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  • Dickholmer

    VW Beetle from 1957-1964. The Dickholmer

    In the August 2019 edition of Auto Motor Klassiek we paid attention to Richard van der Bijl, his Siku collection and especially his VW 1200 Export. His 1964 Beetle, newly delivered and personalized today, is a Dickholmer. Fans and connoisseurs know that it is the last Beetle […] More

  • Citroën DS 20 Break

    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 could be German, French, Swedish or American, but in any case something beautiful. When a few days later I'm in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointed nose with a split […] More

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    VW Polo

    The Volkswagen Polo developed into a crowd favorite after its birth in 1975. The Polo was positioned as the cheaper brother of the Audi 50, but it soon turned out to surpass it in popularity. The first series of the Polo sold well and laid the foundation for the current Polo success. The Spartan […] More

  • Volkswagen 412

    Volkswagen 412, the nose bear

    In 1968 the Beetle was highly dated and the market begged for a bigger, more luxurious and more modern car. And according to VW, the newcomer also had to seriously compete with, for example, the Opel Rekord, of which Opel sold about 300.000 on an annual basis. The Ford Taunus 17M and the Peugeot 504 were also […] More

  • Tuning NSU TTS

    Tuning, now and then…

    In fact, tuning means 'tuning' (to the optimum). To us it sounds like 'make it faster'. A comrade's son had his Suzuki tuned… Chiptuned. The Swift had clearly improved. It grew from 125 to 141 hp. The torque increased from 148 to 166 Nm. And all that without […] More

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    Air cooled engines. And the storm Dennis

    Well. With the wind at the head of a 2CV, it is true that you now have to plan some extra travel time. Such a 2CV has its limitations. But Volkswagen made Beetles, Porsche 911s, Tatra air-cooled V8s and the Chevrolet Corvairs had air-cooled six-cylinder boxers. And now hardly anyone makes them anymore, […] More

  • VW Beetle 1303

    VW Beetle 1303… Value and where the steering wheel is

    Classics are regularly offered with 'the steering wheel on the wrong side'. That steering wheel on the right was once pretty common. The splitting of the minds came later. The approach is that classics from countries that drive on the right have the steering wheel on the left. Only in myramar it is apparently different. Left-hand drivers have the […] More

  • Beetle

    The beetle. He lives happily ever after

    This week, Volkswagen reflected on an event that actually took place sixteen years ago. In Mexico, the last Beetle, in fact a retro version of VW's Typ 1, left the production line this week. That event was heralded as the end of an era. The NOS news reported in the week of July 8 […] More

  • VW

    A real fake VW

    What is the probability that the wife of 'Reichskommissar' Seys Inquart drove around in a 1940 Beetle sometime between 1945-1948? Beetle or monkey sandwich? When Eef Peeters, owner of the Arnhem War Museum 40-45 in Zeeland against the car of - according to say and according to various papers - the wife of […] More

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    The Beetle 337. The first VW in the Netherlands.

    Seventy years ago, Pon's Automobielhandel brought the first batch of six Volkswagens to the Netherlands. The first example of that batch of Beetles (the Beetle 337) still exists. The first delivery to Pon's Automobielhandel, which became the very first importer of Volkswagens in the world on August 8, 1947, consisted of six 'family cars' that, because of their […] More

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