Never mind the balljoints

Murilee Martin, in his capacity as a judge for a 24 Hours of LeMons event, presents a Cavalcade of Crappy Cars, and I have to admit, I love the idea of a presumably-scruffy racing team called the Sex Pistons. They drive — what else? — a Triumph Spitfire.

Also on hand: a 1980 Maserati Quattroporte. (Only the Italians could make “four-door” sound seductive.) I have actually driven one of these, or maybe it was a ’79; it doesn’t much matter either way. What’s amazing to me is how this sensuous sedan has glided its way down Depreciation Row to qualify under the LeMons maximum-price rule of $500.


  1. Jeffro »

    3 December 2010 · 5:35 pm

    I’m sure the event will be epic.

  2. McGehee »

    3 December 2010 · 5:37 pm

    Huh. My third-place Old Sacramento Lemon of the (I forget which) Year set me back $550 when I bought it (and at least that much again during the time I owned it), and thus would not qualify.

    Just evinwow.

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