This years Christmas special of Downton Abbey (well, next year if you are watching it in the US on PBS) featured a new character and a new set of wheels (period specific). Because in theory I could be spoiling a minor plot line, I shall refrain from saying anything else above this line. However, I have had a fun time identifying the vehicles of Downton Abbey up to present, but have never had my inner Jalop get so excited when a vehicle was introduced.


Matthew Goode (to me most notable for his performance of Finn Polmar on The Good Wife) is introduced as a new character (Henry Talbot), and toward the end of the episode, Lady Mary has the following encounter with Henry.

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Which is followed a brief exchange wherein it is learned that the "Snappy Chariot" (a 1920's Bentley 3L) is Henry's personal vehicle. The following look of amazement (lust? wonder?) when Lady Mary realizes this is simply priceless (as evidenced in the first gif below).


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I now realize it's probably worth going back and actually spending some time evaluating the vehicles which have been featured on Downton Abbey.