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  • Citroën DS 20 Break
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    Citroën DS 20 Break. The Nose of the Pike.

    When owner Marc gladly informs me that we are allowed to photograph a great 50 year old 7 seater station wagon, it can be German, French, Swedish or American, but in any case something beautiful. When a few days later I am in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointed nose with a split More

  • Volkswagen Golf
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    Volkswagen Golf Diesel. Revolution in 1976.

    In the first half of the 204s, Volkswagen engineers looked closely at the fairly limited diesel supply within the car industry. Also prompted by the first oil crisis, the development of a new generation of compact diesel power units is starting. Peugeot is already building small diesels for the 304 and XNUMX. But VW decides that the Golf concept lends itself perfectly to a much improved diesel engine. The diesel engine should not only be economical and efficient. The new diesel will also have to demonstrate performance values ​​that correspond to engines from comparable petrol cars. The starting points form the prelude to the first VW Golf Diesel. More

  • Diesel
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    Diesel out the door

    Diesel is nowadays suspicious, even objectionable. The particulate matter from diesel engines is a threat to just about everything. No particle filter or shabby electronics will help with that. By reasoning clearly, administrators and the government have made this clear. We classic enthusiasts are also saddled with that realization. And soon we can't go anywhere, drive or be like More

  • German cars
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    Das war einmal: German Cars

    German cars were the benchmark for many years, but in all areas they matter in a different way than they used to. It has not only to do with the meanwhile sjoemel practices. The noise about the declining technical quality of various German brands is also increasing. And now there is too More

  • Rudolph Diesel
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    The disappearance of Rudolph Diesel

    At those moments when you are whizzing down the gentlemen's roads in your diesel, when the traffic does not require too much attention from you, you can think. About the phenomenon of diesel, for example. You may feel that the 'oil' you have just filled up with and if it spills on your shoes, More

  • old diesels
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    Decreasing old diesels has no effect on air quality

    The number of diesel cars with a first admission date before 2001 has fallen sharply in our country. Currently, only 155.000 cars are registered in this category in the Netherlands. In Utrecht and Rotterdam, the decline in old diesels, partly due to the establishment of environmental zones, turned out to be the largest. This last observation is not surprising, More

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    The Peugeot 204. A stable French factor.

    In the spring of 1965, Peugeot surprised the world when it introduced the Peugeot 204. The compact middle class rounds off the range from Sochaux downwards. The 204, designed by Pininfarina, proved to be a success factor from the outset, which eventually sold well for eleven years. The progressiveness gives the More

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