Sunday, February 27, 2011
My dream car
I am soooo excited today. I was out at brunch when I saw a type of car that I hadn't seen in years, one that my neighbor used to keep in his barn, under a pile of junk. It is my dream car. Actually, I'm not sure if it's a Jeep DJ5 (above) or a LandRover Defender (below), but either works.
Clearly, this is a car that is made for adventure. For safaris and jungle treks and fleeing dinosaurs. I have wanted one since I was about 10 years old, but wasn't able to find just the right kind until now. So my bucket list just got 1 item longer. Someday I'd like to buy, restore, and drive a crazy safari jeep.
So, long story short. Best. Car. Ever. The one I saw today had a reasonable looking dash, but the one I remember from my neighbor's house had an amazing panel instead of a dashboard. It had switches and toggles. Yes, toggles to control the car. Amazing.
Here's some pictures of something roughly similar.
(These are from a jeep dj5 if you're interested.)
I wonder if they let diplomats ride around in old-fashioned rust-buckets like this? I wonder if it's harder or easier to get them fixed in the third world where (presumably) everyone else is driving 'vintage' cars too?