Some of us just can’t seem get enough of our favorite old cars. Kevin Martin sent me a link to an AutoWeek post about this collection “somewhere on the East Coast”, whose owner did not want to be identified. There’s a decidedly European flavor, including a few that I haven’t seen in a long while. Although this view of old Saabs and Volvos is not exactly exotic, the Rover P5 Coupe most certainly is.
Since we’re on the subject of Rovers, here’s a P6 3500 V8, with that very silly array of triple hood scoops, a feature unique to NA market cars.
This may not seem very exotic, but good luck finding another, in the US anyway. It’s a Peugeot 405 wagon, which sold in very small quantities alongside the 405 sedan, Peugeot’s last US market car. (Tom Klockau’s 405 CC here).
This 505 looks to be in quite good condition, even if it is starting to sink into the ground. The owner has been buying up old cars for over fifteen years, and their conditions vary greatly. He does sell off some, and about 25 cars per year leave or enter the collection per year.
Mmm; this 404 sedan is in the barn, rightfully so, along with some exotics under cover that the owner didn’t want to even show.
It’s not all European, as this AMC Matador makes quite clear, despite its exotic nose.
Ooooh! My favorite car ever….wonder if I could get him to part with it? And it’s so pristine.
An MG Magnette; not too many left on the streets of Eugene, I’m afraid. Dave Saunders covered the Magnette in his excellent post on the MG Sporting Saloons.
Now there’s an eclectic collection of tails. Renault Fuego, anyone?
“The Best European Car Ever Made In America” fits right in.
The owner says that he plans to restore some of the cars, including this Alfa Giulia Super, but that he also needs to reduce his collection somewhat: “I have to start letting go of stuff; I want to sort of save my energy for restoring some of these things.”