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1979 Austin AllegroReview
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Oh Dear.. Now This Is A Little Embarrassing... — Was a zippy little thing, comfy, good ride.. BUT stupid thing caught on fire after I had spent $500 getting it on the road and cleaning it so despite the fun factor, it was an expensive mistake and it's hard to say it was a pretty thing to look at!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It was MINE

Cons: It caught on fire and was ugly!

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