It is with historical context, however. It was ten years removed from a war that should have ended all wars. Unfortunately, a spat between Korean partisans turned into an international affair splitting the peninsula in half. The same trouble was brewing in Vietnam, a soon-to-be former French colony. Even those within the Soviet Bloc weren’t buying into the new world order as envisioned by Karl Marx. Hungary was a year away from challenging Moscow on whether it should be their superpower or not.
It is that double-edged sword that entices us to import older Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and Nissan Skyline GT-Rs. However, this importation business penalizes us with prices that are higher than market levels. Someone is profiting from our desire to get something we wanted badly some three decades before.
Over the years, I found some serendipity in speculating anything coming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – even when they were part of the “merger of equals” with Daimler AG. It comes as no surprise when Allpar.com posted something about how Chrysler and Dodge might survive when FCA and Groupe PSA are fully integrated into one entity.