Ultimate Driving Legacy   Eric703

1974 BMW 3.0 CSi Automatic: Sixties Beauty Turns Into Seventies Beast   Tatra87

1976 BMW 2002: The Ultimate Big-Bumpered Driving Machine   Tom Klockau

1977-83 BMW 320i (E21): The Ur-Ultimate Driving Machine   Robert Kim

1980 BMW 318i (E21):  Beige Motor Wonderful  Tatra87

1983 BWM 323i Baur Convertible: A Coachbuilt Curiousity   Eric703

1983 BMW 524td: An Austrian Stroker Powering America   Hannes69117

1983 BMW 635CSi: Love Or Lust?   Paul N

1984 BMW 528e: The Low Rev Modest Driving Machine   Paul N

1985 BMW 318i: Teutonic Respite At The Tail End Of The Great Brougham Epoch   Tom Klockau

1985 BMW 524td: The Ultimate Diesel Driving Machine   Paul N

1986 BMW 635CSi (E24): She’s A Little Bit Dangerous, She’s Got What It Takes To Make Ends Meet   Brendan Saur

1987 BMW M6: The Ultimate Driving Machine For The Decade Of Excess   Brendan Saur

1988 BMW 325ix (& 2016 228i xDrive): Different But The Same   Brendan Saur

1989 BMW 635 CSi:  Hand-Me-Downs  Joseph Dennis

1989 BMW 735iL (E32): Bavaria Builds A True Flagship   Brendan Saur

1990-99 BMW 850i & 840Ci: Nineties Icon Or Technological Overkill?   PoGood

1990 BMW Z1: Haben Sie Doors?   Brendan Saur

1992 BMW 525i (E34): The Red Bimmer Of My Childhood Dreams   Brendan Saur

1992 BMW 525i (E34): The Young Professional   Brendan Saur

1993 BMW 525i (E34): Reflections At 25   Brendan Saur

1994 BMW 325i (E36): Have We Moved On?   Perry Shoar

1995-99 BMW 3-Series Compact: The Bob-Tailed Bimmer   William Stopford

2002 BMW 530i (E39): Peak 5-Series   Brendan Saur

2008 BMW 328xi Touring (E91): SUVs Are So Overrated (Driving Impression)   Brendan Saur

2016 BMW 228i xDrive (F22): There’s No Point In Living If You Can’t Feel Alive (COAL)   Brendan Saur


Borgward: A Four-Wheeled Titanic Named Borgward – A German Deadly Sin   Tatra87

1957-61 Borgward Isabella Coupe: Was It Too Good For This World?   Roger Carr


1951 Bugatti Type 101: A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87


2015 Chatenet CH 32 Break: The Tallest Dwarf   Tatra87


1973 Chrysler 180: British, French, American… Or Just Forgotten?   Roger Carr

1977 Chrysler Alpine 1.3GL (& 1985 Talbot Solara Minx): Growing Pains Can Show In Many Ways   Roger Carr


1938-55 Citroën 15-Six: Traction Royalty Genealogy 101 (History)   Tatra87

1948-90 Citroen 2CV: Ceci N’est Pas Une Voiture… C’est Un Art De Vivre   Roger Carr

1950 Citroën 15-Six: Double Oxymoron (Austere Luxury, Old-fashioned Avant-garde)   Tatra87

1952-57 Citroen Traction Avant: En Indochine   Robert Kim

1955 Citroën Light Fifteen: Anglo-French Asian Fusion   Tatra87

1961-79 Citroen Ami: The Surprisingly Complex History of the Ami   Spridget

1964-67 Citroën ID19: The Goddess Storms The Bastille of Convention   Roger Carr

1969 Citroen 2CV: The Most Original Car Ever   Paul N

1969-79 Citroen Ami 8 Break: Meet My Ugly Little French Friend   Paul N

1970 Citroën DS 21 (& 1974 DS 23): The Goddess Is In The Details   Tatra87

1971 Citroën GS Club: One For the Anoraks   Perry Shoar

1972 Citroen SM: Gran Touring, Franco-Italian Style   Tom Klockau

1972 Citroën SM Opera: The Final Stretch   Tatra87

1973-75 Citroën GS Birotor: A Deadly Sin   Tatra87

1974 Citroen Méhari: Plastic Frenchtastic   Tatra87

1978 Citroën GS1200 Club Break   JohnH875

1979 Citroën Méhari: Deep Dive In The Car-Pool Lane  Tatra87

1980 Citroën 2CV 6 Spécial: Sumptuous Septuagenarian   Tatra87

1980 Citroën Dyane 6: The Uglier Duckling  Tatra87

1981 Citroen CX Pallas D: Modernism’s Last Stand   Perry Shoar

1982 Citroën CX Pallas IE: Hydropneumatifragilistic Pallasialidocious  Tatra87

1984 Citroën CX Prestige: Stealth Spaceship   Tatra87

1985 Citroen CX 25 GTi Series 2: Blue Is A Warmer Color Than Gray   Nigel Tate

1986 Citroen Visa 11E: A Different Type Of Citroen, A Different Type Of Supermini   Roger Carr

1988 Citroen 2CV Hoffman Cabriolet: The Ultimate Chick Magnet?   Paul N

1997 Citroën XM: The Spaghetti Incident   Tatra87

2006-12 Citroën C6: Classic French Luxury For The 21st Century   William Stopford


