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Mercedes-Benz W123 40th Birthday

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

For many years the W123 series Mercedes-Benz was an omnipresent sight across the globe, the taxi that would take Euro-executives to their hotel, the Polizei car that would gong you for speeding or even the ambulance that might save your life. 40 years after the first examples graced showrooms, they are widely regarded as one of the finest vehicles to bear the Tri-Star emblem. - Written by Andy Roberts.

50 Years of the Hillman Hunter

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 8th September, 2016

It seems to be a rule of the land that everyone of a certain age had a ‘Dad’, ‘Mum’, ‘Uncle’ or ‘Grandad’ who inevitably ‘once drove a Hillman Hunter’. We look back on 50 years of this classic car. - Written by Andy Roberts.

THAT WAS A PUBLIC INFORMATION FILM

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th August, 2016

In the 1980s it was not uncommon for a television viewer to fall asleep during a BBC1 revival of Dracula AD1972 only to awake not to a be-caped Christopher Lee but a Morris 1100 attempting to overtake a Bedford CA pick-up.

Mercedes- Benz 450 SE 1979: An interview with Gavin Nettmann.

  • Andy Roberts |
  • 26th August, 2016

Not many people can say that they own their dream car: this is not the case for Gavin Nettmann. Since 1974, aged 5, Gavin fell in love with cars. At the age of 5, his next door neighbours (an orthopaedic surgeon)and a civil engineer) living across the road both owned a Mercedes-Benz ‘S-Class’ 350SE. It’s a love affair that has spanned 42 years. Here in an interview exclusive to Lancaster Insurance, Gavin tells us when his dream of owning a classic Mercedes, finally became a reality.

Classic Car Security: Don’t Think It Won’t Happen To You

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th August, 2016

One common mistake made by owners of classic cars is thinking that break-ins and attempted thefts will never occur to them.

60 Years of the ‘Audax’ Series Hillman Minx

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 26th August, 2016

60 years ago a new Hillman Minx was the company car that all ambitious sales representatives craved. No prospective client could fail to be impressed by those sharp modern lines with the wraparound rear screen while the boot was large enough for any number of sample cases.

The Ford Zodiac Mk. II at 60

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 24th August, 2016

On 21st February 1956 there was only one car that all ambitious skiffle band leaders, rock and roll vocalists and entrepreneurs deemed as essential as two jars of Brylcreem per week.

Future Classics?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 23rd August, 2016

Future Classic Cars: This is not going to be one of those articles that attempt to state ‘what is a classic’ as there appears to have been more than 567,239 of these over the past twenty years.

WIN a Meguiar’s Car Kit worth £40

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 22nd August, 2016

This Thursday 25th August, we’re giving Twitter users the opportunity to enter our prize draw for a chance to win a Meguiar’s Car Kit worth £40.

Lancaster Insurance supports annual charity Ford run

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 18th August, 2016

Over the weekend of the 20th - 21st August, classic Fords will be out in full force for the annual ‘North Wales Classic Fords Snowdonia Run’. In its seventh year, the event, organised by the North Wales Classic Fords Club and supported by Lancaster Insurance, will drive the 100 mile route taking in breath-taking views throughout.

NEVER LET GO 1960 – Starring The Ford Anglia 105E

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th August, 2016

If you asked the average classic car enthusiast to name a film or television programme starring a Ford Anglia, they might recall Never Let Go, a British film noir shot in London towards the end of 1959. We step back in time to reminisce...

We review the Silverstone Classic & Ford Fair

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th August, 2016

'Two very different shows, one very vibrant movement.' They were just a week apart and in the same venue, yet this year’s Silverstone Classic and Ford Fair couldn’t have been more different – although there was one marked similarity. We review them here.

Who will be the Ace of Clubs?

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 12th August, 2016

As the 2016 call for entries goes out, the second of our car club special features sees Richard Morley, Operations Director at Lancaster Insurance, reflecting on the importance of the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards, and why you should enter. Who will be the Ace of Clubs?

Lancaster Insurance search for classic car ‘superstars’

  • Lancaster Insurance Services |
  • 11th August, 2016

Cambridge based classic car insurance intermediary and ‘Best Company’, Lancaster Insurance is searching for ‘superstars’ to join a brand new apprenticeship programme, with a real difference. The insurance specialist, known for ‘putting the fun into insurance’, is looking for ten passionate and enthusiastic people, who are exploring an alternative to university and eager to make their first foray into the world of work.