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Profile for user 130rapid - Country: Poland

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I'm journalist, made in model year 1976 ;) , today work in local title, sometimes write for car papers.
Member of BMW AutoKlub Poland and oldtimer section of Automobilklub Wielkopolski.

I have been fallen in love to postwar and later strange cars.
That's why my US No.1 is Chevrolet Corvair II. :P

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I own 03/1983 Skoda Garde (Pra-Rapid) and 10/1983 BMW E28 525e.

Skoda - my first car - is dusty "mummy" now. Wait for full renovation. Ten years ago she looked that:
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5er preserves zero-rust condtion, thanks to 23 years in Monte Carlo climate and keeping away salty & dirty winter roads in Poland. Monte Carlo parking rules gave few scratches and dents at original body panels with factory Opalgrün metallic paint still. Too bad. :/ After some treatments on mechanical organs (due to past owner's too short and sloooooow-moooootion trips), then gently run-in, deeper breathing on +100 km journeys, she runs very well now as silent, brisky, surefooted cruiser, with outstanding mileage when you drive middle-fast and fluently (7-7.5 l/100 km is easy to reach at 110 km/h cruising speed; oldie powered by petrol 2.7-litre engine matted with automatic tramission). She serves legendary sheer driving pleasure in pure saute form. Likes to play with active, non tired driver.
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I keep in dry, do basic maintenance/service and excerise friend's 1989 Tatra 613-3 and 1982 FSO Polonez 1500.
Polonez has factory form (paint include) still, some nice natural patina signs and he (not she) runs good.
Poor Tatra after nutty life needs rather palliative care.

My daily excellent carrier is 03/2000 Citroen Xantia 1.8-16V.

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The elegant, wedged lines by Bertone make a deep impression today yet. ;)

Xantia has pet cat's character. When you are tired after work, rest on chair, it comes silently, jumps gently on knees, once licks your hand, warms up legs and murmurs. But when you rouse suddenly, it jumps down and walks away offended.

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