1946 Cistalia 202 GT: The First Modern Fastback   Paul N


1972-75 DAF 66: Four Decades of Dutch Continuous Variability   Robert Kim

1972-75 DAF 66: European Deadly Sin – Or How To Turn A Daffodil Into A Swede   Tatra87

1975 DAF 46: When The Other Clog Dropped   Tatra87

De Dion-Bouton

1897 De Dion-Bouton Motor Trike: World’s First Sexy Ad And First High Speed Engine (History)   Paul N

Delahaye / Delage

Delahaye 4.5 Litres (Type 175/178/180) & Delage D6: Cream And Punishment – French Deadly Sins   Tatra87

DKW/Auto Union

DKW: German Deadly Sin – Two-Strokes And You’re Out   Tatra87

1949-62 DKW Schnellaster: The Mother Of All Modern Minivans? (History)   Paul N

1958 DKW Schnellaster: Food Cart In Its Past; Food Cart In Its Future?   Paul N

1958 DKW Sonderklasse 3=6 (F94): The Proto-Audi   Paul N

1962 DKW Junior Deluxe: Connoisseurs Drive DKW   GGH06


1958-61 Facel Vega Excellence   Imperialist

1960-64 Facel Vega Facellia  A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87

1960 Facel Vega HK 500: Black Beauty   Tatra87

1962-64 Facel Vega Facel II: Franco-American Lust Object   Rich Swartz


1984 Ferrari Mondial QV Cabriolet:  Bargain Bin Supercar  Tatra87

1985 Ferrari Mondial QV: Los Angeles Family Car   Dave Skinner

1987 Ferrari Testarossa: The Thrill Is Gone, For Now   Paul N

1994 Ferrari 348 Spider: Paging Christie Brinkley   Brendan Saur


1957 Fiat 600 Multipla: Found in Berkeley, Natch   Paul N

1959 Fiat 600 Multipla: The Original Mini-Van?   Paul N

1964 Fiat 1500 Spider/Cabriolet: The Ferrari 250 GT Wanna-Be   Paul N

1968 Fiat 850 Spider: Reminder of a Happier Day   Perry Shoar

1969-85 Fiat 128: The Fiat We Must Remember   Perry Shoar

1969 Fiat Abarth 1000: The Little Mouse That Roars   Paul N

1969 Fiat Coupe (AC): Classic Italian Sports Coupe And Design Inspiration For The Chevy Vega   Paul N

1970 Fiat 500 L: The Immortal Yoghurt Pot   Tatra87

1970 Fiat Dino GT Coupe: A Delectable Fastback   Paul N

1972 Fiat 130 Coupe: Bill Mitchell’s Regards   Don Andreina

1973-81 Fiat X1/9: The Mid-Engine Revolution Arrives On Main Street   Gerardo Solis

1974 Fiat 124 Sport Spider: My Dad’s Last Toy   LongRoofFan

1980 Fiat Brava 131   David Saunders

1985-89 Fiat Regata: Free Of Brio   William Stopford

2014 Fiat 500L: The Unholy Popemobile Or Fix It Again Sergio   Paul N

Ford (Germany)

1952 Ford Taunus 12M (P1):  Germany’s Shoebox Ford  Paul N

1964-67 Ford Taunus: Der Deutsche Falcon   Robert Kim

1969 Ford Capri: The European Mustang Ford Always Promised Itself   Roger Carr

1971-78 Capri: Ponycar Reborn   Jeff Nelson

1985-89 Merkur XR4Ti: Too Close To The Sun   William Stopford

1986 Merkur XR4Ti: What’s In A Name?   Jeff Nelson

1988 Merkur Scorpio: Nice Landing, Wrong Airport   Paul N

1988 Merkur Scorpio: Yes, I Finally Found One!   Brendan Saur


1956-70 GAZ-21 Volga: Coming Out Of Hibernation   Stanislav Alexyev

1958-81 GAZ-13 Chaika: Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery   Paul N

1970-92 GAZ-24 Volga: The Near-Immortal GM B-Body Of Russia   Robert Kim

1976 GAZ-13 Chaika: Apparat Chic, Or A Short History Of Long Soviet Cars   Tatra87


Glas: The Shattered Ambitions Of Glas – A German Deadly Sin   Tatra87


1958 Goggomobil: Germany’s Beloved Goggo Found In The USA   Paul N


1938 Horch 855 Special Roadster: 1 Of 7 Built, Missing In Ukraine   Robert Kim

1955-59 Horch P240 Sachsenring Repräsentat: East Germany Tries (And Fails) To Build a Luxury Car   Paul N


