6 Comments

  1. Bobinott
    December 20, 2016 @ 1:30 pm

    I know I have seen that parking brake somewhere before…..

    • Bobinott
      December 20, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

      But seriously, these were more comfortable than either the VW or Fiat competition. Also had development potential, thanks to Gordini. This appears to be a structurally solid and complete car, two things that are worth a lot at this price point. If your motto is "Vive la difference", I say "Allez-y!".

  2. Woodie Man
    December 20, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

    Every time I look at one of these Dolphins, I think of the young French Regent and heir to Louis the XIV and my own misbegotten youth. Circa 1962 one of these sat down the street day in and day out as my chauffeur took me the one block to school. The limo inevitably ended up on line behind the one carrying the young Donald Trump.

  3. JB1025
    December 20, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    The guy called it a can so maybe it is canned Dolphin the other oh la la tuna fish.

  4. Chuck
    December 21, 2016 @ 1:05 am

    A Dauphine is the only vehicle I have personally witnessed breaking in half (okay, 1/3 – 2/3); car was about ten years old, being driven by a VW sales manager back from an appraisal test drive, it came apart at a the cowl when he pulled into the used car lot. Check carefully for rust…

    • Bobinott
      December 21, 2016 @ 3:14 pm

      Back in the 70s,breaking at the front cowl used to be a common end for Datsun 510s and Toyota Corollas up here in the salt belt. It made it really easy to get the engines out… But yes, French cars of this era are very prone to Tin Worm (Ver d'étain?).

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