Saturday, March 22, 2008

Toys I'd love...

...to have in a huge garage (which I also don't have!), as seen this morning.

For making a dignified arrival, what could be better than this late-1950s Bentley, replete with unique custom coachwork?



And what collection could be considered complete without what the Brits used to call a "bubble car?" A BMW Isetta "300" seems ideal...



In fact, a pair of these tiny two-cylinder runabouts showed up today. I've always found the rear view of same somewhat amusing...



But if I had to settle for a single set of wheels, this 1966 Ferrari 275 might well be the one. I was smitten with the 275 coupe when I first saw one back in the day, and still am...



Still, it would be tough to resist a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, a phenomenally successful racing car in its era. This one belongs to a friend, who happily (and without problems) drives it on the street when the spirit moves him...



Wonderful cars like these tend to render the modern machines on display invisible, at least for me. Watching the crowds who show up each Saturday throng around the classics, I'm guessing I'm not alone in feeling that way.

I may have to go back next Saturday, just to see what newcomers appear.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The old classic cars would definitely be my preference, too. Unfortunately I seldom see any in Dallas...only rarely at very select car shows. I'll just have to live vicariously through your photos and tales of those golden autos.

S

MrScribbler said...

Scott -- One day, you and Kelly will get out here, and I'll give you the grand tour. All of this is more fun when shared, you know.

John0 said...

I agree about that Ferrari. That is hard to top.

joan said...

Road candy! Those little bubble cars look like toys.

DAL said...

I almost never see anything except older American cars on the roads here, and no one around here seems to display the ones they have except for rare "car shows" at a local mall.

Kim said...

Cars with character!