Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/14/13 5:20 a.m.

Woke up this morning to find that someone had installed a Hungarian car cover on my Impala last night:

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 PowerDork
1/14/13 5:34 a.m.

Is that big American Iron a rare site in Hungary?
Seems to me that it would be. Did you buy it there or bring it with you?

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/14/13 5:42 a.m.

Extremely rare, she twists more heads than a cordless screwdriver

I bought it in Budapest from a retired Hungarian pilot who wanted the money for his two Willies Jeeps. He said he owned it for 16-years. The car was made in the now closed Opel factory in Antwerp though, which I thought was pretty cool. I'm hoping to bring her back with me when I leave.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
1/14/13 8:19 a.m.

I would add an "Made in Antwerp" label to that somewhere! Who knew?

ultraclyde
ultraclyde GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/14/13 8:21 a.m.

Is it a 68? I drove a 70 4dr for years. Great car.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
1/14/13 8:26 a.m.
ultraclyde wrote: Is it a 68? I drove a 70 4dr for years. Great car.

That's a 1966.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/14/13 8:27 a.m.

I'd be curious to the official model year. I wonder if they continued stamping out earlier body styles years later oversea.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 PowerDork
1/14/13 10:24 a.m.

Belgium? I had no idea. Very cool. I would be curious to know the differences from USDM.

aircooled
aircooled PowerDork
1/14/13 10:36 a.m.

Is this a Michigan car cover?:

This looks to be foreign BTW. Any idea what kind of car this is?

rodrammage
rodrammage New Reader
1/14/13 11:48 a.m.

In reply to aircooled: Trabant

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
1/14/13 12:15 p.m.

My understanding is the cars built in Antwerp, as well as some other overseas GM plants, were CKD (completely knocked down) kits. They shipped them unassembled from the US and they were put together over there. I'm pretty sure they were built according to the same model year as the US cars.

This page is specifically about Camaros built overseas but it describes the general process: http://www.camaros.org/foreign.shtml

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/14/13 12:57 p.m.

Here ya go:

I think everything on it is the same as it would be in the US though... I know everything is in english (hot/cold lights, etc) but the speed-o is Km/h instead of MPH.

The numbers on the engine match the plate on the fire wall. But the original transmission is in my garage with a bad synchro.

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