Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Le Car

A guy I work with used to have a pair of Le Cars back in the day – One his Dads and the other his own.  I wonder if this was what him and his Dad dreamed about back in the 80's? 

Personally speaking, I used to think these were the shit when I was a little kid.  Just loved the crazy rear fenders and how fast it Le Looked.

This particular car is ridiculous, and I mean that in the purest sense of the word.  I love it in a spectator/artist kind of way.  However $42K for a Le Car makes me nauseous, and the interior colors don't help.  The French are sooooo....French about cars.  Wacky steering wheel is probably dead annoying to drive but once again, it's French, you're supposed to just look at it and make comments akin to wine.  In fact if you recorded conversations at a French automobile exhibit and a wine tasting, apart from the "tell" of spitting, you may not know the difference. 

The seats look like a 1960's movie set ran into a first class 1980's airline seat and had a love child. 

Another plus is all those TURBO stickers.  Kinda reminiscent of talking to a short guy who just started a roids cycle.  We get it, you're very very proud.  How did that conversation go with the design team?  "No, no no, more stickers..."

Would be fun to drive one for a day just to experience it.  As you may or may not know, I'm far too small to actually own a car this little.  Only giant, well over 6 foot tall, girthy, facial haired men drive tiny cars.  (Note the one in the drivers seat on the track.)  It is great though that these people are out there and I get the chance to admire a resto like this.  $42k.  Wow.  This little ball of fun makes me smile, and if that was the guys goal I think he nailed it. 

Somewhere there is a super pissed off wife though, that much I'm sure of. 

Interesting side note:  The 1976 Le Car's sold thru AMC got 35mpg.  (Although it only had 55hp)  Love how everyone is impressed today by the prius. 

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