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Old 06-17-2024, 02:34 PM   #2281
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I see no problem with having a sick ass car in your living room. I've had cars where I'll just sit in my garage staring at them. I think vehicles are more interesting as art pieces than virtually any other piece of art or sculpture in existence. I get that it's absolutely ostentatious, but people do way worse and spend way more on art a lot dumber and less enjoyable to admire than this.
Personally, my issue is not with the display (because I agree, there are certainly cars that are on the level of fine art)...it's the fact that the car is basically stuck there for the long term and can't be driven. That's kind of sad for a car. I prefer rich guys like Leno who actually drive their collection and bring them out for the community to enjoy.
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Personally, my issue is not with the display (because I agree, there are certainly cars that are on the level of fine art)...it's the fact that the car is basically stuck there for the long term and can't be driven. That's kind of sad for a car. I prefer rich guys like Leno who actually drive their collection and bring them out for the community to enjoy.
It depends how wide the hallways are. You could drive it around the apartment.
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Old 06-17-2024, 03:32 PM   #2283
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Personally, my issue is not with the display (because I agree, there are certainly cars that are on the level of fine art)...it's the fact that the car is basically stuck there for the long term and can't be driven. That's kind of sad for a car. I prefer rich guys like Leno who actually drive their collection and bring them out for the community to enjoy.
No one is driving 356's at this point. Stuck in a building or not.
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Old 06-17-2024, 03:47 PM   #2284
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No one is driving 356's at this point. Stuck in a building or not.
Poppycock! I was in a club drive with two of them just last weekend. Perhaps not Speedster value, but at least one of them was quite a prize.

I'm sure this is one car out of dozens for this guy, but still a shame to just see it stuck like this.
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Two 356's or two kit 356's? lol
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Old 06-17-2024, 04:02 PM   #2286
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I see no problem with having a sick ass car in your living room. I've had cars where I'll just sit in my garage staring at them. I think vehicles are more interesting as art pieces than virtually any other piece of art or sculpture in existence. I get that it's absolutely ostentatious, but people do way worse and spend way more on art a lot dumber and less enjoyable to admire than this.
I think it's a beautiful piece of art for a lot of reasons. Not only the design but also the fact it captures what pop art and styling were at the time it was made.

It's just seems crazy to me to put something like a car, that can't really be later removed, right in the middle of your living room. I'm also not a billionaire type. Maybe my definition of "can't be removed" includes not spending ridiculous amounts of money. I'm sure the car could be disassembled and removed at any point.
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Old 06-17-2024, 04:03 PM   #2287
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There was some haughty architect in the US who put a Bugatti Veyron on his wall as a static display. Seems like a waste of a rare and interesting automobile.
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Two 356's or two kit 356's? lol
Ha, genuine of course. I even took pictures!

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The white one is owned by a guy with one of the nicer classic car collections in the city. You've probably seen his Ferrari Dino, Countach or something else Italian at the summer Euro Classic car show. I think he'd slap you if you accused him of driving a kit car.

The red one, the owner has had since the 80s and spent the last 5 years restoring it mostly by himself. I drove behind him for an hour or so...I was expecting it to be really slow, but they were both actually pretty quick.

356s aren't necessarily unobtanium. The values seem to be all over the place, but I often see prices that are not that different from nice air cooled 911s.
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Yeah... While there are certain 356 variants that are big money, the majority of the cars are closer in value to high end SUVs... Certainly not too precious or valuable to never risk being - gasp - driven and enjoyed
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I'd be shocked if that unit isn't owned by an international investor who will spend a small fraction of their time actually in the unit. It's possible a local real estate mogul type owns it?
Well it has to at least be a Canadian citizen or PR since true international investors can't buy in Canadian.
But where they made their money could certainly be international. Who knows.
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