A good ad caption would be, “Mini – it can go longer between pit stops than you can”.
I once saw a Smart Fortwo parked on a busy street like this — i.e. perpendicular — between two normal-sized parked cars. Apparently the spot was at least 5′ but less than 8′, or the owner could have parked it the customary way. It didn’t stick out into traffic, so it caused no problems.
Who’s responsible for putting keeping the parking meter fed in a situation like that?
I saw a Smart today in the bee like yellow and black. It’s unbelievable how small they are. I don’t think I’d take one on the highway. Around town, they’d be great.
Identifying the cars in this photo, where, and when.
Brown car, based on the bolt on hubcap, is I think a Peugeot, maybe a 404?
VW bus obviously,
Others no idea.
Some foreign country, maybe France based on the cobblestones and the odd toilette arrangement.
The year- 1974?
Brown and green cars are both Peugeot 504’s, not sure about the light blue wagon.
I’m pretty sure the green one in the back is an Opel Rekord. And the light blue wagon is a Peugeot 304.
Somehow I think it’s something else. Maybe a Pug 304 or Renault 20?
Might very well be a Peugeot 304 Break (c.f. http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Peugeot_Station.JPG&filetimestamp=20110831083234)
It could be a Peugeot 204 break as well.
France, somewhere like 1977. I think “le toilets” like these would drain out into the curb…yum.
Much parking like this, and a guy would need some really, really big vinyl side moldings. Door dings are one thing, but door dings from other cars’ bumpers are something else entirely.
Has to be 1970’s, with longish mullet-like hair.
Way back in the 1970’s was a Road & Track PS photo of a shortened Mini (no back seat) parallel parked in a spot this size near MIT.
Can’t find the photo on the web, anybody else know it?
In front of the vw bus is a Peugeot 304 break and behind it is a Simca 1307 , Most Minis in France had nudge bars fitted because of shunt parking practised there to maximise use of space! Year would be nearer 78 or 79 with the mini having reversing lights and green / brown colour scheme . The panel van is owned by Edf (power company) make unknown.
That’s it! I have a Majorette model of the 1307. I knew I had seen that gray composite bumper before…
I’ve come around to that too.
Yup, first thought when I saw the green car was Talbot Alpine, as they were badged here. Aka Simca 1307 in France.
Today I saw an exhibit on the transformation of the food industry in America 1950-2000 at the Smithsonian American Museum of History. There was a publicity photograph from the 1950’s of a Publix supermarket in which they were taking shoppers through their wide aisles in a Fiat 500 to demonstrate how gigantic their new supermarkets were (wish I could find a copy online – great photo). Imagine a running car exhaust in the produce section – different times, different thinking.
Is this the photo you are thinking of? I can’t post it from my work computer, but here is the link: http://i.imgur.com/b4FT6.jpg
Let’s see if I’ve got the picture posted now…
That’s it! Many thanks!
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