Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cars & Coffee – 11/27/10

A cold morning at C & C but a great show. We followed a Toyota 2000GT into the lot, a beautiful red one that looked like it just rolled off the showroom floor. A Ferrari 599 GTO was leaving as we walked into the corral, but there were quite a few gems still parked in there including a Jaguar D-Type, a Paddy Hopkirk Mini and Riley Elf, a Facel Vega II and the car of the day – a Ferrai 250 GT Zagato. Based on the Tour de France, there were five 250 GTZ models commissioned, each unique. This is the first of the five, chassis 0515GT and it is stunning. You can read the full story over at Supercars.net.

The main lot had quite a few surprises as well: Jeff Zwart's 914-6GT race car, a 1934 Maytag Toy Racer - with its washing machine gas engine it was the forerunner of the go-kart, a Boxster Spyder, Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang, a Hemi-powered Prowler, three 911 Turbo S coupes, Audi Sport Quattro, yellow 458 Italia, a 16,000-mile Magnum P.I. 308, Viper ACR, one of those new-old Boss 302 Mustangs, a Volvo troop transport, some great original pony and muscle cars, a boat, Vanquish, Syclone, some three-wheelers, and about 300 other cool cars, trucks, bikes and others.

A couple of lowlights this week included the Ferrari 330 project car with its Chevy 350 powerplant, and the guy selling watches off the trunk of his Mustang C/S. It's bad enough there are more than one stereo shops blasting music to promote their businesses, but actually opening your trench coat to peddle Rolexx watches? Come on.

Don't forget to bring a toy next week for the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, and try to make it up to the huge Motor 4 Toys gathering next Sunday as well. Dusty and the gang are trying to top even last year's record donation level, so do what you can to help out.

Link to this week's pics

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