The posts that discuss various crappy, old, interesting, rare, and obscure cars found by the readers of Zlomnik.pl are usually divided into their countries of origin, just keep things interesting and/or informative. Over the years of looking at all those pictures I found many that simply do not belong anywhere; they’re weird, mixed, just different, or I simply do not know what they are.
Today we will look at those other vehicles. I wish I knew their stories; how they got there, what the buyers and the sellers were thinking, and where the hell you get the parts for some of them. There are also a few candid pictures and stories in here of what life in Poland is probably like (I’ve lived in the U.S. for almost thirty years, so I sure as hell don’t know what’s it like). Grab a beverage, this post is a little lengthy.
[Source: Zlomnik.com | All pictures were taken by the readers of that awesome website]
Looks like a Lada behind that motorcycle, and a Fiat 126p, a.k.a. Maluch, which loosely translated means Munchkin. Interesting license plate.
I don’t know what the first two are. Behind that are FSO Syrenas and Warszawas. More on those in the future.
I would totally spend a night at the Diamond Hotel.
It’s a big old Hyundai. Imparted just be different, as I don’t see another reason for it.
I think this is 1990’s Polish Lublin truck, a replacement for Zuk, which it never really replaced. The factory, FSC (Fabryka Samochodów Ciężarowych) [Cargo Vehicle Factory, loosely translated] switched hands several times in the 1990’s, which had a direct impact on its vehicles.
This looks like a replica of a very iconic Ford Sierra RS Cosworth rally car driven by a Polish driver Marian Bublewicz.
“Tak, this is a good place to repaint the rusted hatch. Helena! Give me the gazeta, it’s only propaganda anyway!“
FSO Tarpan, a “farmer’s vehicle”. More on that later. Here we see a homemade extended version. I think this “fabricator” practically doubled the bed length, maybe wheelbase, too. It must drive well.
Random Citroen next to a random Volvo. I wasn’t sure if I should have put this with the French or Swedish cars.
I am not sure what the dying vehicle here is but the sink looks almost fitting.
Maluch tuning by Grzegorz i Marcin… possibly after consuming some serious piwo with their bigos.
I know what this is, I know what this is…
I don’t know what this is. Pinzgauer? Something’s off…
I guess there is more than just one idiot that imported these.
Looks Japanese but could be a knock-off, not sure.
Fast. Faster. Fastest. Still slow.
It’s heading to Hooniverse HQ, our new fleet.
Its final resting place.
Pinzgauer! I think. I’ll take two.
Probably not so fresh Monday.
Tuning, inspired by Country Squire.
Preservation of the species.
Anyone know what this is?
Robur bus, with a top half of something on this. I’m pretty sure that I once built something very similar out of Legos.
Seat? I think? They used to make copies of Fiats before they started making copies of Volkswagens.
Just a little Daihatsu van… wait… what?
Yo, I heard you like vans…
Wuling Hongguang. Yes, that’s what it’s called, a fine Chinese vehicle. Some genius thought that importing this to Poland makes more sense than buying a new C-MAX. I guess some people really miss the quality vehicles made under a communist regime.
Pre-war buildings, post war German cars. Looks kind of scary, but it looks likes they’re trying to refurbish something on the left.
There are many buildings like that all over Polish cities. Slowly, they’re getting redone, but to my totally ignorant observation, cities in Poland tend to expend, with new housing being build on old farm lands because no one wants to live in these old buildings. I see them going up in value one day, however, as their location will become an asset to those who get sick of commuting in an underdevelopment road infrastructure. See: Paris.
Modern Asian, but what, I don’t know.
Thirty years ago anyone would have been proud to own these fine automobiles. Twenty years ago they were left unwanted.
Maluch part sales and repairs – talk about a niche clientele.
Conti and an Audi V8. Question is, which died first?
Are those buildings made out of shipping containers?
“Our Maluch provided plenty of space and power, we just wanted something more modern“
No idea what this is but it makes the Smart Car look smart.
I want to know how they got it in there. (TWSS!)
UMM, I know what this is.
A connoisseur or a bunch of like-minded individuals living in one building?
Regarding these cars and their locations: Sometime ago someone in comments mentioned that Poland looks gray, dark, rainy, or something like that. Please keep in mind that a lot of these cars reside in lower income level areas. Go to the crappy section of your town and it too will be dark, gray, and dull. There are a lot more nice areas in Poland than there are crappy ones. I hope.
See first picture.
The truck is an old Polish Star, I think. This looks very safe and secure. And how the eff did they get it up there?
Funny, in U.S. this would require a heavy truck with a lowboy trailer – in Poland, something smaller than an F-150 with a flatbed.
I never understood American pickup trucks, mostly because my kid eyes were exposed to much smaller, but seemly much more functional vehicles such as this Mercedes. Flatbeds offer a bigger loading area and access from three sides, yet only the heavy duty workers utilize them – why?
Oh, that’s right, because pickups are used as commuter cars now.
Early Fiats did not have a heated rear windows. Thankfully there was after-market.
I am sure that the drain on the alternator did not cause any issues with other electrical components, such as headlights.
AND NOW… A WHOLE BUNCH OF CARS THAT I CANNOT IDENTIFY!
Question – do you like these series?
Any feedback in the comments section is appreciated.
Ok, I know this one – Polish Melex. I remember them being more golf-kart-y.
Top secret Polish supercar. Is it Vette beased?
205 or Daihatsu?
Dacia or Renault based, possibly not in Poland
Unimog!? But what hell is that weird thing?