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Classic Car Advert

How to write a classic car advert

  • 23rd March, 2021

If you’ve decided it’s time to sell your classic car, you’ll likely want two things: the best possible price for your vehicle and a quick sale.

Morris Minor

6 of the best classics from the 1950s

  • 23rd March, 2021

The 1950s were a good time to be alive. The Second World War had ended and people were optimistic about the future.

Royal Family Car

The royal family and their classic cars

  • 23rd March, 2021

It’s no secret that the world is obsessed with the British royal family. We can’t get enough of talking about what they do, what they wear and where they go.

South of France

How to plan a campervan trip to the South of France

  • 23rd March, 2021

If you’re looking for the perfect country for campervan travel, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one better than France. From the stunning countryside to the vibrant cities, there are plenty of places to explore. Plus, with a host of campervan and motorhome campsites, Aires and stopovers to choose from, you can plan your route (and your budget) with ease.

Pushing the car

How to jump start a classic car

  • 23rd March, 2021

Classic cars aren’t always reliable starters, as any experienced owner will know. In fact, sometimes you can find that a car will start one day without any problem and then a week later you turn the key and… nothing. However, before you reach for the jump leads, as you would do on a more modern car, just hold on – or you could potentially have a fire on your hands.

Austin Maestro

MEET THE OWNER – PATRICK BRADLEY AND HIS AUSTIN MAESTRO HLS

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 22nd March, 2021

We recently featured Lucy Worsley’s Bulgarian-built Maestros, but Patrick owns an even rarer version. His 1986 Moonraker Blue HLS is believed to be the only example on the road in the UK and ‘This car has only done 19,000 miles and has been sat in a garage for three years’.

Jaguary Red Car

Who is the next generation of classic car owners?

  • 18th March, 2021

The pastime of collecting classic cars shows no signs of disappearing – however, the market is undergoing a seismic shift, with baby boomers making way for the new generation.

Classic Cars

What are the Pride of Ownership competitions at the NEC Classic Motor Show?

  • 18th March, 2021

When you own a classic car, it’s natural to want to show people how fabulous it is. One way of doing that is by entering it into a classic car show or competition, such as the Pride of Ownership awards.

Red classic car

What’s the difference between original, restored and resto-mod?

  • 17th March, 2021

If you’re a classic car owner, it’s up to you what you do with your vehicle.

Classic Red Car

Lancaster Insurance expands cover for prestige vehicles

  • LIS Insurance |
  • 17th March, 2021

Lancaster Insurance has today announced a new partnership with Chubb to enhance its high value offering. Understanding that a standard policy may not always provide the right cover, the new scheme will give owners the confidence to truly enjoy their prestige vehicle with a range of bespoke benefits on offer.

A silver Mazda MX5 parked on a gravel track through a field with a village and mountains in the background

Fast facts about the Mazda MX-5

  • 17th March, 2021

The mighty Mazda MX-5 is one of the most popular classics we insure here at Lancaster Insurance. It doesn’t come as a great surprise. Born in 1989, it has gone on to become one of the most famous roadsters of all time, with early models able to be picked up for peanuts (just watch out for that rust!).

CITROEN BX 16TRS

MEET THE OWNER – PHILIP GREAVES AND HIS CITROEN BX 16TRS

  • Andrew Roberts |
  • 16th March, 2021

It is rather dispiriting to read how few examples of the BX survive in the UK, and Philip Greaves’ 1984 16TRS is one of the earliest on the road. His first experience of this very desirable Citroën was travelling in the model once owned by his mother – ‘Some of my earliest memories were in that car and of its unique dashboard - a glowing spinning drum speedo with LED rev bar and lots of switches’.

Classic car

Classic cars that turn 50 in 2021

  • 16th March, 2021

From the invention of the microprocessor and the opening of Disney World to decimalisation in the UK, 1971 was a vintage year for a whole host of reasons. And many of these technological and cultural changes were also mirrored in the world of car design and production. Many car makers dropped the chrome radiator grills and wood and leather interiors of the 1960s in favour of American coke-bottle styling and black plastic.

Citreon Ami 8

10 of the best classic vans and pick-ups

  • 16th March, 2021

For a vehicle with stories to tell, you can’t beat the humble van. Light commercial vehicles and pick-ups are not just part of motoring history – they give insights into the bygone world of work, too.