What Classic Car Do You Secretly Have A Crush On?
Green Ferraris. With that, my secret is out: I have a crush on green Ferraris. Ferraris are great, sure, I appreciate the history behind rosso corsa, and will even admit that many of them look best in their familiar red hues. To my eyes, however, pretty much any Ferrari could be improved by a coat of Verde Abetone.
Ferrari itself wrote about the color perhaps becoming fashionable earlier this year, mentioning that fewer than 1% of its new models were finished in that shade of green. Truthfully, I hadn’t considered (much less had seen) a green Ferrari until my teenaged years.
We used to get re-runs of the original UK TV comedy series Blackadder starring Rowan Atknson, then Mr. Bean, and I was excited to learn at the time that not only is Rowan Atkinson a massive car fan but had once ordered a 456 GT in Verde Inglese (English Green) over a bold rosso ½ leather interior. With a manual transmission, naturally.
“Green Ferrari. Neat,” I no doubt thought at the time, but it’s an attraction that has remained ever since. (But if we’re talking about specific cars, the Chevrolet Corvair Greenbriar…)
Which classic do you secretly have a crush on?