Originally Posted by Gordon Raymond
Once you drive one, you understand..
Dead right Gordon. I've had two previous bertone Coupes, both nicely modded with hot (ish) 2 litre motors. The second one I built together with Bob Wright, a GTA Rep, clad completely in GRP. (Bob is famed in the UK for his Lightweight GRP clad shells.)
New 2 ltr, approx 170bhp, 870kgs, went like the wind.
I was talking to an old boy at a show one day who asked whether I'd ever driven a saloon. To that point I hadn't.
He said that once I'd tried a good one, I would never go back to a coupe.
God he was right.
I've put together this Ti Super Rep over the last two years, and wouldn't swap it for another coupe, no matter what it was.
It makes me smile every time I go out in it.
First ride of the year two days ago, (we've had snow here and mega rain up until last week), did about 50 miles and I could have driven all night.
The only car that I've had that gives the same sort of tactile feeling was a 60's Lotus Elan.
Nothing else comes close for me. The coupe's are good, but the saloon is better IMO.