As with everyone else there is a story - my mates dad had a Lancia HPE and MkI. I went 'round in dad's Maxi. As a result the MkI was cool in my eyes then. They appear cooler now because of the bloat that has stricken each generation and iteration, plus that fact that VW have chosen to be particularly vindictive with the Scirocco, turning it first into a hairdresser Scala then the Quasimodo.
I suspect there are many pairs of rose-tinted specs being dusted off here, in reality most will be like the one my work colleague bought, old, wheezy, rusted to flip (under bonnet area had no protection, just a big cavernous area to collect water splashed up from underneath) and not too good.
A MkI storm however, that's cool.
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