• What would you drive if you could?

You get one car.
 
Money no object.
 
Limited only by your imagination.
 
What would it be?
 
None of this top ten stuff.
 
Just the top one.
 
Back in the 1950’s, Hollywood invented what was, then, the ultimate fantasy television show (at least until the Twilight Zone came along): “The Millionaire.”
 
The plot was simple. A fella showed up at the door and handed the “lucky” person a check for a million dollars. That happened at the beginning of the show. The rest of the show was devoted to the consequences.
 
Well, think of this as the automotive version of the same, minus the money.
 
For that, we substitute fantasy.
 
But, if you could have any car you wanted, but only one car,
 
What would it be?
 
There was a time when the choice would have been pretty easy.
 
A Duesenberg.
 
The fastest car in the world, and also able to take you and your wife to the opera. Meantime, in your off hours, you could send it to pick up the Scotch being offloaded from the smuggler’s boat near Jersey. No cop in the world could catch it; few would even try.
 
But that was then.
 
In the day of the four car garage,
 
What would you drive if you could only have one?
 
Now, to be fair, we cannot restrict you to that which is currently manufactured.
 
So, we’re going to give you the “Leno dispensation.”
 
Yes, in common with Jay Leno, you can have an automobile manufacturer devote its resources to making your fantasy a reality, just like Jay did with the Roadmaster and the ’66 Toronado. 
 
So, if they don’t make it, you can have them make it.
 
Want a 4 x 4 based on an Audi TT?
 
Sure, though we’d have to send you over to the people that have the strait jacket.
 
But you get the idea.
 
So, what would it be?
 
Oh, one other thing:
 
It doesn’t have to be practical.
 
It just has to be the one you want.
 
But once you choose, you don’t get to change.
 
No trade-ins.
 
For me?
 
A 1956 Packard Carribean convertible, black with the side stripe in red and the interior done in the same theme. Gaudy, sure. But it’s what I want.

What do you think?
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4 comments:

pdaix  (431) posted on 08.6.2007

BMW Z4M that is a good idea.. good old M3 engine in a car even lighter that will be perfect to sit next to my CL smiley

adrian  (90) posted on 08.6.2007

I’d go for the Ariel Atom 300 bhp, and oly 500kg smiley... or maybe a plane smiley

0-60 in 2.9s on Atom for about $40-50.000

sami  (146) posted on 08.6.2007

if is about fantasy, i’ll have the saab aero-x or the maybach exelero, but back in the real world BMW Z4 M Roadster.

pdaix  (431) posted on 08.6.2007

I’ll have to go with the AMG CL 63, fast, comfortable and classy. Just too bad they have not made it convertible yet. I wish there was a top BMW out there so I could have said M8 or M10, it just sounds better smiley

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