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

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

Ford Escort (Europe)

Ford Escort (Europe) (1975-2000)

Ford Escort Mk II (1975-1980)

The Mark II Escort was developed by Ford of Britain and Ford Germany.

1975 Ford Escort Mk II

Ford Escort Mk II

VW Type 2

VW Transporter (Bulli) Type 2 (1949 to date)

The transporter, bus or Bulli as it is known in Germany, has gained cult status. The Dutch VW importer, Ben Pon, is said to have made the first sketches for the Transporter. There have been 6 generations up to 2021, known as T1 to T6.

VW Transporter

VW Bulli

VW bus
VW bus
VW bus
1949 VW Type 2
VW bus

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Morris Mini-Minor

Morris Mini (1959-2000)

Initially called the Morris Mini-Minor, the Mini soon became a smash hit all over the world. Its innovative hydrolastic suspension provided superb roadholding, if a little harsh.

MG Montego

MG Montego (1984-1991)

MG Montego

1985 saloon UK
MG Montego

More badge-engineering from Austin-Morris

This car could be had in an all-white livery with accompanying red instruments. The turbo version had a logo on the seat backs. Power is from a 2-litre O-series fuel injected engine. Power steering was standard on the Turbo.

MG Montego

MG Turbo Montego
1985 Montego 2000 Efi

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ Series 1, 2 and 3 (1968–1992)

XJ6 series 1 (1968-1974)

The XJ6 of 1968 was a replacement for both the large Mark X and the Mark II saloons. It was low and sleek and exceptionally well refined. The 4.2 litre engine was essentially the same as the Mark X unit, but a new 2.8 litre engine was also offered. Most XJ6s were fitted with automatic transmission, although a manual gearbox was offered.

Jaguar XJ6
1968 Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6 series 1

XJ6 series 2 (1974-1979)

It was updated in 1974 as the series 2. Identifiable by the lower grille and higher bumpers. The series III came out in the 1979. The design work was done by Pininfarina. By this time overall build quality was something of an issue. Things improved however, in 1980 and by 1986, when the series came to an end, quality was back at the original high level.

Jaguar XJ6
1974 Jaguar XJ6 series 2

Jaguar XJ6 series 2 interior

XJ6 series 3 (1979-1992)

The car received a facelift in 1979

1979 Jaguar XJ6 series 3

Jaguar XJ6 series 3

1968 Jaguar XJ6
Jaguar XJ6 (4.2 litre)

Straight 6, 4235 cc

245 bhp @ 5500 rpm

3-speed automatic

Unitary construction

Independent front and rear

Girling disc

Top speed
193 km/h

0-96 km/h: 10.1 s