Jalopnik recently ran a post showing a photo of the Top Gear USA crew just south of our Southern California Hooniverse HQ. It seems the trio of Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge were snapped in San Diego hanging out with a Subaru SVX, Cadillac Allanté, and Merkur XR4Ti. Why are the three hosts hanging out with such an odd gathering of autos?
We don’t know for sure, but we may have stumbled on to a great chance to buy a unique machine from one of the hosts. Hop down the rabbit hole with us… it’s not very deep.
Like you, we read a lot of the automotive sites and forums littering the Internet. One of the sites we occasionally peruse is SoCal Subies, which pointed us in the direction of an interesting listing on Craigslist. The car in question is a 1992 Subaru SVX, but that’s not the part that caught our eye (OK, it’s mostly what caught our eye at first). Here is the text of the ad:
1992 Subaru SVX LS-L 141k miles, leather seats, suede interior, power driver’s seat. Suede dash and door panels. Automatic, AWD, good running and driving 3.3L flat 6. Touring package is rare- includes leather wheel, speed sensitive steering. Great overall condition. Just installed 4 new tires, and new radiator.
*The sale of this vehicle will be documented on a popular cable TV automotive show call 323-785-8602 for more information
Per the last line in the ad, the sale of the car will be shot for an automotive TV show… a popular one, even! Which show is based in Southern Californai? Why, Top Gear is! That makes the other listings we came across in the Subie thread even more interesting. There is an ad for a 1993 Cadillac Allanté and a 1986 Merkur XR4Ti, and both have the same line about the sale being documented for TV.
So there you have it, mystery solved. Top Gear wants to sell you a car down in San Diego, but it has to be tomorrow (June 19th, 2012).
Guess who just so happens to be heading in that direction tomorrow for the launch of a few new products from Hyundai… Perhaps I should
embezzle borrow some Hoon bucks to find a replacement for the Civic.