posted at the Cohort by Benoît
The movie “Cars” crossed my mind the second I saw that pic.
It has clearly been mistreated. Look at the way it cowers at the back of its cage when someone opens the door.
Now Sarah McLachlan and I are sad. 🙁
You made me laugh, the both of you. 😀
Now I can’t help but see a scared animal…
I would have enjoyed a Cinquecento Power Wheels as a kid.
This one is in Ragusa, Sicily, taken last year. I still owe this group a trip report.
Having to work on a Beetle in a British domestic garage always made me wish I’d got a Mini. A Fiat 500 would be even better.
My Capri didn’t fit in there at all.
The VeeDub isn’t a bad fit. The Taurus X left no margin for error as it didn’t have the power retracting mirrors that some have now. I also had to take the door manual release pull cord off as it hit the roof of the Taurus X.
Just like a cat, it’s as curious about you as you of it.
Once it’s gets to know you, it will win you over with its purring motor. Just scratch it once in awhile🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗
This Belgian elderly man, in his late eighties, faces another problem. His garage’s inside dimension is only 6 cm wider than his Fiat Panda (respectively 155 cm and 149 cm). Let the footage speak for itself…
If it’s too narrow for a Panda (and that is too narrow) then it’s a bike shed or a coal bunker, but a garage it ain’t.
Well, for 57 years prior to this video (sadly the man is not among us anymore) he has been parking his cars this way…
If the car fits inside completely, and it does, then it’s certainly a “garage” in my book. Look, it even has a genuine garage door.
That’s awesome. You find a system that works and, hey, you stick with it.
Brilliant. I was wondering how he got in and out of it. When I had the Taurus X, which was 5″ wider than the VeeDub, I had to open the door, then hop on one foot to get up between the door and the car far enough to get on the seat. His method of opening the house door to clear the car door would not have worked for me as the house door threshold was higher than the bottom of the car door.
When I bought this condo 22 years ago, I was driving an 85 Mazda GLC, 6″ narrower than the VW, and I was narrower too, so the garage was plenty big.
European closet pretending to be a garage. 😉
I’ve always heard (but never actually seen) that it used to be common to see a classic MG T-series (sometimes under a car cover) hiding in the corner of large garages.
A friend of my father had a T-series chassis in the corner of his 2-car garage in West Vancouver during the 1960s – his daily driver, an MGB, had the other slot.
I have a double carport open sided currently one Hillman Minx lives in there being British it leaks in rain dry climate design I guess, my daily drive and daughters car live outdoors in the weather both are fully galvanised so more suited to being kept outside
You’d think British cars would be designed for a wet climate. 🙂 Rubbers perishing?
They leaked from new apparently, poor quality sealant and yeah the rubber isnt great now, but the wipers are rubbish compared to modern systems so I dont drive it in the rain.
Small cars definitely have their advantages!
It appears it’s owner took it out for the first time in many years, it wound up on the freeway loaded with speeding SUV’s and pickups with distracted drivers. It is now cowering in the garage corner depositing it’s fluids on the floor.
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