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Rewind to Scheveningen, Holland, in the early 1970s (part one)

We’re traveling back to a Dutch resort town called Scheveningen in the early 1970s. What car(s) can you identify in the following images? What one(s) would you most like to have in your garage?

We’re having a hard time deciding between the Autobianchi A112, the Alfa Bertone coupe and the Peugeot 304 in the second pictures, so we’ll take them all.





14 thoughts on “Rewind to Scheveningen, Holland, in the early 1970s (part one)

  1. Daf, Volvo, Simca, Mercedes, Fiat, Opel, Alfa, Auto Bianchi, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Datsun, Ford + Transit, VW, Jaguar.

    • It’s interesting how much the car landscape has changed since. If you took this same photo today you wouldn’t have any DAFs, no Simcas, no Autobianchis, no Datsuns but probably a handful of Japanese / Korean cars.

      • You’d see all the brands that are alive today but you wouldn’t be able to distinguish them.

  2. Oh for a world where R16’s were so commonplace !!!! Anyway there’s a quality MK1 Escort hiding behind the petrol pumps in pic 1 that I’d like and a Citroen GC estate towards the back in pic 3 that is an absolute must please

      • The GS Estate – there’s another one that’s all but disappeared today.

        Admittedly, I had an ’83 GSA wagon but I scrapped it about two years ago, it was in terrible shape. I bought it as a parts car – it’d been sitting under a tree for a decade – and drove it home by running a fuel line from the pump to a gas can in the passenger footwell, ha.

        I still have the 1300cc and five-speed in my shed, I keep telling myself I’ll install both in my base-model GSA (1100cc / four-speed) but I never get around to it.

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