What would Santa drive?
If you were Santa what would you drive? Besides a sleigh led by nine good-natured reindeer obviously! We meant in the other days of the year, when for example there is no snow and the reindeer are sick. The experts at RM Auctions have ventured a guess at what a guy like Santa, being a fellow of impeccable taste and experience, would put on his wish list.
1) 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton — The Sophisticated Santa
Almost as spacious as Santa’s sleigh, the Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton is one of America’s most elegant automobiles, thanks in part to its superb engineering and plush interior. The Phaeton also offers a convertible top so that Santa may appreciate the many climates he’s bound to visit. Santa will appreciate owning a luxurious Duesenberg when he’s feeling like a sophisticated day out.
2) 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept — The Modern Santa
Santa will have the chance to put his hands on this one-of-a-kind car at RM Auctions’ "Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona" event in January 2008. He’s likely had his eye on this innovative gem for a while, with its sleek roadster shape hiding concealed headlights and a retractable metal hardtop. This streamlined shape is perfect for cutting through blinding snowstorms and Northern winds.
3) 1959 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder - The Sporty Santa
Santa will have to attend RM’s Leggenda e Passione event in Maranello, Italy in May 2008 to put his hands on this legendary machine. A car for a man who loves his toys, as of course Santa would, the 250GT California Spyder is one of the most valuable of all road-going Ferraris, with less than 100 produced between 1957 and 1962. Santa could give Rudolph a run for his money driving this open sportster while enjoying a more tropical climate on his days off.
4)1922 American LaFrance Type 48 Triple Combination Pumper — The Practical Santa
Recently sold at auction in Hershey, Pa., this massive fire engine commanded $41,250 USD, and RM Auctions thinks that Santa would have felt right at home aboard its fire-engine-red body. Santa may find this a great addition to his garage so he may relive the parade experience all year long.
5)1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ("The Raindrop Car") — The Classic Santa
Santa would appreciate the unique convertible feature of this car, a "raindrop feature" that will activate the car’s convertible top and raise the electric windows upon sensing a few drops of rain, protecting his gift booty while away. The Raindrop Car recently sold at auction for $330,000 USD.
For a man who’s got it all, or at least has elves to make it for him, these unique vehicles may be just the Christmas list that Santa would write for himself.