Laurenz of Afrika
Would you expect a modern Mercedes Benz to survive a 5,000 mile rally across East African bush trails? Lets just say your service advisor would suggest you refrain from finding out on your own. This 1964 190 Fintail, on the other hand, accomplished a more convincing mastery of the African wilderness than T.E. Lawrence himself, negotiating rutted paths, river crossings, and the brutal heat of Kenya and Nairobi.
How much would it cost you to take ownership this unstoppable force of German overengineering with the capability and class of the gentleman soldier? It’s going under the hammer on Wednesday in the UK and is estimated to sell for $15-18k.
Yet people still buy Corollas.