Ok, some very rich people might consider this car as being a toy. An expensive toy! An expensive hobby. Buying old but beautiful cars, reconstruct them (or let others do that hard job while they spend their money on them), and put them into exhibitions, showrooms, or museums.
I can understand museums or even manufacturers doing this and making the restored cars accessible to the public. But, I can’t understand rich people doing it only for being proud of having them.
I can’t remember what kind of car this is. I photographed it in a showroom waiting for the next owner. Fortunately, that showroom is (was) accessible for everyone, and even taking photographs was allowed. I took this image with a fish-eye lens handholding the camera on my stretched arm to get this image. I only cleaned the edges and removed my legs in post-processing. I love, how the fish-eye lens was not only able to capture the whole car, but also distort the proportions (a bit 😲😂).
I took this image in January 2011 and didn’t find time to edit it until recently.
In case, any one of you is able to give me a hint on the brand and the model, I’d be glad to hear from you. Simply type it in the comment section below.
6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: A toy?”
I know very little about such things. However, if I were to guess, it looks like a lot of modifying has taken place from what it had been. One of our village mechanics does modifications on old cars so I do see some interesting examples at times. Honestly, it looks more like a toy from one of those animated films.
yes, it looks very much like a toy. But, the distortion effect is the result of the lens. A fisheye lens covers a huge angle of view. But to do so, the proportions are modified because of the distortion.
In the past, I also used it occasionally for portraits, which resulted in faces with huge noses – very funny.
What a master you are. I’m afraid my best is a bit of point and shoot with fingers crossed.
That’s a beauty!