Hi, Brian Goodwin is doing some lowered seat rails I think...worth a shout ?I get compliments thumbs up and nods regularly here in metro Atlanta, even a few hoots and hollers. I've never seen another 124 here, and had never seen one in person prior to buying my Abarth. I am 6'3" myself and with a large Irish ancestral head. I fit in the car how i thought was perfect (and still do think that) but one day the wife was in the car with me and said "good thing you did all the whitewater kayaking bc you are wearing this car like you wear a kayak" and I was all like "ohhhhhhhhh! YES!!! RIGHT!" Feel almost like putting on my kayak skirt and seeing if it would (somehow) fit the car, lol
True that. Whenever I drive my Spider by some of the neighborhood kids, they always turn around, stare and point.It feels like I have the only one in New Zealand and it gets comments, compliments all the time. Which in the land that hates "tall poppies" is the very highest compliment for me. However my simplest pleasure is when groups of kids react ... It feels authentic and reminds me how I used to admire sports cars when I was younger.
Well said Apex, I had a kid in a Subaru pass me on the right, at speed, in the breakdown lane, just yesterday. This happened on a main road in a congested area. I suspect he spent the rest of the day bragging to all his Subi Bros that his car is sooo fast, he blew the doors off a Ferrari. Idiot!John Phillip Souza... is it just me or does every flatbill doucherocket in a fart-canned Toyubarion GTRZ86 or Mitsuwagen EVTi feel the need to rev at you before they perform full drag launches away from every stop sign or traffic light?
Or come screaming up behind you at 90+mph in order to slam the binders on and cut some poor innocent person off to get into the next lane so they can weave back and forth next to your passenger door, jerking their head up the road like a Burmese Bird Of Paradise doing the spring mating dance?
I mean, I'm a car enthusiast too, and I like to sing the song of our people as much as the next guy, but for frick-frackin' sake, NOT in the middle of town, you halfwit grade-schoolers! 😤
In Calgary, during the summer months,we have a "cars and coffee" evening each week in which the majority of the vehicles allowed in the display area are Lambos, Ferrraris, along with some Masseratis, Porches, etc. And, I'm allowed to park in the show area as well, and it's surprising how much interest it gets, even when surrounded by it's wealthier Italian cousins. It's a fun little car, and it just plain looks nice. Curves. Nice curves...The short answer is yes. A good example being the day after I picked the car up, I was at my local car parts store to get some touch up paint when another customer came in and asked who owned the red sports car outside. After fessing up that it was mine, he asked "what is it" and then burst into a eulogy about its looks and proportions and how much better looking it was than an MX5 (Miata) after I explained that its a joint effort with Mazda, built by Mazda sharing many components.
Although I've meant to reply to this post for sometime it was an incident today that provoked me to get on with it. Driving home from work today I had the roof down as the sun was shining at 18c ( pretty warm for Derbyshire NW England in March ) when a black Lamborghini Gallardo Spider (roof up) drove past in slow moving traffic and guest what - I caught the driver checking out my humble 124. Priceless!