• Car,  Chevrolet Impala

    My first Yank

    My first Yank. I bought it for 500 guilders from a colleague. It was all I expected it to be. It draw a lot of attention, even from police officers. Which always ended up in me explaining that I really was planning on taking it to the dealer to have a few things fixed. Like the brakes

  • Car,  Chevrolet Impala

    Chevrolet Impala 1977

    Bought oktober 7th, 1994 Sold november 2nd, 1994 Engine V8 (Chevrolet small block). Displacement 4998cc with two barrel carburator. Valve train 16 valve OHC. Max power 145 bhp. Max torque 332 Nm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. This car came standard with…. Power front disc brakes Power steering …. and with a lot of optional extra’s. Climate control (was not working anymore). Comfort tilt steering wheel. Cruise control (was not working anymore). Gauge package. Power locks. Power front seats (were not working anymore). Power trunk release. Power windows. Stereo radio cassette player w/ four speakers. Special custom interior w/ plush upholstery.

  • Car,  Opel Ascona

    Opel Ascona 1.9N 1977

    Bought November 1st, 1993 Sold Oktober 1st, 1994 Engine L4 (Opel Cam In Head) Displacement 1897cc with a single barrel carburator Valve train CIH 8 valve Max power 75 bhp Four speed manual transmission Rear wheel drive Standard equipment was in the 70’s sort of basic Front disc brakes Heater with a two speed fan Reclining front seat with cloth upholstery Seat belts for the front seats I don’t think any options were installed

  • Car,  Renault 25

    Renault 25 GTX 1984

    Bought November 30th, 1992 Odometer reading 212.000 km Sold June 5th, 1993 Odometer reading 232.000 km Engine L4 (Renault Douvrin J7T-707) Displacement 2165cc with fuel injection Valve train SOHC 8 valve Max power 123 bhp @ 5250 rpm Max torque 190 Nm @ 2750 rpm Three speed automatic transmission Front wheel drive Weight 1185 kg Being a GTX version, it came with a lot of goodies as standard equipment. Adjustable steering wheel Body colored rear spoiler Board computer with two displays and verbal warning system Laminated wind shield Luxurious fabric on the seats Power front windows Power door locks with remote control Power steering rear defroster Rear wiper Reclining front…

  • Car,  Mitsubishi Galant

    Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 GLX 1980

    Bought april 29th, 1992. Odometer reading 113000 km. Sold november 30th, 1992. Odometer reading 128000 km. Engine L4 (Mitsubishi Astron 4G52). Displacement 1995cc with a single barrel carburator. Valve train SOHC 8 valve. Max power 98 bhp @ 5500 rpm. Max torque 147 Nm @ 4000 rpm. Five speed manual transmission. Rear wheel drive. Weight 1170 kg. The GLX was off course generously equipped Adjustable headrests front and back. Adjustable steering wheel. AM / FM radio Center console Clock Four way adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support Halogen headlights Interval wipers with electric washer Laminated windshield. Rear defroster. Reclining front seats Rev counter. Tinted windows. I don’t think this car…

  • Car,  Honda Civic

    My first Car

    My first car was a 1977 Honda CiviC. One Saturday morning, my brother called me, that his neighbours car came up for sale. It was a 15 year old Honda Civic with three month apk. The same day I went to Amsterdam to have a look at it and made a test drive. It drove well, there was a lot of rust on one fender and that was it. Of course, there is not much to tell about a Honda Civic, but I liked the indicators on the front bumper, the fake wood on the dash and the louvres on the hood. The latter being very functional. The car needed…

  • Car,  Honda Civic

    Honda Civic 1977

    Bought March 3rd, 1992 Sold April 29, 1992 Engine L4 (Honda EB2) Displacement 1170cc with a single barrel carburator Valve train SOHC 8 valve Max power 54 bhp @ 5500 rpm Max torque 79 Nm @ 3000 rpm Four speed manual transmission Front wheel drive Weight 680 kg Standard equipment was in the 70’s sort of basic Front disc brakes. Heater with a two speed fan. Radial tyres. Reclining front seats. Seat belts for the front seats. One option was installed AM-FM mono radio with one speaker.