Flashback 51 years to June 6, 1964. You are a famous actor/actress, and you live in a coastal estate in the mountains of the French Riviera.

Even though you just took home $2 million after the success of When the chicken crosses the road, you decided to dedicate only 1% of that to spend on a new set of wheels.

You want something with timeless styling and flair, a torque-rich motor, superb handling prowess, and sophistication. But you also want it to be comfortable on long trips, have decent luggage space, and not attract too much attention. You are a celebrity, by the way.

It seems that a grand touring car is right for you. Luckily, 1964 is right in the middle of the finest GT cars in history.

Let the choices begin!


Aston Martin DB5 - $12,850


Engine: 4.0L Tadek Marek Inline-6

Power: 282 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque: 288 lb-ft at 3,850 RPM

Transmission: 5-speed ZF manuΓ©l

Seating: 2+2

RPM @ 70: 2,600

0-60: 8.1 sec

Ferrari 400 Superamerica - $17,800


Engine: 4.0L Colombo V12

Power: 335 hp @ 6,750 RPM

Torque: 304 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM

Transmission: 5-speed manuΓ©l

Seating: 2

RPM @ 70: 2,800

0-60: 9.2 sec

Jaguar E-Type - $5,595

It is a bit β€œcheap” but it’s styling make up for that.


Engine: 3.8L XK Inline-6

Power: 255 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque: 255 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Transmission: 4-sped manuΓ©l

Seating: 2

RPM @ 70: 2,900

0-60: 7.0 sec

Lamborghini 350 GT - $13,900


Engine: 3.5L V12

Power: 336 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque: 254 lb-ft @ 5,700 RPM

Transmission: 5-speed ZF manuΓ©l

Seating: 2

RPM @ 70: 2,300

0-60: 6.8

Maserati 3500 GTi - $12,510


Engine: 3.5L fuel-injected Inline-6

Power: 232 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque: 232 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Transmission: 5-speed ZF manuΓ©l

Seating: 2+2

RPM @ 70: 2,700

0-60: 7.6 sec


I’ll put a twist on this WWYR, combining it with DD, Track, and Burn.

You may DD, Track, and Burn any combination of the five cars below, as long as you DD, Track, and Burn at least one, and you must DD, Track, and Burn all five.


Also, an overall winner, as if this is just WWYR.

My choice:

DD the 350 GT, DB5, and 400 Superamerica to the Yacht Club

Track the E-Type in the Monaco Grand Prix

Burn the 3500 GT in my exotic-wooded fireplace.

Overall winner: 350 GT