The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 August 2003

Don't just stand there, ride!

How did I miss this? Blame it on magazine — specifically, Automobile magazine — lead times; this story showed up in the September issue.

Christie's auto auction at Rockefeller Center in early June offered 42 vehicles, including a one-off Abarth Biposto from 1952, a Morgan Plus Four roadster, and Frank Sinatra's Lamborghini Miura (a hideous shade of orange), but here's what's way out there on the asymptote marked High Weirdness: somebody bid $6463, about fifteen hundred dollars over sticker, for a new-in-box Segway Human Transporter gizmo.

Car craziness, I conclude, extends well beyond mere cars.

Posted at 6:12 PM to Driver's Seat