I bet people who own Steinwinters, which are basically license-built Fiat 500s and 126s with Goggomobil engines, never get tired of describing their cars to gearheads as “rear-engined cars from Stuttgart” all smug and then delighting in watching the confusion and slow burn when they get in one of these instead of a Porsche. I bet they love it every single time.
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Sometimes it is not a bad thing that the US does not get certain vehicles.