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Old 01-19-22, 10:57 AM
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I didn't know what it is but I knew it looked German.

Auto Union CV16 . . . 1936ish.
First car to go over 400 km/h if I remember correctly. Specialized land speed cars excepted of course.
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Old 01-19-22, 11:40 AM
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I'm a Citroen fan, I like the later DS (swiveling) head lights more, it's charismatic, impressive, amazing and always nice to see one, it still is a magnificent ride, but I don't think the DS is a pretty car. Not even the widely coveted cabriolet. The SM is probably the only truly beautiful Citroen, but almost all of them stand out.
Here is a standout Citroen for ya!

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Old 01-20-22, 05:28 PM
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Old 01-20-22, 05:29 PM
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Not sure of year/model, but it's an Alfa Romeo. 2.5L engine.

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Here is a standout Citroen for ya!

As I said, very popular among environmentalists. And brilliant in many ways, but especially the suspension.

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Old 01-25-22, 12:00 PM
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As I said, very popular among environmentalists. And brilliant in many ways, but especially the suspension.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7pFxgDmZXQ
Thanks for the good info about the 2CV's unique suspension system,
I always did admire the car's unabashed embrace of quirkiness. Have had this model in my study for decades.


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Old 01-25-22, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for the good info about the 2CV's unique suspension system,
I always did admire the car's unabashed embrace of quirkiness. Have had this model in my study for decades.
Without ever realizing what great car it was? I never liked it's looks very much, there were plenty around in the Netherlands when I grew up, they were nothing special, just different. Not that I didn't like cheap or small cars, but the 2CV didn't have that 'throw me around' appeal and I'm not too fond of the very round lines or high cars anyway. I started to like it when a high school friend had repaired one (his dad was restoring a DS). It taught me about the joy and fun of the bare essentials at a young age and I grew to like the looks from the form follows function angle. If you ever get a chance to drive one, it will certainly leave an impression.
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Without ever realizing what great car it was? I never liked it's looks very much, there were plenty around in the Netherlands when I grew up, they were nothing special, just different. Not that I didn't like cheap or small cars, but the 2CV didn't have that 'throw me around' appeal and I'm not too fond of the very round lines or high cars anyway. I started to like it when a high school friend had repaired one (his dad was restoring a DS). It taught me about the joy and fun of the bare essentials at a young age and I grew to like the looks from the form follows function angle. If you ever get a chance to drive one, it will certainly leave an impression.
When I lived in Germany from 1986 -1991 I needed cars that could transport my wife and our three children for distance at Autobahn speeds with outstanding reliability.

The two cars we settled on were a 1986 Toyota Corolla 1.3 (German spec) which I used for job related trips all over Germany as well as some family trips, and a 1976 M-B 250 Wagon which met my wife's insistence that her car be outfitted with an automatic transmission. Both cars performed well.



We took the 5 bikes from Pirmasens to NL for riding around the Tulip fields in the the Lisse area. It was OK at 140km/hr on the Autobahn with the bikes and family. 160km/hr was OK without the bikes.

Sharp eyed aficionados might spot an original Winky the White Cat (of J.C. Whitney fame) gazing out the rear window.


I really didn't have to ponder too long to not consider the 2CV as anything but a curiosity for my purposes..

When we lived in Germany from 1997-2002, we got by with one car, a 1995 Ford Taurus that I shipped over from the States. Outside of a speedometer that pegged out at 85mph and eventually quit, that car also performed quite well for traveling around Germany and Western Europe with family.
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Old 01-26-22, 01:56 PM
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When I lived in Germany from 1986 -1991 I needed cars that could transport my wife and our three children for distance at Autobahn speeds with outstanding reliability.

The two cars we settled on were a 1986 Toyota Corolla 1.3 (German spec) which I used for job related trips all over Germany as well as some family trips, and a 1976 M-B 250 Wagon which met my wife's insistence that her car be outfitted with an automatic transmission. Both cars performed well.



We took the 5 bikes from Pirmasens to NL for riding around the Tulip fields in the the Lisse area. It was OK at 140km/hr on the Autobahn with the bikes and family. 160km/hr was OK without the bikes.

Sharp eyed aficionados might spot an original Winky the White Cat (of J.C. Whitney fame) gazing out the rear window.


I really didn't have to ponder too long to not consider the 2CV as anything but a curiosity for my purposes..

When we lived in Germany from 1997-2002, we got by with one car, a 1995 Ford Taurus that I shipped over from the States. Outside of a speedometer that pegged out at 85mph and eventually quit, that car also performed quite well for traveling around Germany and Western Europe with family.
Allthough very reliable, the 2CV is less suited for the Autobahn. I meant just driving it for fun once. That 250 is the carburator straight 6? The M110 injection engine came along with different headlights if I remember correctly. There was a taxi drivers strike when they took the carb 6 out of production.

A guy in my football team drives a Toyota Starlet from about the same age. He bought for 1000 or something over 20 years ago when it was already an old car, and never had any trouble with it and always cheap to maintain. Put it on LPG when it was tax exempt as an oldtimer and saved thousands a year on fuel. Incredibily reliable car.
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Old 01-26-22, 10:18 PM
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Allthough very reliable, the 2CV is less suited for the Autobahn. I meant just driving it for fun once. That 250 is the carburetor straight 6? The M110 injection engine came along with different headlights if I remember correctly. There was a taxi drivers strike when they took the carb 6 out of production.

A guy in my football team drives a Toyota Starlet from about the same age. He bought for 1000 or something over 20 years ago when it was already an old car, and never had any trouble with it and always cheap to maintain. Put it on LPG when it was tax exempt as an oldtimer and saved thousands a year on fuel. Incredibily reliable car.
Yes, the M-B 250 was a straight 6 with a carburetor. Ran great with no problems, got rid of it with over 330,000 kms because it was leaking oil at rear seal and leaving oil spots on the street where I lived was no way to make friends with my German neighbors.

I bought the 86 Toyota with less than 5,000 km on the odometer in late 86 or early 87. It had no catalytic converter and burned regular leaded gas. Germany was just going over to unleaded gas and Germans had to pay more at the pump to get regular leaded gas, however Americans with military ID could get bargain gasoline at any Esso station in Germany at a big discount and regular leaded was cheaper. I believe the 1.3 engine was rated as especially clean burning by the Germans, and Germans got some sort of tax break on this model.

Before I bought the Toyota I bought a used 76 BMW 525. It looked good, ran OK but was an oil burner, and even worse was a money burner, for expensive repairs from the get go. It was a straight 6, don't remember if the manual transmission was a 4 or 5 speed. Got rid of it for the Toyota which was a better car by far. Looks aren't everything.


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It appear to have a fold down shelf to hold the champagne glasses for the tenants of the back seat. Smiles, MH
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