It had already been a few hours at this point, and it was insanely hot. I spent an obscene amount of money on water bottles, so I was ready to make one last sweep and see if anything new came in that I hadn’t already shot. I found this beautiful red wine TVR, which is another car you really don’t see often and one that I don’t hear many enthusiasts mention. This one was immaculate, staying in line with the theme of the event.
I also had to go back and shoot this sticky on the Roadrunner because well, it was pretty awesome.
If you follow my posts, you know that while I am a fan of all cars, I have a very special place in my heart for anything Porsche. Growing up, I fell in love with front-engine Porsches, which was a love I acquired from my father. So, naturally, as I got older, I grew into loving the higher end Porsches, which I could not afford as a youngster and had a special fascination with the 930 turbo.
There is nothing too fancy here: no RWB, no crazy wheels, just the engineering she was birthed with. This all black 930 turbo with red interior, to me, was one of the most stunning cars in the show. The natural width is beautiful, and the small details prove Porsche has always been ahead of its time.
I don’t know what it is, but there is something about the tilted gauges that screams speed, or, at least, aftermarket. As far as I know, the purpose of the titled gauges in Porsches is because the aftermarket steering wheels tend to cause a visibility issue.
Another car that was absolutely stunning (but due to the harsh sunlight I had a difficult time capturing), was Lloyd Gillespie’s 1958 Jaguar XK-150.The car has won several awards at most classic shows around town, and as you can see in the detail, it is rightfully deserved. If properly maintained, this model, on average, easily sells for over six figures.
As you can see, it was exceptionally clean. Lloyd runs a company called investmentcarz, so if you are interested in owning a vehicle that matches the prestige and cleanliness of this Jaguar, you should check them out at http://investmentcarz.com/
I wanted to finish with this car because it is one that warrants the “save the best for last” phrase. For all of our Toyota enthusiasts, you know what this is, and you’ve got to admit that it’s pretty cool that I was be able to spend some time around at. Considering I own a modern day Supra, it was awesome to snap a shot of a car that really changed the game for Japan within the automotive world.
I didn’t get a chance to meet the owner and for some deeper insight into the vehicle, but I heard the story behind the ownership is legit. What I do know is that it is a 1970 LHD production model. After a little research, you learn that only eighty-four LHD 2000 GTs were produced, and out of those eighty-four, only sixty-two made their way to the States.
The numbers alone tell a story. The fact that the owner had it out and about for the world to see is even better. These cars deserve to be appreciated, although we could argue many people would not take them out of their garage, let alone drive them.