Now here’s a rare limousine

Now here’s a rare limousine

Unfortunately we could not translate the website, as it is written in Ukraïnian. But this car is pretty interesting. It’s a Russian Chaika, a limousine that was built for government officials in the former Soviet Union. It was manufactured by Gorkowski Awtomobilny Sawod, hence the brandname GAZ. That factory also produced the Wolga salooncars from

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Has anybody seen Mr. Hulot around?

Has anybody seen Mr. Hulot around?

The place is completely different and the actual car does look completely different too, but doesn’t this contraption remind you of Jaques Tati’s famous film Les Vacances de Mr. Hulot? This anachronism on wheels can be found in the luscious surroundings of Villa Devoto, the famous ‘garden city’ quarter at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The body

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The world is orange

The world is orange

 

Just as couture and for instance furniture, the automobile industry is submitted to the laws of fashion. Especially the colours of cars are strongly influenced by the taste of the public. And the public is being influenced by fashion designers. Remember all the brown cars from the late 70’s? And then around 1990 we

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Who wants this original 1949 Lancia Ardea?

Who wants this original 1949 Lancia Ardea?

This remarkable Lancia Ardea was on auction last week on Catawiki. Dating from 1949, this car is practically in original condition. According to the ad, the paintwork is almost completely original and never resprayed. In the interior, we find silk doorhandles, luggagebelts in the trunk and a curtain for the rear window. The seatcovers hide

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This Saab looks ready to race

This Saab looks ready to race

This 1972 Saab 99 2.0i is ready for competition in rally sport. It is equipped with all the right gizmo’s, like a hydraulic handbrake, Bilstein suspension, a 100-litre fueltank and of course the obvious things like tripmaster, rollcage and lots of headlights. This pretty Saab is fit for historic rallysport in Group N and has

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Wooden barnfind

Wooden barnfind

No, this is not your grandmother’s sideboard you’re looking at. It’s a funeral car. As you know, funeral cars have very different styles in different parts of the world. In Argentina, the coachbuilders Hermida & Nazzi had a unique way of building funeral cars mainly of wood. Apparently, there was a barnfind recently of three

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A Volkswagen T2 in Pakistan

A Volkswagen T2 in Pakistan

Heaven knows why this Volkswagen 1600 TL is being called a 411. It is advertised on Pakwheels.com and is for sale in the Pakistan city of Rawalpindi. Volkswagen was one of the most important car brands in Pakistan during the 1960’s. Just like in Europe, during the 70’s the German car was subjected to huge

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