Hotchkiss-Gregoire: A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87


1982 Innocenti Turbo DeTomaso: The Anglo-Italo-Japanese Mini   David Saunders

Iran Khodro

2007 Iran Khodro Samand: Persian Rugged   Tatra87


Iso Rivolta: An Italian Deadly Sin – The Impossible Dream   Tatra87

1967-75 Iso Rivolta Fidia:  Blue-Collar Power, White Tie Exclusivity  William Stopford

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini 8C Monterosa: Italian Deadly Sin — The Tatra That Came From The Dolomites   Tatra87


An Unlikely Story: How Soviet Ladas Were Almost Sold In The United States (History)   Eric703

1988 Lada Samara: The Modern Lada   David Saunders

1990-92 Lada Niva Pickup   David Saunders

1995 Lada Niva: From Russia, With A Whole Lada Love   David Saunders

2004 Lada Niva: The Empire Strikes Gold   Tatra87


1989 LaForza 5 Liter: May The Forza Be With You   Paul N


1972 Lamborghini Espada S2: An Exotic Blends In With The Locals   JP Cavanaugh


The Many Sins Of Lancia: Italian Deadly Sins   Tatra87

1946 Lancia Aprilia Berlina: Vincenzo’s Symphony In V4 Major   Tatra87

1965-69 Lancia Fulvia Coupe: Simple, Brilliant, Scarce   Roger Carr

1966 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport: Gotta Catch ’em All   Gerardo Solis

1967-69 Lancia Flavia Coupe: Rare Classical Artefact   Robert Kim

1970 Lancia Fulvia Berlina Series II: The State Of The Art   Roger Carr

1995 Lancia Dedra: The Name Tells You Everything   Roger Carr

2002 Lancia Lybra SW 2.4 JTD: Not Knowing When To Quit   Tatra87

2002-10 Lancia Phedra (& 2011-15 Voyager): A European Town & Country And An Actual Town & Country   William Stopford

2007 Lancia Thesis: PhD In Deadly Sin   Tatra87


Lloyd History: Steamrollered By VW   Paul N

1959 Alexander TS 600: The Lloyd Family Heirloom   Paul N


1957-60 Maserati 3500GT: The Italian Thunderbird    Matt Spencer

1976-83 Maserati Kyalami: Time To Revisit My Teenage Dream Garage   Pikesta

1984 Maserati Biturbo Si: Sexy, Immobile   Jeff Nelson

1986 Maserati Biturbo Spyder: Do You Feel Lucky?   Tom Klockau

1990-96 Maserati Shamal: The Wildest Biturbo   William Stopford

1994 Maserati Ghibli: Rare For A Reason   Tatra87

2007 Maserati Quattroporte V Sport GTS:  Pleading The Fifth  Tatra87


Matra: The Meandering Matra (History)   Tatra87


Mercedes-Benz W110/111/112 Fintails: Béla Barényi And The Elusive Pluckenheckflosse (History)   Don Andreina

1951-62 Mercedes-Benz 300 (W186&189): The Adenauer Mercedes; A Timeless Classic   Paul N

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 (W186): Best German Car Of The ’50s?   Tatra87

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 (W187): Transition To Greatness   Tatra87

1955-63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL: Basking In The Glow Of An Extremely Bright Halo (History)   Don Andreina

1962 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Coupe (W111):  Old World Charm  Rich Baron

1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL: Big Shoes To Fill   Tom Klockau

1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (W112) Coupé : Bottom’s Up, Your Majesty Tatra87

1965-72 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (W109): Trying To Make Sense Of The Magic Number “300”   Don Andreina

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S (W108): Cadillac Und Lincoln Kaput   Paul N

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet (W111): The Classiest Mercedes Of Them All?   Paul N

1966 Mercedes 250SE Coupe (W111): Losing The Fins, Mostly  Paul N

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (W113): A Fish In The Percolator   Tatra87

1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D: Ride In Teutonic Luxury (With 65 HP)   Tom Klockau

1970 Mercedes-Benz (W109) 300 SEL 3.5:  F In Math, But A+ For Everything Else  Tatra87

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (W109) 6.3:  The Car, The Myth, The Legend  Tatra87

1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 Diesel: I Drive The Second Slowest Car Sold In America   Paul N

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SE (W116): Hello Darlin’; It’s Nice To See You   Jason Shafer

1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC (C107): The Long And Short Of It   Tatra87

1975 Mercedes-Benz 280 (W114): Lucky Stroke   Tatra87

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9: Plenty Of Power But None For The Seats   Paul N

