In a message dated 9/18/2003 8:20:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I was walking through a car show at the recent Zippo Vintage race
> weekend at Watins Glen. I was looking at a beautifully restored Daimler
> SP-250 when two gents old enough to know better stopped by. One of them
> saw the name badge on the bonnet and said said to the other, "Hey, this
> was built by Chrysler". SP-250s did have hemi V8s, but I'd bet they
> didn't know that either.
Perhaps a case of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing"? The only real
"connection" between the SP-250 and Chrysler that I know of is the fact that
Chrysler took a strong dislike to Daimler's use of the name "Dart" here in the
States, hence the car became known here as the SP-250.
Or maybe the fact that the SP-250 (which I always thought was pretty cool)
looks a bit like a DeSoto left in the sun too long? ;-)
*Mrs Irrelevant: Oh, is it a jet?
*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er,
Triumph Herald engine with wings.
-- Cut-price Airlines Sketch, Monty Python's Flying Circus (22)