Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 20:41:24 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: Found something nice under the boot floor.


In article <1044575899snznopsamrak.demon.co.uk>, amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > In article <MPG.18ac1a42f1cd809897d2nopsam.cis.dfn.de> > carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com "MeatballTurbo" writes: > > > Used to be tradition at some motor manufacturers for the last worker to > > finish a car (or maybe part of the car like metal work box sections) to > > leave a coin where it wouldn't be disturbed for luck. [...] > > That's a big improvement on a mediaeval British builder tradition > of putting interesting things into walls/roofs/etc for odd mystic > reasons. Worn-out shoes and dead cats come to mind. But same principle -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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