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Borsuq's Fs (FSO Polonez Caro and Fiat 126p)


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Just the other day I saw the detailer who cleaned me Polonez, and he mentioned that he'd found a first aid kit while cleaning my car and forgot to put it back. Didn't actually notice that first aid kit, but it's still nice he gave it back.

It's a pretty cool old thing in general, fairly sure it predates the car.

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I especially like the box of 1985 Bulgarian Band-aids. :D

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Just got word that a haul of free assorted Polonez parts was dropped off for me by a retired mechanic who helped me a bunch with the Fiat. That's the nice part about owning (post) commie chod in a post commie country. So many people have hoards of parts they're happy to get rid of cluttering up their cellars and garages. :D

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There's also a bunch of stuff not visible in photos, like a new catalytic converter, oil pump and water pump. :D

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On 26/11/2020 at 20:28, martc said:

In the spring, once you've cut through the brambles and pulled back the sheet you may be very lucky and find it's turned into a Warsawza...

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I would take either one.

That is unlikely but would increase the value immensely. ;D

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Is there any love for the Fiat Cinquecento or does the 126 steal the limelight?

My school did an exchange with one in Poznan, I first went in year 8 which would have been 1991. 

Seemed to 13 year old me that nearly every car was a 126.

Went again 2 years later and there were lots of new Cinquecentos around. 

Are there many still around in either general use or enthusiast hands?

A search on allegro.pl turns up a couple for <1000zl, seems a bargain compared to 15-20000 for a 126p?

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13 hours ago, Dave_Q said:

Is there any love for the Fiat Cinquecento or does the 126 steal the limelight?

My school did an exchange with one in Poznan, I first went in year 8 which would have been 1991. 

Seemed to 13 year old me that nearly every car was a 126.

Went again 2 years later and there were lots of new Cinquecentos around. 

Are there many still around in either general use or enthusiast hands?

A search on allegro.pl turns up a couple for <1000zl, seems a bargain compared to 15-20000 for a 126p?

Cinquecentos are still seen as just regular chod. Sportings and very early CCs (badged as FSM Cinquecento) are going up in value, but other than that there's little love for them. Nobody wants a base 700 these days unless it's to nick its shell for some amateur rallying.

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I've not been here in a decent while, so I thought an update would be in order.

The Polonez is still crap (as it's always been) but I'm keeping it for at least another year so hopefully I can drive it over for FOTU 2022. FOTU 2021 is definitely not happening, which is really unfortunate.

As bonus, here's a photo of the Polonez with a mate from the same factory:

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14 hours ago, Borsuq said:

I've not been here in a decent while, so I thought an update would be in order.

The Polonez is still crap (as it's always been) but I'm keeping it for at least another year so hopefully I can drive it over for FOTU 2022. FOTU 2021 is definitely not happening, which is really unfortunate.

As bonus, here's a photo of the Polonez with a mate from the same factory:

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Well if it's going to FOTU 2022, then I've got time to save some pennies in case you do come to sell it.

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On 04/07/2021 at 12:23, St.Jude said:

Well if it's going to FOTU 2022, then I've got time to save some pennies in case you do come to sell it.

Would be quite nostalgic for you as I’ve just discovered one of the rear window frames leaks quite badly in a car wash. 😭

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55 minutes ago, Borsuq said:

Would be quite nostalgic for you as I’ve just discovered one of the rear window frames leaks quite badly in a car wash. 😭

What a way to relive your youth - buy the vehicle you nearly drowned in from just going through a car wash 😂

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