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Old 06-25-2014, 03:14 PM   #241
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Originally Posted by Vashon_Trawler View Post
This is my idea of a "real trawler". I'd love to own one of these Norwegian classics!
You can - just bring a half million euros!

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Old 06-25-2014, 03:33 PM   #242
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Mine was gunmetal gray, '68 E-Type #16173

[QUOTE=Andy G;243025]
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It was midnight blue, and shaped like a flattened torpedo. Its headlights were under glass, and there were louvers on its long hood. Instead of a grille, there was an empty oval with a chrome bar across it.

I reached for the door handle on the driver's side. The first thing I noticed was that my fingers didn't go all the way through. Interesting.

The second thing I noticed was that unlike the case with the other cars in the showroom, the door was locked.

My mom found a salesman and deferentially asked whether five-year-old me might be allowed to sit in the car. To his credit, the salesman was happy to unlock the car for me.

When the door opened, I was almost knocked over by the intense smell of tanned leather. If I concentrate, I can still smell it.

Once I clambered into the driver's seat, I was confronted by an angry gold cat, silently growling at me at eye level from the hub of the steering wheel. The second thing I noticed was a long row of toggle switches in the middle of the dash. I've loved toggle switches ever since.

That gentlemen is how you describe an E Type

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