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Calling all original owners...

Mike Self

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I've been thinking about doing a Roundel column featuring that ever-shrinking group of folks who bought their 2002s new--or those who have '02s that their folks bought new and are now continuing the legacy of ownership.  


Also I'm really desperate for a topic for my February column--nothing has broken either on my own 2002s or those of friends...so all you original owners, PM me about your car:  how you (or your parents/grandparents) came to choose a 2002--which was significantly more expensive than supposedly comparable cars (in '69 I could have bought a Datusn 510 for $2100 vs the $3400 for my '02), and what's made you keep the car all these years.  


PM me with your tale, and I'll share with everyone once the story's published.


Cheers and TIA



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'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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5 minutes ago, Jim_75Sahara said:

Next article: son or daughter of owner from back when they were new!



I like that idea.....well, new-ish



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'74 '02 - Jade Touring (RHD)

'76 '02 - Delk's "Da Beater"

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4 hours ago, OriginalOwner said:

I'll try to keep it under 30,000 words ..... no promises.







Excellent, Carl!


So my write-up should appear relatively short at 20,000 words... 😉


Best regards,





1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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13 minutes ago, OriginalOwner said:



after 20 years in the Navy and 27 years in aerospace industry meetings, endless hours of soul-deadening blathering has become second nature.






You need to save at least 100 words pertaining to your original condition wheels☺️

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Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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