Yes, we have a car which gave its name to today.

It’s Polish and has already been here tonight.

Meet the Syrena 105.

We see a tell tale puff of smoke aft and suspect it to be a two stroke. And we’d be right. The Syrena had yet another variation of the prewar DKW triple with the usual three coils, rear mounted fan and a shaft running along the engine to power the fan, Why a rear fan and radiator? Because it was originally designed for thermosiphon cooling which requires the rad to be above the engine. The bulkhead is rather higher than the grille so that’s where it went.

Emissions were as ever not a strong point.

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