Lin­ger­ing Amer­i­can snob­bery?

Classic Cars (UK) - - Letters -

Re­cently you’ve touched on Amer­i­can cars su­perbly – Chrysler Ghia L6.4, Murena GT and that AMC en­thu­si­ast’s vast col­lec­tion – but such in­stances are in­fre­quent. Why?

For ex­am­ple, when think­ing about starter clas­sics, how about a mid-six­ties straight six Ford Mus­tang in­stead of a MGB GT? I have a few Yank tanks and judg­ing by of­fers I re­ceive, they’ve gone up at least 50 per cent over the past few years.

Mine are two-door V8 coupes, not much big­ger than a mod­ern 5 Se­ries, can seat four-five and re­turn more than 20mpg. Parts are cheap and eas­ily found, and main­te­nance doesn’t need spe­cial­ist help.

So please in­clude more Amer­i­can metal, es­pe­cially as they have con­tributed many pi­o­neeer­ing en­gi­neer­ing firsts.

San­jay Shabi

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