• AutoBianchi A112

    AutoBianchi A112 1975

    Purchased May 13th, 1995. Odometer reading 75000. Sold November 27th, 2001. Odometer reading 76500. L4 petrol engine (Fiat 100 series). Displacement 903 cc with a carburator. Valve train 8 valve. Max power 47 bhp. Four speed manual gearbox. Front wheel drive. This car had no options. For example, in the picture above, left to the instrument cluster, there are two switches with a round rubber thing in between. That is a manual pump mechanism to operate the windowwasher.

  • Pontiac Grand Prix

    Pontiac Grand Prix SJ 1980

    Purchased November 24th, 1994 Sold September 11th, 1996 V8 petrol engine (Pontiac V8). Displacement 4942 cc with a 4 barrel carburetor. Valve train 16 valve. Max power 150 bhp @ 3800 rpm. Max torque 312 Nm @ 2400 rpm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. Weight 1527 Kg. The LJ was the luxury version. Standard equipment included: Front disc brakes. Hinged, bright door pull handles. Luxury cushion tilt steering wheel. Power locks. Power windows. Remote deck lit release. Rear quarter courtesy lamps. Six way power drivers seat. Optional extra’s included: Climate control. Cruise control. Illuminated visor vanity mirrors. Leather and vinyl bucket seats. Litter container. Manual adjustable sport mirrors.

  • Chevrolet Caprice Classic

    Chevrolet Caprice Classic ’82

    Purchased November 2nd, 1994. Sold November 24st, 1994. V8 petrol engine (Chevrolet small block). Displacement 4998 cc with four barrel carburator. Valve train 16 valve OHC. Max power 150 bhp @ 4000 rpm. Max torque 325 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. Weight 1875 Kg. This car came standard with…. Power front disc brakes. Power steering. …. and with a lot of optional extra’s. Climate control. Comfort tilt steering wheel. Cruise control. Power locks. Power front bench. Power trunk release. Power windows. Stereo radio cassette player w/ four speakers.

  • 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

  • Chevrolet Impala

    Chevrolet Impala 1977

    Purchased oktober 7th, 1994 Sold november 2nd, 1994 V8 petrol engine (Chevrolet small block). Displacement 5001 cc with two barrel carburator. Valve train 16 valve OHC. Max power 145 bhp @ 3800 rpm. Max torque 332 Nm @ 2400 rpm. Three speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive. Weight 1617 kg. 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…

  • Opel Ascona

    Opel Ascona 1.9N 1977

    Purchased November 1st, 1993. Sold Oktober 1st, 1994. L4 petrol engine (Opel Cam In Head). Displacement 1897 cc with a single barrel carburator. Valve train CIH 8 valve. Max power 75 bhp @ 4800 rpm. Torque 132 Nm @ 2200 rpm. Four speed manual transmission. Rear wheel drive. Weight 980 kilo. 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.

  • Renault 25

    Renault 25 GTX 1984

    Purchased November 30th, 1992. Odometer reading 212.000 km. Sold June 5th, 1993. Odometer reading 232.000 km. L4 petrol engine (Renault Douvrin J7T-707). Displacement 2165 cc 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.…

  • Mitsubishi Galant

    Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 GLX 1980

    Purchased april 29th, 1992. Odometer reading 113000 km. Sold november 30th, 1992. Odometer reading 128000 km. L4 petrol engine (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…

  • 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…

  • Honda Civic

    Honda Civic 1977

    Purchased March 3rd, 1992. Sold April 29, 1992. L4 petrol engine (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.