Thursday, June 25, 2015

Postcards from Maine: Local Car Candy

A sports car collector lives down the road from our inn. He stores his substantial collection elsewhere on the island, but he drives at least some of them, so there is often something exciting parked in front of his house. When we were there earlier in the month, he was using an elegant dark blue vintage Porsche for a few days, and then he brought out this:

According to my limited car research skills, this is a Porsche 1600 Super from 1956–1958. I have to ask you: Can a car be any more red and shiny? Can you think of a more perfect summer sports car? 

This fellow's cars are always in mint condition, by the way. His house has no garage, so he uses canvas covers at night and for rain.

No one ever bothers these cars. We gawk and admire the showpiece of the day, and keep going.

To me, the saddle leather interior is the ideal complement, just as caramel belongs on a red apple. 

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Car porn!!! My brother-in-law had a green one like this, but I like the red much better!


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