Mountain Sprite

Lately I've been encountering lilliputian forms of locomotion. The next wee wonder was found in a grocer's parking lot. Had I a bigger shopping tote, I would have stuffed this vintage Austin Sprite into it!

Seriously, how cute is this? I almost expected to find a set of child-sized pedals under the steering wheel to propel it.

Whoever owns this miniature marvel is a trusting soul. Don't think I wasn't tempted to turn that key and take it for a spin! I love the red, white and black color scheme and how the wing design on the steering wheel echoes the insignia found on the hood.

When did cars start to lose their charm? Late 70's...80s? Or is it all a matter of perception influenced by time and nostalgia? Will my grandchildren think my '03 Honda is as dreamy as this little Sprite forty years from now? I doubt it.

1 comment:

  1. Your grandchildren will look fondly on your Honda much like we did upon the boxy AMC Pacer, I'm afraid. No wonder they're "bringing back" classic sedans like the Shelby and the Camaro!

    captcha of the day: "demel"--perhaps the name of a new car model? "The Buick Demel; a hybrid for Our generation!"