CarPark‘s outdoor 2023 season wrapped up with a fall event at Fosun Plaza in downtown Manhattan. Unfortunately, forecasted rain made the morning wet and chilly and likely deterred some vehicle owners from showing up. However, in typical CarPark fashion, those that did turn up represented a wide enough spectrum of historic and collectible vehicles to make braving the conditions worth it.
A few highlights included a vintage candy apple red Lamborghini Countach Turbo making the precarious journey up the plaza ramp and to a parking spot with the driver hanging outside. As eye-catching the Lambo was to look at, clearly it’s no a car to own for those short on patience.
A pair of Mitsubishi Pajero Evolutions were probably the best choice of rides for the day’s weather. It was quite cool to see not one, but two rally-ready examples of these Dakar favorites.
Finally the unobtanium award goes to the blue and orange ARESE RH95 by Italian coach builder Touring Superleggera. The design of the rear probably fools a lot of people into thinking it’s a Bugatti. From any other angle, the car is tough to identify unless you do some badge spotting. The exterior has some classic Italian-style surfacing. Nothing is over complicated. Touring Superleggera produce limited runs of their own cars and offer concept and fabrication services to outside brands. They’re responsible for developing the MINI Supperleggera VISION, a stunning extension of the MINI design vocabulary.
Photos and Text: Dave Pinter