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>Fantasy Garage Part Thirty Three and a Third

>Right, this is the final installment of my moment of self indulgence. This fantasy garage features cars that are well out of my reach. Hey ho.

Corvette Stingray
All the cornering ability of a drunken Londoner, but just look at it. This one is here on looks alone.


Ford Mustang
I want the car photographed here. Americans a lot of the time make a lot of stuff look vulgar. This has all the right curves in the right places.
So fantastic it deserves two photos. Stunning, isn’t it?
Citroen DS
Just because it was one of the most advanced cars of the time. Launched in 1955 it had a semi automatic gearbox, power steering, hyrdopneumatic suspension. The face lift in 1966 (pictured here) brought swivelling headlights when you turned the steering wheel. It was so advanced it made every other car look like a horse and cart. It’s like the Jetsons and Thunderbird 2 combined.


Predictably, the rest is Italian. So, here we have the rest
Fiat X1/9
Another car ahead of its time. A budget, mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2 seater sports car. Came out in 1973 when the Brits were still making MG Midgets. Originally with 1300 engines, later 1500. Handling was top notch.
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
So-called to celebrate Lancia’s win of the Montecarlo Rally. Really like a mini-Ferrari, fitted with the celebrated Lampredi 2.0 twin-cam engine. Mid-engine, rear wheel drive layout again. I was offered the chance to buy one and I declined. I have been kicking myself ever since. Especially since I bought a Fiat Punto instead. What an ass.
Again, so good it’s having two photos.
Lancia Stratos
Mid-engined rally car, essentially, fitted with the engine from the Ferrari Dino. Just look at it though. Perfection.
A new, up-to-date version has been given the green light. At the moment it’s a one off, based on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
New and old Stratos together.
Lancia Delta Integrale
Perhaps not the prettiest car ever, but still one of my favourites. One of the most successful rally cars of all time. Without the Delta, the Mitsubishi Evo or the Scooby Impreza wouldn’t exist. This is The Daddy.
Alfa Romeo 105 GTA
Another successful racing car from Alfa Romeo, based on the same chassis as the 105 Giulia saloons. Pretty little car.
Ferrari F40
This needs no write up. Just look at it.
Ferrari Dino 246 GT
My favourite car of all time. Never officially badged as a Ferrari, it was Enzo’s tribute to his son Alfredino who had died. Small, mid-mounted 2.4 litre V6. Enzo’s finest hour.
The End.

October 5, 2010 - Posted by | Motoring

1 Comment »

  1. >Some bloody lovely cars in there mate, especially the American muscle!Got to be said though, those Lancias are damned nice. When they work….. 🙂

    Comment by Vampiric Chicken | October 5, 2010 | Reply

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