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West German cars living and dying in Poland

West German cars in Poland

In the past we have showcased many older and interesting that are living and dying in Poland. We had French cars, American cars, a mix of weird cars, and who could forget the amazing classic car rallies? All of those images came as courtesy of of the readers and publishers of two very awesome websites, zlomnik.pl and stadobaranow.pl. Check out these websites, even if just look at the pictures.

These cars, and their conditions,  just fascinate me and it looks like they fascinated you hoons, too. Therefore we shall now continue with the series. Being that we are in Poland, we’ll re-start the series by looking at cars made by the Axis powers: Germany, Japan, and Italy. Because the amount of awesome/crappy/interesting German cars was a bit overwhelming, I split them up into their post-war origins of East and West Germany. Enjoy.

[Source of all images: zlomnik.pl]

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 How does that even happen?

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European Ford were manufactured in U.K., Romania, Croatia, Belgium, Turkey, Germany, Spain, and Russia. Because the headquarters are in Germany, I included all Fords here.

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 Opel?

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Is that a Unimog? Awesome ambulance. Picture may have been taken outside of Poland, but who cares.

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 How is it that this is sold right beside an S-class?

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 No plates, it’s probably its final resting place.

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 No door handles.

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Is that a beach chair frame?

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 The Opel looks a lot like a Chevy.

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 Had bad ass potential.

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 No bad ass potential.

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The wagon that zigs.

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Where was this when I was getting married!?

k25_zps6da478afJay (now at Autoweek along with Blake, damn sellouts) reviewed a similar one.

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 I thought that the Fox name was only a U.S. market thing.

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Looks like a hatchback but it’s not a hatchback.

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Oliver’s cousin.

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Audi A7.

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 Them hubbies…

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E34 – every gangster-wanna-be had one, including me. And I loved it!

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Because everyone has a VW bus.

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Rot Bug! Maybe photographed in Germany – don’t matter, cool.

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 Opel?

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This should not be this rusted! I have seen a same era S-class in the same condition in U.S.

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What’s up with this pig nose?

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 Hmmm.. Euro bumpers… drool…

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 FYI, there are rednecks all over the world.

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Five bucks says that all it needs is some air in tires and it’s good for another million miles.

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 Oh baby…

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 Orion, Sirra’s less sexy sister.

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Base model Sierra is amazingly unattractive despite being the same damn car.

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They don’t have T.J. Maxx in Poland, they have T.K. Maxx. Hey, look, a Jeep “Cherokee”!

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Again, not sure if actually German.

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It looks like a hatchback and this time it is a hatchback!

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 My uncle had one just like that. He drove it from West Germany to Poland with some shitty tractor on the back.

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Two handles on its sliding door!

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  There is a special place in my hearth for two-door longroofs.

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 Not sure what this is…

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 Ugh, them wheels.

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 Nice condition!

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 German-import fire van?

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Rust does not discriminate.

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Another two-door longroof.

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 Looks too pretty.

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 New and old.

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Currently there are "36 comments" on this Article:

  1. Alff says:

    This redneck admires that Polish redneck's handiwork.

  2. Dean Bigglesworth says:

    Gold Opel? is a Manta. Mercedes van with two handles is the worst car or van I've ever experienced..

  3. muthalovin says:

    Another 911 living in a gated community.

  4. dukeisduke says:

    Wow, lots of awesome cars. "Not sure what this is…" is a BMW 501 or 502. "Again, not sure if actually German." is an early Ford Transit. The red Audi 80 makes me wistful (okay, except for the lousy reliability) for my old Fox.

  5. duurtlang_ says:

    "I thought that the Fox name was only a U.S. market thing." (on the picture of the VW Fox)

    It probably was. I've never seen one, and I live in the Netherlands. This one has a reflector on the side, which is something you don't really see on EU market cars. My guess is that this Fox is an American import. I have no idea why someone would import one though.

  6. Rust-MyEnemy says:

    Lifted Cortina or Taunus longroof is clearly driven by An Hero.

  7. Kris_01 says:

    Opel that looks like a Chevy is actually an Opel Ascona – a Euro J-car. Yes, a Cavalier clone.

  8. PushrodRWD says:

    There are some great cars here. That dark blue Opel is very cool along with the gold manta. It is great to see folks take care of their classics overseas (the beaters are great too). What is the black car with the "SWD" plates? That looks like it would be bad-ass if restored and a small V-8 shoved in there. I've always liked the blocky euro-lights.

  9. Sjalabais says:

    You just added another ring of cool to "Poland".

  10. boxdin says:

    "No bad ass potential" Hardly, those Ford Fiestas can be seriously fast and lots of them are modified and raced.

  11. dr zero says:

    The red Ford hatch looks like a 80s Laser, but is LHD, so I'm getting confused. What actually is it?

  12. dead_elvis says:

    Too much unfamiliar awesome in one post. Huzzah! But Kamil, is firewood so hard to come by in your neck of the woods that you really have to warm yourself with burning* perfectly innocent 2-door longroofs? You savage!

    That not-a-VW-camper is filling me with vast amounts of want.

    *a special place in my hearth, for the confused/humor-impaired Hoons

  13. TurboBrick says:

    Ascona B? And in street legal form? I thought all of them were destroyed / in process of being destroyed in Swedish regional level rally events.

    What is that redneck machine, Taunus wagon body on a Landcruiser frame?

  14. rpiereck says:

    The Fox is Brazilian designed and made, so not much of a West German car beyond the brand name. The Fox name was sold only in the US and Canada, so the one you see was imported from North America. In Brazil, where the car is from, it was named the Volkswagen Voyage.

  15. JayHova says:

    " Not sure what this is…"
    That's a BMW 501 V8 limousine.

  16. Leo says:

    Is that a beach chair frame?………Bike rack mate.

  17. Benni says:

    i would love to know more about this car;
    http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/

    it looks like some of the mazda 323 derivates sold under ford brand in australia and south africa – the interesting bit is, that this car is LHD…very interesting!

  18. Brett says:

    See my comments above. It definitely seems to be a KA Laser. Weird!

  19. Maramessi8614 says:

    It's a Mazda based Ford done in Asia for Australia, NZ and ZA. Some of them were in Argentina as well during 1981-83, remember seeing these when I was a kid!

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