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bassen BS: Your favorite car ever.... (136* d) RE: BS: Your favorite car ever.... 15 Mar 08

A 1965 VW microbus with a rebuilt 1600 engine, my all time favorite. Drove it all over Europe from Gibraltar to North Cape. It always started no matter how cold it was, would go anywhere, used almost no gas and never complained. Of course the windshield defroster gave up at about minus 0.5 Celsius, trying keep the windshield clear in muddy spring weather would turn your left thumb into a quivering swollen mass from the manual pumping and if I flashed the high beams with the windshield wipers going and the radio on it would blow a fuse (never did figure that one out, might have been some kind of subtle sabotage at the factory to commemorate 20 years since VE Day). Tried to see how fast it would go on a long downhill slope on the Autobahn. At about 110 kph with a heavy side wind I suddenly changed lanes without turning the wheel. Never did find out how fast it really would go!

In the world of my dreams it would have to be a Bentley Speed Six. But being a modest man, I'd settle for an MG-TC.


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