Buckley & German Language

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DePOL
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Gentlemen, thanks for the wonderful article about the 275GTS Ferrari. I have to confess that I was quite surprised to learn about its plastic dashboard : "...ersatz wood...". Astonishing for a 500.000 Pound car. Either that, or Buckley is - among many other things - guilty of using oh-so-modern German expressions, which he doesn't know to use correctly. "ERSATZ-..." means "replacement of...". Which in turn means that the fascia can be made of any material but wood.

Greetings from Vienna, Austria

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