This time there was a good number of French cars present at the Autotron, in contrast to the last time I visited the show, in november 2015. Maybe they just waited until springtime arrived. Anyway, it only means even more diversity. Let’s look around.
1966 Fiat 850.
1963 BMW 700 LS Luxus.
1954 Citroën Traction Avant. The Traction Avant was introduced in 1934, the production ended in 1957.
1980 Volkswagen Golf S.
1965 Volvo Amazon.
1974 Ford Escort (first generation) with a 1.6 liter engine. A big engine for this car segment back then.
1961 Renault 4CV R1062, 747 cc engine.
The very famous Citroën 2CV.
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL.
And its interior.
1979 BMW 520.
1960 Skoda Octavia.
1961 Austin A55 Cambridge MkII.
1976 Peugeot 404 diesel pickup truck. In France, the 404 pickup was offered until 1979.
1985 Renault 4 GTL.
1983 Renault 4 F4 with a 845 cc engine.
It was common practice that automakers built a panel van based on their small or compact car models.
1938 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.
1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe 2dr Hardtop Coupe.
1977 Daimler Double Six.
1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Heckflosse.
1967 Auto Bianchi Bianchina Panoramica.
1975 Peugeot 304 convertible.
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL.
Sehr schön !
1957 BMW Isetta.
1964 Goggomobil T250.
The Goggomobil’s interior.
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE.
That’s the W116 S-Class.
1973 Peugeot 504.
Two 1957 Renaults, a Dauphine and the red one is a 4CV.
1968 Mercedes-Benz T2 Düsseldorfer Transporter, ex-fire department.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, W109-series.
1980 Volvo 264 GL Automatic.
1961 Opel Kapitän, Opel’s top model of yore.
1964 Opel Kadett A, Opel’s Volkswagen Beetle competitor.
Now where is that big black plastic engine cover ?
Two American visitors, next to a Volkswagen Golf Mk1 (see further above) and a Golf Mk2.
1953 Ford Anglia.
1948 D24-model Dodge.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 250 CE and a 1976 Fiat Nuova 500 Giardiniero.
…CX 25 GTi automatic. Fast Magic Carpet Ride.
Clean 1990 Opel Kadett E hatchback Life-edition, 1.4 liter engine. The Kadett E was Opel’s last Kadett generation.
Still working hard for a living. A 1982 Mercedes-Benz T1 (with the 3.0 liter 88 hp 5-cylinder OM617 diesel engine) Bremer Transporter car hauler plus trailer. The Mercedes-Benz T1 was available as a van and as a chassis + cab (like the one in the picture). The best van and light truck of them all, by a wide margin.
On the other side of the Mercedes-Benz spectrum in the eighties: a 1988 560 SEL, W126-series S-Class.
Boys will be boys, a Zündapp KS 50 Super Sport.
1956 BMW 501.
Brutal, a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo; 170 hp from its 1,990 cc 4-cylinder engine.
Interior of a 1959 BMW Isetta 300.
This is clearly the engine compartment of a ….
1977 Porsche 911 Targa, as used by the Dutch police (highway patrol) back then.
Look what we’ve got here, a 1961 Peugeot 404.
1988 Chrysler LeBaron convertible, next to a classic toy Jeep.
Before we leave, a 2008 GMC next to a 2014 Toyota.