Old cars on the streets of the Finnish
• Old cars on the streets of the Finnish
During my travels in Finland, I drew attention to the large number of old vehicles. All of them were seemingly in good condition and on the go. There are even real rarities issued 30-40h of the last century! In many European countries, the bank manager, or the owner of the chain stores, moves at a modest Volkswagen 10 years ago - not a rare phenomenon.
There usually do not change the car every three years, because the old tired, or released a new model, and not particularly popular with the car to emphasize their wealth or official position. The car - a vehicle, goes, it does not break, and well. But is this the case?
This Volvo. I do not know much about the models, but it seems that some of the 700y series, produced in the 80s. Non Åland, well, it's next to (the frame is made in the Turku Archipelago), and the brand is known Swedish to which is also at hand here. And these machines from the 80s 90s here are the most common.
But the BMW caught in Helsinki. This model is even more so from the '70s.
Skoda 120 (or so) of the 80s.
So who would have thought: 2109! Although, here such there is just not uncommon among older vehicles. And it is no wonder they used to be collected on the Finnish Valmet factory under license AvtoVAZ. We noticed that some of the old machines installed additional lights? This is not a fancy tuning and fog, as you might think, and daytime running lights: in Finland they were mandatory until 1990, then was allowed to ride with only one dipped beam. So, it is a miracle of the Soviet car industry runs on Finnish roads for more than 20 years? And if you want even more surprised?
Then here's more. This VAZ 2102 was caught in Turku. And also in perfect safety, so we still search, and, that he went not just participated in exhibitions. That's what the European assembly and good quality roads!
Live Soviet tractor Belarus did not expect to see. Or collected here too?
Old bus I have already shown. Price seemed to hint why the old machines are popular here.
We continue to journey back in time. Volkswagen Beetle is also very common. And also just in good condition.
In Finnish it, not the way the Beetle and Kupla, which means "bubble".
Popular perhaps color. Note that the rear are also clearly not the latest models of Toyota and something there yet.
In the old town of Rauma, and in the old streets of other cities such machines only strengthened the feeling that someone screwed night to my car timing circuit and I got in the past.
This hippie-mobile I really caught in Stockholm. But, everything is close to this in Scandinavia, so it is considered.
Oldsmobile. Have you noticed that the older the car, the more likely they are black numbers? In Finland, such numbers are put on the vehicles of historical value. The transport tax is, the smaller the older the machine, which also explains the Finns love to Oldtimer. And if it is possible to establish the status of the car rarity, this tax is very symbolic for him. However, even then the car need to cherish, preserve the original color of the body, where it came from the factory, and travel only a limited number of days per year that is recorded in the logbook. If these conditions are not met, then the tax will have to pay for a plain old car.
Ford Thunderbird from the '60s. How it looks!
Sometimes the curiosities come across heap.
Yes, and in the industrial landscape of Helsinki port.
The feeling that he was in America '70s, and it is the backyard of a Bronx.
very old and battered Volvo life. Something like PV60, from 40s. There are fans of the brand?
Mercedes-Benz. We are only at the shows and retro rally seen, and there's just so dissecting Helsinki.
So finish quite some exotic waterfowl
So what is this love lies the Finns to the old machines? I think it is not only lower the transport tax on old cars, but also in the high customs duties on new ones. Here you have an example popular in Russia Skoda Yeti and its price on the Finnish website. If you count on today's exchange rate, you get a sum of about 2 million rubles! Even the old "dosanktsionnomu" course it would have been a half a million rubles more than in Russia. If you do not believe me, see for yourself price. We so love to blame the government for the high duties on foreign cars.