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2008-08-10 Iraq
Iraq car bomb kills 21
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Posted by Fred 2008-08-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [610 views ]  Top
 File under: Iraqi Insurgency 

#1 Lotsa cheap cars in Iraq?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2008-08-10 08:35||   2008-08-10 08:35|| Front Page Top


General Motors Canada also produced a special order of Malibu sedans in 1981 for the Iraqi government, although the order was ultimately rejected, reportedly due to the inability of the local drivers to shift a manual transmission. The real reason was the escalating hostilities between Iraq and Iran, which required diversion of funds to support the Iraqi war effort. These "Iraqi Taxi" Malibus were auctioned off to the public at a greatly reduced price of about $6800.00Cdn., since they carried the unusual combination of the smallest 229 110h.p. V6 engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. All of the cars were equipped with air conditioning, heavy duty cooling and had 14 inch stamped steel wheels with trim rings and "baby moon" center caps. They were sold all across Canada, and later acquired a 'celebrity' status.
Posted by Skunky Glins 5***">Skunky Glins 5***  2008-08-10 19:31||   2008-08-10 19:31|| Front Page Top

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