When I was recently driving around the new VW ID.Buzz in Copenhagen (as you maybe read about?) I was keeping my eyes open for interesting cars just living their interesting car lives in the city, and I saw a few, including this incredible orange Citroën Mehari that some guy in a tank top was happily buzzing about the city in. It was clearly loved, and that ABS plastic body gleamed like only painted ABS plastic can, which is to say, slightly. It’s lovely.
The Mehari seems an ideal car for sunny days in Europe: as open like an hors d’oeuvre tray, great vivid color, and yet still frugal on expensive Euro gas with its tiny flat-twin air-cooled engine. That pic (taken by my drive partner Ezra Dyer) is also great because the contrast of that bright orange bathtub next to that huge tanker truck is just kind of perfect.
There were other great cars just around Copenhagen, too. I told you about that Saab 96 already, but here’s a couple more:
This fantastic chlorophyll-drunk-green Fiat rear-engine van!
And, one of these:
A first-gen Ford Ka! Still one of my favorite rubber-fendered cheap modern-ish city cars.
I have a few more, but I don’t want to cram so many at you all at once! Pace yourself!