Hungary, the new France. When things ever got better in the Netherlands, pensionados bought second homes in Drenthe and Zeeland for very few. This was followed by a massive outflow of 40 + people to France where new lives were then started by converting the French property into / using it as a camping, an inn, a gite or any other recreational or catering function. And now Hungary appears to be the new France. Everything costs almost nothing, the people are friendly and unintelligible and there are now also villages in Hungary of a few hundred men M / V where just 5 or 6 Dutch, Luxembourg and / or German couples live. And then the question naturally arises:
"What about the classics in Hungary?"
For many of the new Hungarians that is also a question that they can only handle when they have become somewhat powerful in Hungarian. And that is quite a thing for us. Hungarian doesn't look like anything to us. Just have a look at Wikipedia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian
But once in Hungary you can - via a generally slow connection - go on the internet to see what is available for classic lovers. Speaking perfect Hungarian does not have to be a necessity. Good friends are enough with Google Translate. And then look it up
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Then it appears that the Hungarian classic file has a solid ex-east block background. But the dichotomy of the then system also becomes clear in the classic market. The Rollsen and Adenauer Mercedessen and a single ZIL eight cylinder that are offered have generally been of political dignitaries. Or well after that time whether or not imported by very free boys from 'the West'. There are also quite a few 'ordinary' classics such as Ford 12 Ms for sale. With a little further searching you will notice that there is really everything on sale on the Hungarian classic market. In whatever state.
Coins and prizes
In Hungary people pay with Hungarian forints. 10.000 of those things are around 32 euros. Hungary will soon go to the Eurozone, and they are already bravely responding locally. PIN is becoming more common in Hungary. But before you pay with the pin, check whether it is possible at the relevant payment point.
Note: Do not exchange money on the street, this is not only prohibited but there is also a chance that you will be scammed!
When determining the prices of the classics for sale, the providers focus on the internet. But because the Hungarians themselves are generally not yet at PC Hooft level in terms of spending opportunities (and because the classics and their condition are often sub-optimal), there is quite a lot of negotiating space for an enterprising Dutch person. This negotiation will then usually take place in (in a kind of) German. But who knows what beautiful things can happen?
And the best wishes for 2018
In the meantime, it has almost become the weekend before New Year. So we wish you a pleasant end and a prosperous 2018. And we promise to keep you informed of developments in the classic field. Also in 2018. Also about Hungary.
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