The Sayer family were delighted to have been invited to see the first car, ‘Car Zero’ being built last year before the news went public. Fantastic to see such a faithful build and such a genuine, dedicated team making the final 6.
We look forward to watching the programme to see what happened next!
When I was a “kid”, I came within an inch of buying a silver 1963 Jaguar XKE, the most beautiful car ever built, for $3,000. I also knew how to work on Jaguars, a friend of mine owning an old sedan. I decided to buy a 1964 Austin Healey 3000 because it was only $2,000. The Healey was the best handling car I have ever owned. I could drift it at will, feeling completely comfortable. However, I really regret not having bought the XKE and keeping it all these years. My wife “encouraged” me to sell the Healey many years ago. Got very little for it because prices for Healeys did not go up for several more years. I believe a real car should have (besides some accessories like doors, basic instruments, and seats) only wheels, brakes, belts and airbags, pleasing aerodynamic body without separate protruding fins or blades, motor, and manual transmission. Too many other accessories are a waste and complicate maintenance and serve no real purpose. The driver should be able to provide GPS, skid control, anti-lock braking, backup vision, etc. Besides speed indication with a speedometer, I have no idea why anyone would be interested in a MPG display or talking on a built-in phone. Otherwise, the driver should not have been granted a drivers license. No new car should cost more than $20,000 in current dollars.