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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:32 PM

Before going directly to the cars, i want to introduce to you a bit of background of my country's status back in the 1980's.

 

Brief History Lesson:

 

When Spanish dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975, A democracy was established in the country and, while a lot of Spaniards where happy that dictatorship was over and, Spain's economy was getting much much better and families could win more money it was different is some neighborhoods in town. The 80's where an economic boom to Spain and people started living much better BUT, that included that drug trade was starting in Spain and people where trying hard drugs like Heroin and Cocaine.

 

Some working class neighborhoods of some cities started turning into ghettos with the drug business (Especially where Gypsies lived). Groups of youths living in these areas that shared a poor background started getting involved in criminals activities, they were known in the 1980's as "Quinquis" or "Kinkis". "Quinquis" = Adventures of notorious young criminals who have achieved fame with crimes. Most of the quinquis where drug addicts who basically robbed and stole cars and spent most on the money on drugs.

 

In the 90's most of the "Quinquis" where either in jail or dead (Mostly due to the drug abuse). A Film director started making films about them and a new genre in films in Spain came out known as the "Cine Quinqui" (Quinqui movies) which let us good movies.

 

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The cars (Pictures):

 

Seat 1430

It was an easy car to steal and had a lot of acceleration it was called "The crazy" since most had problems with the exhaust, which made them backfire ("like crazy").

 

Seat1430.jpg

 

 

Seat 1800 sport

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Seat 128

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Seat Ritmo

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Car used by undercover cops. Seat 1430 standard Version

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Chrysler 150.

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More pictures:

 

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Cops:

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Police Chase:

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Videos:

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUb8IXCsI08

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbvnz-RALE

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:32 PM Edited by epoxi, 27 March 2014 - 07:32 PM.

The proportions of these cars are interesting (at least compared to modern Seats), all the photos look like they have been squashed horizontally.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

The proportions of these cars are interesting (at least compared to modern Seats), all the photos look like they have been squashed horizontally.

 

Back in the 70's-80's all cars in Spain, Poland, Russia, shared the same characteristics... They were FIAT cars with different badges.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

Seat 128

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This one looks neat. 

 

Interesting thread, I wish I could contribute further as I've always been interesting in the 1980's traffic, though I have focused my attention just in the American one all this time

 

My dad used to have a GTI mk2 from the 1980's till few years ago when he gave it to some relative and ended up in the junkyard. Really piss me off to think that it could be mine now...

 

 

About that Seat 124, didn't Lada still manufacture it until only few years ago?


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

 

Seat 128

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This one looks neat. 

 

Interesting thread, I wish I could contribute further as I've always been interesting in the 1980's traffic, though I have focused my attention just in the American one all this time

 

My dad used to have a GTI mk2 from the 1980's till few years ago when he gave it to some relative and ended up in the junkyard. Really piss me off to think that it could be mine now...

 

 

About that Seat 124, didn't Lada still manufacture it until only few years ago?

 

 

Yes they did. Basically what happened is that countries that were not very developed and wanted to establish a Car industry in their country, called FIAT. FIAT said, "hey i would help you guys with the designs we make here in Italy and the engines and you guys put the Logo you want on it and we get a cut for doing this." That's why you can see the same model with from different companies.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:31 PM

We had a Dodge 3700GT with my cousin. But it was a Franquist thing I believe, sort of a Spanish Volga.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

It was made in Spain under the license of Chrysler by some Spanish company. I often see one of these where I live.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

I know. If I recall well, it was mostly used by administrations etc.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:56 PM

It was made in Spain under the license of Chrysler by some Spanish company. I often see one of these where I live.

 

Eduardo Barreiros an important guy who played a key role to the production of cars in Spain.

 

 

I know. If I recall well, it was mostly used by administrations etc.

 

It was at first, but then a lot of Spanish businessmen (not necessarily rich) bought one. Are you from Spain?


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

Nope. It would be to complicated to explain where I am from, so let‘s keep it ontopic - the car was bought in France. How it ended up there, no idea.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

Nope. It would be to complicated to explain where I am from, so let‘s keep it ontopic - the car was bought in France. How it ended up there, no idea.

 

Easy, since the border was always opened during the dicatorship, some guy in Spain could have bought it and then sold it in France.





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