Today the Speedster would be as much as a studio in Kensington?
Hah! In retrospective, I probably should have bought that jaguar XK120 my Uncle offered me for 350$ in the early 70’s. It was an original runner with the usual battle scratches and proudly wearing its curb-side paint job.
But...I was stupid enough to turn it down due to excessive habit of burning oil and knocking engine…You live you learn they say…
It's a good moment to stop and contemplate what might be similar bargains in 2015! There's a few I can come up with.
The Bob Staples Healey is said to exist today.
Abandoned Silver Cloud curb sided
Our reader in Northern Finland -Cheers to all the Finns out there!- emailed us these photos of an abandoned Silver Cloud curb sided. By the looks of it the poor Roller had some TLC before it was abandoned for what ever the reason.
Since this is kinda my territory I might educate you kids the history of pink playmate cars my mate Hugh Hefner has been handing out to his playmates since 1964. This is easily best looking of the bunch Connie Kreski’s 1969 Shelby GT500. And yes they were always pink!
" This is easily best looking of the bunch" the car or the lady?
1969 GT500 would sport a Cobra jet rated by Ford at 335 horses and 440 foot-pounds of torque @ 3,400 rpm. Diehard fans till today claim the horsepower was significantly underreported. Go figure!
Did you guys know the harsh reality is, every single of these pink cars was repainted due to the simple fact they would just draw too much attention to be used in public.
Oh yes, I did it, bought a BJ!
We are talking Toyota BJ40. If you were thinking something else you are a pervert.
Anyway, it's not that I need another one to save but the opportunity was just too tempting to pass, Yea yea, aren't they all?
They took the ol'Jeep and made a duplicate.
Here's a question: Imagine yourselves deep in Amazonian jungle or African savanna with closest people hundreds of miles away. Would you rather be in a British made Land Rover with Lucas electrics or Toyota BJ40 with an indestructible Diesel engine? Just
So you thought Land Wind was the first rip off? Think again, I'll give you El Camino Royal Knight. Mind you the original name was Black Knight for only one year, 1978 because a lawsuit was launched against them for using that name.