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Just now, Datsuncog said:

....I'd misread the web address as 'Ztombol', rather than Zlombol ....

One of my colleagues, who is Polish, helpfully explains that the slashed "L" character sounds like "uwe"/"oower", so this example would be pronounced "Zoowombol"

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No, I've seen it around for a while but not had the chance to get a picture before. Can't be arsed to look up when they came out here but that's the oldest I've seen in ages. Despite being an Essex native I misspent my college years in Coventry so I like it a little more for having a Coventry plate too. My Gazelle is YDU

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Needless pedantry

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On 6/15/2019 at 6:07 PM, Tadhg Tiogar said:

It wasn't there.

But this afternoon's Shabbat walkround gave us all of these kosher finds:

 

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'91 Caprice! This is a euro model made to look like a taxi. The want is strong!

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24 minutes ago, Schaefft said:

'91 Caprice! This is a euro model made to look like a taxi. The want is strong!

Come to little Tel Aviv, where this particular (Dutch-registered) car has been living for the last couple of months.

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Here's a few more from Munich and the surrounding area from the last couple of days (got home this morning). 20190710151315_IMG_7636.thumb.JPG.0d6b7cfa44fe1077ce60d2e40d9267a9.JPG20190710131522_IMG_7625.thumb.JPG.c713966b77b0fe2e8fd810dfbef52f5e.JPG20190709180053_IMG_7601.thumb.JPG.46285cc7f627fd0b8a8c7a1ea9bfe80c.JPGIMG_20190711_224316.thumb.jpg.27ac454f258ded4f5fdcff9b981946a8.jpg20190709083527_IMG_7556.thumb.JPG.37f360fd13a6a3e6d244ece75a77bd5f.JPG

The Merc had a bodyside that looked liked it was made of crisp packets and hand painted matt silver. 20190710082043_IMG_7602.thumb.JPG.c492f608d1e69acf259c476c4cf8cb3e.JPG20190709084536_IMG_7558.thumb.JPG.36606ac62c82cffd8f380f387e4c5dd5.JPG20190709084618_IMG_7559.thumb.JPG.351f471c37499c9fe19cb19888fd5675.JPG

 

 

These were in Mittenwald near the Austrian border. Lovely place, took the train from Munich, a trip I can fully recommend. We're 3000ft above sea level here and still the mountains tower over the place. 

20190709102225_IMG_7574.thumb.JPG.d236874a34751f51dc01d58134933826.JPGThis looks standard but the rear wheels are wider and with a bit of camber. Subtle. The two door Land Cruiser must be a bit of a rarity too. 

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This was buzzing round the town, saw it a couple of times. 20190709110015_IMG_7585.thumb.JPG.657cf861a1930d43b0f5ef2e1a1fdc92.JPGbut I love this:20190709110029_IMG_7586.thumb.JPG.cd9af1bf6f3f965ac1cb9bd67eb9e1ce.JPGThe woman was trying to help her husband get this barge (not even sure what it is - new Omega?) into the same size space the 500 was in. The contrast is fabulous isn't it? 

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Nice shape, the first A4, looking good here as a 1.6 basic and an actual colour.  

The Acclaim was at a horse show in Abergavenny, last owner 14 years, and it was a real credit to him too. In CD spec with Triomatic ( a 3 speed + torque converter autobox that cannot change gear itself, the driver has to make all the decisions about which ratio to use.)

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20 hours ago, Asimo said:

.....The Acclaim was at a horse show in Abergavenny, last owner 14 years, and it was a real credit to him too. In CD spec with Triomatic ( a 3 speed + torque converter autobox that cannot change gear itself, the driver has to make all the decisions about which ratio to use.)

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Clutchless manual, then. Just like the Ro80.

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Not like an Ro80 ( or a C-Matic Citroen) at all actually.  

Downstream of it's torque converter the NSU has a clutch and conventional 3 speed manual gearbox but the HondaMatic / Triomatic has all the makings of a true autobox, selecting the ratios with solenoid operated valves operating various clutch packs just like Honda's full automatic transmissions. The gear selector is just a numb T bar.

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