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    VW 181. From army vehicle to cult car

    Take the platform of the VW Karmann Ghia. Add drivetrain and suspension engineering elements from the first generation of VW buses. Use the proven air-cooled boxer technology of the VW Group. Equip the car spartan and make sure it can be driven both open and closed. See there the ingredients and conditions, from which Volkswagen composed its new car for the Bundeswehr. In 1969 the world was introduced to the VW 181. Sea

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    BMW E3. Bavarian return to the Oberklasse.

    In the autumn of 1968, BMW presented the successor to the 3200 S. More than four years after the disappearance of the “Barockengel”, the Bavarian manufacturer returned to the Oberklasse. The BMW E3 was launched to face competition from Stuttgart (Mercedes-Benz W108/W109) and Rüsselsheim (Opel's six-cylinder models) among others. The E3 – designed by Wilhelm Hofmeister – was available as 2500 and 2800 at its debut. In both cases, the power sources were six-cylinder in-line engines. Sea

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    BMW E30 M3. Balance between competition and everyday use.

    This year, the really spicy version of the BMW 3 Series is thirty-five years old, almost as long as Auto Motor Klassiek. In 1986 – based on the E30 Baureihe – the BMW E30 M3 saw the light of day. According to the makers, this was the car that set new standards in the sporty segment. And BMW – together with its Motorsport division – was committed to creating the perfect balance between a high-performance sports car and everyday use with the M3. The Bavarians succeeded in this plan. Sea

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    Pieces of gasoline as a mouse basket

    Friend Thijs is not only an amiable person and a passionate entrepreneur. He is also a thoroughbred technician who is afraid of few things and who thinks very solution-oriented. Yet even at home he comes across things that surprise him. This is how he discovered why his perfect Simca Aronde suffered from fuel poverty. Over the years, his gas tank had developed kidney stones. Sea

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    A rare classic. However?

    There are enthusiasts, clubs and specialists for most brands and types. That hasn't always been the case. Because once you had to be at the Vehikel to find a set of exhausts for a CB 750 K2 after a day of digging through boxes under a trestle table. For 100 guilders. For the whole set. There was also an air box somewhere for a CB750 K0 and a set of cable operated carburettors. When purchasing the four carburettors, the metallic red air filter housing was included for free. Because parts for old Japs? The only thing that was obvious about them was that they weren't worth anything. Sea

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    To govern is to look ahead… The holidays

    Ai… That might not be such a good example. Other than: Too early to talk about the holidays? It never is. Holidays usually overwhelm you. Possibly also because you have been knocked down because the pepernoten, speculaas and marzipan have been on the shelves of the always stunting supermarkets since September. The feeling of mild despair when you have to score presents or present wish lists just before Sinterklaas, Christmas or any other holiday of what ethnic background? People have perished on that. Sea

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    2 resumes and stuff. What the crazy…

    … gives for it. Everything is relative. And in our playground all prices are asking prices. In addition: as an enterprising provider once said: “to ask for little money is cowardly”. But the trend is that the current asking prices, and more than some final prices, are quite serious amounts. Sea

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    Reading is fun – Mercedes-Benz 320A

    Phillip Kerr was born in 1956 and has since died of cancer. He was the creator of 12 Bernie Gunther books. They take place between the XNUMXs and the XNUMXs. In Germany from the beginning of the Third Reich to the post-war event, with many ex-Nazis simply reintegrating into society and/or into […] Sea

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    Volvo 164. Noble six-cylinder, flagship from Sweden.

    In 1958 Volvo said goodbye to the six-cylinder era in the passenger car division for a period of 10 years. The 'PV 831-PV 834' series was then taken out of production. It then took a decade for the Swedes to put a new six-cylinder model into production. Volvo returned to the ranks of the European large motorized cars. And […] Sea

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    Norton Wankel, the air-cooled

    Modern people have been thinking about a software system with that name for a generation+. But before that, way before that, Norton was a renowned motorcycle brand, 'the unaproachable' on tracks. The unapproachable. Later it became a somewhat convulsive brand that made rather unreliable 500 cc command blocks based on the ancient 850 cc principles. Part of the unreliability was also due to an old and tired machine park and staff who saw periods of work as annoying interruptions to the strike. Sea

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    Dreams and dropshippers

    You dream in bed. However? Because where else would you find a great 2CV Sahara for € 7.500? Well: on the internet. And somewhere there is bound to be a loser who has already transferred that amount with the promise of the mega-duck seller that the car would be delivered to his home prepaid. NOT! The last Sahara we saw was put on the market with “Bid from € 120.000”. That's just such a strange amount, but it comes closer to the madness that is currently called 'De Markt'. Sea

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