Journal: What Classic Car Do You Secretly Have A Crush On?

What Classic Car Do You Secretly Have A Crush On?

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
October 7, 2016
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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?

Image source: rmsothebys.com, talacrest.comautoblog.com

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Ashish Achary

Ferrari 250 GTO, Toyota 2000GT

Manos Stefanakos

Alfa Romeo GTV, late 60’s-early 70’s

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

Mr Banovsky,

I’m with you on green Ferraris. The celeste GTO in the featured photo is one of my dreams. Here is a photo of mine………

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STARofORION
STARofORION

Mitsubishi Starion. Not much of a secret considering my screen name. Kind of a pain loving something that I swear hates you because you do!

STARofORION
STARofORION

Forgot a pic.

Ellias Karwashan
Ellias Karwashan

For me, it’s the 1966 Lincoln Continental Hardtop. Everyone always falls head over heels for the convertible, myself included but there is something about the hardtop that is absolutely beautiful.

Gearz70
Gearz70

One day i’d like to own a Nash 1949 Airflyte Coupé.
Also designed by Farina although he wouldn’t exactly called it one of his master pieces. Speaking about green Ferrari’s, Dutch Prince Bernard van Lippe-Biesterfeld, husband of the former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and also a good friend of Enzo Ferrari himself ordered his Ferrari’s green on special request.

Patrick Frawley
Patrick Frawley

Lately I’ve started to have something for prewar Fords, just out of a love for their historical significance and mechanical purity. It’s also something that’s being too left behind as the generations who knew them directly fade away without enough knowledge being passed along.

It’s an intimidating and complex curriculum, and I find rumble seats rather silly, but that entire culture is fascinating.

And they are lovely machines.

Paul Ipolito
Paul Ipolito

Not much of a secret- 1970 Corvette coupe. 454 CI, 4-speed. Steel Cities Gray over black leather.

Neil Tardio
Neil Tardio

Alfa TZ 1

Russ Kowalski
Russ Kowalski

Lancia Stratos :):):)

Carlos Palma
Carlos Palma

Secret crush on a racing E-type Jaguar, Aston Martin DP214, Porsche 911rsr and a public on my next car a BMW 635csi!!

Lms
Lms

too many to list! But of particular interest lately, an Alpine 110

Chris Dyer
Chris Dyer

For people that know me, there are no secret crushes on classic cars—they’re all public! Everyone that knows me knows what cars I like the best. However, king of like the author, I do have a crush on Ferraris in a particular color… just not green. Although, I do like green, my crush is with blue Ferraris. In particular, dark blues with tan, parchment or saddle brown interiors. My second crush-type-thing would be classic 60s and 70s colors on classic 60s and 70s cars. The yellows, oranges, browns, etc. They all look great on the right cars.

Terry Brown
Terry Brown

Bloody Volvo, Yep that’s right and I’ve just finished it

Nar
Nar

Split/oval window bug, type 3 fastback.

Linda N Brian Schick
Linda N Brian Schick

1966 Shelby GT350, 63 Ferrari GT Lusso and 63 split window Vette fuel injected coupe

Dannieh Issaías Vásquez
Dannieh Issaías Vásquez

1972 Datsun GTR Kenmeri

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

tAny of Nissan’s retro-flavored takes on the Micra from the ’80s: the Be-1, the Figaro (the cutest car ever?), and the Pao.

Johannes Oppitz
Johannes Oppitz

A red 2-door Volkswagen Golf MK2 GTI G60 (black’s also fine).

Brice Ruffault
Brice Ruffault

Falled in love with a destroyed Alfetta GTV from 77′ wich were sleepin in a old barn. The minute i saw it, i bought it and i’m still restoring it now.
Not single regret

FH944
FH944

Red VW Karmann Ghias.
I need one.