I had guessed what was under the car cover, without peeking, but the beauty in bay 35 in the Hotel car park had never moved during my regular visits there. There were soot marks on the wall where it had been started, but I had no idea who owned it and resisted the temptation of lifting off the covers to take a better look. It’s a rare car anywhere, but particularly so in Norway.

But recently it was there, uncovered, warm and gently ticking. Someone had driven this near-priceless classic somewhere in the Scandinavian winter. We MotorPunks believe that cars are to be driven, not detailed, and salute the driver that let this cat out of the bag. Next time, can we join you for some sideways in the snow?


About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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