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We found you another little film clip that you might enjoy. It’s from ‘C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule’ or ‘It's not because we have nothing to say that we have to shut our mouths’… A French comedy of 1975 with a more than average amount of cars in it, telling the story of two lousy thugs who try to rob a safe under the Gare de l'Est in Paris. They use a tired Traction Avant to get there, which they buy from a French scrap yard. Oh – if only we could have a look at there at the time now!

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#5 Jeroen Booij 2017-11-07 15:30
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Thanks Jeroen. By the way the darkred Renault Dauphine still exist today, even I didn't see it in 37 years. Dutch numberplate was 00-XG-50 it's still out there...would like to see it back one day :-)


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#4 2017-11-06 20:35
Thanks Jeroen. By the way the darkred Renault Dauphine still exist today, even I didn't see it in 37 years. Dutch numberplate was 00-XG-50 it's still out there...would like to see it back one day :-)
 
 
#3 2017-11-06 16:11
It's not a good idea to bump start a Traction- the gearbox casing can split apart. But, I did help bump start a Traction at the Traction's 75th anniversary at Arras in 2009. We did it and the prevailing idea of several bemused people was "I didn't know we could do that."
 
 
#2 Jeroen Booij 2017-11-06 09:53
Quoting Joop Terpstra:
In 1977 I went by train from Amsterdam to Paris and took a taxi from Gard du Nord to a scrapyard on the outside of Paris there the cars were stacked up 8-9 meters high and with small streets where the cars were put together like a tunnel to walk under, crazy! I climbed on top to find a pair of decent front and backbumpers for my 1957 Renault Dauphine. After spending a weekend in a hotel I went back by train again....all people in the train were looking at my bumpers and thought I went crazy. Late 70's you could find the most beautiful cars in and around Paris. Those were the days!


Great story Joop! Thank you for sharing it here.
 
 
#1 2017-11-05 11:38
In 1977 I went by train from Amsterdam to Paris and took a taxi from Gard du Nord to a scrapyard on the outside of Paris there the cars were stacked up 8-9 meters high and with small streets where the cars were put together like a tunnel to walk under, crazy! I climbed on top to find a pair of decent front and backbumpers for my 1957 Renault Dauphine. After spending a weekend in a hotel I went back by train again....all people in the train were looking at my bumpers and thought I went crazy. Late 70's you could find the most beautiful cars in and around Paris. Those were the days!
 

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