Market Finds – Peacocks and Eggheads
The forgotten Flatnose
Vive le summer
Summer’s not over just yet – and if you’re looking for a stylish yet reasonably affordable family luggage-lugger for a final road trip down the Riviera, this charming Citroën ID21 Break could be just the billet. Returned to its charming Grey Kandahar colour and fitted with rare Jaeger instruments and vinyl seats, it’ll give you more beach car park kudos than any modern SUV, MPV or other fad-acronym can provide. And those roof rails are just begging for a family set of Basquiat surfboards…
Le Mans glory on road tyres...
Le Mans in known as the ultimate test for not only drivers and cars, but also individual components. With this in mind, tyre manufacturer BF Goodrich came up with the idea of sponsoring two privateer Porsche 924 GTR entries at the 1982’s endurance race which, in what must be the ultimate product demonstration, would run on the company’s latest road tyres. Staggeringly, one of them won the IMSA GTO class using only five tyres – individual tyres, mind, not sets – and this is that particularly feather-footed car.
Looks only a mother could love
Before the millennial Aero 8, Morgan’s most recent attempt at ‘modern’ styling was with the Plus 4 Plus of the mid-1960s. Despite its respectable performance credentials, the outcome was hardly a resounding sales success. A somewhat egg-headed profile, that only a peahen (or overly enthusiastic Morgan connoisseur) could love, meant only 26 were built, with this one going to America’s official marque concessionaire and ‘Mr Morgan’, G.B. Sterne. If you’re the type that can shrug off smirks about its egg-headedness, you can happily enjoy the prestige of hen’s-teeth rarity.