1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 (W123): Born To Greatness   Tatra87

1983-93 Mercedes-Benz 190 (W201) Das Beste Oder… Baby!   Perry Shoar

1985-96 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W124): The Best Car Of The Past Thirty-Five Years   Paul N

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbodiesel: More Than A Fashion Statement   Perry Shoar

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL: The Flagship Of The Eighties   Brendan Saur

1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE: Still A Classy Alternative   Brendan Saur

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL (R107) “Final Edition”:  Bei Mir Bist Du Schön  Tatra87

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E (W201) 2.5-16: The Flying Brick  Tatra87

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124):  A Sleeper Awakes In The Land Of The Rising Sun  Tatra87

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE: This Is What $100 Looks Like   Brendan Saur

1994-2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W202): What Are You Good For?   Perry Shoar

1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 (A214): Warmer Days Are Here Again   Brendan Saur

1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 (W140): Over-Engineered To The Point Of Excess?   Brendan Saur

1996-2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210): Mercedes’ Deadly Sin #2: Hubris   Nigel Tate

1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (W163): Conceived In Germany, Born In America   Brendan Saur

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 (W163): Mercedes-Benz Deadly Sin #1   Gerardo Solis

2007 Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG: The Least Desired AMG?   Gerardo Solis

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4MATIC: Is This A Real Mercedes-Benz? (Driving Impression)   Brendan Saur


FMR Messerschmitt Kabinenroller: The Scooter With A Cabin   Paul N

1959 FMR Messerschmitt KR200: No Wing And A Prayer   Tatra87


Minerva-Impéria: European Deadly Sin – Belgium’s Automotive Waterloo   Tatra87


1973-75 Monica 560: A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87


Monteverdi: European Deadly Sin – Italicized Helvetica Bold   Tatra87

Moskvich (AZLK)

1974 AZLK Moskvich 412: Cod War Icon   Tatra87

1988-2002 Moskvich 2142 Prince Vladimir: If You Think This Is Bad, Wait ‘Til You See The Brougham Version   Paul N


Neckar (NSU): German Deadly Sin: Fiat Get Their Neckars In A Twist   Tatra87

1957-73 NSU Prinz: Putting The NSU Prinz On A Pedestal   Wolfgang

1963-73 NSU Prinz: The 4 Cylinder Models (History), Part 1: Grocery Getters With Pizzaz     Part 2: TT, TTS And Derivatives   Wolfgang

1968 NSU Ro 80: The Tragic Automotive Goddess   Paul N

1968-77 NSU Ro 80: German Deadly Sin – Todsünde Durch Technik   Tatra87


1960-63 Opel Kapitän (P2) – Der Deutsche Buick   Paul N

1966-73 Opel Kadett B: It Dethroned The Volkswagen   Paul N

1968 Opel GT: Jutta’s Daily Driver   LongRoofFan

1968-73 Opel GT: The Long Road From Inspiration To Production With Many Cooks Adding To The Broth Along The Way (History)   Geelongvic

1968 Opel Kadett Rallye 1900: The European GTO Which Up-Ended The Old World Order   Paul N

1969 Opel Kadett: Buick Dealers Really Sold These?   Tom Klockau

1973 Opel Admiral: This Could Have Been The Seville   Paul N

1975 Opel 1900 (Ascona): What The Vega Could Have Been   Paul N

1975 Opel Manta (w/ 3.1L V6): The German Camaro   Paul N

1978 Opel Kadett City Berlina: The German Chevette   David Saunders

1978-82 Opel Monza: A Beautiful European Cousin   William Stopford

1978 Opel Rekord 2.0S: Near The End Of An Unbroken Rekord (History)   Paul N

1984 Opel Senator 2.5: A Road Test   Richard

1987-89 Opel Ascona C: The Genuine Euro J-Car   Paul N

1996-99 Opel Sintra (& Chevrolet Trans Sport): Neither Fish Nor Fowl (But Maybe Foul)   William Stopford

2013-19 Opel Cascada (& Buick, Holden and Vauxhall): Not Going Platinum   William Stopford


Panhard: Back To The Future (History)   Paul N

1952-56 Panhard Dyna Junior Roadster: How Did You End Up Here Like This?   Paul N

Panhard Dyna Z / PL 17: French Deadly Sins   Tatra87

1966 Panhard 24 B (& CT): Be Still, My Beating Twin   Tatra87


Peugeot, The Early Years (1899-1939): A True Pioneer (History)   Paul N

The World’s Greatest Wagons: Peugeot 203, 403, 404, 504, 505 – An Illustrated History   Paul N

