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One Lap of the Web: Finnish Cadillacs and Finnish police cars

Wed, 02 Oct 2013

-- Remember the Datsun Bluebird sedan? That was Datsun's longtime midsize offering, and they were sold in the U.S. back in the day. There's a red one profiled on this week, for sale on Craigslist out of California for a reasonable $5,500. Any takers?

-- Did you think the U.S. market in the '70s was the only one that that required drastic modifications to light and bumpers? A hoon in Finland has stumbled on to a common enough (for us) car, a 1995 Cadillac Eldorado. But with the headlights it has received, it's almost like another car entirely. Take a look.

-- The Finnish police force, spelled Poliisi over there, has received a Mercedes-Benz 350 CDI CLS Shooting Brake, and made a short but surprisingly beautiful video about it (which is in Finnish). Take a look at one of the cars they used in years past, you'll be surprised. And we couldn't help but notice how much Finland looks like California. The winters must be about the same there, right?

-- Before you ask aloud what a Renault Le Car could possibly be doing in Minnesota, let us remind you that more than half a million Renaults were made in the 1980s in neighboring Wisconsin. The Le Car, or the Renault 5 as it was known in its home country, isn't one of them. But this four-door hatch needs a new home, and it looks like some bidders wouldn't mind having one.

By Autoweek Editors