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News   December 10, 2007   by Auto Service World

What Would Santa Drive?

The experts at RM Auctions have ventured a guess at what a guy like Santa, being a fellow of impeccable taste and experience, would put on his wish list. In red, of course.
1) 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton — The Sophisticated Santa
Almost as spacious as Santa’s sleigh, the Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton is one of America’s most elegant automobiles, thanks in part to its superb engineering and plush interior.
The Phaeton also offers a convertible top so that Santa may appreciate the many climates he’s bound to visit.
2) 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept — The Modern Santa
Santa will have the chance to put his hands on this one-of-a-kind car at RM Auctions’ “Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona” event in January 2008. He’s likely had his eye on this innovative gem for a while, with its sleek roadster shape hiding concealed headlights and a retractable metal hardtop.
This streamlined shape is perfect for cutting through blinding snowstorms and Northern winds.
3) 1959 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder – The Sporty Santa
A car for a man who loves his toys, as of course Santa would, the 250GT California Spyder is one of the most valuable of all road-going Ferraris, with less than 100 produced between 1957 and 1962.
Santa could give Rudolph a run for his money driving this open sportster while enjoying a more tropical climate on his days off.
4)1922 American LaFrance Type 48 Triple Combination Pumper — The Practical Santa
Recently sold at auction in Hershey, Pa., this massive fire engine commanded US$41,250, and RM Auctions thinks that Santa would have felt right at home aboard its fire-engine-red body.
Santa may find this a great addition to his garage so he may relive the parade experience all year long.
5)1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (“The Raindrop Car”) — The Classic Santa
Santa would appreciate the unique convertible feature of this car, a “raindrop feature” that will activate the car’s convertible top and raise the electric windows upon sensing a few drops of rain.
The Raindrop Car recently sold at auction for US$330,000
For a man who’s got it all, or at least has elves to make it for him, these unique vehicles may be just the Christmas list that Santa would write for himself.