Oliver Win­ter­bot­tom on the Kham­sin

Classic Cars (UK) - - Grand Designs -

‘I could look at this all day. There’s some­thing about the Ital­ians and their abil­ity to get a line ab­so­lutely right, as seen here. You know this couldn’t have been done by the Ger­mans, the Ja­panese or the Bri­tish. Gan­dini did some won­der­ful work and I think this is per­haps the best car he ever did. Look at the bal­ance of it. You don’t get the sense that he got stuck in a cor­ner and didn’t know what to do. The line and pro­por­tions are ex­quis­ite.

‘ The glass rear serves to make the tail look high, which is what you want with a dart-like pro­file, and adds a lot of in­ter­est and drama. It’s a bit like the gull­wing doors on the Delorean: it’s some­thing for peo­ple to talk about. I love the asym­met­ri­cal bon­net vents too. Gan­dini even man­aged to make a heater in­take look in­ter­est­ing. It’s a truly fab­u­lous car. The only thing wrong here is that I don’t own one.’

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