Sunday, April 13, 2008

If I had my way...

...there were several cars I would have driven home from the British car show instead of a somewhat crotchety Alfa Romeo.

First on the list was this '56 Austin-Healey "100." I owned one many years ago, and still kick myself for letting it go, even though I had to...



Equally desirable, but in a much different way, was the late-1920s Bentley 4 1/2 Liter with "Le Mans" bodywork. I love all Vintage Bentleys unreservedly; the 4 1/2 is my second-favorite, as wonderful an old truck to drive as you could wish for...



Somewhat more modern is this Jaguar XK-120. The company's motto used to be "Grace, Space and Pace," and the 120 has it all...



Or I might have settled on this tiny Lotus Elite. Beautiful, light and quick, the Elite was a masterpiece...



Finally, If I had had a suitable companion and two tiny friends, I might have plunked them all into this Morgan "4/4" for the trip back here. Crude they may be, but there's nothing else like a Morgan...



And that's the end of it. Unless I break down and put up a couple of other favorite cars, that is....

8 comments:

DAL said...

I remember seeing a Lotus Europa up close once. I marvelled at how tiny they were, and how tall the drive tunnel was. I still want one. The Elite is nice, too.

MrScribbler said...

dal -- I barely fit in an Elite. The Europa is impossible for me. The center tunnel, of course, covered the Europa's "backbone" style chassis.

Anonymous said...

Nice cars. Looks like good weather too.

Gill

Justfly said...

Hmmmm, after looking all of them over I think I will take the Morris Minor =)

Anonymous said...

Trying to pick just one would be darn near impossible for me. On looks, maybe the Jag? I've only seen one Morgan ever, (at an Italian car show last year....go figure), and I was totally smitten. Cool pics. :)

S

Japee said...

Which one would be a good look for me? Hmmmm.....

MrScribbler said...

japee -- I can see you in any one of them! Preference, I think for the Austin-Healey or, for sheer class, the Lotus.

You'd also look just right emerging from the rear seat of the Rolls-Royce shown earlier. That'd be real class!

kit said...

You take a terrific car picture.