Interesting how so many car makers looked to Italian stylists in the 1950s for inspiration and ideas.
We had a friend in the 1970s in TX who made it big in oil trading and came into a LOT of MONEY. He bought a really fancy red, Italian sports car. Can't remember the name -- something unpronouncable -- but it was a head turner. He took my husband for a spin (which was terrifying) and told us a story. The car was in the shop ALL the time. When he complained to the mechanic (Italian, of course) he was told, "Theess eess Italian car. You wanta precision? You getta Cherman car. Lika washing machine. Precision, precision, precision. Butta Italian car mayka LUFF to you." We moved away shortly thereafter so we do not know what happened to Gary and his love-making Italian sportscar that was always in the shop.
Yes, Italian cars are very seductive.
After you drive one, you have to have a cigarette.
Thanks for sharing the story.
posted on 06/01/2012 3:58:18 AM PDT
(Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
You wanta precision? You getta Cherman car.
LOL. You reminded me yrs ago when I had a summer job as a go-pher at a parts store. One of the regular customers was this German guy who converted the garage in his house into a repair shop. He seemed a bit "off his rocker" at times but he was the go-to guy when it came to VW's Porcshes and other german cars. We nicknamed him Sputnik, because years earlier him, his wife and then newborn son escaped from E. Berlin with only the clothes on their back and whatever money they had, just as the wall was going up. On a related note, I'd love to see the reaction of some occupunk or 0bammy sychophant to this question: if socialism is so great, why was the Berlin Wall built in the first place? To keep the Mexicans out?
posted on 06/01/2012 6:53:41 AM PDT
(You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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