OK, I know there are a lot of American car lovers all over Europe, and finding a Mustang and Corvette is not that big a deal. But seeing American cars out of context never fails to make an impression on me, as it did when I was a kid in Austria: they just look out of place here. This early Corvette looked like it was a 12/10 version, fighting to make progress through a sea of little hatchbacks. I could see the driver sawing at the big wheel, and the burble of the V8 would makes this a ’55. A handsome beast among the natives, and a refreshing change. Unlike the other one:
I guess it was inevitable. Too bad it wasn’t parked in front of a Smart, instead of the delivery van. Someone doesn’t mind paying close to $300 for a fill up.
This Chrysler coupe on the other hand looks almost right at home, at least scale-wise. But then it was designed for a time of high oil prices, which has always defined the difference between the Europeans from the Americans.