1937 Peugeot 302: Art Deco Meets French Suspension   Roger Carr

1948 Peugeot 202: The Baby Chrysler Airflow   Paul N

1951 Peugeot 203: I Came To Own The World’s Fastest 203   Dawid Botha

1956 Peugeot 403: The Beginning of the Pininfarina Era   Paul N

1958 Peugeot 403:  A Vendre, Grand Choix de Voitures Neuves et d’Occasion, Petit Prix  Roger Carr

1967 Peugeot 404 Cabrio: My Heart Throb Spotted In Eugene   Paul N

1969 Peugeot 404: The CC Holy Grail Found   Paul N

1969-83 Peugeot 504 Cabriolet: Is This The Best Looking French Car Ever?   Roger Carr

1969-83 Peugeot 504 Coupe: The Peak Peugeot Experience   Paul N

1971 Peugeot 304: A Rare Survivor, But Well Done   Paul N

1973 Peugeot 204: FWD Thinking   Tatra87

1975 Peugeot 304 S: The Lion’s Zenith  Tatra87

1975-85 Peugeot 604: Overachieving Underachiever   Paul N

1975 Peugeot 604: The “French Mercedes” Hits The Road, Softly (Driving Impression)   Richard

1976 Peugeot 504: One Continent’s French Mercedes and COTY Is Another Continent’s Most Rugged Vehicle Is Another Continent’s POS   Paul N

1980 Peugeot 505 SD: Waiting Patiently For Its CC Ever Since It Broke Down Here In 1994  Paul N

1983-96 Peugeot 205: The Most Significant Car Of The 1980s?   Roger Carr

1986 Peugeot 305 Break GLD: Gimme A Break   Tatra87

1988 Peugeot 104 Style Z: Pint-Sized Pug   Tatra87

1988 Peugeot 405 S: Rare Then, Rarer Now   Tom Klockau

1988 Peugeot 405 Wagon: We Don’t *Have* To Conquer Africa   Gerardo Solis

1989 Peugeot 505 Wagon: The Last Of The World’s Greatest Wagons   Paul N

1991 Peugeot 405 Mi16: Orphaned At Birth   The Professor

1994 Peugeot 205: Unexpected Greatness   James Pembroke Tenneson

1996 Peugeot 406 Coupe: The Last Of An Elegant Line   Roger Carr

1998 Peugeot 406 Coupé: The Final Embers Of The Peugeot-Farina Affair   Tatra87

1999-2010 Peugeot 607: Le Bateau Magnifique   William Stopford

2006-10 Peugeot 407 Coupe: Polarizing Pug   William Stopford


2002 Piaggio Ape 50: It’s Pronounced Ah-Peh   James Pembroke Tenneson


1954 Porsche 356 1500 Super: Honoris Tatra   Tatra87

1958 Porsche 356A: My Automotive Soul Mate   Paul N

1965 Porsche 356SC   Aaron65

1966 Porsche 912: I Must Make Amends   Tatra87

1969 Porsche 912: The Economical 911   Dave Skinner

1970 Porsche 914/6: Piëch de Résistance   Tatra87

1971 Porsche 911T Targa: For The Love Of Fuchs  Tatra87

1973-74 Porsche 914 2.0: Entry Level Porsche 1.0   Robert Kim

1973 Porsche 914 2.0: A Great Drive; A Long Way From Home (Driving Impression)   Paul N

Porsche 911: Immortality Attained?   Paul N

Porsche 924:  A Porsche Mostly In Name  Paul N

Porsche 928: The Future Of Porsche, Twenty-Five Years Too Soon   Paul N

Porsche 928: Blasphemy With A Big Butt   Don Andreina

1978 Porsche 911 SC (w/ Honda CRX): Graced, Doubly   Paul N

1985.5 Porsche 944: The Unconventional Daily Driver   Brendan Saur

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo: VW’s Loss Is Porsche’s Gain   Tom Klockau

1987 Porsche 924S: The Affordable Porsche, Round Two   Gerardo Solis

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4: Messing With Perfection   Perry Shoar

1992-95 Porsche 968: Phoning It In   Don Andreina


An Outline History Of Renault, 1963-1986, Or The CC Guide To Renault Bingo   Roger Carr

