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It sounded like a Spitfire

As I was leaving the office today, there was a nondescript gray car about to pull out of a parking spot in front of me. I think it’s the one in the picture, but not so shiny. I can’t tell you how ordinary it looked. If you told me it was a Kia Sportage I’d believe it.

Then he turned the key and it had the most extraordinary engine sound. I waited for him to pull away so I could see the make and folks…it was a Lambo!

Tragic. Expensive cars don’t look it any more.

As an exercise, I’ve been tempted for years to photoshop pictures of the front and back ends of a bunch of cars with the badge covered and see if anyone could correctly rank them by value. But that would be a lot of work and I’m super lazy.

Have a good weekend!


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 26, 2024, 8:57 pm

Wait till I tell her about the Maserati….

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 27, 2024, 1:22 am

I live in a pretty wealthy neighborhood (I’m the poor kid in the neighborhood). I routinely hear that purrrrrr and look up to see lambo, porsche, Masserati SUVs roll right on by. Frankly, they look much like the Ford sitting in my driveway.

On the other side of the coin, I own a 2004 Jeep Unlimited. Bought brand new. This model was only made for 18 months. 18” longer than the TJ, last of the in-line 6 engine, only 44,000 made. EVERY time we drive it we have either notes left on the windshield with offers to buy or people walking up offering to buy. It has 70k miles on it and leaks oil (doesn’t every jeep?).

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 27, 2024, 2:37 am

@Armybrat — I covet your Jeep. OK, maybe not “covet” exactly but if you should ever decide to let it go, please let me know. I’m just down the road from you in unincorporated Venice.

See? You don’t even have to drive it to get an offer!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 27, 2024, 3:09 am

@Uncle Al- sorry to tell you, but you down the list of peeps wanting to buy my money pit. That said, we really should make a plan to meet up one of these days.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 27, 2024, 10:07 am


No car on earth sounds like THIS. (warning: Bit of raw langauge)

The sound of the Spit piston engine, and planes like it, still makes me stare in awe and envy when they fly by, which they do frequently since we live right handy to Addison Airport, home of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum.

But there is a thrill when something like a Mclaren purrs it’s way by. If they’re going to buy a fast fancy car, they should get something that looks like the engine sounds.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 28, 2024, 2:52 am

@ durnedyankee…a guy up the street from me has a Mclaren. That car is just a joy to see. Stunning.

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