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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, transversely mounted light-alloy engine with gearbox underneath) and the center section of the 204. The wheelbase is also the same as the 204 dimensions. The front is inspired Read more

  • Humber
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    Humber and other veterans

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

  • 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-grey Saab. Aunt Cornely was highly educated, highly intelligent, quite a bit quirky, and she had a penchant for security. She was what once a typical Read more

  • 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 In order to fight the competition broadly, two models eventually succeeded the BX: a model in the compact middle class: the ZX, and a model in the larger middle class: the Xantia. Read more

  • 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 where the application of front-wheel drive and the creation of optimal space is increasingly prominent on manufacturers' agendas. The Autobianchi A1 that emerged from Giacosa's project X2/112 is a success. The Italian Supermini, which Gandini also had a hand in, Read more

  • 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 existed for 40 years – is a passionate Kawasaki dealer and last Saturday made a successful attempt to Read more

  • Rover P4
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    Rover P4, the doctor's car

    When most people think of 1963, they think of the gruesome Elfstedentocht from that year. JFK was shot dead in Dallas. And our GP 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-thirties built Read more

  • Road attendants
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    Roadside assistance and the ANWB

    That was a bit of a shock for the young roadside officer. A carburettor, the distributor cap with contacts underneath (Whee! Contacts! How nice!), just 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 I thought that I Read more

  • Sidecar ride
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    Sidecar driving is different

    Driving a sidecar is different. At the motorcycle shop was a combination that looked as if it had driven at full speed into a fairly mature ditch. And look, it was. But there is a teaching moment in the story. Driving a sidecar is a branch of service that is just as Read more

  • buy
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    'Acheter' is to buy. AV is 'for sale'

    Yesterday was about finding and buying classics in Croatia. “That's nice, but I don't understand those people. I always go to France.” “Do you speak French then?” "New. Or hardly.” That had to sink in for a while. But the holidays are coming again. So go ahead. `Acheter une voiture classique en France´ A Read more

  • Croatia
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    Classics in Croatia

    Classics in Croatia. What you get is good, my grandmother said. 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 whom I have known for at least 25 years. You can describe them both as 'hoarder'. Read more

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