1956 Renault 4CV: A Little Car With A Big Impact   Tatra87

1961-94 Renault 4: The First Hatchback   Paul N

1968 Renault 4: French Basics   David Saunders

1963 Renault Caravelle S: A Francophile’s Underdog, Musty Smell and Regret Included In Purchase Price   Aaron65

1965-71 Renault R10: When Being A Better Volkswagen Isn’t Good Enough   Paul N

1966 Renault Caravelle: Drama, Intrigue, A Man Named Exner And Disappointing Sales   Jim Grey

1973 (& 1984 & 1986) Renault 4: Threesome On All 4s   Tatra87

1973 Renault R16   Roger Carr

1976 Renault R17: Hidden Imperial Treasure   Paul N

1977 Renault 17 (& 1980 Renault 18): An Appeal To The People Of France   Roger Carr

1977 Renault Rodéo 6: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…   Tatra87

1979 Renault 5 GTL (LeCar): Style Pioneer   Roger Carr

1983 Renault Rodéo 5: Toxic Masculinity   Tatra87

1983-86 Renault R5 Turbo II: Le Monster Car   Dave Skinner

1984 Renault Espace: La Monospace Est Arrivée   Roger Carr

1985 Renault Alliance Convertible: Ton Camembert à la Open Air   Brendan Saur

1986 Renault Alliance: Patina Royale   Jeff Nelson

1987 Renault GTA: An Alliance Of A Different Stripe   David Saunders

1988-97 Renault 19: La Regie’s Final Number

1988 Renault Medallion: These Two Guys Are Determined To Keep What May Be The Last Of Its Kind Running   Paul N

1988 Renault 21 Nevada Turbo-D:  The Other Side Of The Medallion  Tatra87

1988 Renault Medallion Wagon: To Live Like “un Réfugié”   Brendan Saur

1995 Renault Twingo Easy: Renault’s Most Intelligent Small Car   Tatra87

2001 Renault Avantime: Renault Builds A Citroen   Gerardo Solis

2001-03 Renault Avantime: My Lust Object Du Jour   Paul N


1956 Rometsch Beeskow: Coach-Built VW   Paul N


Saab: The Eulogy   Paul N

1966 Saab Sonett II V4: A Noisy Little Footnote To Automotive History   Paul N

1968 Saab 96: Healing The Emotions, If Not The Company   Paul N

1970 Saab 95 Wagon: Saab Shows Ford How To Make The Shortest Three-Row Wagon   Paul N

1970 Saab 96 (in Stockholm)   Robert Kim

1971 Saab 99: Do You Remember Something Called Variety?   Roger Carr

1973 Saab 95 Wagon: Now That’s A Real Saab!   Tom Klockau

1990 Saab 900 Turbo SPG: The Sun Sets On Saab’s Independence   Eric703

1992 Saab 9000 Turbo: Snapshot From The Heyday Of Snaabery   Perry Shoar

1993 Saab 900 Turbo: Not Lagging In Appeal   Paul N

1996 Saab 900 Turbo: Born Under A Bad Sign   B234R

1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo Convertible: As Good As It Gets   Brendan Saur

1997 Saab 9000 CS Aero: The Square Saab   Brendan Saur

2003-11 Saab 9-3: Born From Jets? (Driving Impression)   Brendan Saur

2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3t Sport Wagon: A Sob Story   Brendan Saur

2011 Saab 9-3X: A Swedish Sunset   The Professor

2011 Saab 9-4X: Could This Be The Only One?   Brendan Saur

2011 Saab 9-5: Born From Buicks?   Brendan Saur


1951-54 Salmson Randonnée: The French Alfa That Never Was – A French Deadly Sin   Tatra87


Simca: Fiat + Ford + Chrysler + Rootes = Simca, The Impossible Equation (History)   Tatra87

1956 Simca Aronde (90A): French Training Wheels   Paul N

Simca Chambord: Brazil’s First V8 – From Flathead to Hemihead   Rubens

Simca 1000: The Franco-Italian Baby Corvair   Paul N

1966 Simca 1301: The Conventional But Good Looking Simca   Roger Carr

1967 Simca 1501: The Least Gallic Of All Sixties French Cars   Tatra87

1971 Simca 1204: Small Car Comparison No. 2   Paul N


1961 Škoda Octavia Combi: Boxy Czech Checks Boxes   Tatra87

2012 Škoda Roomster: A Room With A View   Eric 703


2003-05 Smart Roadster: Losing The Smart Money   William Stopford

2004-06 smart ForFour: Not Dumb, Just Different   William Stopford


Steyr-Puch 500: A Small But Grand Finale To Austria’s Automobile Industry   Paul N


Talbot: Almost Invincible (History)   Tatra87

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Coupé Surprofilé: The French “Crème de la Crème”   Tatra87

1981-83 Talbot Tagora: Never A Chrysler, Nearly A Peugeot   Roger Carr

1982 Talbot-Matra Murena 1600: What Is French For Rarity?   Roger Carr

1983 Talbot-Matra Murena “Préparation 142:“  The End Of The Wedge  Tatra87

1984 Talbot Samba Sympa: Danse Macabre   Tatra87

1985 Talbot Solara Minx 1.3 (& 1977 Chrysler Alpine): Growing Pains Can Show In Many Ways   Roger Carr


Hans Ledwinkas’s Revolutionary Tatras   Paul N

1949 & 1952 Tatra T600 Tatraplan: Two Halves Almost Make A Whole   Tatra87

1956 Tatra 603: This Could Have Been The First New Post War Cadillac, Olds, Studebaker, Or?   Paul N

1978 Tatra T-613: Elvis Drank Slivoice Instead Of RC Cola With His Clam Chowder And Moon-Pie   Jason Shafer


Tempo: From Motorized Wheelbarrow To World Speed Record Holder To Immortality In India   Paul N


