Re: My lottery garage
Thanks to all who read the previous posts. There is so little known about the XT but I wonder if it was a design originally intended for Citroen. It looks vaguely Bertone, doesn´t it?
My fantasy garage was a load of classics. But let´s say money is no object but the cars have to be in production. What does my contemporary dream/delusional garage look like? I´ll try to think of ten cars but might not be able to achieve this.
1) A Bristol Blenheim but, if at all possible, I´d try to ask them to put in a better dashboard. The cars are made by hand so surely 50 grand can convince them to try something else.
2) The only BMW I will admit to liking is the widely despised 1-series coupe. But it´s a small, nimble sports car, as close to the BMW 2002 and Alfa Giulia mould as one can get today.
3) Ford Focus hardtop convertible in full Ghia-spec. I´ll specify a warm-brown interior.
4) Lancia Delta. Someone has to like these cars. Turns out it´s me. I don´t know what I´d use it for but I´ll think of something for it to do.
5) Ford Crown Victoria. For comedy reasons. It´s cheap and cheerful, practical and simple.
6) An Alfa GT. The case has already been made for this car. It´s lovely.
7) Toyota Century. For all my limousine needs. Incredibly well made and joyfully naff.
8) Of course, one has to have a Peugeot in a fantasy garage. I´ll pick a 607 in 2 litre guise. It´s my fantasy garage so I don´t have to explain why this car is here. Since I already have a mass-market saloon in the form of the Ford, the presence of the 607 is down entirely to my capricious and wilful personality. Did I tell you I own a hat?
You´ll notice Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati have all failed to earn any of my fictional wealth. Not so long ago I would have put an Aston in the fictional stable but now they leave me unmoved. I find the idea of having to stop every two hours to put petrol in a car utterly stupid. For a proper example of the stupidly fast 2-seater, please check out the Bristol Fighter.
The Toyota Crown covers the limousine-needs the Maserati Quattroporte might satisfy. I just don´t need a limousine that can lap the `ring in under eight minutes. The BMW 1 is a car with useable performance whereas the other bigger sports cars offer performance at that part of the spectrum where it is least likely to be used. I don´t like racing circuits. I´ve left out the Citroen C6. It´s simply not really very good and the Crown Vic is a better response to the big/comfy question than the overdone Citroen, in my view. From this I´ve learned that I don´t care too much about really fast driving. Hmmm. But I do care about driving quality (so Mr Plankton, why have you included a Crown Vic,?)