I have had four of these cars since 1968 when my mother bought one new. Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly had one, so she had to have one. In 1975 I drove the same car to Istanbul and around Greece from London and down to Crete for 6 weeks and had no problems. A simple engine, good fuel economy 35+mpg and still easy to get parts. I still have two of the vehicles. They should be the surfers adjunct to the VW Karmann Ghia. Would have been great if they had given it more power, but then at the price losing it as a great touring car.