1984 Trabant 601-S: The Other People’s Car From The Other Germany   Roger Carr


2015 UAZ-452 3909:  Who Wants To Loaf Forever?  Tatra87

2017 UAZ-469 Hunter Classic Jubilee Edition: From Russia With Gloves   Tatra87


1965 Volga GAZ-21: Coming Out Of Hibernation   Stanislav Alexeyev

1968-97 Volga GAZ-24: The Near-Immortal GM B-Body Of Russia   Robert Kim


Who’s The Real Father Of The Volkswagen? Hunting For Its DNA Back To 1903   Paul N

VW Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen: Germany’s WW2 Jeeps   Paul N

1946 Volkswagen 1100 (Type 11): The Beetle Crawls Out Of The Rubble    Paul N

1957 Volkswagen 1200: The Beetle Takes America by Sturm   Paul N

1960 Volkswagen Bus: On The Bus   Paul N

1960 Volkswagen Bus: On The Road And On The Bus; Three Years, 40,000 Miles & Three Engines   Paul N

1961 Volkswagen Transporter: A Rolling, Hard-Working, Living History Mobile   Paul N

1962 Volkswagen Beetle Canadian Standard: Another Canadian Market Oddball   David Saunders

1962 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup: The Granddaddy Of Double Cab Pickups   Paul N

1962 Volkswagen Type II Single Cab Pickup: Not Your Typical Daily Driver   Ed Stembridge

1962 Volkswagen EA 128 Prototype: VW’s Stillborn Big Wide Car For America   Paul N

1964 Volkswagen 1500 (Type 3) “Notchback”: Three Is A Magic Number   Tatra87

1965 Volkswagen Deluxe Microbus “Samba”: Tinnibus   Paul N

1966 Volkswagen 1300: The Best Beetle Of Them All; Or At Least The Sportiest   Paul N

1968 Volkswagen 1500 Automatic Stickshift: Chrysler’s Fluid Drive Returns In The Safer Käfer   Mya Byrne

1968 Volkswagen Baja Bug: Simple Design = A Great Car   Dave Skinner

1968 Volkswagen Country Buggy: Stark Bliss   Don Andreina

1969 Volkswagen 1600 Type 3 Fastback: In Good Company   Actually Mike

1969 Volkswagen 1600 Type 3 Fastback: Fast In Name Only   Paul N

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia: The Fairest Volkswagen Of Them All   Paul N

1971 Volkswagen 411: Searching For Its Niche   Eric703

1971 Volkswagen Beetle Carbriolet: Can I Take It Hiking?   Paul N

1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle: 1971 Small Car Comparison No. 5   Paul N

1972-74 Volkswagen Thing (Type 181): It Can Be Anything   Paul N

1973 Volkswagen Formula Vee Beetle Special Edition   Ed Stembridge

1974 Volkswagen 412: VW’s Deadly Sin #1   Paul N

1974-81 Volkswagen Dasher (Passat): VW Finally Enters The FWD Era   Paul N

1974 Volkswagen Thing (Type 181): We Hardly Knew Ye   Jeff Nelson

1975 Volkswagen Rabbit (Golf) Mk1: The Most Influential Modern Global Compact Car   Paul N

1976 VW Passat TS (B1): First Sight Memories Rich Baron

1977 Volkswagen Beetle: The Fuel Injected End Of The Road For The Beetle   Paul N

1978 Volkswagen Westfalia Campmobile: Vanifest Destiny In Plaid   Jon Stephenson

1979 Volkswagen Golf – Is this CC’s Favourite Car?  Tatra87

1979 Volkswagen Scirocco: Irreplicable, Although VW Keeps Trying   Paul N

1980 Volkswagen Jetta: Slap A Big Butt On The Back For Those Damn Amerikaner!   Paul N

1980 Volkswagen Pickup: Beating The Tariff, But Taking A Beating   Dave Skinner

1982 Volkswagen Scirocco Mk II: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Italian Designers   Paul N

1983 Volkswagen Rabbit (Golf) GTI: When Fun Hopped Across The Ocean   Eric703

1985-92 Volkswagen Golf/Jetta (A2): Ready, Steady, Golf   Perry Shoar

1985 Volkswagen Quantum (Passat B2): The Bad Old Days   Perry Shoar

1985 Volkswagen Quantum (Passat B2): Quantum Mechanics   Paul N

1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet: What Women Want   JP Cavanaugh

1986 Volkswagen Golf: 360,000 Miles And Still Pulling The Boat To Waldo Lake   Paul N

1987 Volkswagen Fox (Gol): This German Fox Has A Brazilian Accent   JP Cavanaugh

1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro (T3): So Misunderstood   Paul N

