Arriving in Madrid, of course, we discovered that it did not. To cut a short story even shorter, we bought and drove it back to Amsterdam. Here the love-hate relationship started that exists to this day. Why? "The Hard-core Troubadour," a Dodge 3700 GT was built in Spain in October 1973. The chassis is definitely American, but clocks, meters, electricity and what-have-you is French from the Chrysler-Europe plant. The trouble with this is that the assembly and finish of the car is strange, to say the least. I've had enormous problems getting spare parts, because in Spain they really don't want to know about this beautiful car and I don't have the right specifications. To this day I don't know which exact type the car is based on and nobody seems to know anything about its origins. The only thing I know is that they assembled this type and the regular Dodge 3700 from 1972-1974 at which date the line collapsed. Until this day it has been a time of fixing it for a bit and leaving it at the garage for several months.
Last year we decided to restore it as well as we possibly can. The bodywork is finished and it will run later this year based on several parts that probably don't belong in there.
To quote "The War Of The Worlds": Is there anybody out there? Is there anybody out there in cyberspace or America or Spain or anywhere who can tell me anything about this car or its history?
Please email me at email@example.com.
Thanks a lot!
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