I was at RĂ©tromobile, a classic car show in Paris, last week. They hold auctions of cars and bikes for those seriously wealthy.

However they also had a display of classica for the (relatively) poors.

Cars less than €25,000. So, let’s see what one could have bought.

A Citroen DS with the more popular BVH semi automatic? Here we go. It was for restoration ( a restored one could be four times that) but on a superficial inspection it looked reasonable enough.

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A Fiat 130 coupé with one of those fancy automatic gearboxes (and a badge to prove it?)

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Some impossibly cute Autobianchis?

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This weird device?

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Any one of these:

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A Buick: