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Famous Cars That Once Ruled The Nigerian Roads In The 80s And Early 90s



These are list of cars that could fit any number of people,go through absolutely anything and could run for years. 

Finding a G-wagon,Jaguar,Audi or even Ferrari on the road is a usual eye catcher these days.
Earlier,owning a Mercedes Benz 230 or 280 was of great value.The 80s-90s indeed had some remarkable machines that are missing the Nigerian roads in the present era.

1)Peugeot 504/Peugeot 505

Both were also produced and assembled in Nigeria by PAN,and were formally used as official cars.

2)BMW 5 series

BMW E28 is the second generation BMW 5 Series
Production: 1981–1988,
Built:722,328 worldwide

3)Volkswagen Beetle -The People’s Car

21,529,464 built worldwide,(15,444,858 in Germany)

Volkswagen Passat(1973-1980)

4)Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

Toyota Land Cruiser J40

Association(NTVOA)now use J40 for towing vehicles because of its ruggedness

5)Range Rover Classic


6)Mercedes-Benz 200/230

7)Volvo 244 DL/245 DL sedan

Production:1974–1993: 2,862,053 built worldwide

8)Honda Accord/Honda Prelude

Which of these cars was your dream car then?
Add yours if not listed.

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  1. sholly

    July 12, 2017 at 10:07

    I still love Mercedes Benz 230 or 280 ….Vintage

    • AutoJosh

      July 18, 2017 at 15:04

      Those are evergreen cars

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