Following last week’s punctured dream, I got to thinking about finding a replacement dream car, and in so doing came up with another one of Kim’s Stupid Suppose games. Here it is:
Rich old Uncle Elmer always liked you, and when the old boy croaked, he left you a provision in his will that said you could buy any two cars (or trucks) in the world, provided that one was made before 1970, and the other after that date. There would be sufficient funds set aside for repairs and parts, in perpetuity.
Which would be your pre-1970 car, and which would be your modern choice? Answers as always in Comments. You can provide a rationale for your selections, or not.
To kick the thing off, I’ll give my pre-1970 choice, which is a slam-dunk: the W186-body (1951-1958) Mercedes 300S (two-door version) — my only indecision being whether to get the soft-top roadster
…or the hard-top coupé:
It was engineered to drive for at least 12 hours at a constant 100mph without breaking down, and from what I can gather, the 300S and its 3-liter 6-cylinder engine did just that, all the time.
That’s my “old car” choice.
I’m still reeling from the disappointment of losing my modern dream car, so it may take me a while to find a replacement — just as it did when I was forced to replace Nigella Lawson as my
stalking obsession Dream Girl. So watch this space…
But in the meantime, get into Comments and give me some ideas.