Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 01 Aug 2015 06:14:10 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=96#comment27 JacquesEGH (27) WooooOOOOooooo! Fri 31 Oct 2008 19:36:47 GMT+1 JacquesEGH http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=92#comment26 (26) My goodness! a post from "the other side" Thu 30 Oct 2008 20:56:23 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=89#comment25 PMHugh (21) Thanks for that link - I used to get a lift to my first job in an old Traveller which had toadstools growing out of the wooden window frame.I was very grateful, until the day the brakes failed as were going down a hill towards traffic lights which were on red..... Thu 30 Oct 2008 20:02:00 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=85#comment24 Piper (24) absolutely... or maybe that tyoe of driver just wears very brief nickers! Thu 30 Oct 2008 14:45:42 GMT+1 Piper http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=82#comment23 Gossipmistress@17"It's very beautiful but I bet there's only space for lipstick and a pair of nickers in that boot"A presumption on my part, I know, but I presume you used the abbreviated spelling of "knickers" because of the lack of boot-space..? Thu 30 Oct 2008 13:37:04 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=78#comment22 Yes, it is art. Of the highest form.And, a testament to the sublime arts of; man's ingenuity in automobile; design, engineering, craftsmanship and, when raced, driving skill...No other marque has achieved as much, or as much acclaim, for its entire body of work as Ferrari.The Guggenheim Museum (New York), for example, has exhibited (on-loan) world class race winning Ferrari's on more than one occassion.As for value, well, I'd actually rather have funds invested in the car in question than gold or any other investment "vehicle", at present... Thu 30 Oct 2008 13:32:13 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=74#comment21 And there's a new thread on this with an update... Thu 30 Oct 2008 13:17:51 GMT+1 Hugh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=71#comment20 A genuine work of automobile art celebrated its sixtieth birthday on September 20th.http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/3689134.Morris_Minor_is_60_years_old/ Thu 30 Oct 2008 12:13:39 GMT+1 BoiledBunny http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=67#comment19 valiantkate, no room for shopping or other? An ex and I used to go to the cash and carry in her MX-5. Yes, it was a bit of struggle, but we did it. Thu 30 Oct 2008 11:55:53 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=64#comment18 Nigel is making enquiries about how much the car went for. Stand by. Thu 30 Oct 2008 11:54:03 GMT+1 valiantkate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=60#comment17 Hi Captain- I'm a bit of a pleb but what is a 250 GTO and does it go better than a T reg Almera- oh and can I fit my shopping (including knickers) in it's boot!!!Byeeeeeeeeeee Thu 30 Oct 2008 10:43:55 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=57#comment16 It's very beautiful but I bet there's only space for lipstick and a pair of nickers in that boot Thu 30 Oct 2008 10:15:52 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=53#comment15 SSC No car is worth three and a half million. I wonder what the old light blue T-bird was going for. Thu 30 Oct 2008 09:41:58 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=49#comment14 Yes. Thu 30 Oct 2008 09:33:12 GMT+1 valiantkate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=46#comment13 Ps Marcus- lots and lots of sellotape and blue tack may do the job of displaying this beauty. May write to Blue Peter for some ideas!! What are you doing up at 2.45 am anyway?? Thu 30 Oct 2008 09:00:50 GMT+1 valiantkate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=42#comment12 Good morning Marcus- Phwar- I'd have this car even if it's not in racing green! Look - there's absolutely no room for my mother or the dozens of ASDA shopping bags, as they say, that will do nicely! Oh, and the chrome, the chrome......Cheerio for now Thu 30 Oct 2008 08:58:19 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=39#comment11 Marcus: Some very big ones?Plus a couple of RSJs on the other side of the wall to help maintain it's (the wall's) structural integrity...Getting it in through the door might also be a little problematic...But OTOH, if you've got enough money to buy one of these, you've probably also got enough money to build a suitable display space for it...and bribe enough councillors to get it through planning :) Thu 30 Oct 2008 08:21:39 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=35#comment10 If this is a work of art and I brought it from a gallery, what size hooks would I hang it from my wall with? Thu 30 Oct 2008 02:43:42 GMT+1 BoiledBunny http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=32#comment9 No, but the black one Chris Evan £5M is!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/1983459/Chris-Evans-pays-and1635m-for-vintage-Ferrari.html Wed 29 Oct 2008 21:23:17 GMT+1 captain31 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=28#comment8 The Ferrari in the picture IS a work of art, truely a thing of beauty but personally speaking, it doesn't hold a candle to the 250GTO, the GTO is by far the prettiest car ever built and I don't think anyone will ever be able to top it but if anyone can, it will be Farrari. Wed 29 Oct 2008 20:47:57 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=24#comment7 No. Just design and engineering. This is the real thing, not a interpreted expression of reality. Wed 29 Oct 2008 20:34:51 GMT+1 wilcoco http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=21#comment6 Sarah Thorton,an art critic, said that a car would not be considered a work of art because it is not thought provoking. However, if an artist, she said , purchased the car then it could be open for discussion as a piece of art?Surely, an i pod may be considered a work of art because of the way it looks but it might not be thought provoking, a building can be work of art because an architect has designed it and so on. Are we saying that it is only art when we are told it is? Any one can see that this Ferrari, is thought provoking, beautiful and would be a priced possession. A work of art in my book. Wed 29 Oct 2008 20:23:55 GMT+1 lancsdb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=17#comment5 It's only a car - get a life. Wed 29 Oct 2008 19:16:10 GMT+1 JacquesEGH http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=14#comment4 I word: to answer your question: YESJacquesEGH (TR5 owner, but would (just) swap it for one of these). Wed 29 Oct 2008 18:59:06 GMT+1 RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=10#comment3 It's art. More so than half a pickled cow or Ms Emin's bed. The fact that is is alos a means of transport makes it no less art than Ms Emin's bed is a place to sleep. You can make love in both but, in the car, you have to put the gear stick in first. Wed 29 Oct 2008 18:44:00 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=7#comment2 It's certainly classy, but IMO not worth anything like three and a half million.Now, if only Ferrari's current designers had half the sense of style that the people behind that thing had. Wed 29 Oct 2008 18:29:07 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=3#comment1 That is a very nice looking car! Wed 29 Oct 2008 18:05:23 GMT+1 vagueofgodalming http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/is_this_car_a_work_of_art.shtml?page=0#comment0 Up to £3.5 million is what they are hoping for. Who's got that today?Porsche? Wed 29 Oct 2008 17:55:23 GMT+1