cars as objects of desire

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Lindsay Holmes
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Cars have always been objects of desire for me and my father, often unrealised in reality. In the early 1960s my father bought a red zephyr mark II. It was the first time he had bought a car he really wanted. He was a Presbyterian minister and when a member of his congregation criticised his extravagance, he sold the zephyr and bought a nondescript grey cortina.
As for me, I decided the car for me was an MGTF, which I chose because it would always be stylish and I didn't see how I would be able to afford to buy a car more than once. In fact, that was not the case and I now have an alfa romeo 147, which delighted my father and I often think of him when I am driving.

The design of a beautiful car still fills me with delight.