Originally Posted by LabelKing
Yes, it probably is one of those show cars with some liberties on the owner's part. Some people tend to always associate those wire wheels with vintage English roadsters.
Here is an original photo:
Do you drive a vintage auto?
Ah! That b&w image is the XK-120 in my mind's eye. The wheel arch spats and the absence of visual extras really make the lines much sleeker. It's really a lovely car. Sacrilege or not, I can see stolen lines from some of the various coach-built Delahayes, Talbot-Lagos, and Bugattis in those XK-120s.
By definition, we don't own any vintage cars (1920-1930). However, we are fortunate enough to own a number of unusual cars.
At home in California, some of our fun road cars are three 1960s Lotus cars (Elite, Cortina, and Europa) and a 1973 Lotus Elan.
In Cargese we have a 1997 Lotus Elise, 1983 Renault R5 Turbo 2, and a 2003 Citroen C5 V6 four-door sedan
In Minsk we have a 1998 Mercedes Benz E240 four-door sedan
. It blends in and no one looks twice. That's exactly the way we want it to be here.
At home in California, our daily drivers are a 2004 Ford Escape SUV and a 2000 BMW M5 four-door sedan
. It's all so obsessive, but such great fun! The cars represent more than thirty years of inability to resist temptation.
Arriving at Nantucket Red's original query, although we own four-door sedans
, they're never my first choice. But, to conclude my remarks about his four-door sedan
theme for this post, I still own a 1949 Buick Roadmaster four-door sedan
that was purchased new by my paternal grandfather. There are 54,000 original miles on the Buick.