French Cars Living and Dying in Poland

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We start this episode of cars that are living and/or dying in Poland with some bad news. Various government agencies in Poland, especially in big cities, are beginning to remove abandoned cars from the streets. Residents are complaining about these vehicles being the eyesores of their communities and that they are taking up precious parking space. The first ones to go are the cars without license plates or those that have open gas caps. Furthermore, like other European cities, Warsaw is planning on restricting vehicles of certain age from city center due to environmental issues. Enjoy these images now as soon many of these cars will be recycled.
We have seen French cars that are living and dying in Poland twice now, here and here. So many of you love French cars, that we are considering adding a sadomasochism section to Hooniverse. Enjoy the below pictures and just keep in mind that those images are not reprehensive of all of Poland, which is quite beautiful, but rather of cars which look crappy wherever in the world they would be. As usual, all images come courtesy of zlomnik.pl and its readers.

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Due to lack of time on my part, captions will be limited.
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One day I want to own a car that has three lugnuts per wheel and is not a Smart. Also a car that’s made of cheap plastic that is not a Corvette.
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Engineers were like “let’s make the cabin just a little narrower… and let’s give it a ridiculously long wheelbase”
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We all live in a rusted submarine…
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The hatch is a big bubble, very cool but probably very not cool in the summer.
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Daily d.
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Are those parking sensors?
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I would put a rotary engine in it.
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Amficar?
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This person has issues.
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Turbo! Is that a rollbar?
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One must be a parts car but I’d bet the owner himself doesn’t know which.
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Right in the center of Warsaw (I’m pretty sure)… just amazing.
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Mintness. Historic plates.
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Previously owned a BMW.
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Looks like Beirut.
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French car connoisseur or severe mental health issues?
Yes.
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Charming daily driver.
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Either really old plates (1970s?) or not Polish plates.
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Sad, I always liked how these looked.
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Cab forward with sliding doors. Brilliant!
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What is this?
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So may questions…
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So pretty.
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OEM STANCE!!
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With fewer than 9000 Renault Avantime built, there sure as heck is a lot of them in Poland.
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Not Fuego but fuego.
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This place is magical!
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LWB
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Fuego, with period correct mods. This would own Concours D’Lemons.
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Matra Bagheera
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So you had a bad day…mikmar31_zpsfvi35h3m
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I love bubble hatches. This would be a good Encyclopedia Hoonatica topic.
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The story of the American Plymouth Horizon is interesting. Bob Lutz was involved if memory serves me right.
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Peugot 204
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So cool looking.
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Lets take a quick break and remember the other posts in this series:

American cars living and dying in Poland

American Cars Living and Dying in Poland (part 2)

American Cars Living and Dying in Poland (Part 3)

West German cars living and dying in Poland

West German cars living and dying in Poland – Part 2

East German cars Living and Dying in Poland

Japanese cars living and dying in Poland

Japanese Cars Living and Dying in Poland – Part 2

Italian cars living and dying in Poland

French Cars Living and Dying in Poland

Soviet Cars Living and Dying in Poland

Czechoslovakian Cars Living and Dying in Poland

Swedish Cars Living and Dying in Poland

Polish Cars Living and Dying in Poland

Obscure, weird, and random cars living and dying in Poland

The Museum of Communist Polish Cars in Krakow

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RENAULT 17
Renault Monaquatre
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One of each, please.
Simca Aronde
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Talbot Tagora
 

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          1. Yes, branded as “Le Car Van” precisely as shown above and sold through Renault dealers. The name provided a certain, as we say in the US, cachet.

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