Dream Car

There are many cars that I would consider dream cars. In other words, they would be a dream to own. Yes, I am one of those that gets a serious thrill out of driving and looking at fine cars. I don't know what it is about them, other than the fact that they reflect such precise craftsmanship.

I recently ran across one of my all-time favorite cars: 1965 Shelby Cobra. This was no ordinary Shelby Cobra though, as if there is such a thing as an ordinary one. And it just happened to be my favorite color: gorgeous, bright red. In my opinion, true sports cars should only be a handful of colors: black, bright red, yellow (reserved for a precious few like a Ferrari) and maybe a bright blue color. This one was perfect. It was bright red with two fat, white stripes that went from the gorgeous grill, all the way to the back of the car. 

Just beside this red beauty was a completely black 2014 Mustang GT500. And when I say "completely black," I mean, completely black. The wheels, body, interior and all accessories were completely black. It was fine. It was my second favorite car in that garage, but put up against so many other cars, it would rule as the champ. 

The 1965 Shelby Cobra has a 427 and has been bored and stroked, with dual carberators running 540 horsepower. Wow! The 2014 Mustang GT500 has a mere 662 horsepower. I was told it was an official "supercar," meaning it could reach speeds above 200 miles per hour. That is just unbelievable!

Enjoy browsing the photos. They are a little cramped, because we wanted to leave the cars in the garage. 

[NOTES ABOUT PHOTOS: I have permission from the owner of these cars to post these. Also, in hindsight, I should have snapped a few more of the newer Mustang. Can you tell which one I was more enamored with? Oh well, it was very difficult to get to the black one...it was squeezed in the corner bay.]

Bruce A. UlrichComment