Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Midas to Venice (and back)

Summer is over, but we've got the memories and the pictures to look back upon. Dutchman and -woman Ruud and Thirza de Leeuw took their Midas to Italy. Ruud wrote: "We went to Venice first and then to Tuscany and just had some minor troubles. In Austria it rained so heavily that the water began to work its way to the inside, but in Italy it was so hot that even the bottles of wine opened themselves! Because of constant high speeds oil consumption went up and we had to fill her up with a total of seven litres on 4,000 kms. Unfortunately water started leaking into the cylinder head, too, and we've temporarily solved this by adding an add-on to the cooling water (it worked)." I say: well done!

Austrian rain krept inside, but there was plenty of Italian sun to let the Midas dry again
Picture Ruud de Leeuw

Ruud and Thirza own the Midas for a couple of years, but the car came only on the road in 1989
Picture Ruud de Leeuw

"In Italy it was so hot that even the bottles of wine opened themselves!"
Picture Ruud de Leeuw

1275 Engine used 7 litres of oil and water started leaking into the cylinder head...
Picture Ruud de Leeuw

...But that didn't deter Thirza and Ruud to enjoy the car and Italy to the fullest!
Picture Ruud de Leeuw

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