Classic Car

In 1973, the Regal was replaced by the smart Ogle-styled Robin. Aside from the improved visuals, the new car received an upgunned 850cc engine and new twin-rail chassis. Despite the massive popularity of the emergent supermini generation, the Robin sold well on account of being able to be driven on a motorcycle licence in the UK – and that was possibly its only redeeming feature for keen drivers. For the ex-bikers who bought the Robin, they were treated to excellent fuel consumption and cheap road tax, but it’s a marginal car, and the butt of many jokes.

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