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Rewind to the Swiss Alps in the 1970s

We’re traveling back to the Swiss Alps in the 1970s. Judging by the license plates that we can make out we’re guessing the picture below was taken in the Swiss Alps, but it’s hard to tell for sure because the Tea Room Post doesn’t exist anymore.

What cars can you identify in this picture? What one(s) would you most like to have in your garage?

We’d pick the early Renault 6 on the left side of the picture. It’s certainly not the most valuable or sought-after car but clean early 6s are becoming harder and harder to find. We’d also be tempted by the white BMW 02 parked next to the chairs, almost right in the middle of the picture.

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11 thoughts on “Rewind to the Swiss Alps in the 1970s

  1. In the early 80’s I owned both the Daf 55 on the right, and the Renault 6. In my case both with the same 1108 Renault engine. The one pictured here looks like a 6L with the 845 cc engine (side exhaust) But I am not entirely sure about that.

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  3. Its funny but the Marlboro sign is as much a nostalgic thing as the cars in this shot as that sort of street furniture is gradually disappeared across Europe

    • I think it’s downright illegal to advertise cigarettes now, isn’t it? I wouldn’t be surprised if booze follows suit soon enough.

      That reminds me, I wanted to run an article about the ZX that competed in the Paris-Dakar. I asked Citroen for pics (they’re generally pretty good with that) but they said they couldn’t send me any because the car was sponsored by Camel and it’s got Camel decals all over. There’s a recent law that makes publishing anything with a the name / logo of a cigarette manufacturer illegal.

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