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Someone on the forum can probably address the complexity of this European car to my U.S.-focused mind. It's a '73 car with a round taillight rear end but a square taillight front end. The seats have what I view as the '74-specific style: the backrests have a flat panel above the pleated central area. The steering wheel is what I view as a square taillight version. Outside rear view mirrors are also the later mirrors. If this were a U.S. spec car, I would say it's been "doctored" a bit and I would probably doubt the low mileage claim. But it's a Euro car, and it's '73, so could this combination of round and square taillight elements have issued from the factory as is?

(I'm not a buyer here; I'm just a student!)

Steve

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In the category of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing..", I believe that all tourings, for the life of the run, had round tail lights. The other "74 for the US market" specific things then fall into place for a late 73 Euro spec car; touring or not. Later 73's in Europe had "new and improved" steering wheel, front facia, etc. In Europe, a new late 73 would be sold a few weeks after mfg in the Netherlands, whereas a car coming across the big pond might be several months "old" when it floored in, say, Dallas...and thus be reg'd as a 74 in the USA.

Y'all touring guys correct me if that's a lot of chaff...wont be the first time my history was off...

Dave V. in NC

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Cars sold in Europe are "titled" different than cars in the US.

'02s made from Aug '73 thru' mid '75 in Europe were known as "model 73". Tourings basically had all the "upgrades" except the rear lights. They retained the round taillights which are larger than the sedan round taillights.

'02s in Europe sold in 1973, were titled as '73, likewise if they were built in '73 and sold in '74, then they were titled as '74.

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Just a little update on this ebay auction....

No affiliation....

Item Location:

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Time left:

14h 8m 16s (Dec 21, 201206:56:05 PST)

Bid history:

15 bids

Current bid:

US $21,350.00

Reserve price not met

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150965108151&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:MOTORS:1123

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Just a little update on this ebay auction....

No affiliation....

Item Location:

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Time left:

14h 8m 16s (Dec 21, 201206:56:05 PST)

Bid history:

15 bids

Current bid:

US $21,350.00

Reserve price not met

Still on ebay 14 hours to go

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