Opel Monza Anyone ?

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  1. GeeJayW

    GeeJayW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My Dad had one of those, same colour too!
     
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    These devices were common on Italian cars in the 1960s and 70s. It's a hand throttle for warming the engine up on a fast idle. It's definitely not intended for cruise control! (Although can be entertaining/frightening when used as such). :D
     
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    Thats a nice example may well have been garaged for many years,somebody will buy it.
     
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    My friend had a Mirafiori sport in orange.

    It had an interesting feature that allowed the passenger to press the carpet firmly with their foot which would wedge the throttle wide open.

    My friend didn't drink so was frequently driving me home from nightclubs in the 80s, most often at full pelt.
     
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    I did try and use it as cruise control on my 1979 Alfetta, and it worked. Well not exactly as cruise control, more as a hand accelerator instead of foot accelerator when driving on Motorways. The only issue was that the travel was very short (about one inch from memory) so using and varying the right amount of throttle was fun and games. In my defence, I was young and foolish.
     
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    Not a 2000 TC, per chance.....?
     

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