Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018

Take a trip through the CarAdvice archives…

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on the week of August 7 in years past.


6 August 2016: BMW restores Elvis Presley’s 507 Roadster

Only 254 examples of the BMW 507 were produced between 1955 and 1958, making it one of the most sought-after BMW models ever built. This particular car’s links with the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ made it an even more exclusive.

This time two years ago, BMW restored a special example of its iconic drop-top for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Get some nostalgia here


8 August 2016: Toyota Supra name likely for resurrection

Toyota’s plans to produce a sports car to sit above the Toyota 86 is likely to see the resurrection of the Supra badge, with the Japanese company’s boss personally fond of the nameplate.

We guess he got his way, right?


11 August 2011: Suzuki Swift Sport revealed

Suzuki has pulled the wraps off the new 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport which will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The new Swift Sport showcases a slightly more aggressive front end design and a more powerful engine compared with the outgoing model.

Read the original story here


9 August 2010: Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes one million sales

Mercedes-Benz has marked over one million sales of the current C-Class range which first went on sale in 2007. The small to medium-sized sedan is reported to have been delivered to over 840,000 customers, while over 160,000 customers took delivery off the wagon model.

One million in three years? Not bad!