Audi 50

Audi 50 (1974-1978)

The Audi 50 was an A-segment / city car.

1974 Audi 50

1974 Audi 50

1974 Audi 50 GL and LS

The Audi 50 was discontinued in 1978 in favour of its sibling, the Volkswagen Polo.

Audi 100

Audi 100 (1968-1994)

The Audi 100 was an E-segment / executive car. There were four generations, known internally as C1 to C4. in 1994 the Audi 100 was renamed the A6.

1972 Audi 100 LS

1975 Audi 100 Coupé

1992 Audi 100 quattro

Audi 80

Audi 80 (1972-1996)

B1 (1972-1978)
1972 Audi 80

The B1 Audi 80 was manufactured between 1972 and 1978.

1972 Audi 80 GL

B2 (1978-1986)
1981 Audi 80

B4 (1991-1996)
1992 Audi 80

1992 Audi 80 Coupé

Audi F103

Audi F103 (1965-1972)

The first modern era Audis were derived from the old 2-stroke DKW F103. The 4-stroke four-cylinder engine fitted to the new Audi was developed while the company was still owned by Daimler-Benz. The models were named after their power output in PS.

Audi 60 L the most popular model

1969 Audi 60 and 75 Variant

Dodge Omni

Dodge Omni (1978-1990)

The Dodge Omni (and Plymouth Horizon) was a five-door hatchback for the North American market. It was designed together with the Chrysler-Simca (later Talbot) Horizon. For the American market the front suspension was changed from torsion bar to McPherson struts. The Dodge and Plymouth models were fitted with a Volkswagen 1700 cc engine, suitably modified by Chrysler, as the European Simca engines were deemed too puny.

Dodge Omni
1981 Dodge Omni

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type [XK-E in North America] (1961-1975)

When it was launched, The E-Type Jaguar was immediately regarded as a thing of beauty. Indeed, Enzo Ferrari famously called it “the most beautiful car ever made”. It soon became an icon. With its unitary construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension it was a thoroughly modern sports car. It was based on the XKSS and D-Type sports racing cars.

E-Type Jaguar
1961 Jaguar E-Type

E-Type Jaguar
1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC

E-Type Jaguar
Cutaway drawing of the E-Type, from the brochure.

Chrysler 180

Chrysler 160, 180 and 2 Litres (1970-1976)

Chrysler’s big saloon was designed in Coventry and manufactured in France. Later it was produced in Spain. The main differences between the models were the level of trim and the engine size: the 160 had a 1600 cc engine, the 180 an 1800 and the 2L a 2-litre unit. The 2 litres was only available with automatic transmission.

Chrysler 180
Chrysler 160 and 180

Chrysler 180
Chrysler 180

Chrysler 2 litres interior
Luxury interior of the Chrysler 2 Litres

Simca 1307

Simca 1307 (1975-1986)

The Simca 1307 was a large family car produced by Chrysler Europe and subsequently PSA Peugeot Citröen from 1975 to 1986. It was designed in the United Kingdom and engineered by Simca in France.

Simca 1307
1977 Dutch advertisement for the Simca 1307 / 1308

In its day it was a modern, front-wheel drive hatchback. It was voted the 1976 European Car of the Year.

Chrysler Alpine
Chrysler Alpine

The model went by various names, including Simca 1308 and 1309 (with larger engines), Chrysler Alpine (UK and Ireland, and later Talbot 1510 / Talbot Alpine / Talbot 150. After the PSA takeover, and adoption of the Talbot brand name, they also brought out a saloon version, called the Talbot Solara.

Simca 1301 / 1501

Simca 1301 / 1501 (1966-1975)

The 1301 and 1501 were the successors to the 1300 and 1500. Large family cars built along traditional, three box saloon lines.

Simca 1301
1974 Simca 1301 and 1501

The 1301 and 1501 were succeeded by the Simca 1307.