I watched the latest Top Gear, don’t ask HowTube, even though it’s months/years away from screening in New Zealand (as I write we’re just getting the 2007 series).
I must admit that Jeremy’s treatment of the Fiat Coupe made me wince. They are old cars and, given the price, it must have been tired but the Fiat Coupe still appeals to me. The brutal sequence where he “Boadicea’ed” the BMW was funny but it hurt in a way the Allegro reverse jump crash didn't!*
There aren’t many Fiat Coupes in New Zealand, not many made it here, so those that remain seem to be holding their value. I suspect it will be like the ‘70’s 124. A good one, again rare, has been about $6–9,000 for as long as I can remember.
It was a great show to kick off the new season. I hope Prime don’t stuff around for a year before this series screens here…
* Was that flying wheel as dangerous as it looked?