Malta

Cars of Malta

Malta

In the July 1993 issue, Thoroughbred & Classic Cars ran an article about the cars of Malta entitled "Treasure Island". I am glad to report that although by 2001 imported Japanese and Korean cars seemed to dominate the scene, there were still plenty of cars in everyday use for the classic car enthusiast to enjoy.

Ford Anglia

1959-1968 Ford Anglia 105E


There is a great looking car museum in Malta:

Classic Car Collection' museum Malta's first automobile museum which is now open for the public. It is located in Qawra.

Austin Cambridge

Austin A40 Cambridge

Ford Consul

1956-1962 Ford Consul II 204E

Ford Anglia

1954-1959 Ford Anglia/Popular 100E

Hillman Minx

1958-1961 Hillman Minx Series 3A/3B

Hillman Minx

1955-1956 Hillman Minx Phase 8

It seems that many car owners have made use of the opportunity to order a customised new European model licence plate. Apart from the ones shown here I spotted RED 156 on a red Alfa 156, HIS 576 parked next to ERS 328, ZEP 156 on a 1956 Opel Kapitän, RED 600 on a red Fiat Seicento, SEJ 100 on another Seicento, and numerous others.

VW

1958? VW Beetle

Ingenious though the licence plate may be, it looks very much like a '57 Beetle to me.

VW

VW Beetle

Opel Kadett

1962-1965 Opel Kadett A behind a 1999 Toyota Starlet

Mercedes Ponton

1956-1959 Mercedes 220 S

Hillman Hunter

Hillman Hunter

Gam over?

Ford Consul

Ford Consul

Beautiful two-tone paint.

MB 200 D

Mercedes-Benz 200 D

Although not as many as a couple of years ago, there are still quite a few good-looking classic cars in daily use on the Maltese islands (2005).

Land Rover

Land Rover

A bit off-topic, but interesting nonetheless, a Mk 1 Land-Rover of circa 1949 vintage.