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'A bad car': Iraqi Ambassador Abdo Al-Dairi has described 12;500 GM Canada Malibus as bad cars because they have no clocks; faulty clutches and no class. Last Friday; Iraq cancelled its $100-million deal to buy the cars; some of which are still sitting on this lot in Oshawa. GM had earlier sent 30;000 Oshawa-built Malibus to the Iraq government for use as gifts to families of Iraqi war dead. Open in full size

'A bad car': Iraqi Ambassador Abdo Al-Dairi has described 12;500 GM Canada Malibus as bad cars because they have no clocks; faulty clutches and no class. Last Friday; Iraq cancelled its $100-million deal to buy the cars; some of which are still sitting on this lot in Oshawa. GM had earlier sent 30;000 Oshawa-built Malibus to the Iraq government for use as gifts to families of Iraqi war dead.

Picture, 1982, English

'A bad car': Iraqi Ambassador Abdo Al-Dairi has described 12;500 GM Canada Malibus as bad cars because they have no clocks; faulty clutches and no class. Last Friday; Iraq cancelled its $100-million deal to buy the cars; some of which are still sitting on this lot in Oshawa. GM had earlier sent 30;000 Oshawa-built Malibus to the Iraq government for use as gifts to families of Iraqi war dead.

Picture, 1982, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Oshawa - General Motors - Assembly Line and Autos

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0107241f