I owned a '68 or '69 124 Sport Coupe in 1970 or so. It was boxcar orange and I loved the look of it. When I drove it out of the dealer's lot I dropped a cigarette ash & burned a hole in the seat. Must have been a harbinger of things to come! The valves went first. The disc brakes squeaked so loudly that you could hear me coming from a block away. The little 4 banger was game, but at 60 MPH it was turning over at about 4,000 RPM. Loud enough to prevent any conversation. Finally drove it 1000 miles to the Bay Area and sold it to an (un)suspecting young lady. Still it looked great!
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