I am probably old enough to know better but I have wanted a Twingo since about 1996/7.
At the time I was an international holiday chauffeur (coach driver) and I during my travels in Europe I came across lots of Twingos. I loved them from afar but in 1998 I was on holiday in Tenerife and we hired one. We being me and the friends I was on holiday with. I’m not short and it was such a cool car to drive. It would have been a very early series so I don’t think I had power steering.
So the “love affair” started and I had to make do with seeing them on my travels. I took lots of photos of them in many forms and also had a fair model collection too. My faves were the Herpa ones that were 1:87 scale so they were ideal for model railway types and “oo” gauge trains. The Herpa ones were mainly bought in a huge multifloored toy shop in Koln, although ebay was a great source. Sadly I sold many of them in recent years.
Such was my addition that I bought a ride on one or my godson and two pedal car versions for my nephew. The first pedal car was bought on ebay.fr from France!
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