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What I saw was a provokingly small car with sensational form. A red open car, with no folding hood visible, elegantly flowing lines, the wheel on the right side, dynamic elegance. One glance was sufficient and I was overwhelmed by the fascination of this vehicle. "It is a Cappuccino" the dealer explained and added some amazing technical details: 12 valves, intercooled turbo charger, air conditioning. "Only about 150 have been imported into Germany, all of them licensed in 1994 thanks to a special permission obtained by Suzuki Germany and limited to that year. It's great fun to drive. Interested?" I slipped into the cockpit like into a shoe and it fitted me like a made-to-measure suit. Ten minutes later I knew that my convertible would be a Cappuccino and nothing else.

Searching

for

months

...

I

did

go

to

the

other appointment, after all, and I had the test drive in the other sports car. It only confirmed my decision. Driving the Cappuccino had been so much more fun, so much more immediate sensation, more dynamic and direct; in the Cappuccino I had lived again the feeling of lightness and speed, of being pushed forward, of consciously directing and controlling a machine, the sensation I had experienced decades ago when I steered a motor driven

vehicle for the very first time. Here indeed was the car to realise a dream. But it took

me

Picture above ... Wolfgang living his dream.

another

six

months

before

I

became

the

proud owner of a Cappuccino. The one I expensive for me. I needed a car with a

had driven was practically brand new and too higher mileage at a lower price. I searched

through special phoned dealers

magazines, advertisement sections in newspapers, Internet pages, and I in the area. All in vain. Obviously the few existing Cappuccino's had

remained with the attract customers.

dealers

who

exhibited

them

as

highlights

in

their

showrooms

to

Happy End ... Finally Suzuki Germany could provide me with five addresses of dealers who might be willing to sell their Cappuccino's. After some more contacting and negotiating I finally got my car in January 1996. Since then I have been driving to work

in it practically every day and have not regretted my decision for an instant.

********************************************************************* From Jochim Glandorf (Muenster, Germany)

In July 1994 there came the information that Suzuki Germany would bring about 120 Cappuccino's in our land, but only for show cars for the dealers showrooms. Being about 720 dealers in Germany you can imagine the relation between the interest on this car and the number of dealers who could get one.

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