A special government tax, make it very difficult for the citizen of Norway and Denmark to buying a automobile, and you will therefore see a lot of old cars when you visited this two country.
Old cars in Oslo, different shoots
Tram's as thousand of people use, no money to buying a car.
Different shoot of tram
Old cars, different shoots.
Many cars will be sold by lottery, as this shoot from Tronheim showing.
All of them will be russian cars, there are free, that means that all other cars there most special permit to buying, and if you got this permit you most pay the double tax. A permit will normally only be for doctors and other people there use a privet car in there business.
Round in a little town as Tronheim there will every day be about 30 - 50 cars in lottery.
Over the hole Sweden belong the border to Norway there will be hundred of automobile grave yards as this one on the road (mainroad) to Oslo.
It's much more cheap to buying the spare part for the car here in Sweden than it will be in Norway or in Denmark. It will also be more easy, there is normally none old spare part for automobiles, because this is still running.
On the automobile grave yard, people fine what they want to use, and buying.
Passing the custom with the old spar parts for the cars.
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Background: A special government tax, make it very difficult for the citizen of Norway and Denmark to buying a automobile, and you will therefore see a lot of old cars when you visited this two country. There will be a special tax on automobiles make only for passengers, and an other tax on motor-van, the first one will be the double of the tax for motor-van. The price for a motorcar will be near the double of the price in all other countries, if it will be a car make for persons transport. A english car for four passengers cost in Norway about 20.000 kroner. and the price in England for the same car will be about 9.000 kroner.
This special tax will be the reason for many shops there break up old care in Sweden, where the prices for a motor car will be normal. On the border between Sweden and Norway you will from the road fine many of this places where a Norwegian can buying all spar part for the old cars in Norway. A matter of fact, a Norwegian can on this places buying piece for piece a hole motor car, and bring this home to Norway, he can use all the pieces in the old car, but it will be forbidden to make a new car out of the pieces he are going to by in Sweden. He most for the law take all pieces for a car home over the border, but only use them for a car he already got in Norway, not make a new car out of the pieces. A car, by piece for piece in Sweden will cost about I.500 kroner, and same old car in Norway cost about 7.000 kroner. This prices will be for motorcars there are about 15 years old.
The automobile cemetery make a lot of money with the norwegian there are on visited on route home from a vacation.
Norway got a special export and import agreement with USSR, and this agreement will be the reason that you will fine so many russian car in Norway. Also the thousand of lottery you will fine over the hole Norway will be a reason for the high tax. People will never get money enough to buying a car, so maybe there will be some lock in the lottery. The russian cars will be possible to by without any special permit. There was in Norway in year 1957 241.321 motorcars. There come this year about 9000 new cars on the streets, and about 10.000 motor-van.
The high tax on a person car make that much of the citizen now buying a motor-van also for privet use. It will therefor be normal that you will fine this type of cars out in the country on sunday afternoon with the hole family on a pick nik.
The border between Norway and Sweden got visited every day of norwegian tourist there hat buying the spar part for the old cars in Sweden and now are on the way back to put this into the car, and make then ready for use.