I was an entree at the Oregon Coast Exotic Car Show (now defunct) some years back, and as I walked back to my entry, there was a gaggle of Ferrari Guys standing around looking at it. I asked them why they were so taken with my 280Z Black Pearl. I'll never forget one reply. "Anyone can buy a brand new Ferrari and drive it to a car show...." I was thinking to myself, "No -- Anyone can't." But I didn't say it to them directly. Just a different plane of existence.
That Toyota 2000GT is cute. The connection with the Chicken Farmer (Shelby) is also curious because the first thing I thought when I saw it was "Daytona Coupe". Upon further review from different angles, to me, the car is a mix between the Daytona, the Lamborghini Miura with a touch of Datsun 280Z.
Why only one American car???? That 34 Packard is one sweet ride, but the rest is nothing but 'Eurotrash' I wouldn't drive around the block........I will admit that the 54 Jaguar XK120 SE Coupe is not all that bad, but it is only European one that I would own.............
TSK..TSK. TSK....We don't do that.. Opinions are one thing, like bellybuttons everyone has at least one,, but here consideration prevails. It's reprehensible to call "Eurotrash" 6/7 vehicles considered famous, and desirable.. Repent!
Not that you'd run to the store in it, but -- Lord Montagu of Beaulieu owned one, and complained to Tony Lago that even with straight ethylene glycol, it boiled over whenever driven in town. The response was "Well, if you insist upon abusing the automobile..." It has to be right up there with Bugatti's "I do not build my cars to stop."
The Aston Martin is just plain sexy. Don't know if it's just me, but the back half of that Porsche Carrera looks like someone just grafted that on the front half of a good looking car! I'll pass on that one!
I agree. The Carrera GT has got it all, otherwise. Everything about it is fantastic, maybe the greatest supercar ever, except for the badly designed top / back end. It didn't work then, it doesn't work now.
I'm done with Euro-cars, simply too much money and too many problems, I finally got rid of the last one I had, almost went on a week's drunk after seeing it leave my driveway, I was that happy. At least the Packard is American, the winning side of the Atlantic.
Well I don't know why the Italians kept trying to redo Jags. While they are interesting, none of them are an improvement at all. I saw the Talbot-Lago at Pebble about 20 years ago, and it is certainly a sight to see. Imagine taking that to the grocery store. The 2000 is by far the best looking Japanese car of all time - in short, they copied the E-Type. As for the Packard, all Packards are magnificent things. But man is it BIG!
Had the pleasure of driving a right hand drive 2000 GT while on a business trip to Boston in 1989. A friend had a collection of these cars that he stored at an airport hanger in Plymouth, MA. Bob T., if you're still out there, we had no idea these cars would become so valuable.
I think the Packard is a beautiful car, but most of the other ones are a better fit for my style of driving. Of course I would never pay those kinds of prices for something I'm actually going to drive, which is the only kind of car I purchase. The M is close, but I would buy a new Vette first for that kind of money
I doubt any of the cars will see much, if any, time on the road under their own power. They will be driven into a transport trailer when they leave Amelia, unloaded when reaching private destination, and driven into a private multi car garage or showroom until they go up for auction the next time.