Monday, December 29, 2008

Oooooooo

...For your delectation: The Delahaye!

BBCAmerica's "Top Gear" has been running promos for their season-opener, featuring a sleek Alfa-Romeo hardtop they describe as "the most beautiful car in the world." Oh, I'll grant it's a lovely vehicle, but it's no Delahaye. It's about even with, say, a Cord 812.

9 comments:

Turk Turon said...

I LOVE Cords!

Now get to sleep!

perlhaqr said...

That's not bad, but sorry, the title of "World's Most Beautiful Car" is already taken by the H6B Hispano-Suiza Tulipwood Torpedo. ;)

WV: "hoption" Yep, it's got some of that.

farmist said...

More of a Packard and Deusenberg fan myself, but those are purty, too.

og said...

The 810 Phaeton and the 812 were always favorites. Just wish I could afford a large picture of one. On the other hand, the Alfa will be almost completely non functional in 8 years, so it will be most inexpensive.

Tam said...

Do not forget the Bugatti T57S Atlantic coupe...

Jeffro said...

Count me in with Farmist!

staghounds said...

You have to write it like Clarkson says it-

"... ... innn the wUUUUUUUUUUUld."

Many years ago I saw one of those wooden Hispanos being restored, taken entirely apart. Every piece of it was polished and finished better than a modern commercial gun. Just lovely.

Stingray said...

Lovely rides all, they are, but for my money (which will never be sufficient to actually cover getting one) they've all a long hill to climb before approaching the loveliness (and price tag)of the Maybach Exelero

WV: condang - Con-DANG that's one pricey car!

AmericanMercenary said...

I'm a fan of the vintage Jag roadsters...

http://www.docsjags.com/customer_restoration_area/completed_restorations.htm