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  • Peugeot 304
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    Peugeot 304. A golden handle

    In September 1969, the Peugeot 304 is presented to the general public in Paris. Peugeot uses the technical principles for the 304 (suspension, front-wheel drive, transverse alloy engine with gearbox underneath) and the middle section of the 204. The wheelbase is also equal to the 204 dimensions. The front is inspired by that […] Sea

  • Humber
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    Humber and other veterans

    'Veteran' is an English Vintage Motor Cycle Club designation for motorcycles from 1905 to 1914. Humber Limited was a pioneering British motorcycle manufacturer. Humber produced Britain's first practical motorcycle by fitting one of their Humber bicycles with a two horsepower EJ Pennington engine in 1896. It started with license building Early Humber motorcycles […] Sea

  • Saab
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    The Saab of Aunt Cornely

    Saab made cars for individualists. Aunt Cornely was an internist, unmarried all her life and a Saab driver. She preferred to drive blue cars, but also had a silver-gray Saab. Aunt Cornely was highly educated, highly intelligent, quite a bit strange, and she had a penchant for safety. She was what was once a typical Saab owner […] Sea

  • Xantia
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    The Xantia, also an 25 + er

    In 1987 started Citroën make plans about the successor to the then successful one Citroën BX. Because Citroën wanted to fight the competition widely, two models eventually came as successors to the BX: a model in the compact middle class: the ZX, and a model in the larger middle class: the Xantia. Xantia means […] Sea

  • A112
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    The Autobianchi A112. From road planner to evergreen

    The Autobianchi A112 is presented on October 2, 1969. It marks an era in which the application of front-wheel drive and the creation of optimal space is increasingly prominent on the agenda of manufacturers. The Autobianchi A1, which originated from Giacosa's project X2 / 112, is a success. The Italian Supermini, in which Gandini also had a hand, will be seventeen […] Sea

  • Kawasaki
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    Kawasaki and the record in Noordeloos

    Kawasaki stands for dynamism. It is one of the four major Japanese brands. And it is a brand with loyal followers. Nol Bikker of Nol Bikker Motoren in Noordeloos - the company has been in existence for 40 years - is a passionate Kawasaki dealer and last Saturday made a successful attempt to drive a whole row of Kawas into […] Sea

  • Rover P4
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    Rover P4, the doctor's car

    In 1963, most people think of the gruesome Elfstedentocht from that year. JFK was shot in Dallas. And our doctor had a new car: a Rover P4. "Because that car always started." And that is quite important for a doctor. An upgrade in quality Until the mid-XNUMXs, Rover, just […] Sea

  • Road attendants
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    Roadside assistance and the ANWB

    That was quite a shock for the young roadside assistance employee. A carburettor, the distributor cap with contact points underneath (Gosh! Contact points! How nice!), Visible rods and a malfunction that he could not read. Fortunately, with his digital multimeter, he found the wire break that had brought my classic to a halt. And it occurred to me that with […] Sea

  • Sidecar ride
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    Sidecar driving is different

    Sidecar driving is different. At the motorcycle shop there was a combination that looked as if it had been driven at full speed into a fairly mature ditch. And look at: That was also the case. But there is a learning moment in the story. Sidecar driving is a branch of service that is just as much about motorcycling […] Sea

  • buy
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    "Acheter" is buying. AV is 'for sale'

    Yesterday it was about finding and buying classics in Croatia. “That's great, but I don't understand those people. I always go to France. ” "Do you speak French then?" "No. Or hardly. ” That had to sink in for a while. But the holidays are coming again. So go ahead. ʻAcheter une voiture classique en France´ Buy a classic […] Sea

  • Porsche Portraits
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    Porsche Portraits, an eight-part series of mini documentaries

    Porsche Portraits: Porsche's 911 is one of the few automobiles that have already become legendary 'in their lifetime'. That life started more than 55 years ago. And the eighth generation of '911s' has recently been launched. It is high time to put all generations of these cars and their drivers in the limelight. Porsche does this with a […] Sea

  • Croatia
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    Classics in Croatia

    Classics in Croatia. What gets you far is good, said my late grandmother. And Croatia? That's far enough. Steven Bosdijk explains: “It's like this. So I went to visit friends of a Croatian friend of mine who I have known for at least 25 years. You can describe them both as 'hoarder'. I can […] Sea

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