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No Snow Tires Needed: NSU Kettenkrad Down On The Copenhagen Street

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This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. What's the perfect "motorcycle" for cold Danish winters?

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It probably takes a certain amount of don't-give-a-shit to drive a World War 2 German military vehicle in a town once occupied by the Germans, but it's totally worth any hassles you might get from old folks with long memories. Just look at this thing! In fact, only a Studebaker Weasel could possibly be cooler. Thanks to Kim of Copenhagen for sending in these photos; you may recall the IHC Scout and Saab 96 that KoC captured for us a while back, not to mention this Vauxhall-English Ford-Citroën combo. Here's what Kim has to say about this NSU:

Just saw this ex-Wehrmacht NSU Kettenkrad parked in my neighbourhood, half a mile from Copenhagen city centre. Somewhat worse for wear, it is not restored and thankfully won't be either, save for what is essential to keep it running. Or so the owner said. Semi-temporary license plate suggests it hasn't had an official MoT inspection, but that it can be ridden on public roads with some restrictions, one of those being that it isn't used for everyday transport. Right after these pics were taken, the owner started up the beast, did a u-turn and disappered down the street.

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nine kinds of awesome, but probably not the safest vehicle in the world, based on the up-on-one-track turn executed near the end of Saving Private Ryan.