It has become an annual Father’s Day tradition for my buddy Steve and I to head over to the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, MA for German Car Day. Part of summer-long Lawn Events at Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation, probably the biggest of all events, German Car Day never disappoints. In his brilliance and/or laziness, this year Steve entered his 330i ZHP (more on that car in the future) in the show and while he did now win any awards, his car provided us with a comfortable seating location in the middle of the show.
Click for a ton of pics of some rare and unusual German cars.
All German brands were represented, including Opel and odd-balls such as Messerschmitt. In the sea of Porsches old and new the rear-wheel-drive GT2 RS, the uber-911, stood out the most. There was two of them, a black and white one with their trademark carbon-fiber bits, which at first glace appear to be after-market. Atypically, I skipped over the older models I usually drool over and headed right for the Cayman R – I’ll take mine in silver please.
Plenty of Audis, including a supercharged R8 (V8) and V10 convertible R8. There was also a surprising amount of Audi coupes, including an all-original South African model. Few iconic Quattros, some older models, and a few Avants resulted in a ton of eye candy.
Mercedes representation was rather low but meaningful. Plenty of GTIs and Beatles from Volkswagen, but again nothing we haven’t seen before. BMW had a few surprises, significantly a E24 6-series convertible (don’t ask, I don’t know anything about it) and an E30 Baur. Other BMWs were more pedestrian versions, but all were super clean. Enjoy the gallery.