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  1. Unknown
    April 8, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

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  2. Unknown
    April 8, 2015 @ 1:24 pm

    Wait. I never agreed to that. Of the cars that actually look like a car (not microcars like the Peel, for example), I would have voted for the Une Voiture Sans Permis. Of course, I wasn't around when the decision was made. That's your fault, not mine. Even a Subaru 360/Fiat 500/2CV has less hp than the Opel pictured above.

    [img] i.imgur.com/ry7ayA2.jpg?1[/img]

  3. Bobinott
    April 8, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the back-handed nod to the 2CV. The funny thing is that there are not many times when I feel like my 2CV is slow in traffic. Of course, I am driving it pretty much flat out. That's what makes slow cars big fun!

    That being said, I am allergic to the sound of diesels. All my life, that sounds has meant "Shut it off RIGHT NOW before it comes apart".

    Stolen from (possibly) Motor Trend magazine back in the late 70s:

    Knock knock
    – who's there?
    Diesel
    -diesel who?
    Diesel save you a lot of money, if you can stand the noise and the smell

    • Unknown
      April 8, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

      You're welcome. You should know that I don't personally view less hp as a negative. Quite the opposite. We have waaaay more than we need these days and it really comes down to nothing more than marketing, IMO.

      I'm not opposed to the new diesels. They are, hands down, fantastic. Anything older than 10 years is pretty awful though, I'll give you that.

    • Unknown
      April 8, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

      So what got you into French cars, Bobinott? And does being in Canada help?

    • Anonymous
      April 8, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

      Gee, after reading the tantalizing "Redder-Than-A-Redneck-In-A-Red-State interior" above, I admit to being somewhat disappointed see the seller was seemingly too 'afeared' to include a photo of his interior…oh well.

      cheers….Jeff

    • Unknown
      April 8, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

      Good point, Jeff.

    • Bobinott
      April 8, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

      K2MC, I refer you here to see where it all began .

      (also available in French, by clicking the language button at the top right)

    • Unknown
      April 8, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

      What a wonderful story! I haven't watched the film yet, but definitely will. Thank you for sharing. What do you currently have?

    • PhiLOL
      April 9, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

      Jeff, forgive me si'l vous plait, for the red comment. It was in reference to the slow Isuzu oil burner we featured in November. You can see its glorious redness here.

  4. JB1025
    April 8, 2015 @ 5:28 pm

    Where is "JOE ISUZU" On this speed Demon ?

  5. sean scott
    April 8, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

    Nice Hofmeister C-pillar!

  6. mrkwong
    April 8, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    It's rear-drive.

    And since it's an old diesel, in California if you get tired of the 72HP you can stick that LS3 in there without ever fearing a visit to the Smogstapo.

    • Maximus
      April 9, 2015 @ 2:00 am

      What's the advantage of rear drive in this scenario? Possible future modifications?

  7. j.rolla
    April 9, 2015 @ 3:17 am

    Always wanted to stick a 4bt into a car. This would be perfect, already set up.

  8. Unknown
    August 15, 2019 @ 5:19 am

    It's not a hatchback, btw

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