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Urban Blues - 23:About Polski Fiat.

Our friend Narayan mentioned yesterday he would want to see a cute Polski Fiat. There it is - in a scenery which for me seems to be quite interesting:
a small quiet street of Katowice, under the autumn tree in a miners quarter (in front of a typical tenanment house called locally a "familok").
Fiat 126p was produced in Poland between 1973 and 2000. It became the most popular car (car ?) of the socialistic Poland.
In the year they started to produce the vehicle, its price was 69,000 zloty while an average monthly salary was 3,500 zloty.
On the 20 July 1993 the 3,000,000th car was produced (and still 7 years of production to go by that time). Quite a number.
You can still meet numerous Polski Fiats "speeding" on the streets of Poland, particularly in what they call Polska B (poorer parts of the country) but not only.
(About the word "speeding" - catalogues say that the maximum speed of Polski Fiat is 105 km/h; i tested the devil nearly 14 years ago while hurrying to the hospital with my pregnant wife, so in the night the speed hit 115 km/h - down the little hill;
and we made it to the hospital on time)

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