Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 18

Friday afternoon, five o’clock. Computer off, the door of your workplace can close behind you, the weekend has started. On Autoreview.nl we look back on a week in which a Peugeot enthusiast pulled out his wallet and Mercedes showed a Frankenstein monster. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.

+ Top – Why someone paid an insane amount of money for this Peugeot 205

You can buy a Peugeot 205 on Marktplaats for 1000 euros. But why did someone pay 82,960 euros this week for this ‘strong number’?

+ Top – These two Alpine A110s are for Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs

For the young readers: Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs were the television heroes of the 80s. They lived in the pastel world of the hit series Miami Vice and wore jacket jackets with rolled up sleeves in their snow-white Ferrari Testarossa. We don’t know if a remake is coming, but if so, then these Alpine A110s have to be in it.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 18

+ Top – Another 1486 people can buy a new electric car with a subsidy

We started 2022 with a subsidy of 71 million euros to promote the purchase and private lease of new electric cars. Five months later, the bottom is in sight: there is still 4.98 million available.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 18

– Flop – Mercedes and a rapper have created a Frankenstein monster

There was once a television program on the Discovery Channel in which a ‘tuner’ from Bangladesh put the saw in all kinds of poor cars. The man’s name is Leepu. And miraculously, he didn’t hammer together and screw this bizarre Mercedes. This … thing is an official Mercedes product, which was developed together with the American rapper WILL.I.AM.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 18

– Flop – You definitely don’t want to be seen in these five convertibles

Next week the thermometer will finally touch more than 20 degrees. Convertible weather! Roof down and stroll along the terraces and along the boulevard. But rather not in these convertibles. Because in these models … well … you would rather not be seen. This is why.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 18

– Flop – American does not know how manual transmission works, his expensive Ford GT crashes

This Ford GT – a rare Heritage Edition from 2006 – was hammered in April for 670,000 euros. The new owner just couldn’t enjoy it for long. He crashed his super sports car a month after the auction in Boca Raton, Florida. How the accident could have happened? The man said he didn’t know how to shift gears with a manual transmission.


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