sunday snippets /// 2020.15

April 12, 2020 /// issue no. 103

Happy Easter, readers!

I spent yesterday messing with our new espresso machine and groveling in disappointment at the parts missing from my FCP Euro shipment. Ironic after writing so recently about ECS horror stories.

What’s good this week? Collector garages and seller bank accounts. A 1969 Lamborghini Islero went for $263,500, a Zanardi-edition first-generation NSX went for $135,000, and an AMG SL65 Black Series for $185,000 There were still deals to be had like this W222 S63 AMG for $28,250 and a Jaguar E-Type 2+2 V12 for $47,750. BaT user 911r continues to tempt me.

If you remember Top Gear’s Polar Special, you’ll remember their well outfitted Toyota Hilux built by Arctic Trucks. If you need a memory refresher it’s on YouTube. The Drive takes a look at some of Arctic Trucks’ other rad builds. If you’re not outdoorsy maybe you will be after reading that.

I have fallen woefully behind my podcasts with the lack of a commute. The pseudo-#gridlife Slipangle podcast is at the top of the priority list. It’s great to see them get major coverage in RACER Magazine. Please keep coming to the west coast, #gridlife.

Coffee time,

daily automotive addiction.