1990 Volkswagen LT 4×4 Westfalia: The Vanagon Synchro’s Gnarly Globe-Trotting Big Brother   Paul N

1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia: Slow, Expensive, And Loved The World Over   Tom Klockau

1992 Volkswagen Passat Wagon (B3): Practicality Über Alles   Paul N

1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6: The Enigmatic Also-Ran   The Professor

1993 Volkswagen EuroVan: The Vanagon That Wasn’t There   Tom Klockau

1997 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Automatic: The Golf’s Little Brother   Johannes Dutch

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle: “In Ordnung” – The New Beetle Turns 20   Ed Stembridge

2002 Volkswagen Passat W8: Half A Bugatti Veyron Engine For Only $50k!   Paul N

2003 Volkswagen Passat: Cheap Thrills (Driving Impression)   Brendan Saur

2004 Volkswagen Touareg: Rebel Without A Cause   Brendan Saur

2016 Volkswagen Polo: Sort Of Like Vanilla Ice, I Was Rollin’ In My 1.0 (Rental Review)   Jim Klein

Volkswagen Brazil/Mexico/South America

1971 Volkswagen 1600 TL: The Brazilian Type 3 is Actually the EA97 Reincarnated   Paul N

Volkswagen Gol: The Difficult Mission To Replace A Legend (History)   Rubens

Volkswagen Gol: Brazil’s Best Selling Car Since 1980   Robert Kim

2003 Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1 – Mexico): Last Of The Mohicans   Heath McClure


1937 Volvo PV52: Solid And Dependable With A Touch Of Glamour   Don Andreina

1953-69 Volvo Duett: The Most Versatile And Practical Volvo Ever   Ingvar Hallstrom

Volvo PV444 & PV544: I Roll, Starting Here   Paul N

1961 Volvo 122S: The Cult Of The Amazon   Paul N

1964 Volvo P1800S: Transcending Time, Distance And Fashion   Paul N

1968 Volvo 122S: Forty Years With An Amazon   Ray Charlton

1970 Volvo P1800E: About Lars, Who Bought A Stylish Italian Suit & Wore It For Twelve Years   JP Cavanaugh

1972 Volvo 142E: Another Brick In Eugene (My CC)   Gordon Sayre

1972 Volvo 144E: Volvo’s Blueprint For The Next Thirty Years   Tom Klockau

1972 Volvo 165: The Only Factory-Built Volvo 165 In The World   Don Andreina

1973 Volvo 164 De Luxe: Green Swede (Needs) Shoes   Tatra87

1975 Volvo 164E: The Anglo-Scandinavian   Paul N

1978 Volvo 245 DL: The Quintessential Volvo   Tom Klockau

1979 Volvo 244 DL: Swedish Sense And Sensibility   Brendan Saur

1980 Volvo Bertone Coupe: Lost In Translation   Paul N

1982 Volvo 244 DL: Best Value Box   Tom Klockau

1984 Volvo 240 GL: Sensible Luxury   Tom Klockau

1987 Volvo 780: Enough Said   Tatra87

1989 Volvo 780: Rectilinear Luxury By Bertone   Tom Klockau

1989 (& 1990) Volvo 780: What Are The Odds I Was Driving A 2-Door Volvo When I Captured This?   Brendan Saur

1990 Volvo 780 Turbo: An Exotic Automobile For A Practical Consumer   Brendan Saur

1991 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon: Deservedly Legendary   Perry Shoar

1991-98 Volvo 940/960: Playing It Safe   Brendan Saur

1993 Volvo 240: Will The Last 240 Turn Out The Lights Please?   Tom Klockau

1993 Volvo 240 Classic Wagon: So Long, Old Friend   Tom Klockau

1993 Volvo 940: Dignified Luxury   Brendan Saur

1993 Volvo 850 GLT: Divergent Evolution   Perry Shoar

1997 Volvo S90 Executive: Nobody’s Talkin’   Don Andreina

1997 Volvo S90 Royal: Formal Follows Function  Tatra87

2000 Volvo V70: The Final Brick With A Stick   Brendan Saur

2001 Volvo C70 Convertible: The Sexy Swede   JP Cavanaugh

2016 Volvo XC90: It’s A New Dawn, It’s A New Day, It’s A New Life (Driving Impression)   Brendan Saur


1988-91 Wartburg 353 1.3: The East German Audi, In More Ways Than One   Paul N


The Joke’s On U.S. – The Short, Wild Ride Of The Yugo In America (History)   Jeff Nelson

1988-92 Yugo Florida (Sana):  Miami Is Not Coming To America  Rich Baron

1990 Yugo Cabriolet: Western Frivolity, Eastern Bloc Style   William Stopford

Zaporozhets (ZAZ)

Zaporozhets ZAZ-965/966/968: Models for Wounded Veterans   Robert Kim