I got out my The Prisoner DVD complete series and have been watching episodes as I am able. One of the iconic things in the series is the Lotus Seven Patrick McGoohan drives in the opening. And my MGB is running again and I’ll be driving it with a fresh coat of paint this weekend. So naturally, I’m building my dream garage in my head.
Now dream garages are funny things. Sometimes mine has 20 or more cars in it. Other times I impose limits to reflect practical reality. Do I need a Lotus Seven? On the affirmative side, it’s an iconic car from an iconic TV series. It’s pretty. It’s unusual. Definite ‘cool factor’. On the other hand, it’s really not my style. It has '50s styling, and I lean more toward the '60s. (This is one reason why, although I like the MGA, I don’t really want one – except when my dream garage is huge – because I like the MGB’s '60s styling better.)
So here’s a question for your consideration. The rule is that your dream garage reflects reality. That is, you can’t have more cars than will fit on your property. You can’t have more cars than you can reasonably drive. You must intend to drive your cars regularly. Do you want a Lotus Seven given those limitations?