Retro Cars

“One day when I grow up I will drive a (Insert name here)”. Little did we know that many of the cars that were around when we were young would be collectors items so many years later, and often would not be available at all anymore. I did this page as a retrospect of old cars, the images are small as I culled them from an old Autotrader Magazine at the time. I may not have all the models correct either, but it is still great to look back on what was available in the 60’s and 70’s. I have also included a few 80’s cars here as some are legends in their own right, unfortunately I do not have a model or year for some. Incidentally, the car that caught my eye when I was young was the Mini Minor, I still love them today and if I ever find one that I can afford I will buy it. Out of interest, My first car was a 1976 VW Beetle.

In February 2006 I bought a new car, and at that time the petrol price was R5.39 per litre of 93 octane, and the last price in my old log book is R10.83 pl (14/08/2012). It has spiked and dropped between then now and at the time of writing this addition (24/03/2017) it was sitting at R13.31 pl. Incidentally I paid R69 000 for that vehicle (an entry level Hyundai), and in the early 1980’s the most expensive car was a BMW635csi that cost R69 000!

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1960 Mercedes Benz 180

1960 Mercedes Benz 180

1961 Ford Consul

1961 Ford Consul

1961 Morris Minor 1000

1961 Morris Minor 1000

1961 Renault P4

1961 Renault P4

1961 Ford Zodiac

1961 Ford Zodiac

1962 Volvo 554

1962 Volvo 554

1964 Austin 1100

1964 Austin 1100

1964 Ford Zephyr

1964 Ford Zephyr

1965 Chev Malibu

1965 Chev Malibu

1966 Ford Twinbeam F100

1966 Ford Twinbeam F100

1966 Jeep Gladiator

1966 Jeep Gladiator

1968 Valiant Rebel

1968 Valiant Rebel

1969 Toyota Corona

1969 Toyota Corona

1969 Volvo 122S

1969 Volvo 122S

1964 Opel Rekord

1964 Opel Rekord

1961 Opel Record

1961 Opel Record

1967 Volvo sedan

1967 Volvo sedan

1964 Mercedes Benz

1964 Mercedes Benz

1961 Alfa Guilieta

1961 Alfa Guilieta

1966 Ford Cortina 1500

1966 Ford Cortina 1500

1968 Ford F150

1968 Ford F150

1960 Kharman Ghia

1960 Kharman Ghia

1975 Peugot 504

1975 Peugot 504

1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1600

1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1600

1971 Ford Capri

1971 Ford Capri

1972 Ford Piranha

1972 Ford Piranha

1972 Mitsubishi Colt

1972 Mitsubishi Colt

1973 Chev Firenza

1973 Chev Firenza

1973 Ford Ranchero

1973 Ford Ranchero

1974 Peugeot 404

1974 Peugeot 404

1975 Chev El Camino

1975 Chev El Camino

1975 Citroen Pallas

1975 Citroen Pallas

1975 Volvo144

1975 Volvo144

1976 Chrysler VIP

1976 Chrysler VIP

1978 Ford Escort

1978 Ford Escort

1978 Mini panel van

1978 Mini panel van

1979 chev 10 ambualnce

1979 chev 10 ambualnce

1979 VW Kombi

1979 VW Kombi

1974 Chev 4100

1974 Chev 4100

1983 Datsun 240

1983 Datsun 240

1971 Ford Fairlane

1971 Ford Fairlane

1972 Fiat 500

1972 Fiat 500

1974 Citroen Club

1974 Citroen Club

1980 BMX 635csi

1980 BMX 635csi

1980 Colt Gallant

1980 Colt Gallant

1976 Mini Cooper

1976 Mini Cooper

Alfa Romeo 1.5

Alfa Romeo 1.5

Ford Anglia

Ford Anglia

Austin

Austin

VW small nose Beetle

VW small nose Beetle

Cortina station wagon

Cortina station wagon

Daihatsu Charade

Daihatsu Charade

DKW

DKW

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford Anglia

Ford Anglia

Mazda 323

Mazda 323

Mini

Mini

MIni with a boot

Mini with a boot

BMW 1600

BMW 1600

Datsun

Datsun

Renault 5

Renault 5

Renault 5

Renault 5

Toyota Bakkie

Toyota Bakkie

Toyota TUV

Toyota TUV

Panel Van

Panel Van

Unknown

Unknown

Toyota Corolla 1600

Toyota Corolla 1600

Citroen GS 1200 Club

Citroen GS 1200 Club

Alfa Romeo 159i

Alfa Romeo 159i

Ford Escort

Ford Escort

Ford 20M

Ford 20M

Austin

Austin

     
     

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